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Benedict in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benedict

 
 
Benedict Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, March 10, 2022
1. Benedict Marker
Inscription.  Benedict. Founded in 1683 as Benedict-Leonardtown. Here a vessel was constructed for Geo. Washington in 1760. In August, 1814, British troops under Gen. Ross landed near here for their march on the City of Washington.
 
Erected 1932 by “Charles Countians”.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 38° 30.957′ N, 76° 40.822′ W. Marker is in Benedict, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Frederick (Maryland Route 231) and Benedict Avenue-Mill Creek Road connector, on the right when traveling south on Prince Frederick. This marker is half a mile before (i.e. west of) the Patuxent River Bridge in a triangular parkway at the intersection--together with another marker that commemorates Camp Stanton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benedict MD 20612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Stanton (here, next to this marker); The British are Coming (approx.
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Photographed By Richard E. Miller, October 20, 2007
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0.4 miles away); British Have Landed (approx. 0.4 miles away); On This Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Enemy Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); British Vengeance (approx. one mile away); War of 1812 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benedict.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, National Park Service. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner Byway, Maryland Scenic Byways. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
3. Benedict, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
Benedict Marker as seen at Mill Creek Road / Benedict Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 4, 2010
3. Benedict Marker as seen at Mill Creek Road / Benedict Avenue
Benedict Marker shares location with Camp Stanton along State Road 231 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 4, 2010
4. Benedict Marker shares location with Camp Stanton along State Road 231
Benedict Marker and adjacent welcome sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, March 28, 2017
5. Benedict Marker and adjacent welcome sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,023 times since then and 206 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on April 17, 2022, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 1, 2022