Take Me Home, Clopper Road???

Take Me Home, Clopper Road???

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” was inspired by Clopper Road!

Bill Danoff was inspired to write “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as he drove on Clopper Road in Gaithersburg (then a country road) on his way to a family reunion. He and John Denver sang the song together the next night and recorded it the following Monday.

Our featured photo is a shot of Clopper Road in 1945, courtesy of Steve Michaels. It looks a little different than the road that is part of Exit 10 on 270 today.

2 Comments on "Take Me Home, Clopper Road???"

  1. A short section of the old Clopper Road is still in use today. It is the start of the Great Seneca Trail from the office parking lot in Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. The stone footings for the old bridge are still visible at the creek, engulfed in brush.

  2. Just saw a story on NBC4 about this. It’s an urban legend. They had Bill Danoff on and he said it had nothing to do with Clipper Road. Just country roads in general.

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