Near Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Principio Company
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 34.627′ N, 76° 2.005′ W. Marker is near Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Principio Furnace Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.2 miles east of Jackson Station Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Striking a Blow (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookland (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Perryville Mule School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Explore the Chesapeake (approx. 2.7 miles away); Revered Son Perryville (approx. 2.7 miles away); “O! say can you seeÖ” (approx. 2.7 miles away); Maryland Women in Military Service Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Also see . . .
1. Principio. Historical Society of Cecil County article by Milt Diggins. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Principio Furnace. Picture and information on the Maryland Historic Trust website. (Submitted on September 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. The smelting stack at Principio Iron Furnace, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Chapter 6 of Bay Plain and Piedmont, A Landscape History of the Chesapeake Heartland from 1.3 Billion Years Ago to 2000 by the Chesapeake Bay Heritage Context Project, published in September 2000. See page 80 for a picture of one of Principioís smelting stacks. (Submitted on September 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Other Names
The Principio Company was also cited as Cecil Furnace and Hughes Ironworks on Navy Contracts. Several 24-pdr Navy Guns were delivered
— Submitted July 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,820 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.