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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Deep Roots

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Inscription.  Brother's Lot, Wilton Farm, Greenway Farm, Allenwood Farm. Swan Harbor - many different names, many different families, each calling this farm home.

It began in 1659 when Colonial Nathaniel Utie received a land grant from Lord Baltimore for a large tract of land in this area. Then, it was generations of the Giles family who lived and worked this land during the 1700's. In 1797. John Adlum purchased the farm. John Adlum served in the Revolutionary War worked as a surveyor and judge in Pennsylvania and was one of the foremost horticulturists of the Colonial period, specializing in native wine grape vines. In 1809, Mr. Adlum sent a bottle of his fine Burgundy to his friend Thomas Jefferson, who was so impressed that he purchased 165 cuttings from this farm's vines to be planted at Monticello.

Many years and many families later, W. John Kenney purchased the farm in 1951 as a summer home and added a pool, tennis courts, boathouse, greenhouse, larger kitchen and formal dining room. Mr. Kenney donated the property to Johns Hopkins University in 1986. Harford County purchased the farm in 1994.

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Swan Harbor Farm is a Harford County park situated on 931 acres along the shores of the Upper Chesapeake Bay. The house and grounds are rented for weddings and conferences. Harford County hosts programs and festivals. Farm visitors can view and enjoy black ducks. Canada geese, wood ducks and other birds in the observation platform at the waterfowl pond and at the pier down by the Bay. The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation headquarters is located here in the Amoss Agricultural Center. The Foundation educates teachers and students about the important role that apiculture plays in their lives.
 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkColonial EraHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1659.
 
Location. 39° 31.161′ N, 76° 6.687′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from Timber Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Timber Ln, Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 1.2 miles away); Count Rochambeau’s Troops (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ernest Burke (approx. 1.7 miles away);
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Capt. Anthony J. Synodinos & 1st Lt. Edward G. Conrad, (approx. 1.8 miles away); Havre de Grace War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Votes for Women (approx. 1.8 miles away); Home Base (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
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3. Swan Harbor Farm House
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4. View from Swan Harbor Farm House
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5. Swan Harbor Farm Compex
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2023, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 8, 2023, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   6. submitted on January 14, 2023, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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