Elkridge in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elkridge Furnace Inn
“Neighborhood Parlor” for Healing
During the Civil War, passions ran high here as in other parts of the nation. Afterward, Judge George Dobbin donated land for the Lawyer's Hill Assembly Hall on Elkridge Heights. Judge Dobbin envisioned the hall, built about 1870, as a "neighborhood parlor" where the divisions caused by the war
The Elkridge Furnace Inn here was first established as a tavern in 1744. In 1810, the Ellicott brothers purchased the furnace and taver, attaching an elegant dwelling to the inn for their families.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 12.823′ N, 76° 42.268′ W. Marker is in Elkridge, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Furnace Avenue, on the left 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. Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Elk Ridge Landing (approx. half a mile away); During the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Rural Vacation Spot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Thomas Viaduct (approx. ¾ mile away); The Relay House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkridge.
Also see . . . Elkridge Furnace Inn (Submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,292 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.