Hancock's Resolution

Coordinates: 39°8′6″N 76°26′49″W / 39.13500°N 76.44694°W / 39.13500; -76.44694
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Hancock's Resolution
Hancock's Resolution, December 2009
Hancock's Resolution is located in Maryland
Hancock's Resolution
Hancock's Resolution is located in the United States
Hancock's Resolution
LocationE of Pasadena on Bayside Beach Rd., Pasadena, Maryland
Coordinates39°8′6″N 76°26′49″W / 39.13500°N 76.44694°W / 39.13500; -76.44694
Area15 acres (6.1 ha)
NRHP reference No.75000865[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 10, 1975

Hancock's Resolution is a historic two-storey gambrel-roofed stone farm house with shed-roofed dormers and interior end chimneys located on a 15-acre (6.1 ha) farm at 2795 Bayside Beach Road in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. In 1785 Stephen Hancock, Jr. built the original stone section as the main house for what was then a 410-acre (170 ha) farm. Additions to the house were built in 1855 and in about 1900. Stone and frame outbuildings remain, including a one-storey gable-roofed stone dairy. Hancock's Resolution remained in Hancock family ownership until the deaths in the 1960s of Mary Hancock and her brother, Henry Hancock, who left the property to Anne Arundel County to be preserved. Hancock's Resolution underwent a thorough restoration in 2000 and is now open to the public as a house museum.[2] [3]

On October 10, 1975, Hancock's Resolution was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Included in the designation were the additions, outbuildings and the Hancock family graveyard.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Nancy T. Baker and St Clair Wright (November 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hancock's Resolution" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ Waymarking listing for historical markers relating to Hancock's Resolution

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