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Perry Hall in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Rock

 
 
Indian Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Marks, November 14, 2009
1. Indian Rock Marker
This is the fourth historic marker erected by community leaders as part of a historical education campaign lauched in 2007; the first was at Camp Chapel, the second at the site of Germantown, and the third at the future Gough Park. The marker was constructed by Catskill Castings of New York.
Inscription. The village of Indian Rock, located here in the early 20th Century, started as a stop on the Baltimore and Jerusalem Turnpike.
 
Erected 2009 by Perry Hall Improvement Association.
 
Location. 39° 24.012′ N, 76° 28.673′ W. Marker is in Perry Hall, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Belair Road (U.S. 1) and Joppa Road (County Route 148), on the right when traveling north on Belair Road. Click for map. Marker is on a small grassy area near the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9103 Belair Road, Nottingham MD 21236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Germantown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 1.7 miles away); Perry Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Chapel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gunpowder Copper Works (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Baltimore and Harford Turnpike Company (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gunpowder Falls State Park (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perry Hall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Perry Hall Online.
Dedication of the Indian Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Marks, November 14, 2009
2. Dedication of the Indian Rock Marker
The Perry Hall Improvement Association dedicated the Germantown marker on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Pictured are Delegate Joe Boteler and PHIA leaders Elmer Klein, David Marks, and Jeffrey Smith.
(Submitted on November 14, 2009, by David Marks of Perry Hall, Maryland.)
2. Perry Hall in the Early Twentieth Century. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by David Marks of Perry Hall, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Perry Hall, Belair Road
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Bishop's Inn image. Click for full size.
By William Dunn, circa 1985
3. Bishop's Inn
This structure was central to the village of Indian Rock. In 1908, Frank Goettner and his family moved from Indian Rock, Pennsylvania, into this converted tollhouse near Belair and Joppa Roads. They changed the name of the inn to the "Indian Rock Hotel." The hotel eventually included a butcher shop. Over time, its name changed to "Bishop's Inn." The structure was demolished in 1985.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Marks of Perry Hall, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Marks of Perry Hall, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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