Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
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]
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: Agriculture • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1813.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 11 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 Woodland Park, 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.