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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Leonard Creek

Scene of naval battles during War of 1812

 
 
St. Leonard Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. St. Leonard Creek Marker
Inscription.  In June, 1814, Maryland's Commodore Joshua Barney commanded American flotilla of barges, gunboats and a sloop in attacks on superior British forces in Patuxent River and its tributary, St. Leonard Creek. After flotilla moved up Patuxent and was blockaded, British destroyed town of St. Leonard, then located here at head of creek, before proceeding to Washington, which they burned August 24.
 
Erected by Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 26.996′ N, 76° 29.637′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Parran Road and Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the right when traveling west on Parran Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlements (here, next to this marker); Brewhouse (here, next to this
Three Markers image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Three Markers
The St. Leonard Creek marker is one of three markers that stand next to each other at this intersection.
marker); St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Turning Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); Preston on Patuxent (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 3.3 miles away); Excavation Process Gathers the Most Information (approx. 3.4 miles away); Evidence Found in the Ground (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,385 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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