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

Creswell Hall

Creswell Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2007
1. Creswell Hall Marker
Inscription.  The home of John A. J. Creswell who nominated James Buchanan for President in 1856 and turned Republican in 1861. He was successively Assistant-Adjutant General of Maryland, member of the House of Representatives, Senator and Postmaster by appointment by President Grant.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 39° 36.33′ N, 75° 49.011′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Delaware Avenue (Maryland Route 7) 0.1 miles east of Creswell Ave., on the right when traveling east. Marker is opposite 407 Delaware Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hermitage (approx. half a mile away); Maryland Bicentennial Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mitchell House
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michael Rudulph (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); "O! say can you see..." (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fighting Back (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Regarding Creswell Hall. Creswell Hall was destroyed by fire in the 20th Century. John Creswell was born in Port Deposit. See John A. J. Creswell marker Cecil County, MD, Port Deposit.
Also see . . .  John A. J. Creswell - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,078 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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