Todd's Inheritance

Todd's Inheritance (HMQX)

Location: Edgemere, MD 21219 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.85', W 76° 26.271'

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Citizens in Harm's Way

Todd's Inheritance is a lasting symbol for Americans land especially Baltimoreans) who stood their ground when attacked by invading forces. Throughout the War of 1812, settlements around the Chesapeake Bay fell to British raiders who had superior equipment and well-trained troops. The British easily captured Alexandria, Virginia, and after burning Washington, D.C., the British attempted a two-prong attack on Baltimore to destroy the heart of America's ship building industry.

In the early hours of September 12, 1814, a force of 5,000 British troops landed at North Point and marched on this road toward Baltimore.

From Todd's Inheritance, with its strategic view of the Chesapeake, American mounted sentries had kept watch for the invading British forces. Among the militia stationed here were two Todd family members.

Ultimately the stand made by the citizen militia, and the failure of the British Navy to subdue Fort McHenry, thwarted the British invasion of Baltimore.

Following the battle the retreating British troops burned the original Todd home. The house you see today is built on the original farmhouse foundations.

The Generations of Todds, 1664-1975. For over 300 years, the Todd family lived and worked the land, passing the property from father to son for 10 generations. The land was their inheritance and in 1765 the family farms were combined into a single holding named "Todd's Inheritance." It provides a unique window on American history as seen through the eyes of one family.

Todd's Inheritance Historic Site is part of North Point State Park, a unit of the State Forest and Park Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. ... It is operated by Todd's Inheritance Historic Site, Inc., a private, non-profit organization.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375867 N 4341528
Decimal Degrees39.21416667, -76.43785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.85', W 76° 26.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 51.00" N, 76° 26' 16.26" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8900-8998 North Point Rd, Edgemere MD 21219, US
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