Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“Mr. Ridgely’s iron being in high estimation in quality than other in the state.”
Baltimore Federal Gazette, 1798.
Two unexploded British shells from the bombardment of Fort McHenry, September 13-14, 1814, are visible at the south portico of Hampton Mansion. They were likely given to Charles Carnan Ridgely as a token of esteem.
(Inscription under the image on the upper left)
1843 Map by Joshua Barney-image/Hampton National Historic Site.
(Inscription above the image in the center)
An artist’s rendering of the Northampton Furnace. The site is now located in the Loch Rave Reservoir watershed.
(Inscription below the portrait on the right)
Charles Carnan Ridgely by C.G. Stapko (after Thomas Sully, 1820) Image/Hampton National Historic Site.
Erected 2015 by National
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 24.971′ N, 76° 35.423′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Hampton Lane. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Hampton National Historic Site near the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson MD 21286, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Charles Ridgely (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oranges in January (about 600 feet away); Hampton (about 600 feet away); Hampton: An American Story (about 600 feet away); Ridgely's Pride (about 700 feet away); Ice Cream in July-Icehouse, ca.1790 (about 700 feet away); A Romance with Nature: The Falling Garden (about 700 feet away); Domestic Service Buildings-Behind the Big House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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