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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Locust Point

 
 
Locust Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Locust Point Marker
Inscription. Established as a port of entry in 1706, this peninsula was originally known as Whetstone Point. Along this road in 1814, soldiers marched to the defense of Fort McHenry, nearby. Port facilities served as a Federal supply camp in the Civil War. Later received immigrant arrivals, and equipped “America’s Arsenal of Democracy” in World War II.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 16.116′ N, 76° 35.556′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Avenue and Towson Street, on the right when traveling east on Fort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locust Point Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Working Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Platt and Company Oyster Packers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Magazine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orpheus (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry (approx.
Locust Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 16, 2010
2. Locust Point Marker
0.7 miles away); Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Armistead (approx. ¾ mile away); Remember 1814 (approx. ¾ mile away); A Pivotal Battle (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraMilitaryWar of 1812War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Road to fort McHenry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 16, 2010
3. Road to fort McHenry
Looking east from the marker location in the direction of Fort McHenry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,134 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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