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

Site of Charlestown Wharf

 
 
Site of Charlestown Wharf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Site of Charlestown Wharf Marker
Inscription. Stone wharf and warehouse were built here by Decree of General Assembly in 1744. Remains of wharf can be seen. Officer’s chests left behind by two Companies of Royal American Regiment quartered in winter of 1756-1757 were auctioned by town commissioners circa 1759. During Revolutionary War this was major supply depot for American armies. In 1813 British troops destroyed earthworks built to guard wharf and town.
 
Erected by Colonial Charlestown Incorporated and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 34.226′ N, 75° 58.373′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Conestoga Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Conestoga Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MD 21914, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shrewd Decision (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Michael Rudulph (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay (approx. ¼ mile away); Charlestown
Re-creation of Colonial Wharf Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Re-creation of Colonial Wharf
(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); North East (approx. 2.5 miles away); Striking a Blow (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,738 times since then. 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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