“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

War in the Chesapeake

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

War in the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, May 17, 2014
1. War in the Chesapeake Marker
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The events in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.

Though there was no clear victor at the end of the war, the United States protected its democracy and emerged with heightened stature on the world stage.

Explore this pivotal time in American history along the Star-Spangled Banner National
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 36.471′ N, 75° 49.782′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting Back (here, next to this marker); "O! say can you see..." (here, next to this marker); Elkton

Elkton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 29, 2007
2. Elkton Town Hall
(a few steps from this marker); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Partridge Hill” (about 500 feet away); Mitchell House (about 600 feet away); Cecil County Doughboy Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Holly Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Categories. War of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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