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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harford County, Maryland
Adjacent to Harford County, Maryland
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|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 the . . . — — Map (db m80609) HM|
|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|
|Military reservation of 55000 acres of land and water. The Ordinance Department, U. S. Army operates here; the Army Proving Ground for Arms, Ammunition and Automotive Equipment; the Ballistic Research Laboratory; the Ordinance School. Established . . . — — Map (db m1260) HM|
|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|
| Dedicated May 30, 1975
In honor of all who serve honorably
in the military forces of their
country in wars declared
American Legion Post 128
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10028
Catholic War Veterans Post . . . — — Map (db m146931) WM|
|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 m21) HM|
|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|
|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 the . . . — — Map (db m80611) HM|
|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|
This property has been
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
[Lower plaque:] . . . — — Map (db m138215) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Route of General Washington’s triumphant journey, December 3-23, 1783, New York to Annapolis, to resign as Commander-In-Chief of the first
Originally erected 1932 by Dorsey Chapter N.S.D.A.R. to commemorate . . . — — Map (db m145385) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 m149149) HM|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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 Grace. . . . — — Map (db m152377) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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 m96738) HM|
|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|
| 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|
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|
|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 m135070) HM|
|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 reason why it is often referred to as "Harford County's Railroad." . . . — — Map (db m96731) HM|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dedicated to former Harford County Public School students who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our country — — Map (db m162297) WM|
|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|
|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|
| This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Property by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m68412) HM|
|Council of Safety met here 5 April 1775. Considered as site for county seat 1781
passed 6 May 1775 on way to be made Commander-in-Chief of Army
and his troops marched past 15 April 1781 on the way to . . . — — Map (db m1243) HM|
|This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m64909) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior 1810 — — Map (db m94509) HM|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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 slow the . . . — — Map (db m164225) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
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| 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, 1995 — — Map (db m163665) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
This Flag Pole Memorial
May 29, 1995
All War Veterans
1917 - 1918
Service . . . — — Map (db m166323) WM|
| The monument is in tribute to and honors families who lost one or more loved ones serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The first panel depicts their homeland Harford County and Havre de Grace Maryland of the United States of . . . — — Map (db m164066) WM|
|Here on the morning of May 3, 1813, British Forces under Admiral Cockburn landed, sacked, and burned the town. The principal defenses were two small batteries on Concord Point. The “Potato Battery” on high ground, was manned to the last . . . — — Map (db m162149) HM|
|Havre de Grace- Early 1900's
Havre de Grace
Today sees the end of the year's spring racing in
Havre de Grace. The little Maryland town is ready to settle
baok into its wonted quiet after two weeks of feverish activity,
count its . . . — — Map (db m162608) HM|
|In operation from 1912 to 1950 and nicknamed “The Graw.” The Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association racetrack was one of four one-mile thoroughbred racecouses in Maryland and reflected Harford County’s status as a breeding center . . . — — Map (db m1269) HM|
| 1917 * This Memorial * 1918
erected by the citizens of Havre-de-Grace as an expression of gratitude to those of this community who served their country in the Great World War.
Lieut. Col. M. E. Tydings * Capt. Ira . . . — — Map (db m162112) HM|
|During World Wars I and II, home victory gardens were
promoted to support war efforts. Today, home agriculture
is a sensible and economical way to supplement the food
budget with fresh and healthy crops. This iconic garden
will supplement local . . . — — Map (db m164246) HM|
|John O'Neill led a futile defense when British raiders attacked Havre de Grace May 3, 1813. As other defenders fled, O'Neill briefly manned a cannon alone.
His courage earned O'Neill a presidential appointment as first keeper of the . . . — — Map (db m163824) HM|
|Five days before the 1813 attack on Havre de Grace, British ships anchored at Spesutia Island, just south of here. Island residents were "greatly terrified" upon their arrival, but were assured they would not be harmed. The Royal Navy used the . . . — — Map (db m161512) HM|
|As the British savagely burned the buildings in Havre de Grace during their morning attack May 3, 1813, the townspeople ran west for protection to a home that stood near this location. The home, known as Bloomsbury, was owned by Baltimore . . . — — Map (db m166381) HM|
|Instead of following the slope of the land, as rivers and streams do, a canal periodically takes a vertical step between long stretches of flat water. Locks were constructed at each vertical step to accomplish moving barges up and down between each . . . — — Map (db m164934) HM|
|The British fleet approached Havre de Grace at dawn on the morning of May 3, 1813 in small launches. Rear Admiral Cockburn favored attacking towns at first light. Havre de Grace residents awoke to the terrifying sounds of bombs exploding and rockets . . . — — Map (db m162135) HM|
| This cannon of the War of 1812 marks the site of the battery on Concord Point where John O'Neill 1769-1838 served the guns single handed during the British attack upon Havre de Grace May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured.
He was . . . — — Map (db m8182) HM|
|Each night he left his house to climb the 27 stairs and 6 rung iron ladder to the top of the lighthouse. And he did this three times a night to refill the oil that kept the light burning and the ships safe.
This is the house of the . . . — — Map (db m164072) HM|
|Havre de Grace resident John Donahoo constructed the
lighthouse Keeper's House with attached kitchen, as well as
the lighthouse in 1827. It was originally a one and half story
structure measuring 34 by 20 feet with two rooms and an
attached . . . — — Map (db m164975) HM|
|On July 29, 1825, General Lafayette visited Havre de Grace after he descended the Susquehanna River aboard the Steamboat Norfolk. — — Map (db m160215) HM|
|Ribbons of green along our shores... The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway connects natural and historical areas along both shores of the Susquehanna River. Havre de Grace is located on the southwest end of this greenway. Discover Havre . . . — — Map (db m9704) HM|
|Canvasback ducks float quietly on the water The hunter waits Flocks of ducks appear in the sky, cup their wings and drop down to the waiting canvasbacks The hunter's ploy has worked For it was not real canvasbacks that lured the ducks but well . . . — — Map (db m161524) HM|
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