Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Striking a Blow
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Principio began operation in 1725 and by 1727 had Maryland's first blast furnace and refinery forge. By 1796 it supplied cannon for the U.S. Navy and privateers. A newspaper reported: "It is not improbable that this Furnace is the object of the enemy's approach to (the) neighborhood."
"The Cecil or Principio Foundery...was one of the most valuable Works of the Kind in America, the Destruction of it...will I trust prove of much national Importance."
British Rear Adm. George Cockburn to Adm. John B. Warren, May 3, 1813
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 34.605′ N, 76° 1.999′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.2 miles east of Jackson Station 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. The Principio Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookland (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Perryville Mule School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Revered Son (approx. 2.7 miles away); Explore the Chesapeake (approx. 2.7 miles away); Perryville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rodgers Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.