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

“Partridge Hill”

Built c. 1760

 
 
"PARTRIDGE HILL" Built c. 1760 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. "PARTRIDGE HILL" Built c. 1760 Marker
Inscription.  Home of Henry Hollingsworth, merchant, legislator and colonel of Elk Battalion of Militia in Revolutionary Way as Commissary for the Eastern Shore. He obtained supplies for the Americans and French allies embarking near here in 1781 on voyage down Elk River and Chesapeake Bay to Virginia, where they engaged the British under Cornwallis. Hollingsworth and other patriots had pledged their fortunes to supply cattle, flour and boats for the armies of Washington, Lafayette and Rochambeau.
 
Erected 1978 by Cecil Post and Cecil Unit 15, American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 39° 36.441′ N, 75° 49.883′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on East Main Street, 0.1 miles south of Bow Street, on the left when traveling east. 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. "O! say can you see..." (about 500 feet away, measured
“Partridge Hill” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 5, 2022
2. “Partridge Hill” Marker
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in a direct line); Fighting Back (about 500 feet away); War in the Chesapeake (about 500 feet away); Elkton (about 500 feet away); Michael Rudulph (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mitchell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil County Doughboy Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Dwelling is now the home of American Legion Post 15 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
3. Dwelling is now the home of American Legion Post 15
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,729 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 6, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 25, 2022