Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway connects natural and historical areas along both shores of the Susquehanna River. Havre de Grace is located on the southwest end of this greenway.
Discover Havre de Grace
Stroll along our streets and enjoy our museums and shops.
The City of Havre de Grace has a rich history...
In the late 1700s a small town was forming at the junction of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. By 1798 the town had 40 homes and the name "Havre de Grace." In 1840 the town became known as an important commercial intersection for transporting goods and people. The city was a popular recreation destination in the early 1900s attracting the adventurous for waterfowl hunting, fishing and horse racing at "The Graw." Today, Havre de Grace remains a wonderful place to take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and visit museums, shops, restaurants, and numerous city festivals.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Environment Industry & Commerce • Natural Features • Notable Places • Political Subdivisions • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
Location. 39° 32.301′ N, 76° 5.327′ 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. Enjoy the Havre de Grace Promenade (here, next to this marker); Home Base (a few steps from this marker); State of Readiness (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Anthony J. Synodinos & 1st Lt. Edward G. Conrad, (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bayou (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Votes for Women (about 300 feet away); Invasion at Dawn (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
More about this marker. Marker contains a map of the Lower Susquehanna Greenway and a map of the City of 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 Tourism website. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.