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

Nicholas Ruxton Moore


Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker
Inscription.  He commanded “Baltimore Light Dragoons” during the Revolution, attaining rank of Captain. He took active part in suppression of Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and that year purchased “Bosley’s Adventure,” a 350 acre farm west of Roland’s Run (north of present Lake Roland). Member of State Legislature 1801–1802, he served in Congress 1803–1811 and 1813–1815. As a Lieutenant Colonel at outbreak of War of 1812, he was appointed Commandant of 6th Regiment Cavalry District of Maryland. His grave near Circle and Ruxton Roads is no longer marked.
Erected by the Colonel Nicholas Ruxton Moore Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 39° 23.785′ N, 76° 38.688′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland,
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in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Bellona Avenue and Malvern Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bellona Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Towson MD 21204, 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. The Colored Methodist Protestant St. John’s Chapel of Baltimore County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunt’s Church (approx. one mile away); Fire Power (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockland (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tigers for Service (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Home of Governor Augustus W. Bradford (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Washington Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mt. Washington Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike McKeown, August 17, 2023
2. Nicholas Ruxton Moore Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,539 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 17, 2023, by Mike McKeown of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photograph of the (unmarked) gravesite at Circle and Ruxton Roads (must obtain permission from the family to access the grave) • A wide shot of the marker in context • Can you help?

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Sep. 30, 2023