Aquasco in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brig Gen Leonard Covington
1768 - 1813
War of 1812 hero born at nearby Covington
Farm, Aquasco. Covington served in the
Maryland Senate (1802, 1807-1809) and U.S.
House of Representatives (1805-1807). Mortally
wounded on November 11, 1813, at the Battle of
Crysler's Farm, Ontario, he is buried ar Sackets
Harbor, New York. Over twenty-one American
cities, towns and counties are named for
Covington including Fort Covington, Baltimore,
which protected the flank of Fort McHenry.
Erected 2014 by Maryland Historic Trust, Maryland Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 35.115′ N, 76° 43.49′ W. Marker is in Aquasco, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Aquasco Road (Maryland Route 381) and St. Mary's Church Road on Aquasco Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aquasco MD 20608, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alarming Sight (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodville School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away); Warships and Raids Up in Flames (approx. 4.1 miles away); Enemy Camp (approx. 5 miles away); Solid Ground (approx. 5.2 miles away); Immanuel Church (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aquasco.
More about this marker. Aquasco is unincorporated.
Regarding Brig Gen Leonard Covington. After the Battle of Crysler's Farm, General Covington and the soldiers retreated to French Mills, NY on the Salmon River, where the general died on November 14. He was buried at Sackets Harbor in 1820. French Mills became Fort Covington in 1817.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Crysler's Farm 1813 and French Mills to where American forces retreated.
Also see . . .
1. Brigadier General Leonard Covington Roadside Marker 8 20 14 - You Tube. Marker dedication ceremony. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Covington, Leonard, (1768-1813) - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Leonard Covington - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
4. Battle of Crysler's Farm - Wikipedia. aka: Chrysler's Field (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.