The View from Below
Hampton National Historic Site
From this part of the farm, you have an ideal view of the Ridgely mansion. The imposing structure on the hill would have inspired different emotions among the various people on the estate. The Ridgelys owned many farms, scattered across thousands of acres. This site was called the Home Farm probably because it was closest to the family residence. The crops and animals raised on this land directly supported life in the Ridgely household. Over time, Ridgely lands were given to descendants or sold to other individuals who worked them. This site preserves the core of Hamptonís agrarian past.
(Inscription above the picture)
Many buildings at the Home Farm have been lost, however, a number remain. Surviving structures include the Lower House, Dairy, Corn Crib (foundation only) Mule Barn, Long House Granary, Slave and Tenant Farmersí Quarters, and Ash House.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 25.248′ N, 76° 35.184′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Hampton Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson MD 21286, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.