“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Frenchtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. Frenchtown Marker
Frenchtown, one mile west of this marker, was an important link in the north-south travel route during the 18th and 19th centuries. As a depot, it was burned by the British under Admiral Cockburn on April 29, 1813.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
Location. 39° 34.944′ N, 75° 49.252′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) and Frenchtown Road, on the left on Augustine Herman Highway. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maryland Bicentennial Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Strong Defense (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stone House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Revolutionary War
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hollingsworth House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Also see . . .  Frenchtown, a Lost Village on the Elk River. Window on Cecil County's Past website entry (Submitted on February 27, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,322 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 29, 2024