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Gunpowder River

So Called as early as 1600

 
 
Gunpowder River So Called as Early as 1600 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
1. Gunpowder River So Called as Early as 1600 Marker
Inscription. Legend relates that the name originated with an Indian attempt to plant gunpowder in the hope that a crop could be raised.

Big Gunpowder Falls flows through Baltimore County, joins the Little Gunpowder Falls at Dayís Island to form Gunpowder River. The River empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Carroll Island.
 
Erected 1968 by Baltimore County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 21.863′ N, 76° 20.461′ W. Marker is in Middle River, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Grace's Quarter Road. Click for map. Marker is in front of the bath house at Gunpowder Falls State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Middle River MD 21220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilmor's Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rumsey Mansion (approx. 3 miles away); Joppa Town (approx. 3.1 miles away); Union of Brother and Sisters of Fordís Asbury Lodge No. 1 (approx. 4.9 miles away); “Whitemarsh” (approx. 4.9 miles away); “Long Calm” (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Chapel (approx. 6.1 miles away); Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Gunpowder River on a Rainy Day Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
2. Gunpowder River on a Rainy Day
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,048 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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