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

Site of Charlestown Wharf

 
 
Site of Charlestown Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Site of Charlestown Wharf Marker
Inscription.  Stone wharf and warehouse were built here by Decree of General Assembly in 1744. Remains of wharf can be seen. Officers' chests left behind by two Companies of Royal American Regiment quartered in winter of 1756-1757 were auctioned by town commissioners c. 1759. During Revolutionary War this was major supply depot for American armies. In 1813 British troops destroyed earthworks built to guard wharf and town.
 
Erected by Colonial Charlestown Incorporated and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 34.226′ N, 75° 58.373′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Conestoga Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Conestoga Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MD 21914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shrewd Decision (here, next to this marker); Susquehanna Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Michael Rudulph (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
Re-creation of Colonial Wharf image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Re-creation of Colonial Wharf
(approx. ¼ mile away); Charlestown (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); North East (approx. 2½ miles away); Striking a Blow (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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