Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —
Parker’s squadron was still anchored off Rock Hall August 25 when the fierce storm that doused the smoldering Capitol Building and White House wreaked across the Bay. The British lost a supply of weapons when the vessel Mary capsized at Swan Point.
“The enemy passed…(Rock Hall) early in the morning up the bay, and proceeded above Pool’s Island, where they…sent their barge out in all directions, both in the Western and Eastern Shores.”
Baltimore Federal Gazette, July 15, 1814.
(Inscription under the image on the left)
Frigate HMS Menelaus by Lt. William Innes Pocock. Image/National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
(Inscription under the image in the upper right)
Peter Parker by John Hoppner, c. 1808-10. Image National Maritime
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
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 date for this entry is July 15, 1836.
Location. 39° 8.562′ N, 76° 15.102′ W. Marker is in Rock Hall, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Rock Hall Avenue. The marker is located on the grounds of the Osprey Point Inn*Restaurant*Marina. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hall MD 21661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gratitude (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bounty Below (approx. 0.6 miles away); Right Place, Right Time (approx. 0.6 miles away); Attracted By Bounty (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock Hall Landing (approx. ¾ mile away); Captain Lambert Wickes (approx. one mile away); Stanley B. Vansant Memorial (approx. one mile away); Rock Hall, Maryland (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hall.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 6. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.