Thoroughbreds at Hampton

Thoroughbreds at Hampton (HM1XPP)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.0965', W 76° 35.1732'

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Stable (left), constructed 1805. Stable (right) constructed 1857.

Hampton National Historic Site

Some of the finest Thoroughbred horses in the country lived in the stable to your left. Horses with names such as "Grey Medely," "Post Boy" and "Turkahoe" enhanced the reputation and purses of their owners. As founding members of the Baltimore Jockey Club and longstanding horse breeders, the Ridgelys and other prominent families helped establish the equestrian tradition that exists in Maryland today. Prized racehorses were treasured, and their impressive stable to your left was originally stuccoed to resemble the mansion, highlighting the affinity between the master and his horse.

In the mid 19th century, John Ridgely, who was particularly interested in swift carriage horses, added the second stable adjacent and a carriage house, now gone. The Ridgelys traveled frequently, whether into town or on lengthy journeys. Some of the carriages used on these trips are on view.

(Inscription for picture: John Ridgelys Jr., the sixth master of Hampton and his first wife Louise Humrichouse, are seen with their horses and two grooms in the autumn of 1912.)
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceNational Register of Historic Places, Home
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 8:12pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363455 N 4364395
Decimal Degrees39.41827500, -76.58621972
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.0965', W 76° 35.1732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 5.7900" N, 76° 35' 10.3910" 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 1102 Gypsy Ln W, Towson MD 21286, US
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