Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Before dawn, August 2, 1813, British troops under Sir Charles James Napier landed here and after defeating the local militia seriously damaged the manor house and its contents before reembarking.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1658.
Location. 38° 59.511′ N, 76° 9.41′ W. Marker is in Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Embert Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Maryland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, 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. A different marker also named Bowlingly (a few steps from this marker); War in the Chesapeake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surprise at Queenstown (about 500 feet away); Colonial CourthouseQueenstown (about 600 feet away); “Lord’s Gift” (approx. half a mile away); St. Peter’s Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Slippery Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.