Joppa Town: The First City of Northern Maryland was written by Kenneth R. Bourn, Jr. and published by the Friends of Thomas Cresap in 1965. It is available at the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland; and in the Baldwin Library at the Maryland Historical Society. The revised online version went live in 2011.
In recounting local history, Kenneth R. Bourn, Jr. has followed in his father’s footsteps. Kenneth R. Bourn, Sr. oversaw the Narragansett Historical Society in Templeton, Massachusetts, and wrote items of historical interest for newspaper and radio.