Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
War in the Chesapeake
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.
Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail
Pride of Baltimore II, reproduction 1812 schooner
The Final Stand at Bladensburg, MD, 24 August 1814 by Charles Waterhouse
Erected 2013 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 State Park Rd, Montross VA 22520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tempting Target (here, next to this marker); A Testament to Craftsmanship (approx. 0.6 miles away); Putting the Potomac on the Map (approx. Ύ mile away); Dividends for the Future (approx. Ύ mile away); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Westmoreland State Park (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
3. Westmoreland State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.