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Near Sparks-Glencoe in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gorsuch Tavern

 
 
Gorsuch Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
1. Gorsuch Tavern Marker
Inscription.  At “19 mile stone” on York Road built in 1810 by Captain Joshua Gorsuch, a shipbuilder. The tavern was the meeting place of the Baltimore Countians who went to Pennsylvania to reclaim their slaves, thus bringing on the Christiana Riot of 1851.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 39° 33.671′ N, 76° 39.351′ W. Marker is near Sparks-Glencoe, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on York Road (Maryland Route 45) 0.1 miles north of Upper Glencoe Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparks Glencoe MD 21152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sparks (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clynmalira (approx. 2.6 miles away); Scott’s Quarry (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Scott's Quarry
Gorsuch Tavern Marker<br>on the York Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 25, 2016
2. Gorsuch Tavern Marker
on the York Road
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Phoenix (approx. 3˝ miles away); Fosters "Masemore" Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lime Kiln (approx. 4 miles away); North Central Railroad Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. “Baltimore Countians” means residents of Baltimore County.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Christiana Riot
 
Also see . . .  Aspects of the Christiana Riot. on Douglas Harper’s website Etymology Online. (Submitted on August 14, 2007.) 
 
Gorsuch Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
3. Gorsuch Tavern
Gorsuch Tavern Marker<br>at the east end of the parking lot image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 25, 2016
4. Gorsuch Tavern Marker
at the east end of the parking lot
There are two nearly identical markers at Gorsuch Tavern. One illustrated in the previous photos stands on the York Road and this one stands at the east end of the parking lot. They differ only in the alignment of the text. On this one the text is justified; On the other it's centered.
20 M to B<br>Milestone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 25, 2016
5. 20 M to B
Milestone
The "19 mile stone" no longer exists but the 20 mile stone sits a mile north of this spot on the York Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,947 times since then and 452 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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