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Near McHenry in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. James McHenry of Baltimore
Col. James McHenry of Baltimore Marker Photo, Click for full size
May 22, 2002
1. Col. James McHenry of Baltimore Marker
Inscription. (1753-1816) Aide to Gen. George Washington during the revolution, McHenry was a physician, signer of the constitution from Maryland and Secretary of War from 1796-1800. Named in his honor was the Baltimore fort that withstood the British bombardment Sept. 13-14, 1814. He purchased, circa 1805, land near here in what was then called Buffalo Marsh and Cherry Tree Meadows, and this settlement took his name.
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 32.765′ N, 79° 21.072′ W. Marker is near McHenry, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Garrett Highway (U.S. 219), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the scenic overlook just north of the Deep Creek Lake bridge as you approach McHenry from the south on US 219. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Henry MD 21541, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Grave of Meshack Browning (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McHenry.
View From Overlook Photo, Click for full size
May 22, 2002
2. View From Overlook
Marsh Mountain is in the distance.
Deep Creek Lake at McHenry Photo, Click for full size
May 22, 2002
3. Deep Creek Lake at McHenry
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
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