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Near White Marsh in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford’s Asbury Lodge No. 1

 
 
Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford's Asbury Lodge No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, 08-14-07
1. Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford's Asbury Lodge No. 1 Marker
Inscription. Built for the African American Community in 1874 as a school for children in the Loreley area and as home to this “benevolent” society, founded in 1872. Beginning in the late 18th century, such mutual aid societies, often formed by church congregations, were part of a national humanitarian movement to provide emergency assistance to members in times of sickness, accident and death, and to benefit communities through social, commercial and political networks.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 24.618′ N, 76° 24.59′ W. Marker is near White Marsh, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road 0.1 miles north of Allender Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Marsh MD 21162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Long Calm” (approx. Ľ mile away); Camp Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 2 miles away); The Sweathouse Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); “Whitemarsh”
Ford's Asbury Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, 08-14-07
2. Ford's Asbury Lodge Building
(approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Harry Dorsey Gough (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gunpowder Falls State Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joppa Town (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,459 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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