Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The British then crossed into Cecil County and destroyed Principio Iron Works before re-boarding their ships the same day. The Principio Foundry produced cannon for Maryland privateers and the U.S. Navy. As "one of the most valuable Works of its Kind in America," it was an important British objective in the Upper Bay.
"The enemy robbed every house of everything valuable that could be carried away...and what they could not take conveniently they destroyed..."
- Eyewitness account in Baltimore Niles' Weekly Register, May 22, 1813
Nearby places to learn more about the War of 1812 in the Upper Bay:
Elkton Visitor Center - Information on Elk Landing, and the town that twice fended off the British
Rodgers Tavern, Perryville
Historic Elk Landing - Site of Fort Hollingsworth, a defensive earthwork that protected Elkton
Lower Susquehanna Scenic Byway - 33-mile driving route from Havre de Grace to Perryville, including the historic mill and recreational features at Susquehanna State Park
Havre de Grace Visitor Center - Information about local 1812 sites
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 32.92′ N, 76° 5.451′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pennington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at the Havre de Grace Visitor's Center. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); "O! say can you see..." (here, next to this marker); No Respect (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Out of the Flames (about 500 feet away); Rochambeau Plaza (about 500 feet away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); Susquehanna River Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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