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

Hilltop View

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812

 

—Mount Harmon Plantation —

 
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
1. Hilltop View Marker
Inscription. Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of both towns. The observers here were probably tenant farmers. Mount Harmon’s widowed owner, Mary Louttit George, had moved to Wilmington before the war.

“For Sale: Mount Harmon, containing four hundred and seven acres…the neighborhood pleasant in its prospect of the river, and the high banks render the situation beautiful.”
Poulson’s American Daily Adventiser, June 29, 1815.

(Inscription below the map in the upper left)
Mount Harmon was called “Worlds End” when Emanuel Bowen created this map in 1752.

(Inscription beside the image in the lower left)
Armed barges could navigate rivers better than ships.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Notable Neighbors
Mount Harmon was part of Cecil County’s agricultural economy, growing primarily wheat. Several neighbors participated in the war. Most notably, Brigadier General Thomas Marsh Forman, of neighboring Rose Hill, served at the Battle of Baltimore.
 
Erected 2015 by National Park Service US Department of Interior.

Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
2. Hilltop View Marker
The Sassafras River is in the background.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.885′ N, 75° 56.487′ W. Marker is in Earlsville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Mount Harmon Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the property of Mount Harmon Plantation near the pond. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Mount Harmon Road, Earleville MD 21919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the Wild Side (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Quest (about 500 feet away); Tobacco and Mount Harmon (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sassafras River (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s End (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plantation Life in the Colonial Era (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Earlsville.
 
Categories. AgricultureWar of 1812
 
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
3. Hilltop View Marker
Farmland-view from the back of the marker.
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
4. Hilltop View Marker
Mount Harmon Plantation mansion in the background as seen not far from the Hilltop marker.
Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
5. Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion from a distance
Mount Harmon Plantation marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
6. Mount Harmon Plantation marker
The above marker is on the highway at the entrance to the Plantation. This marker has previously been published on HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016.
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