Mount Clare, the Georgia Plantation

Mount Clare, the Georgia Plantation (HM10L)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.675', W 76° 38.372'

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In the late 1760's, the Mount Clare mansion was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife, Margaret Tilghman, as their summer home. The mansion was located on the grounds of the original plantation, Georgia, and included an orangery, orchards, fields of tobacco and wheat, and terraced gardens that fell away from the hillside toward the river—all, most likely cared for by slaves. Earlier, Carroll's father, Charles, sold a large portion of the plantation to the Baltimore Iron Works Co. in which he was an investor. Later, Carroll's nephew and heir, James Mccubbin Carroll donated land for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's original right-of-way and its first station, named Mount Clare. By the late 1860's Mount Clare was surrounded by clay pits, brickyards and other industries—a bustling cityscape.

At the Point you have a full view of the elegant splendid Seat of Mr. (Charles) Carroll, Barrister. It is a large and elegant House ... looking down the river, into the Harbour on mile from the Water. —Diary of John Adams, 1777.
HM NumberHM10L
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358583 N 4348899
Decimal Degrees39.27791667, -76.63953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.675', W 76° 38.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 40.50" N, 76° 38' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-21 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21230, US
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