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Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hays House

Built 1788

 
 
The Hays House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 20, 2007
1. The Hays House Marker
Inscription.  One of the earliest buildings in Bel Air. Enlarged in 1814 by Thomas A. Hays (1780–1861), an attorney, landowner and entrepreneur. Moved to present location in 1960. Retains original interior features and woodwork, weatherboard and shutters.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 31.947′ N, 76° 20.824′ W. Marker is in Bel Air, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Kenmore Avenue (Maryland Route 924), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 Kenmore Ave, Bel Air MD 21014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Door" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bel Air (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Bel Air (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Bel Air (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Harford County
Hays House - Museum of the Historical Society of Harford County image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 20, 2007
2. Hays House - Museum of the Historical Society of Harford County
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Norris House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Ward Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Air.
 
Regarding The Hays House. Building is the museum of the Harford County Historical Society and is open Sundays 1pm to 4pm.
 
Also see . . .  The Historical Society of Harford County website. (Submitted on April 25, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Hays House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2012
3. The Hays House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2007. This page has been viewed 2,083 times since then. Last updated on November 12, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 13, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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