The View from Below

The View from Below (HM1HRN)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.248', W 76° 35.184'

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The Hampton Farm, as it might have looked ca.1850-1870

Hampton National Historic Site

From this part of the farm, you have an ideal view of the Ridgely mansion. The imposing structure on the hill would have inspired different emotions among the various people on the estate.

The Ridgelys owned many farms, scattered across thousands of acres. This site was called the Home Farm probably because it was closest to the family residence. The crops and animals raised on this land directly supported life in the Ridgely household. Over time, Ridgely lands were given to descendants or sold to other individuals who worked them. This site preserves the core of Hampton's agrarian past.

(Inscription above the picture) Many buildings at the Home Farm have been lost, however, a number remain. Surviving structures include the Lower House, Dairy, Corn Crib (foundation only) Mule Barn, Long House Granary, Slave and Tenant Farmers' Quarters, and Ash House.

Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePlantation, National Register of Historic Places
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 9:06am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363444 N 4364675
Decimal Degrees39.42080000, -76.58640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.248', W 76° 35.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 14.8800" N, 76° 35' 11.0400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604 Stone Barn Rd, Towson MD 21286, US
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