Georgetown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Daring to Resist
Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
Residents of nearby Turner's Creek did not resist. The British spared the settlement, "leaving People of this Place well-pleased with the wisdom of their mod of receiving us."
"Yesterday I witnessed a scene that surpasses all description. It was the little villages of George and Fredericktown, nearly all in flames" -- Washington Daily National Intelligencer, May 14, 1813
Erected 2012 by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 21.709′ N, 75° 52.86′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Street Touch for map. Marker is along Queen Street, on the edge of the marina parking lot just north of the Kitty Knight House Inn at 14028 Augustine Herman Hwy, Galena, MD. Marker is in this post office area: Galena MD 21635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown, Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); A Heavy Price (within shouting distance of this marker); Mistress Kitty Knight (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sassafras River (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Duffy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 1½ miles away); Greenfield (approx. 2 miles away); Founded on Friendship (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These three markers deal with the British attack on Georgetown and Fredericktown in 1813
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then. Last updated on January 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.