War in the Chesapeake
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 36.471′ N, 75° 49.782′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street on Main Street. Touch 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. Fighting Back (here, next to this marker); "O! say can you see..." (here, next to this marker); Elkton
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.