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A Short History of Hampton, Maryland

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This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys in Hampton. We encourage you to explore the historical landmarks of Hampton, MD.

Description of Hampton

Hampton, Maryland, is a census-designated place in Baltimore County. This unincorporated community was established in 1695 as part of a land grant given to a relative of Lord Baltimore. On April 2, 1745, his heirs sold the land to tobacco farmer and trader Col. Charles Ridgley. In the late 1700s, the Ridgley family built the Hampton Mansion.

The land was owned by the Ridgley family until 1929. That year, the modern Hampton community began to form after the establishment of the Hampton Development Company and subdivision of the land around the Hampton Mansion. As of 2010, the United States Census Bureau has recorded a total of 5,052 people living in Hampton.

Hampton National Historic Site

The Hampton Mansion and the remaining 43 acres were sold to a preservation trust and designated as a National Historic Site in 1948. It was the first site selected as a National Historic Site by the U.S. National Park Service for its architectural significance. At its completion in 1790, the Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in the U.S. The Hampton National Historic Site includes a Georgian manor house, the lower house, parterres gardens, grounds, family cemetery, stables, ice house, and the original stone slave quarters.

The park's grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours for the mansion are available Thursday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tours runs for 45 to 60 minutes and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Visitors can also tour the overseer's house and slave quarters. The Lower Farm where the slave quarters are located is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The overseer's house is in the Lower House. Visiting hours for the Lower House depends on the availability of the staff.

Towson United Methodist Church

Located on Hampton Ln., 1/2 miles west of the Hampton National Historic Site, is the Towson United Methodist Church. The church sits on the land that was once part of the 18th century Hampton estate. It was completed on May 11, 1958, with a 1,000-seat Georgian-style sanctuary and 253-foot spire and cupola.

Considered as a landmark of Hampton, MD, the spire and cupola have been called "the beacon of Towson" and can be seen for miles. The church is pastored by Mark Johnson and has a number of community outreach programs that include a boy scout troop and an accredited child care center. The Towson United Methodist Church also support overseas mission, home for unwed mothers and Habitat for Humanity projects.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: April 30, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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