Newburg in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Within a short distance from this point John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin crossed the Potomac in his historic flight.
Location. 38° 22.333′ N, 76° 58.97′ W. Marker is in Newburg, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Overlook Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburg MD 20664, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potomac Diversion (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cliffton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wolleston Manor (approx. 1.4 miles away); 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak (approx. 1.6 miles away); Crossing the Potomac Civil War Action At Mathias Point (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Keechland (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburg.
More about this marker. The marker (and Cliffton) no longer exist.
Regarding “Cliffton”. According to the report in the Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, "Clifton No. 2 was first identified in the early 1970's by J. Richard Rivoire just prior to the site's subdivision, now Clifton on the Potomac. At the time it was believed that this was the home of Josiah Fendall and plans were underway to convert the structure into a museum. Later research revealed that the existing 18th c. structure was likely built as a dependency for a much larger dwelling. After learning this, the building and its plans were abandoned leading to its eventual collapse in the mid-1980's."
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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