Elkridge in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elkridge Furnace Inn
“Neighborhood Parlor” for Healing
During the Civil War, passions ran high here as in other parts of the nation. Afterward, Judge George Dobbin donated land for the Lawyer's Hill Assembly Hall on Elkridge Heights. Judge Dobbin envisioned the hall, built about 1870, as a "neighborhood parlor" where the divisions caused by the war might be healed. The hall soon became the favored location for social and cultural activities that were previously held in homes on the hill before the war.
The Elkridge Furnace
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 12.823′ N, 76° 42.268′ W. Marker is in Elkridge, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Furnace Avenue, on the left 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. Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Elk Ridge Landing (approx. half a mile away); During the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Rural Vacation Spot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Thomas Viaduct (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Old Relay Station and Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkridge.
Also see . . . Elkridge Furnace Inn. (Submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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