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Charlesmont provided some of the best farmland on the Patapsco Neck, and has been part of the areas historical journey in a literal sense.
As the area surrounding Long Log Lane, Native Americans, then settlers, passed through the area as they transported their crops, animals and supplies from more remote areas of the peninsula toward what would become Baltimore.
Most notable is Battle Acre and Monument – dedicated in 1839 - and conserved to this day along the old route. Although the Acre was not necessarily the scene of full-scale confrontation during the Battle of North Point, it was part of the route as British troops invaded in 1814, and to this day treasure hunters can find an errant coin or button from that era.
That military history remains today, with several Maryland Army National Guar
depots and the nearby Jerome Grollman Armory.
Historically, area public schools have been a source of pride, and there was special satisfaction with the dedication of Battle Monument School. Charlesmont Elementary School recently celebrated 50 years of educating area children. Sturdy and well-kept brick row homes originally built in the 1940s and 50s as more affordable housing, populate much of the landscape.
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