Glen Farms Civic Association

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Glen Farms Civic Association


Glen Farms was conceived and initially developed by Doctor George E. Brinton in the early 1950's. A French professor at the University of Delaware, Dr. Brinton had already experienced some real estate development in the vicinity of Oak and Dallam Roads in Newark. His enthusiasm and eagerness to create a country community, where families could enjoy and aesthetic openness with preserved community activity areas, is the real reason Glen Farms is here today.

Glen Farms is a semi-rural area of country-like homes in Cecil County, Maryland, two and one-half miles west of the city limits of Newark and about nine miles from Elkton. In the 1960's and 70's the original tract was expanded to include the sections known as Glen Westover and Glen Kyle. The community comprises approximately three hundred acres, with a winding system of roads providing access to the more than two hundred and fifty homesites. Stands of beech, oak and pine abound in the area. Ponds, lakes and gentle rising slopes cut by streams, among them the headwaters of the beautiful Christina Creek, add to the beauty of the site. Much has been done to preserve the natural setting, affording a serene and colorful atmosphere throughout the seasons.

In 1967 Mrs. Brinton donated the tennis court and lot to the community as a living memorial to her late husband. Landscaping and stone bench placed by the community completes the memorial. The George E. Brinton Memorial Park, as the area is known, was dedicated October 22, 1967. The park area was the geographic center of the early "Farms" and was planned by Dr. Brinton to be a community activity area. It is most fitting that the park, as it now serves us, also serves as a rememberance of the legacy he so generously created. A few years later Mrs. Brinton, before her passing, and Harlan Williams generously made it possible for the Glen Farms Civic Association to become the owner of Lake George and a large tract of land adjacent to it.
Doctor Brinton's spirit and ideas live on with us as a reminder of his tremendous personality. We regret that all of those living in Glen Farms today did not have the opportunity of knowing this man. Those of us who did realize that to know him was a wonderful experience in itself. Residents of Glen Farms are indeed idebted to both Dr. and Mrs. Brinton for a large part of what makes Glen Farms such a pleasant place to live.

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