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Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Farmhouse

 
 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. The Old Farmhouse Marker
Inscription. This century-old farmhouse is one of the only reminders of the agrarian past of Eastport. Yet, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, horse racing and farming were the economic mainstays. As late as 1798, there were only two buildings on all of Hort Point: a house and a blacksmith shop.

In the 1800s, most of the land was parceled out to small farmers who grew vegetables and fruit for sustenance and raised livestock for sale in Baltimore. This home was built for the Burns family in the 1890s and is a typical farmhouse of the period. Architecturally, the house appears as it once did, although it is now divided into apartments.

Text with upper left photo: Governor Benjamin Ogle used this land to raise some of Maryland's earliest racehorses. They were buried all around here.

Text with main photo: Shells rowed by the Naval Academy crew club pass along Spa Creek in front of the old farmhouse.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
 
Location. 38° 58.156′ N, 76° 29.117′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnside Street and Bay Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. The Old Farmhouse
north on Burnside Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Eastport (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette’s Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Visionaries of the 1960s (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tale of Three Bridges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Watermen of Back Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eastport.
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
The Old Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
3. The Old Farmhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,364 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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