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War of 1812 Cannon

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, June 18, 2012
1. War of 1812 Cannon Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812, an armory was built near the intersection of Dulaney Valley and Joppa Roads. It was soon abandoned. In the 1830's, Henry Chew built a house on this site and decorated the lawn with a cannon from the deserted armory. The house burned down in 1886 and was never rebuilt. The cannon settled into the ground where it remained until it was unearthed when construction of the Julia Rogers Library began in 1951. It was mounted here in 1953.

The cannon is of the type cast during the Revolution and well into the 19th century. The date and place of its manufacture are unknown.
 
Erected 1953.
 
Location. 39° 24.55′ N, 76° 35.717′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Delaney Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker located on the grounds of Goucher College. Marker is in this post office area: Towson MD 21286, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Support (approx. 0.6 miles away); Epsom Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Charles Ridgely (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oranges in January (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Romance with Nature: The Falling Garden

War of 1812 Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 18, 2012
2. War of 1812 Cannon
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampton: An American Story (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ridgely's Pride (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 18, 2012
3. Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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