Charles H. Browning, Jr., and Patricia L. Browning - Page 3

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                                  FINDINGS OF FACT                                    
               Some facts have been stipulated and are so found.  The                 
          stipulation of facts filed by the parties, along with                       
          accompanying exhibits, is incorporated herein by this reference.            
               Petitioners resided in Woodbine, Maryland, at the time the             
          petitions herein were filed.                                                
          Subject Property                                                            
               The real property that is the subject of this case is a                
          52.44 acre tract of land located at 1874 Florence Road, Woodbine,           
          Howard County, Maryland (the land and Howard County or the                  
          county, respectively).  The land has been in Mrs. Browning's                
          family for six generations and was acquired by petitioners in               
          1987 following the death of Mrs. Browning’s parents.  The                   
          principal use of the land is agricultural.  The land is situated            
          between tracts of land owned by William Barnes, to the north (the           
          Barnes tract), and by Gene Mullinix, to the south (the Mullinix             
               By deed of easement dated December 14, 1990 (the conveyance            
          date), petitioners conveyed to Howard County an easement                    
          restricting development of the land (the easement).  In                     
          consideration thereof, petitioners received $30,000 in cash                 

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