Near Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Citizens in Harm’s Way
In the early hours of September 12, 1814, a force of 5,000 British troops landed at North Point and marched on this road toward Baltimore.
From Todd’s Inheritance, with its strategic view of the Chesapeake, American mounted sentries had kept watch for the invading British forces. Among the militia stationed here were two Todd family members.
Ultimately the stand made by the citizen militia, and the failure of the British Navy to subdue Fort McHenry, thwarted the British invasion of Baltimore.
Following the battle the retreating British troops burned the original Todd home. The house you see today is built on the original farmhouse foundations.
The Generations of Todds, 1664–1975. For over 300 years, the Todd family lived and worked the land, passing the property from father to son for 10 generations.
Todd’s Inheritance Historic Site is part of North Point State Park, a unit of the State Forest and Park Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. ... It is operated by Todd’s Inheritance Historic Site, Inc., a private, non-profit organization.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 12.85′ N, 76° 26.271′ W. Marker was near Fort Howard, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker was on North Point Road (Maryland Route 20) 0.3 miles south of McComas Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Sparrows Point MD 21219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Todd’s Inheritance (here, next to this marker); A Heavy Price (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presbytery of Baltimore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unexpected Resistance (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wetlands (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dreaded Alarm (approx. ¾ mile away); The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Howard.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,665 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.