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Near Port Deposit in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smith’s Falls

 
 
Smith's Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2007
1. Smith's Falls Marker
Inscription. In 1608 Captain John Smith ascended the Susquehanna River until stopped by the rocks. On his map he calls this point “Smyths Fales” marking it by a X which he explains as meaning “hath bin discovered what beyond is by relation.”
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 37.05′ N, 76° 7.95′ W. Marker is near Port Deposit, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Susquehanna River Road (U.S. 222) half a mile north of Granite Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Deposit MD 21904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Run Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rock Run Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rock Run Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rock Run (approx. 0.9 miles away); John A. J. Creswell (approx. 1.3 miles away); On Alert (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gerry House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Snow’s Battery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Deposit.
 
Categories. Colonial EraLandmarksNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
View of the rocks encountered by John Smith image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2007
2. View of the rocks encountered by John Smith
Replica of the shallop used by John Smith image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2007
3. Replica of the shallop used by John Smith
Port Deposit celebrated the 400th anniversary of John Smith’s exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. This 12 man shallop (combination row boat and sail boat) is visiting the waterways discovered by John Smith.
Another view of the shallop image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2007
4. Another view of the shallop
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,072 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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