A Brief History of The Lakeview Club & Folly Quarter
Lakeview Club is located in one of Reisterstown's oldest neighborhoods -
the lands of Folly Quarter. Situated on a hilly penninsula surrounded
on three sides by Liberty Reservoir, the Lakeview Club sits adjacent to
the Folly Quarter Manor House which dates back to the early 1700's.
words "Folly" and "Quarter" have historical significance for residents
of Folly Quarter. Many romantic stories are told about the old Maryland
Manors named "Folly." One such story comes from the Maryland Historical
Society which helped track down facts surrounding the area and name in
which the Lakeview Club now exists.
was learned that Charles Carroll of Carrolltown wanted his
granddaughter to have a tract of land with a romantic name, so he gave
her 1000 acres and named it Folly Farms. Later it was called Folly
Quarter and the land in which the Lakeview Club now sits was a part of
this original tract.
records show that the present day Deer Park Road was called that name
as far back as 1792 - and that from 1729 to 1746 it was referred to as
"The Great Road."
Manor House at Folly Quarter, now a private residence, dates in part
from the early 1700's. An often told story is that one of its early
owners rode the long journey of several days to Virginia only to return a
few weeks later to find that the local Native Americans had attacked
and killed his entire family. The original Fortress that the owners
used in defense of these regular attacks still stands adjacent to the
manor house and is well preserved.