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Historical Markers in Avalon, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Baltimore County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Baltimore County, MD (294) Anne Arundel County, MD (439) Baltimore Ind. City, MD (921) Carroll County, MD (196) Harford County, MD (176) Howard County, MD (140) Kent County, MD (100) York County, PA (375)  BaltimoreCounty(294) Baltimore County (294)  AnneArundelCounty(439) Anne Arundel County (439)  Baltimore(921) Baltimore (921)  CarrollCounty(196) Carroll County (196)  HarfordCounty(176) Harford County (176)  HowardCounty(140) Howard County (140)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  YorkCountyPennsylvania(375) York County (375)
Towson is the county seat for Baltimore County
Avalon is in Baltimore County
      Baltimore County (294)  
ADJACENT TO BALTIMORE COUNTY
      Anne Arundel County (439)  
      Baltimore (921)  
      Carroll County (196)  
      Harford County (176)  
      Howard County (140)  
      Kent County (100)  
      York County, Pennsylvania (375)  
 
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1Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — A Mighty Purpose
The peaceful pond before you once had fruitful purpose besides beauty and recreation. Imagine the pond filling with water from the river that was diverted by a dam, while simultaneously the pond drained into a millrace. This millpond and . . . Map (db m150574) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — A Place For Progress
"Along this section of the valley, where once the vibrant hum of a thriving industry could be heard... now the silence of the tomb prevails. The gods of progress direct its movements in mysterious ways." - L.S. LeRendu, W.J. Dickey & Sons . . . Map (db m8838) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — Drinking Water for the Public
Demands for cleaner drinking water in Baltimore City and County compelled Catonsville banker and philanthropist Victor G. Bloede to organize and Baltimore County Water & Electric Company in 1909. In 1910, Bloede's company purchased the . . . Map (db m8843) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — Elkridge Landing
Though now heavily silted, the Patapsco River was once navigable to this point, and Elkridge Landing, just downstream, was an important colonial port, rivaling old Annapolis. Here hogsheads of tobacco from nearby plantations were rolled to waiting . . . Map (db m166504) HM
5Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — Forging Freedom and Nails
Dorsey's Forge (1761-1815): "At that time there were two Negroes belonging to Edward H. Dorsey, a Negro man called Prince, who was a forgeman, and a Negro man called Sam who was a striker in a Blacksmith shop." - Maryland Chancery . . . Map (db m8842) HM
6Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — Iron Builds America
When European settlers discovered the Patapsco Valley, they found a source of untamed beauty rich in resources. Susquehannock and Pscataway Indians hunted and fished the valley full of elk, black bear, bison, gray wolves and deer. The white settlers . . . Map (db m8840) HM
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7Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — Powering the Patapsco Valley's Industries
This inconspicuous ditch is a remnant of the Avalon millrace. Originally dug in the 1700s, it supplied water from the Patapsco River to Dorsey's Forge. The millrace later served the Avalon Iron & Nail Works and the Baltimore County Water & Electric . . . Map (db m8841) HM
8Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — The Baltimore County Water and Electric Company
The basin in front of you and the house beside you are remnants of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company that operated here from 1910 to 1922. the company, founded by Victor G. Bloede, supplied pressurized water to parts of Baltimore city, . . . Map (db m8844) HM
9Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — The C.C.C. Builds Our ParkThe Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy
"There is much to be discovered [indistinguishable] way of beautiful scenery inaccessible on account of lack of trails and [indistinquishable] time this park will be one of the nicest in this part of the county." - Tell W. . . . Map (db m8845) HM
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022