“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Nicholas Ruxton Moore


Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker
Inscription. He commanded “Baltimore Light Dragoons” during the Revolution, attaining rank of Captain. He took active part in suppression of Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and that year purchased “Bosley’s Adventure,” a 350 acre farm west of Roland’s Run (north of present Lake Roland). Member of State Legislature 1801–1802, he served in Congress 1803–1811 and 1813–1815. As a Lieutenant Colonel at outbreak of War of 1812, he was appointed Commandant of 6th Regiment Cavalry District of Maryland. His grave near Circle and Ruxton Roads is no longer marked.
Erected by the Colonel Nicholas Ruxton Moore Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
Location. 39° 23.785′ N, 76° 38.688′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Bellona Avenue and Malvern Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bellona Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Towson MD 21204, 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 Colored Methodist Protestant St. John’s Chapel of Baltimore County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunt’s Church (approx. one mile away); Fire Power (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockland (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Home of Governor Augustus W. Bradford (approx. 1.8 miles away); Baltimore County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lutherville Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Towson.
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsPoliticsWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,062 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo   1. 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.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photograph of the (unmarked) gravesite at Circle and Ruxton Roads. • Can you help?
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