Belcamp / Riverside, MD – Harford County
Belcamp and Riverside are often used interchangeably. Belcamp refers to the overall ZIP code and Riverside to the community within Belcamp along Route 543.
Perhaps the area is best known as the former home of the Bata Shoe Co., on the Bush River along U.S. 40. The site once included a company town with hotel.
The area is also home to the historic Sophia’s Dairy. It is a large center-hall brick house with a low stone wing. Built in 1768 in the Georgian style, the mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1973). The interior features a double stair which extends upward on the west wall from both ends of the hall. It continues east in one short flight, then separates and parallels the lower flight to the second story hall.
Sophia’s Dairy was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.