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Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elkton

Originally called “Head of Elk”

 
 
Elkton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. Elkton Marker
Inscription. Lafayette embarked his troops March 8, 1781 to capture Benedict Arnold. Returned April 9, began overland march to Virginia April 12, 1781. Washington and Rochambeau with their combined forces stopped Sept. 6-7, 1781 on way to Yorktown.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 39° 36.479′ N, 75° 49.783′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Street, on the left on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting Back (a few steps from this marker); War in the Chesapeake (a few steps from this marker); "O! say can you see..." (a few steps from this marker); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Partridge Hill” (about 500 feet away); Mitchell House (about 500 feet away); Cecil County Doughboy Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker is in front of Elkton Town Hall Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
2. Marker is in front of Elkton Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,278 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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