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Warwick in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Rumsey

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
1. JAMES RUMSEY Marker
Inscription. The inventor of the steam boat was born 1743 two miles north of this point in “Middle Neck”. George Washington showed much interest in Rumsey’s experiments and made him superintendent of “The Potomac Company.”
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 25.153′ N, 75° 46.49′ W. Marker is in Warwick, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Cecilton-Warwick Road (Maryland Route 282) and Sandy Branch Road on Cecilton-Warwick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warwick MD 21912, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Xavier Church (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonists' Wrought Iron Cross (approx. 2 miles away); “Worsell Mannor” (approx. 3 miles away); Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. (approx. 3½ miles away in Delaware); Three Welsh Members (approx. 3½ miles away in Delaware); This Tree Was Living When William Penn Came to Pennsylvania (approx. 3½ miles away in Delaware); Old St. Anne's (approx. 3½ miles away in Delaware). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,795 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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