Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
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At Baltimore on 12 September 1781, Closen and his fellow aide-de-camp Baron Marie-Francois Cromot Dubourg decided to separate from the main army and seek a shorter route to Williamsburg. That evening they set out with four servants and 10 horses. Traveling without a guide they lost their way and spent the night at a remote farm. The next day they rode through Queen Anne to Upper Marlboro from where they continued to Port Tobaccco on 14 September.
Closen described Port Tobacco as "situated at the foot of a hill, where there is a stream bordered by about twenty houses....In the evening we had time to climb up to the church, which is situated on a dominating height, from which we had a delightful view." The church was St. Ignatius, described by Cromot Dubourg as "very handsome."
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 38° 30.676′ N, 77° 1.195′ W. Marker is in Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Port Tobacco Courthouse Museum on Chapel Point Road off Route 6. Marker is in this post office area: Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Tobacco (a few steps from this marker); John Wilkes Booth (a few steps from this marker); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Port Tobacco (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Rose Hill (approx. 0.9 Mulberry Grove - Birthplace of John Hanson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Retreat (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Tobacco.
Also see . . . Overnight at Port Tobacco. on David R. Wagner's Home Page. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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