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Elkridge in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elk Ridge Landing

 
 
Elk Ridge Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
1. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
Inscription. An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George Washington passed here many times.
 
Erected by The Elkridge Heritage Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.872′ N, 76° 42.825′ W. Marker is in Elkridge, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Old Washington Road 0.1 miles south of Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkridge MD 21075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkridge Furnace Inn (approx. half a mile away); Supreme Sacrifice (approx. half a mile away); A Rural Vacation Spot (approx. half a mile away); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (approx. half a mile
Elk Ridge Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
2. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
away); The Thomas Viaduct (approx. 0.6 miles away); During the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Old Relay Station and Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Elkridge.
 
More about this marker. There is another marker with identical text about four-tenths of a mile north of this marker on Washington Blvd (US 1).
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Winans' Steam Gun image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 23, 2011
3. Winans' Steam Gun
This reproduction of Ross Winans' Civil War era steam powered gun is next to the Elk Ridge Landing Marker.
Winans' Steam Gun image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 23, 2011
4. Winans' Steam Gun
 
 
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