In Memoriam

In Memoriam (HM1KMB)

Location: Towson, MD 21286 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 25.133', W 76° 35.21'

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Cemetery— Egyptian Revival Vault, 1815

Hampton National Historic Site

This gated cemetery, where generations of Ridgleys are buried, is still in use by the family. Feel free to enter and walk among the tombstones and monuments, but show proper respect. Notice the family vault at center, the names and inscriptions on the graves, and the various sculptures that mark them. One grave has a little stone lamb, the resting place of a young son of Charles Ridgely , fourth master of Hampton. Large families and limited medical knowledge meant early death was a sad aspect of everyday life, one the Ridgelys shared with their slaves and servants. To your left, in the oval stand of trees, is the pet cemetery, where several of the Ridgelys' treasured Chesapeake Bay retrievers and other animals rest. A slave cemetery is believed to have been in the general area, location uncertain.
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HM NumberHM1KMB
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Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceCemetery
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363403 N 4364463
Decimal Degrees39.41888333, -76.58683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.133', W 76° 35.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 7.9800" N, 76° 35' 12.6000" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-643 Hampton Ln, Towson MD 21286, US
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