Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812
—Fort Hollingsworth-Elk Landing —
“(The British) essayed to reach Elkton, but finding a (defensive chain) across the river and the little battery at the Landing…they retreated…”
Recollection of Judge Thomas J. Sample, February 24, 1872.
(Inscription beside the image in the bottom left)
Elkton was successfully defended thanks to Fort Hollingsworth and two earthworks downriver.
According to legend, the British bribed an enslaved woman, Hetty Boulden, to guide them overland to Elkton. Instead, she led them to Cedar Point where American fire from Fort Hollingsworth drove them off. Years later, Boulden’s obituary notes the incident.
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
Location. 39° 35.764′ N, 75° 50.419′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Landing Lane. Touch for map. The marker is on the lawn of the Elk Landing property between the Hollingsworth white house and the stone building. It faces to the area where Fort Hollingsworth was located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 590 Landing Lane, Elkton MD 21921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hollingsworth House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holly Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Fort Defiance (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Partridge Hill” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fighting Back (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.