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Historical Markers in Joppatowne, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Harford 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 Harford County, MD (176) Baltimore County, MD (294) Cecil County, MD (177) Kent County, MD (100) Lancaster County, PA (415) York County, PA (375)  HarfordCounty(176) Harford County (176)  BaltimoreCounty(294) Baltimore County (294)  CecilCounty(177) Cecil County (177)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  LancasterCountyPennsylvania(415) Lancaster County (415)  YorkCounty(375) York County (375)
Bel Air is the county seat for Harford County
Joppatowne is in Harford County
      Harford County (176)  
ADJACENT TO HARFORD COUNTY
      Baltimore County (294)  
      Cecil County (177)  
      Kent County (100)  
      Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (415)  
      York County, Pennsylvania (375)  
 
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1Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — “Olney”
Surveyed as “Prospect ye 29th August 1705 for Thomas Preston.” Named changed to “Olney” in 1810 by Mrs. John Norris, an admirer of Cowper, the poet, and his friend the Reverend John Newton, who lived at Olney, England.Map (db m1257) HM
2Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — Gilmor's RaidBurning the Gunpowder River Bridge
On July 6, 1864, Confederate cavalrymen crossed the Potomac River into Maryland as part of a 12,000 man force under Gen. Jubal A. Early, who planned to attack lightly defended Washington, D.C., and draw off part of the Union army menacing Richmond . . . Map (db m176413) HM
3Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — Harry Gilmor's Raid
On July 10, 1864, Major Harry Gilmor’s Confederate cavalry camped in this building (an old stage coach headquarters) on his way to burn the Pennsylvania R. R. bridge across the Gunpowder, where he captured General W. B. Franklin.Map (db m196723) HM
4Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — Joppa Town← 2 miles
County seat of Baltimore County from 1712 to 1768. Once a rival of Baltimore, an important point for shipping tobacco and a Port of Entry. Benjamin Rumsey, first Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, lived here.Map (db m152188) HM
5Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — Rumsey Mansion
The colonial home of Benjamin Rumsey, influential landowner and member of the First American Continental Congress. Erected in 1720-24 with bricks imported from England. It remains an outstanding example of Colonial Georgian architecture.Map (db m152248) HM
 
 
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022