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Elkridge in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elk Ridge Landing

 
 
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By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
Inscription. An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George Washington passed many times.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.071′ N, 76° 42.43′ W. Marker is in Elkridge, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles south of South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkridge MD 21075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elkridge Furnace Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); During the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Rural Vacation Spot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Thomas Viaduct
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
2. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Relay House (approx. half a mile away); World War II (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkridge.
 
More about this marker. There is another marker with identical text about four-tenths of a mile south of this marker on Old Washington Road (US 1).
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
3. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
4. Elk Ridge Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,186 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 25, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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