Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The British then crossed into Cecil County and destroyed Principio Iron Works before re-boarding their ships the same day. The Principio Foundry produced cannon for Maryland privateers and the U.S. Navy. As "one of the most valuable Works of its Kind in America," it was an important British objective in the Upper Bay.
"The enemy robbed every house of everything valuable that could be carried away...and what they could not take conveniently they destroyed..."
- Eyewitness account in Baltimore Niles' Weekly Register, May 22, 1813
Nearby places to learn more about the War of 1812 in the Upper Bay:
Elkton Visitor Center - Information on Elk Landing, and the town that twice fended off the British
Rodgers Tavern, Perryville
Historic Elk Landing - Site of Fort Hollingsworth, a defensive earthwork that protected Elkton
Lower Susquehanna Scenic Byway - 33-mile driving route from Havre de Grace to Perryville, including the historic mill and recreational features at Susquehanna State Park
Havre de Grace Visitor Center - Information about local 1812 sites
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1901.
Location. 39° 32.92′ N, 76° 5.451′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pennington Avenue. Marker is at the Havre de Grace Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); "O! say can you see..." (here, next to this marker); "The People of Havre de Grace" (a few steps from this marker); No Respect (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Out of the Flames (about 500 feet away); Rochambeau Plaza (about 500 feet away); Matilda O'Neill Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Havre de Grace Graw (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.