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

Site of Fort Hollingsworth

 
 
Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker
Inscription. About three tenths mile south at Elk Landing, American forces here and at Fort Defiance, about one mile below on Elk River, repulsed the British under Admiral Cockburn in their attempt to capture Elkton, April 29, 1813.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 35.94′ N, 75° 50.416′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Landing Lane and Oldfield Point Road when traveling east on Landing Lane. 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. Hollingsworth House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Strong Defense (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); “Partridge Hill” (approx. mile away); Fighting Back (approx. 0.8 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been turned and is pointing in the wrong direction. Elk Landing is at the
Hollingsworth House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
2. Hollingsworth House
About 1750, Zebulon Hollingsworth built the approximately 30 by 30-foot left hand section as a brick two story dwelling. In the mid 1800's it was gutted by fire and rebuilt as three stories with a low pitched roof. Also, the two story right hand side addition was added and the entire structure stuccoed. Renovation is being supported by Associated Cecil Endeavors.
end of Landing Lane, approximately .3 miles straight ahead.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsWar of 1812
 
Stone Dwelling at Elk Landing image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
3. Stone Dwelling at Elk Landing
The entire area is being restored and is closed at present. It will eventually be an interpretive living history museum with a rebuilt fort. The property is operated and managed by The Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc.
 
 
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