“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harford County, Maryland

Clickable Map of Harford County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Harford County, MD (198) Baltimore County, MD (308) Cecil County, MD (181) Kent County, MD (100) Lancaster County, PA (460) York County, PA (382)  HarfordCounty(198) Harford County (198)  BaltimoreCounty(308) Baltimore County (308)  CecilCounty(181) Cecil County (181)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  LancasterCountyPennsylvania(460) Lancaster County (460)  YorkCounty(382) York County (382)
Bel Air is the county seat for Harford County
Adjacent to Harford County, Maryland
      Baltimore County (308)  
      Cecil County (181)  
      Kent County (100)  
      Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (460)  
      York County, Pennsylvania (382)  
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1Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — "O! say can you see…"Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of . . . Map (db m212530) HM
2Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed
Some 100 or 150 years ago, the watchman was protected from the weather by the shed that sat at the post road crossing of the north/southeast coast Washington to New York Highway, later known as route 7. When the crossing was closed the small . . . Map (db m146848) HM
3Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Aberdeen 9/11 Memorial
Memorial dedicated on September 11, 2013, by the Aberdeen Heritage Trust and City of Aberdeen This memorial is dedicated to the civilians, police, and firemen killed on September 11, 2001, in attacks on America. This piece of steel was . . . Map (db m190675) HM WM
4Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Aberdeen Proving Ground Four Miles
Military reservation of 55000 acres of land and water. The Ordnance Department, U. S. Army operates here; the Army Proving Ground for Arms, Ammunition and Automotive Equipment; the Ballistic Research Laboratory; the Ordnance School. Established 1917.Map (db m168227) HM
5Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Aberdeen Proving Ground Memorial
This monument stands as a tribute to the Department of Defense civilians, military service members, and support contractors of Aberdeen Proving Ground and the former Edgewood Arsenal who lost their lives during the conduct of their missions. We . . . Map (db m151980) WM
6Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Aberdeen Veterans Memorial
Dedicated May 30, 1975 In honor of all who serve honorably in the military forces of their country in wars declared or undeclared Erected by American Legion Post 128 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10028 Catholic War Veterans Post . . . Map (db m146931) WM
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7Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Colony of Maryland1634–1776
Maryland founded as a Proprietary Colony by Lord Baltimore, March 25, 1634. Religious toleration established by Act of Assembly, 1649. Mason-Dixon Line surveyed 1763-1767. The British Stamp Act repudiated, 1765. "Peggy Stewart" Tea Party, . . . Map (db m169062) HM
8Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — ENIAC
The first large-scale, general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer) was delivered to the U.S. Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, in 1947. Built by . . . Map (db m5434) HM
9Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Explore the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Reported missing
Explore the landscapes of the early 1600s along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities John Smith encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience . . . Map (db m212529) HM
10Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Great 8Named after the Ironman of baseball — Aberdeen, Maryland —
• August 10, 1981 – Cal Ripken, Jr. made his MLB debut for the Baltimore Orioles • October 16, 1983 – The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series — Cal records final out • September 6, 1995 – Cal . . . Map (db m183237) HM
11Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Hall’s Cross Roads
At intersection of Old Post Road (established 1666) and Bush Neck Road (1670) were a tavern and relay point for stagecoaches in 18th Century. In 1835 nearby stop on Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad was named for Aberdeen, Scotland, . . . Map (db m1258) HM
12Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — In memory of Ernie Tyler
Ernie Tyler was the umpire attendant for the Baltimore Orioles for 51 years. He worked 3,819 consecutive home games at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards. From opening day 1960 to July 27, 2007 Ernie ended his streak to attend Cal Ripken, Jr.'s . . . Map (db m183290) HM
13Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — James B. Baker House
[Top plaque:] 1896 Baker House [Center plaque:] This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Lower plaque:] . . . Map (db m138215) HM
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14Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Spesutia ChurchSt. George’s Parish — Episcopal —
Founded in 1671 at Gravelly, where original wooden structure no longer stands (about 2 miles southeast, on Aberdeen Proving Ground). Parish moved here in 1718. Present church, erected in 1851, is third on this site. Brick Vestry House here dates . . . Map (db m146952) HM
15Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — Spesutia P. E. ChurchOld Post Road — Established 1666 — Reported missing
Founded in 1671. First church erected at Gravelly near Michaelsville, the three succeeding churches erected on the present location, one mile south of this point. Colonial vestry house erected 1766.Map (db m146955) HM
16Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — State of Maryland1776–1964
General Washington resigned his commission at Annapolis, December 23, 1783. American Revolution officially ended by Congress meeting in Annapolis, January 14, 1783. District of Columbia given to Nation, 1791. Francis Scott Key wrote "The . . . Map (db m25) HM
17Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — This is a Section of “The General’s Highway”
Route of General Washington’s triumphant journey, December 3-23, 1783, New York to Annapolis, to resign as Commander-In-Chief of the first American Army Originally erected 1932 by Dorsey Chapter N.S.D.A.R. to commemorate . . . Map (db m145385) HM
18Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen Proving Ground — Site of Old Baltimorec. 1670
Here beside Bush River was county seat of Baltimore County, then largely wilderness including what is now Harford County. By 1676 Courthouse had been built. About ¼ mile south of surviving cemetery of Phillips family. (Here is buried Martha Paca . . . Map (db m149109) HM
19Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen Proving Ground — Spesutia Island
The name is derived from the Latin for Utie's Hope, a 2,300-acre manorial grant in 1661 to Col. Nathaniel Utie, for whom this island was surveyed in 1658. Settling here from Virginia, Utie traded with the Indians, became a member of the Maryland . . . Map (db m4707) HM
20Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — "The Bush Declaration"Harford Town
County seat of Harford County from its origin March, 1774, until March, 1783. Here the first Declaration of Independence ever adopted by an organized body of men duly elected by the people was proclaimed on March 22, 1775.Map (db m129963) HM
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21Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — “Constant Friendship”Acqurired 1761 by Colonel Thomas White — (1704 - 1779) —
Largest colonial landowner in this part of Maryland. Deputy Surveyor-General of Baltimore (then including Harford) County. Father of Bishop William White, first presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Chaplain of the Continental Congress.Map (db m1281) HM
22Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith in 1608 ascended this river to this point. On his map he called it after his home in England “Willowbyes Flu” or river. Now Bush River.Map (db m1229) HM
23Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Cokesbury CollegeOld Post Road — Established 1666 — Reported missing
The first Methodist college in the world established at Abingdon June 5, 1785 by Bishops Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury. Destroyed by fire December 4, 1796. Located 175 yards east of this point.Map (db m212464) HM
24Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Cokesbury College
First Methodist college in the world. Planned at Christmas conference. Named for Bishops Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury, corner stone laid on this site June 5, 1785 by Asbury. Classes begun 1787. Burned December 4,1795. Monument dedicated 1968.Map (db m212465) HM
25Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Gov. William PacaOld Post Road — Established 1666 —
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799.Map (db m129956) HM
26Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Harford Townor Bush
The French Troops of Count de Rochambeau in five divisions camped here at the end of August 1782—the 22nd camp on the return march from the Yorktown victory to the north.Map (db m1248) HM
27Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — Site of “Old Baltimore”
The first County Seat of Baltimore County, 1659 to 1700, was located on Bush River. In 1683 it was made a Port of Entry by the Maryland Assembly.Map (db m1230) HM
28Maryland, Harford County, Abingdon — This Tablet
This tablet marks the site of the building in which were held the Courts of Harford County from its organization in March 1774 until March 1783. In this house the Committee of Harford County held its meetings before and during the early years of . . . Map (db m1251) HM
29Maryland, Harford County, Aldino — Alfred B. HiltonMedal of Honor Recipient
After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, the U.S. Army recruited both free blacks and slaves. In August 1863, freedman Alfred B. Hilton and his brothers Aaron and Henry enlisted in the 4th U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) in Havre de . . . Map (db m191938) HM
30Maryland, Harford County, Aldino — Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park
Alfred Hilton lived at his father's farm on Gravel Hill Road until August 1863, when he enlisted in Company H., 4th United States Colored Troops. He fought with distinction in several engagements in Virginia. As the national Color Sergeant, he was . . . Map (db m101718) HM WM
31Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — "The Door"
The open door symbolizes the heritage of religious freedom granted to the colonial citizens of Maryland by Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore in 1657. His belief in such freedom inspired Maryland to become the first colony to create a . . . Map (db m159927) HM
32Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Bel AirCounty Seat of Harford County — Established 1783 —
Court House erected 1791. Burned and re-erected 1858. Enlarged 1904. Portraits of notable men born in Harford adorn court room, including Edwin Booth, who gave his first theatrical performance there.Map (db m1225) HM
33Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Bel AirSouthern Sympathizers Sought
On July 31, 1861, 300 men from the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry under Capt. Daniel Leasure marched into Bel Air to arrest Southern sympathizers and confiscate weapons from local militia units. The troops halted at the courthouse square, then dispersed . . . Map (db m156302) HM
34Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Built 1898 Liriodendron
A palladian-style summer home built for Dr. & Mrs. Howard A. Kelly. Now a multi-use historical cultural and educational center for Harford County. ←Map (db m159926) HM
35Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Daybreak by Richard Goldsborough Brink
Commemorating the local history of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad that traveled along this path connecting with the Spenceola CanneryCommissioned by The Harford County Cultural Arts BoardFunded through "Public Art Project Grant" Maryland . . . Map (db m96734) HM
36Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Frederick Ward Parkat Reckord Armory
Throughout his life, Frederick Y. Ward (1928-2009) demonstrated a commitment to Main Street and the Town of Bel Air. He was instrumental in pioneering the revitalization of Main Street and his company, Frederick Ward Associates, has been an integral . . . Map (db m162302) HM
37Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Heavenly Waters Cemetery
These crosses represent a small fraction of the people buried in this field. From the mid - 1800's through 1973, Harford County's poor, unknown and unwanted were laid to rest here.May they rest in peace.Map (db m117078) HM
38Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Hendon Hill Cemetery
Hendon Hill Cemetery is the resting place of African American Citizens of Harford County. These individuals include civil war soldiers, housekeepers, laborers, children and founding members of the American Legion, Post #55 in Bel Air In . . . Map (db m187817) HM
39Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Historic Bel Air
Marker features an aerial view and 11 photos. Aerial Photo 13 Aerial photograph of Bel Air taken in 1964 showing the location of the old racetrack, construction of the bypass and John Carroll. MD Route 24 and the Harford Mall are not yet . . . Map (db m104816) HM
40Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Historic Bel Air
Walking Tour North (60 min) 1. Bel Air Methodist Episcopal Church, 20 North Main Street Originally constructed in 1888 using a standard catalog plan for Methodist churches, this impressive structure was transferred to the County . . . Map (db m104847) HM
41Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — In Grateful Recognition
In Grateful Recognition of Those Men and Women From Harford County Who Gave Their Lives in the Wartime Service of Their Country World War I Cpl Maurice L. Abbott • Pvt. James Alley • Pvt Everett F. Asher • Pvt Okey R. Chenoweth • Prv. . . . Map (db m101857) WM
42Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Ma & Pa Heritage Trail
In 1994, Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation helped to found the MA & PA Heritage Trail, Inc. to revitalize the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad into a pedestrian greenway that will ultimately stretch from Fallston to Forest Hill.Map (db m96741) HM
43Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — MA & PA Heritage Trail
The History of the MA & PA Trail The MA & PA Railroad stretched between Baltimore at North Avenue & Howard Streets, on to Towson, through Long Green Valley into Harford County. It ended at Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Even by the . . . Map (db m104553) HM
44Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Ma & Pa Heritage Trail
The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad was established in 1901. The route meandered 77 miles over 111 bridges and through 58 stations to connect Baltimore, MD and York, PA. The trail carried passengers and freight including slate products, coal, . . . Map (db m176089) HM
45Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Ma & Pa Railroad
At the very spot where you're standing, Harford County's past and present converge in an exciting way! The Ma and Pa Railroad, which is short for Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, was at one time an integral part of Harford County's . . . Map (db m97824) HM
46Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — MA and PA Heritage Trail
The Liriodendron mansion was built in 1898 as a summer home away from the heat of the Kellys’ Mount Vernon home. The mansion was named after the tulip poplar trees that shade the 200-acre grounds. The Kelly family lived in the mansion until the . . . Map (db m173896) HM
47Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad
Post card image of the Bel Air station circa 1907. The 77.2 mile route of the Ma & Pa ran from Baltimore to York. While significantly longer than other railroads, the Ma & Pa passed through the center of Harford County. This is the . . . Map (db m173926) HM
48Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Medical HallTwo miles north of this point
Birthplace and home of Dr. John Archer, 1741-1810. First gradate of medicine in America, signer of the Bush Declaration March 22, 1775. Member of Congress 1802. One of the founder of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. Father of five . . . Map (db m1236) HM
49Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Harford County
Sacred to the memory of the men of Harford County who made the supreme sacrifice during the World War. Corporal Maurice L. Abbott Dec. 18th, 1918 • Private James Alley Jul. 18th, 1918 • Private Everett Fred Asbury Nov. 10th, 1918 • Sergeant Major . . . Map (db m159928) WM
50Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Saint Ignatius ChurchHickory, Maryland
Oldest Roman Catholic Church in continuous use in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Completed in 1792 by Sylvester Boarman, S.J., while in charge of the nearby Jesuit Mansion of St. Joseph at Priest’s Ford. Early pastors of the church served Charles . . . Map (db m1254) HM
51Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Springhouse
The slate-roofed stone building at the bottom of the hill is a springhouse. It was built in the early 19th century to protect a source of drinking water for the people living in the house on the hill. Archer Hays had the house built in 1808, and the . . . Map (db m177536) HM
52Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Springhouse
Solid wooden beams frame and support the slate roof The windows with louvered covers allow fresh air to circulate Sturdy shelf for items that need not be kept as cold Thick stone walls built into side of the hill protect the water source . . . Map (db m177537) HM
53Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — The Hays HouseBuilt 1788
One of the earliest buildings in Bel Air. Enlarged in 1814 by Thomas A. Hays (1780–1861), an attorney, landowner and entrepreneur. Moved to present location in 1960. Retains original interior features and woodwork, weatherboard and shutters.Map (db m159925) HM
54Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — The Norris House1914
Typical of workingmen's housing, the Norris House follows the "Shotgun" plan with the rooms in a straight line front to rear and has been designated an historic landmark by the Bel Air Historic Preservation Commission.Map (db m162311) HM
55Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Tudor Hall
The home of the noted actor Junius Brutus Booth, the elder. Birthplace of his children. His son Edwin Booth was born here November 13, 1833.Map (db m1216) HM
56Maryland, Harford County, Bel Air — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to former Harford County Public School students who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our countryMap (db m162297) WM
57Maryland, Harford County, Belcamp — Sophia’s Dairy(Probably Sophia’s Dowry)
Left by Captain Hall of Cranberry in 1737 to his daughter Sophia, who married Colonel Thomas White, father of Bishop William White of Philadelphia, Mrs. Robert Morris and Sophia, who married Aquilla Hall. He built this house in 1768, one of the . . . Map (db m1261) HM
58Maryland, Harford County, Churchville — Calvary United Methodist Church
Established in 1821 by Richard Webster and in continuous use, the Calvary United Methodist Church is a rare example of an early Methodist Meeting House. It is constructed of stone from a local quarry and retains its original floor plan, including a . . . Map (db m1490) HM
59Maryland, Harford County, Churchville — Church of the Holy Trinity
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Property by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m68412) HM
60Maryland, Harford County, Churchville — ChurchvilleFormerly called "Lower Cross Roads"
Council of Safety met here 5 April 1775. Considered as site for county seat 1781 George Washington passed 6 May 1775 on way to be made Commander-in-Chief of Army Lafayette and his troops marched past 15 April 1781 on the way to . . . Map (db m1243) HM
61Maryland, Harford County, Churchville — Churchville Presbyterian Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m64909) HM
62Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — “Indian Spring”
Count de Rochambeau’s heavy artillery and baggage train camped near this point September 10, 1781. After fording the Susquehanna River at Bald Friar they proceeded to Bush to join the main troops.Map (db m1283) HM
63Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — Berkley Crossroads
A hamlet settled in the late eighteenth century by free blacks and whites. The Hosanna School, built in 1867, was Harford County's first public school for African Americans. Travelers, local farms, and industries such as milling, mining, quarrying, . . . Map (db m143953) HM
64Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — Conowingo
An Indian name meaning “at the falls.” Captain John Smith ascended the Susquehanna River in 1608, to the head of tidewater. He named the first rapids “Smiths Falls.”Map (db m1240) HM
65Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — Keziah's Diary
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior 1810Map (db m94509) HM
66Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House
Had Lafayette failed in quelling the mutiny of his troops here on Friday, April 13, 1781, the Battle of Yorktown might never have been fought.Map (db m1286) HM
67Maryland, Harford County, Darlington — Susquehanna River fishingFish
The Susquehanna River is regarded as one of the best fishing grounds along the East Coast. The three most sought after freshwater fish in the Susquehanna River are the Smallmouth bass, the Largemouth bass, and the Channel catfish. Smallmouth . . . Map (db m179402) HM
68Maryland, Harford County, Fallston — Annie McGann Cumpston1/7/97 - 3/23/03
Annie was a six year old child who was killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street with her family as they left the Circus. She was known as "Momma Annie" since she always cared for others before herself. Annie loved everyone and everyone . . . Map (db m13263) HM
69Maryland, Harford County, Forest Hill — Ma & Pa Station - Forest Hill(circa 1914) — Mile Post 30.3 —
Railroad service came to Forest Hill circa 1883, when the Maryland Central Railroad laid narrow gauge track from Baltimore to Delta, PA. The MCR suffered financial difficulties and emerged as the Maryland Central Railway Company in 1888. Interested . . . Map (db m187768) HM
70Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — "Dream Race at the Graw"Mural by Ezra Berger - Original Painting by by Bill Watson (Shown Above)
The Havre de Grace Racetrack was a horse racing track on Post Road in Havre de Grace which operated from August 24, 1912 to 1950. Nicknamed "The Graw," it was owned by the Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association and also by the notorious . . . Map (db m211095) HM
71Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — "O! say can you see…"Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of . . . Map (db m152380) HM
72Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — "The People of Havre de Grace"Mural by Shawn Forton
Susquehannock Indians The Susquehannock Indians controlled the upper tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. John Smith was the first European to encounter them when he explored the Upper Bay in 1608. He described them as "a most noble and . . . Map (db m188475) HM
73Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — A Crucial ConnectionWetlands are the vital link between land and water.
Wetlands are a beautiful place to visit. Brightly colored flowers and a variety of birds are just some of the wonderful things to see in a wetland. Water rushes off the land in a storm. When the water reaches the wetlands, plants help to . . . Map (db m164225) HM
74Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — A Perfect Location
Prior to roads and rails, water was the most significant transportation mode in the growth of our nation's emerging economy. Situated at the juncture of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, the town of Havre de Grace grew and prospered. . . . Map (db m163126) HM
75Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Adding On
Concord Point, like all lighthouses, was run by the United States Lighthouse Establishment (LHE). All building projects were approved and paid for by the LHE. Several outbuildings were added to the Keeper's House property including a well in . . . Map (db m164220) HM
76Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Adding On Reported missing
Several outbuildings were added to the property after the initial construction of the Keeper’s House. A well was dug in 1827 and research indicated that a pump was installed to draw water. The pump house was added over the well in 1851. This . . . Map (db m165843) HM
77Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Aids to Navigation Fog Bell
A fog bell is a type of fog signal that uses sound, in this case the rhythmic clanging of a very loud bell, to warn vessels of navigational hazards, or boats of the presence of other vessels in foggy conditions. The term is most often used in . . . Map (db m164296) HM
78Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — American Legion Post No. 47
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79Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — America's 25th Earth Day
On this site President William J. Clinton and Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. delivered addresses in celebration of America's 25th Earth Day April 21, 1995Map (db m163665) HM
80Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — AnchorsMaritime Museum
An anchor is used to hold a boat or other floating object in position, and prevent it from drifting. Ancient anchors were simply a heavy rock dropped into the water at the end of a rope tied to the boat. Since the 19th century, anchors have been . . . Map (db m138212) HM
81Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Attack at FrenchtownStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Frenchtown, on the Elk River, was struck on the morning of April 29, 1813. Rear Admiral Cockburn attempted a surprise attack and was greeted with a barrage from the town's battery. The guns had little effect and the British landed and burned the . . . Map (db m162134) HM
82Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Birds by the Bay
Herons, ducks, and geese gather along the shores and on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A Great Blue heron has caught a fish to eat. Who is this? Domesticated geese are not native to this area. They are from Europe and Asia. The geese probably . . . Map (db m163991) HM
83Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — British LandingStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The town's defenders -- numbering about 20 -- failed to prevent some 400 British troops from coming ashore May 3, 1813. A gun battery, probably located north of where the lighthouse now stands, was manned single-handedly by John . . . Map (db m163660) HM
84Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Cal Rodgers
The first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S. September 17, 1911Map (db m211102) HM
85Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Canal Lock #9
Lock #9 at Lapidum was one of 29 numbered locks on the 45-mile-long Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal. From 1839 until 1894, the canal was a major route for commerce between central Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay. The locks were used to raise canal . . . Map (db m213923) HM
86Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Capt. Anthony J. Synodinos & 1st Lt. Edward G. Conrad,Civil Air Patrol
In memory of Capt. Anthony J. Synodinos, CAP Chaplain (1 Lt.) Edward G. Conrad, CAP They died April 6, 1954, in an airplane crash off this point while performing a search and rescue mission. Service like theirs with thoughts more for . . . Map (db m36897) HM
87Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Carter-Archer HouseGen. James J. Archer Birthplace
James J. Archer was born here at the Carter-Archer house on December 18, 1817, the eighth of John and Ann Stump Archer's eleven children. James Archer graduated Princeton in 1835, attended Bacon College in Kentucky, and studied law at the University . . . Map (db m184309) HM
88Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Concord Point Light Station
Built in 1827 of Port Deposit granite by local contractor John Donahoo, who built thirteen of the earliest lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay. Originally lit with 9 whale oil lamps; a Fresnel lens was installed in 1854. The first keeper, John . . . Map (db m137129) HM
89Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Concord Point LighthouseHavre de Grace, Md. Reported missing
Erected at the mouth of the Susquehanna River in 1827, it is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation in the United States. Now under automatic control, it was manned by the O’neill Family until 1928. John O’neill was named as the first . . . Map (db m165000) HM
90Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds
The original property for the lighthouse Keeper's House included the entire block bounded by Concord Street to the east, Lafayette Street to the south, Alliance Street to the north and Young Street to the west. A fence surrounding the property . . . Map (db m164959) HM
91Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Count Rochambeau’s TroopsOld Post Road — Established 1666 —
Count Rochambeau’s troops camped here September 9, 1781 after having crossed the Susquehanna River on their way to the siege of Yorktown, VA.Map (db m146941) HM
92Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Dangerous Waters
On the point where the mighty Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay stands the lighthouse that protected vessels from dangerous waters for 148 years. Built in 1827 to protect vessels from dangerous shoals and currents at the mouth of the . . . Map (db m164071) HM
93Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Dedicated in Honor
Dedicated in Honor of the men and women of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace, Maryland who have served our nation in times of peace and war. We will not forget your sacrifice and courage. "Greater love hath no man than this, . . . Map (db m162123) WM
94Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Deep RootsNow, you can enjoy the farm.
Brother's Lot, Wilton Farm, Greenway Farm, Allenwood Farm. Swan Harbor - many different names, many different families, each calling this farm home. It began in 1659 when Colonial Nathaniel Utie received a land grant from Lord Baltimore for a . . . Map (db m213680) HM
95Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Did you Know?
Prior to the building of the Conowingo Dam in 1928, this area flooded every spring when the snow melted. Light keepers used a boat to go from the house to the lighthouse in order to light the lamps. Raised wooden walkways were constructed . . . Map (db m164989) HM
96Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Did You Know?Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property 1827-1920 Reported missing
This area has always been susceptible to flooding. Several times throughout the year, the entire property would have been under water. There are reports of light keepers taking a boat from the house to the lighthouse in order to light the . . . Map (db m165844) HM
97Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Enjoy the Havre de Grace Promenade
Stroll along our boardwalk, stop and listen to the ducks splashing in the water, feel the bay breeze on your cheek, and search the horizon for boats drifting on the water.Map (db m9705) HM
98Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Ernest Burke
On June 26th, 1924, Ernest Burke was born into the well-respected Burke family of Havre de Grace, MD. Ten years later, the death of both parents, the Depression, and regulation on the poor found him homeless. Recognizing Ernest's physical . . . Map (db m189750) HM
99Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Explore Your Chesapeake
Welcome to the Chesapeake region, a place that celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Discover our proud traditions and precious resources at Chesapeake Bay Gateways. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network . . . Map (db m213916) HM
100Maryland, Harford County, Havre de Grace — Flag Pole Memorial
This Flag Pole Memorial Dedicated May 29, 1995 to All War Veterans U.S. World War 1917 - 1918 POW — MIA U.S. Veteran Republic of Vietnam Service . . . Map (db m166323) WM

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