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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cockeysville, 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 (347) Anne Arundel County, MD (482) Baltimore Ind. City, MD (1213) Carroll County, MD (215) Harford County, MD (206) Howard County, MD (156) Kent County, MD (102) York County, PA (445)  BaltimoreCounty(347) Baltimore County (347)  AnneArundelCounty(482) Anne Arundel County (482)  Baltimore(1213) Baltimore (1213)  CarrollCounty(215) Carroll County (215)  HarfordCounty(206) Harford County (206)  HowardCounty(156) Howard County (156)  KentCounty(102) Kent County (102)  YorkCountyPennsylvania(445) York County (445)
Towson is the county seat for Baltimore County
Cockeysville is in Baltimore County
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1 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Cornerstone from Wesley ChapelHistorical Society of Baltimore County
Located on Wesley Chapel Road, 0.3 miles west of Troyer Road, Monkton. Second church at the site built 1888, destroyed by fire c. 1900, rebuilt in 1901, dismantled in 1976 due to declining membership. Cemetery still maintained. . . . Map (db m188730) HM
2 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Gilmor's RaidCapturing Cockeysville — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen .Jubal A. Early’s corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter’s army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early . . . Map (db m201632) HM
3 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Hayfields
Colonel Nicholas Merryman Bosley, builder, 1810, awarded silver tankard “by the hand of Lafayette” for best cultivated Maryland farm, 1824. Also home of John Merryman, early importer, 1848, of registered Hereford cattle, still, 1967, . . . Map (db m2280) HM
4 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Lime Kiln
Lime Kilns in this area were built into hillsides for support. A fire was maintained at the bottom of the pit and crude lime from a nearby source was thrown on top of it. The heat from the fire would separate the pure powder form of the lime from . . . Map (db m53201) HM
5 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Millstone
White granite one-piece Cologne millstone from the Rhine valley, from the Fitzhugh Mill located on Fitzhugh Run, north of Dulaney Valley road near the Fishing Center, east of Jarrettsville Pike, Found on watershed property of Elmer R. Haile, Jr. and . . . Map (db m188729) HM
6 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — North Central Railroad Trail
Completed in 1832, the North Central Railroad carried passengers and freight between Baltimore, York, and Harrisburg for 140 years. After the decline of the railroad, the railroad bed was converted to a rail trail in 1984. Today the Maryland portion . . . Map (db m53200) HM
7 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Phoenix
Phoenix, one of the many mill towns of the 1800s in Baltimore County, survives today as a secluded little village beside the Gunpowder River and the Northern Central Railroad 15 miles north of Baltimore. Today's Phoenix, with its big Victorian . . . Map (db m53202) HM
8 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Property Boundary Marker
Originally erected on the southwest corner of Church Lane and York Road. House Taylors Hall was on Padonia Road within what became quarry property, relocated to Rockland by M. Azola 1985.Map (db m137192) HM
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9 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — Third and Last County Almshouse
Building constructed and furnished at cost of $60,000 from proceeds of sale of old Almshouse property under authority of County Commissioners granted by Acts of Maryland General Assembly, April 1, 1872. Site purchased from John Galoway. Structure . . . Map (db m2300) HM
10 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville — White Marble Block
From the railroad track bed of Baltimore & Susquehanna Railroad, below Padonia Road bridge. Cut out area in block is to hold rail track. Cockeysville marble, found during construction of the Light Rail. Historical Society of Baltimore . . . Map (db m137189) HM
11 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — "...To Those Who Served"
"...To those who served." American Legion Post 22 Towson, Maryland"Map (db m219268) WM
12 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — A Blast from the Past
Furnace Construction Careful planning and design along with experienced mechanics were required when constructing an iron smelting furnace. The furnace at Oregon Ridge was situated under the crest of a small bluff directly to your front. This . . . Map (db m219137) HM
13 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Furnace Operations - Labor
Making it Work Located on site were most of the resources necessary to support the production of pig iron, including iron ore, water, and marble stone. Anthracite coal transported on the North Central Railway from Pennsylvania was used as a . . . Map (db m219138) HM
14 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Furnace Operations - Management
Iron Master The Iron Master was hired by the furnace owners to manage the original construction of the furnace and all related smelting operations. A good Iron Master had many skills including experience as a mechanical engineer, market analyst, . . . Map (db m219147) HM
15 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Iron Ore Pit"A Day at the Ore Pit"
If you had been standing here in 1850, you could have witnessed this scene. Mining of iron ore took place at the Oregon ore banks from 1820 to 1887. "The Oregon Ore Pits" The depression in front of you was one of three primary pits providing . . . Map (db m219163) HM
16 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Iron Ore PitThe Oregon Mining Town, 1850
Under this bridge lies a part of Oregon Ridge's past. Around 1850 the small valley you see below, now covered in greenery and maturing trees, was an open quarry supplying ore to the Oregon Iron Furnace. To learn more about the miners, the . . . Map (db m219258) HM
17 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Marble QuarryMarble - A Rock Remade — Marble for the Oregon Furnace —
[top panel] 500 million years ago limestone was forming in ancient seas. No plants or animals were found on the land at that time. Primitive plants and animals did live in the earth's oceans, and the molecular building locks for our very own . . . Map (db m219250) HM
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18 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Oregon Furnace
The property comprising the present day Oregon Ridge Park was first patented in the early l8th century and was primarily used for agricultural purposes. During the 1830's iron ore and marble stone were discovered on the property and its agricultural . . . Map (db m219132) HM
19 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Peter Goff Tenant HouseWhat Remains of the Old Mining Village?
During the 1800's, the land now known as the Oregon Ridge Park was an active mining village. Between the years of 1840-1870, The Oregon Mining Company mined iron and marble. An industrial village was developed to house their Workers . . . Map (db m219154) HM
20 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Soot and Sweat
Furnace workers performed a variety of dangerous, dirty and hard tasks. The threat of a major furnace explosion was always possible. Putting the Furnace in Blast The first step in putting the furnace in blast was to build a coal fire in . . . Map (db m219142) HM
21 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — The Community
The furnace owners constructed a town composed of tenant and boarding houses, forge Stock house, spring houses, and company store (now the Oregon Grille Restaurant 2007) to support furnace operations and to house 200 residents. Tenant . . . Map (db m219134) HM
22 Maryland, Baltimore County, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley — Timber 1750
The Colonial Forest of Baltimore County 1750 According to available records Baltimore's forests were composed of large tracks of mature trees, interspersed with grassy openings that the colonists called barrens. Harvesting the Trees In . . . Map (db m219263) HM
 
 
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Jul. 23, 2024