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

Sassafras River

 
 
Sassafras River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Sassafras River Marker
Inscription.  Discovered and explored by Capt. John Smith 1607–1609 who named it Tockwough River after the tribe of Indians who inhabited its banks. Tockwough was the original Indian name for Sassafras, a root from which they made a form of bread.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 21.916′ N, 75° 52.989′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling south. At entrance to Sassafras River Bridge, which connects Cecil and Kent counties. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fort Duffy (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daring to Resist (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown, Maryland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mistress Kitty Knight (approx. 0.3 miles
Full view of marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Full view of marker
away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 1.7 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 1.8 miles away); Founded on Friendship (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Sassafras River. The Sassafras River separates Cecil and Kent Counties.
 
Sassafras River Draw Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
3. Sassafras River Draw Bridge
Plaques mounted on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
4. Plaques mounted on the marker
Sassafras River Bridge, 1987 •and• Sassafras River Bridge, Rebuilt 1917–1918.
View of Sassafras River image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
5. View of Sassafras River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,675 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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