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

The Hermitage

 
 
The Hermitage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. The Hermitage Marker
Inscription.  Part of Friendship Tract and home of Robert Alexander, delegate to the Provincial Convention of 1774 and to the Continental Convention of 1776. On August 25, 1777, he was host to Washington here and three days later offered allegiance to British General Howe. A devoted Loyalist, he left his wife and lived in London until his death. His estate which included most of the present town of Elkton was confiscated and sold, but his wife retained this house.
 
Erected by Col. Henry Hollingsworth Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 39° 36.718′ N, 75° 49.263′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County
The Hermitage built 1736 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
2. The Hermitage built 1736
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. Marker is on Hermitage Drive, 0.2 miles north of East Main Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 Hermitage Dr, 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. Mitchell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (approx. half a mile away); Michael Rudulph (approx. half a mile away); Creswell Hall (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Elkton (approx. half a mile away); Fighting Back (approx. half a mile away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. half a mile away); "O! say can you see..." (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,410 times since then and 189 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Dec. 8, 2022