Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Striking a Blow
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Principio began operation in 1725 and by 1727 had Maryland's first blast furnace and refinery forge. By 1796 it supplied cannon for the U.S. Navy and privateers. A newspaper reported: "It is not improbable that this Furnace is the object of the enemy's approach to (the) neighborhood."
"The Cecil or Principio Foundery...was one of the most valuable Works of the Kind in America, the Destruction of it...will I trust prove of much national Importance."
-British Rear Adm. George Cockburn to Adm. John B. Warren, May 3, 1813
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War of 1812Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 39° 34.605′ N, 76° 1.999′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.2 miles east of Jackson Station Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Principio Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna Manor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brookland (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Perryville Mule School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Revered Son (approx. 2.7 miles away); Explore the Chesapeake (approx. 2.7 miles away); Perryville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rodgers Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on February 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.