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Benedict in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benedict

 
 
Benedict Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, October 20, 2007
1. Benedict Marker
Inscription. Benedict. Founded in 1683 as Benedict-Leonardtown. Here a vessel was constructed for Geo. Washington in 1760. In August, 1814, British troops under Gen. Ross landed near here for their march on the City of Washington.
 
Erected 1932 by “Charles Countians”.
 
Location. 38° 30.957′ N, 76° 40.822′ W. Marker is in Benedict, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Frederick (Maryland Route 231) and Benedict Avenue-Mill Creek Road connector, on the right when traveling south on Prince Frederick. Click for map. This marker is half a mile before (i.e. west of) the Patuxent River Bridge in a triangular parkway at the intersection--together with another marker that commemorates Camp Stanton. Marker is in this post office area: Benedict MD 20612, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Stanton (here, next to this marker); The British are Coming (approx. 0.4 miles away); Enemy Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Stanton (approx.
Benedict Marker as seen at Mill Creek Road / Benedict Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 4, 2010
2. Benedict Marker as seen at Mill Creek Road / Benedict Avenue
0.8 miles away); British Vengeance (approx. one mile away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Johnís Holiness Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benedict.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Benedict Marker shares location with Camp Stanton along State Road 231 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 4, 2010
3. Benedict Marker shares location with Camp Stanton along State Road 231
 
 
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