The Hampton Farm, as it might have looked ca.1850-1870
Hampton National Historic SiteFrom 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 Period||19th Century|
|Historical Place||Plantation, National Register of Historic Places|
|Marker Type||Historic District|
|Marker Class||Historical Marker|
|Marker Style||Free Standing|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 9:06am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363444 N 4364675|
|Decimal Degrees||39.42080000, -76.58640000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.248', W 76° 35.184'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 14.8800" N, 76° 35' 11.0400" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Can be seen from road?||No|
|Is marker in the median?||No|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 604 Stone Barn Rd, Towson MD 21286, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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