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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to learn more about the area? Discover the community of Yorktown.
We're here to help. Contact our Hampton personal injury lawyers to get the benefits or compensations that you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today.
Maryland Injury Guys
9403 Harford Road #1A,
Parkville, MD 21234