From the Historical Society of Harford County:
The Hopkins family of Elberton Hill Farm, will welcome visitors to the historic Hopkins-Bayless house, grounds and outbuildings. The farm is located at 837 Darlington Road in Darlington. The House Tour will take place on Sunday, November 3rd from 1-4 PM.
The house stands on a part of the tract called Elberton or El Briton, from which several of the surrounding farms were formed. In 1868, Hannah R. Hopkins and James C. Worthington sold a farm containing 94 acres to Samuel M. Bayless. It is believed that the present dwelling has sections dating to 1840 with other features dating to the 1870s. Most recently the farm has been home to the Hopkins family’s thoroughbred racing and breeding interests. Some of the farm’s best-known runners included Aberfoyle, winner of the 1997 Maryland Million Sprint, and Elberton, winner of the 2001 Maryland Million Turf.
Admission is free but we request a donation of at least $5 per person for the tour. Reservations are not required but it would be appreciated if you call HSHC at 410-838-7691 if you plan to take the tour. All proceeds go toward the Old Post Office Restoration Campaign.
Hope to see you there,
Historical Society of Harford County
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