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Perry Hall is located in Northeast Baltimore County It is a prominent community with many businesses Its boundaries are often confused with that of White Marsh because they share many things including White Marsh Mall Even though it is named White Marsh Mall Perry Hall and White Marsh boundaries cut through the mall Most people know that Perry Hall is a old town The town was established before it was called Perry Hall Perry Hall has had many names Germantown being one The town was finally called Perry Hall in 1775 after Perry Hall mansion started by Corbin Lee and finished by Harry Dorsey Gough Gough named it after his home Staffordshire England Perry Hall Perry Halls earliest records of settlement are the Susquehannock Indians The Susquehannock Indians settled near what was then called Gunpowder River Valley now called Gunpowder Falls State Park In 1608 Captain John Smith lead the first European exploration of Gunpowder River Valley In 1658 the first Europeans began to settle in the Gunpowder River Valley In 1669 Henry Howard acquired 200 acres of land later called Cullenbourne In 1681 George Lingan purchased 1000 acres of land near Great Gunpowder Falls which will become later the Perry Hall estate In 1697 one of the Indian sightings in Baltimore County was recorded when Charles Hewitt testified that Susquehannock Indians raided his home During the time of 1700-1759 things began to fall into place in this small town of what is now Perry Hall Industries were starting such as forges furnaces and farms In 1729 The Maryland General Assembly created Baltimore Town later becoming Baltimore County In 1731 The Baltimore Company opened the regions first iron furnace in Gwynns Falls In 1749 a flood swept through The Great Gunpowder Falls region and destroys many buildings including the Gunpowder Iron Works Also in 1749 Nottingham Furnace was up and running In 1752 a devastating fire destroyed Nottingham Furnace In 1754 Baltimore County Court
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