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Pikesville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Garrison Fort
 
The Garrison Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. The Garrison Fort Marker
 
Inscription. Built about 1695 as headquarters for a troop of mounted rangers to patrol paths from the Patapsco to the Susquehanna as a protection against hostile Indians. It was nine miles from nearest white inhabitants when built.
 
Erected 1968 by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 23.947′ N, 76° 42.454′ W. Marker is in Pikesville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Garrison Farm Court 0.1 miles from Garrison Farms Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pikesville MD 21208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. The Old Court Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Old United States Arsenal (approx. 1.9 miles away); Trentham (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rockland (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sudbrook Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sater’s Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brooklandwood Plantation (approx. 2.9 miles away); Saters Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pikesville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced one erected by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1934.
 
Also see . . .
 
Fort Garrison and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
2. Fort Garrison and Marker
 
1. An early 1900s picture of Fort Garrison. (Submitted on September 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. The Original Marker, c. 1962. Same text with larger font, and erected by the State Roads Commission (Submitted on September 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Oldton’s Company of Baltimore Rangers. This is the site of some reenactors that portray the rangers that lived in this building in the later 17th century. From here they patrolled, widened and marked the indian trails from Gwynn’s Falls in Baltimore County to just north of Deer Creek in what is now Harford County. (Submitted on October 10, 2007, by John Machate of Columbia, Maryland.) 
 
Another Fort Garrison Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
3. Another Fort Garrison Marker
Fort Garrison, built 1693. Marked by Fort Garrison Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1973.
 
 
Rear of Fort Garrison Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
4. Rear of Fort Garrison
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,196 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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