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

Site of Fort Hollingsworth

 
 
Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 29, 2006
1. Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker
Inscription.  About three tenths mile south at Elk Landing, American forces here and at Fort Defiance, about one mile below on Elk River, repulsed the British under Admiral Cockburn in their attempt to capture Elkton, April 29, 1813.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1998.
 
Location. 39° 35.94′ N, 75° 50.416′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Landing Lane and Oldfield Point Road when traveling east on Landing Lane. 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. Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carriage Steps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollingsworth House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Deibert and E. Deibert Bros. Barge Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native Americans in the 1600's
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Strong Defense (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been turned and is pointing in the wrong direction. Elk Landing is at the end of Landing Lane, approximately .3 miles straight ahead.
 
Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 5, 2022
2. Site of Fort Hollingsworth Marker
Hollingsworth House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
3. Hollingsworth House
About 1750, Zebulon Hollingsworth built the approximately 30 by 30-foot left hand section as a brick two story dwelling. In the mid 1800's it was gutted by fire and rebuilt as three stories with a low pitched roof. Also, the two story right hand side addition was added and the entire structure stuccoed. Renovation is being supported by Associated Cecil Endeavors.
Stone Dwelling at Elk Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
4. Stone Dwelling at Elk Landing
The entire area is being restored and is closed at present. It will eventually be an interpretive living history museum with a rebuilt fort. The property is operated and managed by The Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,406 times since then and 155 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 6, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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