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

The Sassafras River

Gateway to the Chesapeake Bay

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 30, 2015
1. The Sassafras River Marker
Inscription.
About the Sassafras River
The Sassafras River is a popular destination for recreation, boating, fishing and waterfowl. The Sassafras River is over 20 miles long and provides critical habitat wildlife and is an important flyway for migrating birds along the Chesapeake Bay. The Sassafras River has brackish water, with primarily fresh water from tributaries mixing with saltier water from the Chesapeake Bay.

Explore the Sassafras
The Sassafras River and its tributaries are great places to explore. The Sassafras is part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and the Sassafras River Water Trail. Explore the Sassafras by kayak or canoe and follow the journies of Captain John Smith and the Tockwogh Indians.

Sassafras River Critters & Creatures
The Sassafras River is home to a wide array of wildlife and migrating birds, so be sure to keep your eyes out for some of our furry, finned, and feathered friends.

Above the Water
Above the water, be on the look out for white-tailed deer, great blue herons, red fox, bald eagles, osprey, red-tailed hawks, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, tundra swans, and a whole host of migrating birds.

Under Water
Under the water’s surface is an important ecosystem and nursery

The Sassafras River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 30, 2015
2. The Sassafras River Marker
for the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crabs, rockfish, and perch. So, be sure to take care of the Bay and its watershed!
 
Location. 39° 22.762′ N, 75° 56.254′ W. Marker is in Earleville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Mount Harmon Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Mount Harmon Plantation. Marker is in this post office area: Earleville MD 21919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (here, next to this marker); Tobacco and Mount Harmon (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Quest (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s End (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plantation Life in the Colonial Era (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilltop View (approx. ¼ mile away); On the Wild Side (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Earleville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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