Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built c. 1785
Second Marker (inside the facility):
Unusual for its stone construction, this house was built c1785 by Stephen & Belinda Ridgely Hancock, a significant structure on their 410 acre farm.
Erected 2003 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Ann of Arrundell Chapter, Md.
Location. 39° 8.112′ N, 76° 26.825′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Bayside Beach Road 2.3 miles east of Fort Smallwood Road (Maryland Route 173). Touch for map. Marker is on a stone in the ground to the left of the house (to the right if looking at the house from Bayside Beach Road). Second marker (Colonial Dames) is located inside the Hancock's store building. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Observing the Enemy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of Foreign Wars Mother's Garden (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole (approx. 2.7 miles away); The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); Preservation in Progress (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
Regarding Hancock's Resolution. The Hancock family was prosperous, but the home is of note because of its age and setting, and its lack of ever having had electricity or plumbing installed. Well into the 20th century the Hancock family resisted "modernizing" the home. The final owners - Mary and Henry Hancock (who were sister and brother, both without children) - lived in the home into the 1960s, and upon their death donated the home and surrounding property for public use. The house is now cared for and presented to the public on Sunday afternoons by the Friends of Hancock's Resolution (FOHR).
Also see . . .
1. Official website of the Friends of Hancock's Resolution. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. Maryland Historical Trust webpage on Hancock's Resolution. (Submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,428 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Christopher Brown of Crofton, United States.