Pointers Run

One of two neighborhoods in the Village of River Hill. The Name was meant to promote a hunting theme. This is related to the River Hill Farm and game preserve.

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General History


Pointers Run is one of two neighborhoods in the Village of River Hill. The other neighborhood is named Pheasant Ridge. The streets were named after Walt Whitman and James Witcomb Riley. Prior to being developed as residential properties, the land was used as a game farm and the neighborhood’s names – Pheasant Ridge and Pointers Run – come from that. The land in River Hill is part of an original land grant known as “White Wine and Claret.” Village was named for River Hill Farm, a 450 acre game preserve. It was developed by the Rouse Company in 1964 and operated from 1964 into the 1970's. James Rouse was a duck hunter and believed that the game preserves provided a worth while means of conservation and first class gunning for hunters. The Rouse Company entertained clients and public figures at the preserve, such as General Omar Bradley, Admiral E.S. Land and Orioles pitcher Dave McNally. The Village center's name ( Claret Hall )derived from the original land grant which was patented in 1702 for 1,400 acres by John Dorsey. by 1735 Charles and William Ridgely made the land 2,145 acres. River Hill was the last village finished in Columbia. It is secluded and very close to Clarksville than most of Columbia. It is the farthest Village from Town Center. Construction began in River Hill in 1990.

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Street Names:

The streets were named after Walt Whitman and James Whitcomb Riley

Angel Rose court: From the poem written by James Whitcomb Riley The Rose.


That an Angel-rose in the world to be
Will hide in the leaves in wait for me.

Enchanted Key Gate: From the poem written by James Whitcomb Riley To A Boy Whistling.


The smiling face of a happy boy
With its enchanted key
Is now unlocking in memory
My store of heartiest joy.

Evensong Mews: From the title of the poem written by James Whitcomb Riley Evensong.


Ripe Apple Lane: From the poem written by James Whitcomb Riley What Smith Knew About Farming


And hundreds o` kinds
Of all sorts o` vines,
To tickle the most horticultural minds
And little dwarf trees not as thick as your wrist
With ripe apples on `em as big as your fist:

Velvet Path: From the poem written by James Whitcomb Riley A Wraith of Summer-Time


And woos our feet o'er velvet paths and
honeysuckle floors.

Special Features:

The town center has a gym and there is also a pool. Both gym and pool are run by the Columbia Association.