Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Farmhouse
In the 1800s, most of the land was parceled out to small farmers who grew vegetables and fruit for sustenance and raised livestock for sale in Baltimore. This home was built for the Burns family in the 1890s and is a typical farmhouse of the period. Architecturally, the house appears as it once did, although it is now divided into apartments.
Text with upper left photo: Governor Benjamin Ogle used this land to raise some of Maryland's earliest racehorses. They were buried all around here.
Text with main photo: Shells rowed by the Naval Academy crew club pass along Spa Creek in front of the old farmhouse.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.156′ N, 76° 29.117′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnside Street and Bay Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport Veterans Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Eastport (about 800 feet away); Lafayette’s Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arnold C. Gay (approx. ¼ mile away); A Tale of Three Bridges (approx. ¼ mile away); The Watermen of Back Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,435 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.