Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN
Born near this site Jan. 5, 1779, his heroic exploits in Tripolitan Wars earned him his captain's commission in 1804. Commanded the "United States" and appointed commodore in War of 1812. Killed in duel at Bladensburg, Maryland, March 22, 1820.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1701.
Location. 38° 19.199′ N, 75° 12.754′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of US 113 and Tripoli Road, on the right when traveling north on US 113. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Decatur Anchor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ayres Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Globe Theater (approx. half a mile away); Renaissance Plaza (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Corp. Isaiah FassettSt. Martin's Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
Regarding Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN. The birthplace is now nearby Stephen Decatur Park
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur plaque at Stephen Decatur Park
Also see . . . Stephen Decatur. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on March 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.