Friends of Linden
Friends of Linden, formed in May 2004, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the horse industry and the history of Charles County.
The mission of "Friends of Linden" is to raise funds and provide volunteer services in support of certain properties in Charles Country that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Further, to protect and preserve tobacco barns that are of an age that provide an historic connection to the "age of tobacco" in Southern Maryland. Most efforts will be undertaken in support of Preservation Maryland and the National Trust.
Further, Friends of Linden is dedicated to ensuring that equestrian acitivties remain a part of the Charles County landscape. This is achieved by supporting local riding schools and horse organizations such as Southern Maryland Trail Riders www.SMTR.org, and service to the environment through programs such as "Adopt-a-Highway Program.
Linden is also the site of two historic tobacco barns. These barns are clearly visible from Mitchell Road and are attractive subjects for local artists and photographers. The barn located closest to the driveway is a 19th century "cedar" barn. The original roof was cedar shingles and all of the beams are hand hewn.
The barn closest to Linden Farm Place is an early 20th century barn and is currently used for hay storage by the owners of Linden Farm. The owners are working very hard to preserve these barns and to make repairs which support the historic accuracy of each structure but also to keep them in good repair.