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

The Baltimore County Water and Electric Company

 
 
The Baltimore County Water and Electric Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 1, 2008
1. The Baltimore County Water and Electric Company Marker
Inscription. The basin in front of you and the house beside you are remnants of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company that operated here from 1910 to 1922. the company, founded by Victor G. Bloede, supplied pressurized water to parts of Baltimore city, Baltimore Co. and Howard Co. The plant was managed by Baltimore City until 1928.

In 1775 this site, Dorsey Forge, supplied guns during the American Revolution. In 1822 the Ellicott Brothers acquired the forge and expanded its operations until 1868 when it was abandoned after a flood. The State of Maryland purchased this property in 1954 and it became part of Patapsco State Park.
 
Location. 39° 13.645′ N, 76° 43.199′ W. Marker is in Avalon, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1) and South Street. Click for map. Marker is within the Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon area, on the northern side of the Patapsco River. Marker is a few yards beyond the Avalon Visitor Center building which is just under 1 mile from the park gate building. Entrance to PVSP is about 300 feet north of the US 1 - South Street intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Halethorpe MD 21227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Avalon Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 1, 2008
2. Avalon Visitor Center
Former building of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company.
of this marker. Drinking Water for the Public (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Freedom and Nails (within shouting distance of this marker); Powering the Patapso Valley's Industries (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Place For Progress (about 500 feet away); Iron Builds America (about 500 feet away); Elkridge Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The C.C.C. Builds Our Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Relay Station and Hotel (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Avalon.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
Avalon Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 1, 2008
3. Avalon Visitor Center
Opposite view of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,429 times since then and 15 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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