History

History

Arnold, MD was first settled by John Arnold, a veteran of the War of 1812, who began a farm on 300 acres he acquired on the north side of the Severn River. From its beginning, Arnold MD has been deeply rooted in the independent principles of rural lifestyle: farming, freedom, friendship and faith.

Local historian, Alberta Stornetta, compiled a series of articles originally published in Anne Arundel County History Notes, the quarterly publication of the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and published a book on the history of Arnold: Arnold, Maryland and Neighbors on the Broadneck.

With her permission feel free to discover our past by browsing through excepts from her book. 

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