Kinsale in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
War in the Chesapeake
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
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 Historical Trail
Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
Erected 2014 by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
Location. 38° 1.781′ N, 76° 34.728′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kinsale Road (Route 1004) and Virginia Route 1001, on the left when traveling east on Kinsale Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Relentless Raids (here, next to this marker); “O! say can you see…” (here, next to this marker); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinsale (approx. 1˝ miles away); Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. 2 miles away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.