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

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, May 17, 2014
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.

Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 39° 36.471′ N, 75° 49.782′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street (Maryland Route 268), on

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the left when traveling east on Main Street. This marker is part of a 3-sided structure (War in the Chesapeake; Fighting Back; "O! say can you see..."), with War in the Chesapeake being the one visible to traveler on Main Street. The marker is at NE corner of the intersection. 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..." (here, next to this marker); Fighting Back (here, next to this marker); Elkton (a few steps from this marker); Cecil Whig (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Rudulph (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (about 400 feet away); Mitchell House (about 500 feet away); “Partridge Hill” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Elkton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, June 29, 2007
2. Elkton Town Hall
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 29, 2024