Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Perfect Location
Situated at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, the town of Havre de Grace grew and prospered.
Blessed with good geography, Havre de Grace was destined to become a hub of local transportation and commercial activity. Old Post Road, also known as Route 7, was the original overland link between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The ferry used to cross the river was located at Havre de Grace. The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal, which was used to move goods from the interior of Pennsylvania down to the urban areas of Maryland, terminated at Havre de Grace. The original rail line for this area also moved rail cars across the river by ferry here.
A rich maritime heritage developed as a result of the convergence of the Susquehanna River, the Chesapeake Bay, Old Post Road, and the rail lines, all of which intersected at Havre de Grace. The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum incorporated in 1988 as a non-profit organization is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of this Maritime heritage.
Location. 39° 32.416′ N, 76° 5.154′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from Commerce Street. Marker is on the Havre de Grace Promenade, a board walk from Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park to the Havre de Grace Lighthouse. 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. Nun Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Aids to Navigation Fog Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); A Crucial Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchors (within shouting distance of this marker); Hero's Reward (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pensell Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Our Wetland Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Walking tour of Havre de Grace Promenade
Also see . . . Havre de Grace Maritime Museum website . (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.