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

Rockland

 
 
Rockland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. Rockland Marker
Inscription.  The first inhabitant of this village, dating back to 1706, was Richard Gist, father of the Revolutionary War hero, Mordecai Gist. The industrial development of the Jones Falls Turnpike Road, circa 1806, and later by the Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad, was the reason for the construction of Rockland Village. Built by the Johnson Family to house the owners of and workers in the Village’s various enterprises. The Village also included a blacksmith shop, flour mill, general store and tavern. Through the history of the Village runs the thread of Johnson Family involvement, including three restorations circa 1880, 1930 and 1983.
 
Erected by Rockland Village Homeowners Association, Inc. & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 39° 24.025′ N, 76° 40.02′ W. Marker is in Brooklandville, Maryland, in Baltimore County
Rockland Mill image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
2. Rockland Mill
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. Marker is at the intersection of Ruxton Road (Maryland Route 133) and Falls Road (Maryland Route 25), on the left on Ruxton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklandville MD 21022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hunt’s Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nicholas Ruxton Moore (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Colored Methodist Protestant St. John’s Chapel of Baltimore County (approx. 1.3 miles away); History of The Greenspring Quarry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Quarry Lake at Greenspring (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fire Power (approx. 1.9 miles away); Brooklandwood Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Boy Scout Armory (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mordecai Gist 1743-1792. (Submitted on September 4, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Miller's House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
3. Miller's House
Homes in Rockland Village image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
4. Homes in Rockland Village
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,373 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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