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Rumsey Mansion

 
 
RUMSEY MANSION Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 21, 2007
1. RUMSEY MANSION Marker
Inscription.  The colonial home of Benjamin Rumsey, influential landowner and member of the First American Continental Congress. Erected in 1720-24 with bricks imported from England. It remains an outstanding example of Colonial Georgian architecture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1720.
 
Location. 39° 24.288′ N, 76° 21.759′ W. Marker is in Joppatowne, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Drive and Old Church Drive, on the right when traveling east on Court Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Court Drive, Joppa MD 21085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joppa Town (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilmor's Raid (approx. one mile away); “Long Calm” (approx. 2½ miles away); Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford’s Asbury Lodge No. 1 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gunpowder River (approx. 3 miles away); Franklinville
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); “Whitemarsh” (approx. 3.8 miles away); White Marsh War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joppatowne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rumsey Mansion at the Historic American Buildings Survey. Photographs and architectural drawings of the structure. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 

2. Benjamin Rumsey - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Benjamin Rumsey’s grave.
I visited St. John’s in Kingsville and found an area in the cemetery with Rumsey markers, but nothing for Benjamin.
    — Submitted June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
Rumsey Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 21, 2007
2. Rumsey Mansion
This is a private residence and only a portion is visible from the marker.
Rumsey Mansion, as seen from the water image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey)
3. Rumsey Mansion, as seen from the water
Rumsey Family Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 29, 2007
4. Rumsey Family Grave Marker
This marker is located in the St. John's Cemetery in Kingsville, Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,945 times since then and 622 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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