Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
“Point Patience…is the place of general rendezvous for the enemy’s fleet…”
-Baltimore Federal Republican, July 16, 1814.
The British raided Point Patience on June 26, 1814, destroying the home of Dr. William D. Somervell. Similar actions up and down the river caused many inhabitants to oppose the war. Some prohibited American forces from stationing at their farms, knowing the militia could not provide security.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 19.763′ N, 76° 28.104′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Thomas Johnson Road. Touch for map. The marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvert County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perils along the Patuxent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marine Railway Gears (approx. ¼ mile away); Menace on the Horizon (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. 0.3 miles away); Solomon's Island (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.