Elkridge Landing

Elkridge Landing (HM5L5)

Location: Arbutus, MD 21227 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.66', W 76° 43.367'

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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 ships by slaves and oxen along "Rolling Roads".

At a fording point just below the Thomas Viaduct both Lafayette and Rochambeau crossed the Patapsco with their armies on separate occasions in 1781 while enroute to Yorktown to force the surrender of Cornwallis. Lafayette lost nin men and a boat in crossing the treacherous waters of the Patapsco.
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HM NumberHM5L5
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351295 N 4343455
Decimal Degrees39.22766667, -76.72278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.66', W 76° 43.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 39.60" N, 76° 43' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122-198 Gun Rd, Arbutus MD 21227, US
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