Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Edgemere in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sparrows Point

 
 
Sparrows Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2016
1. Sparrows Point Marker
Inscription.  Developed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company in 1887-91, the Sparrows Point Steel plant and shipyard were purchased by Bethlehem Steel in 1916, and grew to become the largest in the world. Vital supplier of steel and ships during both the World Wars. Produced steel used in the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building. By 1960 the plant stretched four miles long and employed more than 30,000 workers. Many of whose families lived in the company town. The plant closed in 2012.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust-Maryland State Highway Administration. (Marker Number RM-1223.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World IWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 39° 14.583′ N, 76° 27.348′ W. Marker is in Edgemere, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 158 and North Point Blvd (MD151) on State Route 158. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparrows Point MD 21219, 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. Dedicated to All Men and Women (about 500
Sparrows Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2016
2. Sparrows Point Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert Ross (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shaw Family Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Unexpected Resistance (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Point Battlefield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Aquila Randall Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Todd’s Inheritance (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgemere.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=95977

Paid Advertisement
Jun. 16, 2021