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Georgetown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mistress Kitty Knight

 
 
Mistress Kitty Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
1. Mistress Kitty Knight Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor of
Mistress Kitty Knight
Revolutionary Belle and Beauty
A Friend of General George Washington
When the British burned Georgetown in 1813
Her Heroic Efforts Saved this
House which later became her home.

Placed by
London Bridge Chapter D.A.R.

 
Erected by London Bridge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.661′ N, 75° 52.814′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Maryland Route 213, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14028 Augustine Herman Hwy, Georgetown MD 21930, 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. Georgetown, Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); Daring to Resist (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Heavy Price
Mistress Kitty Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
2. Mistress Kitty Knight Marker
(about 600 feet away); Sassafras River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Duffy (approx. half a mile away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 1.4 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 2 miles away); Founded on Friendship (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These three markers discuss the British attack on Georgetown and Fredericktown in 1813
 
Kitty Knight House Inn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
3. Kitty Knight House Inn
Mistress Kitty Knight image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
4. Mistress Kitty Knight
Marcy Dunn's picture of the ghost of Kitty Knight at the Kitty Knight House Inn hangs in the dining room.
Kitty Knight House Inn sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2012
5. Kitty Knight House Inn sign
Mistress Kitty Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., September 1, 2020
6. Mistress Kitty Knight Marker
On the left chimney is "KK", not seen in photo 3. In photos 1-3, view is south, and route 213 is off camera to left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2013. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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