War of 1812 Cannon

War of 1812 Cannon (HM12QD)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.55', W 76° 35.717'

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During the War of 1812, an armory was built near the intersection of Dulaney Valley and Joppa Roads. It was soon abandoned. In the 1830's, Henry Chew built a house on this site and decorated the lawn with a cannon from the deserted armory. The house burned down in 1886 and was never rebuilt. The cannon settled into the ground where it remained until it was unearthed when construction of the Julia Rogers Library began in 1951. It was mounted here in 1953.

The cannon is of the type cast during the Revolution and well into the 19th century. The date and place of its manufacture are unknown.

HM NumberHM12QD
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceMilitary Installation
Marker TypeHistoric Object
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1953
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 362657 N 4363397
Decimal Degrees39.40916667, -76.59528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.55', W 76° 35.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 33.0000" N, 76° 35' 43.0200" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Southerly Rd, Towson MD 21286, US
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