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

Hilltop View

Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
1. Hilltop View Marker
Inscription.  Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of both towns.

The observers here were probably tenant farmers. Mount Harmon’s widowed owner, Mary Louttit George, had moved to Wilmington before the war.

“For Sale: Mount Harmon, containing four hundred and seven acres…the neighborhood pleasant in its prospect of the river, and the high banks render the situation beautiful.”
-Poulson’s American Daily Adventiser, June 29, 1815.

[Inscription below the map in the upper left]
Mount Harmon was called “World's End” when Emanuel Bowen created this map in 1752.
[further to right] Image / Maryland State Archives

[Inscriptions beside the image in the lower left]
Armed barges could navigate rivers better than ships.
British rocket launcher, 1827
Image / Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection
Brown University Library

[Inscription under the image

Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
2. Hilltop View Marker
The Sassafras River is in the background.
in the lower right]
Notable Neighbors
Mount Harmon was part of Cecil County’s agricultural economy, growing primarily wheat. Several neighbors participated in the war. Most notably, Brigadier General Thomas Marsh Forman, of neighboring Rose Hill, served at the Battle of Baltimore.

[Inscription under the image in the far right]
Rose Hill
Image / Maryland Historical Trust
 
Erected 2015 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 22.885′ N, 75° 56.487′ W. Marker is near Earleville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Mount Harmon Road. The marker is located on the property of Mount Harmon Plantation near the pond. Photo 6 is the view directly behind you as you face the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Mount Harmon Road, Earleville MD 21919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On the Wild Side (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Quest (about 500 feet away); Tobacco and Mount Harmon (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End

Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
3. Hilltop View Marker
Farmland-view from the back of the marker.
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Sassafras River (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s End (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plantation Life in the Colonial Era (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Earleville.
 
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
4. Hilltop View Marker
Hilltop View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
5. Hilltop View Marker
Mount Harmon Plantation mansion in the background as seen not far from the Hilltop marker.
Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
6. Mount Harmon Plantation Mansion from a distance
Mount Harmon Plantation marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
7. Mount Harmon Plantation marker
The above marker is on the highway at the entrance to the Plantation. This marker has previously been published on HMDB.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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