“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Frenchtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. Frenchtown Marker
Inscription. Frenchtown, one mile west of this marker, was an important link in the north-south travel route during the 18th and 19th centuries. As a depot, it was burned by the British under Admiral Cockburn on April 29, 1813.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 34.944′ N, 75° 49.252′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) and Frenchtown Road, on the left on Augustine Herman Highway. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Strong Defense (approx. 1.4 miles away); Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hollingsworth House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Fort Hollingsworth (approx. 1.5 miles away); Creswell Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
Also see . . .  New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad. (Submitted on July 2, 2007.)
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar of 1812
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. Photo   1. 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.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Frenchtown wharf, if it is still standing • Any remains of the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad • Can you help?
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