Wartime Support

Wartime Support (HM1KEX)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.971', W 76° 35.423'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

Northampton Iron Furnace, operating from 1761 to about 1830 approximately a mile north of here, played a significant role in the War of 1812. Part of the prosperous Hampton estate, the foundry's workforce was made up primarily of enslaved African-Americans who produced iron, cannons, shot and camp equipment for the war effort. Charles Carnan Ridgely, ironmaster and owner of the estate, also contributed funds and other supplies for Baltimore's defense in 1814.

"Mr. Ridgely's iron being in high estimation in quality than other in the state."
Baltimore Federal Gazette, 1798.

Two unexploded British shells from the bombardment of Fort McHenry, September 13-14, 1814, are visible at the south portico of Hampton Mansion. They were likely given to Charles Carnan Ridgely as a token of esteem.

(Inscription under the image on the upper left) 1843 Map by Joshua Barney-image/Hampton National Historic Site.
(Inscription above the image in the center) An artist's rendering of the Northampton Furnace. The site is now located in the Loch Rave Reservoir watershed.
(Inscription below the portrait on the right) Charles Carnan Ridgely by C.G. Stapko (after Thomas Sully, 1820) Image/Hampton National Historic Site.

Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceOther, Home
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2015
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363092 N 4364169
Decimal Degrees39.41618333, -76.59038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.971', W 76° 35.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 58.2600" N, 76° 35' 25.3800" 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 1101 Hampton Garth, Towson MD 21286, US
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