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Near Lutherville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Northampton Furnace

 
 
Northampton Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
1. Northampton Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built in 1759 by Charles Ridgely (the Elder) of Hampton and two sons, the iron foundry operated for 70 years on Spring Branch of Patterson’s Run. It furnished cannon and shot for the Revolution as well as other supplies: “300 kettles” were ordered by the Council of Safety July 15, 1775. “Premature discharge” of cannon tested in 1780 killed Captain John Fulford and “dreadfully wounded” others. The furnace stack is now submerged near here in Loch Raven.
 
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 26.486′ N, 76° 35.81′ W. Marker is near Lutherville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Dulaney Valley Road 0.1 miles north of Chapelwood Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lutherville Timonium MD 21093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Valley of Jehosophat” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corn Culture (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Lower House (approx. 1.5 miles away); The View from Below
Northampton Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
2. Northampton Furnace
Close-up of Richard Schlecht painting on display in the vistors center
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Quarters #2 & 3 (approx. 1.5 miles away); A Slave Village (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hampton (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Northampton Furnace. Notes on Hampton Mansion, Part II, National Park Service. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Northampton Furnace - Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 11, 2006
3. Northampton Furnace - Ruins
The remains of Northampton Furnace in the waters of Loch Raven.
Loch Raven Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
4. Loch Raven Reservoir
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,121 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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