Abingdon, Maryland facts for kids

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Coordinates: 39°27′43″N 76°16′44″W / 39.462°N 76.279°W / 39.462; -76.279

Abingdon, Maryland
Unincorporated area
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Flag of Hartford County, Maryland.png Harford
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Abingdon is an unincorporated community in Harford County, Maryland, United States. It lies 25 miles northeast of Baltimore on Maryland Route 7, near the Bush River, between Exits 77 (MD 24) and 80 (MD 543) of Interstate 95.

History

Abingdon was named after Abingdon, England. The town was founded by and is the birthplace of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the third Governor of Maryland. Abingdon was the site of Cokesbury College, the first Methodist college in the United States.

Woodside was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Nelson-Reardon-Kennard House was listed in 1991. Abingdon is also home to Jaxon Dane, who is a former professional wrestler who helped redefine the wrestling industry in NC.


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