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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cecil County, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Cecil County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cecil County, MD (181) Harford County, MD (198) Kent County, MD (100) New Castle County, DE (633) Chester County, PA (292) Lancaster County, PA (431)  CecilCounty(181) Cecil County (181)  HarfordCounty(198) Harford County (198)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(633) New Castle County (633)  ChesterCountyPennsylvania(292) Chester County (292)  LancasterCounty(431) Lancaster County (431)
Elkton is the county seat for Cecil County
Adjacent to Cecil County, Maryland
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1Maryland, Cecil County, Calvert — Brick Meeting House
On Brick Meeting House Road, 0.2 miles west of Maryland Route 272, on the right when traveling west.
William Penn set aside lot no. 30 (500 acres) of the “Nottingham Lots” in 1702 for a “common” and site of a “meeting house” as a bold move in the boundary line dispute with Lord Baltimore. It has been continuously used since the first log meeting . . . Map (db m189238) HM
2Maryland, Cecil County, Calvert — Calvert Village
On Telegraph Road (Maryland Route 273) at Rosebank Road, on the right when traveling east on Telegraph Road.
40-acre grant from William Penn in 1701 on which present East Nottingham Friends Meeting House built, 1724, with stone addition completed in 1752. Used as American army hospital in 1778. Cross Keys Tavern, built in 1744, was mid-way on Old . . . Map (db m145437) HM
3Maryland, Cecil County, Cecilton — Founded on FriendshipChesapeake Country National Scenic Byway
On W. Main Street (Maryland Route 282) west of Bohemia Avenue (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling west.
The town of Cecilton owes its existence to Augustine Herman, a 1633 immigrant to America. A wealthy merchant, diplomat, cartographer, and explorer, he also proposed the creation of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal a century before it was . . . Map (db m155453) HM
4Maryland, Cecil County, Cecilton — Greenfield
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) 1 mile north of Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
Georgian Manor House, built in the mid 1700’s on a 750 acre tract patented to John and Mary Ward in 1674, is noted for its architectural purity, fine paneling and woodwork. The Ward burying ground nearby also contains graves of Lusbys and Pascaults, . . . Map (db m1569) HM
5Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Capt. Michael Rudulph
On Conestoga Street at Water Street, on the right on Conestoga Street.
During Revolutionary War this daring officer commanded Cecil County troop of Lee’s Legion, the Calvary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Lighthorse Harry)Lee. Near here in 1778 Rudulph is said to have led squad disguised as poultry peddlers who boarded . . . Map (db m144294) HM
6Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Charlestown
On Market Street at Bladen Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street.
Laid out and erected as a town by Act of Assembly in 1742 “there being as yet no such place settled at, or near the head of Chesapeake Bay". George Washington records many visits to Charlestown in his diary. He lodged here Aug. 10, . . . Map (db m144413) HM
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7Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
On Market Street, 0.1 miles east of Bladen Street, on the left.
Member of Council of Safety and courageous officer of the Maryland Line in Revolutionary War, native of Pennsylvania, Princeton graduate (1767) and lawyer. He settled in brick house near this site after his marriage in 1771 to Margaret Jane Peale. . . . Map (db m144223) HM
8Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Shrewd DecisionStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Conestoga Street east of Water Street.
Hard Pressed Militiamen were often assigned elsewhere, leaving hometown defense to those exempted from service due to age or infirmity. Outnumbered, and with limited artillery and ammunition, even the bravest defenders rarely rebuffed an . . . Map (db m79526) HM
9Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Site of Charlestown Wharf
On Conestoga Street at Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Conestoga Street.
Stone wharf and warehouse were built here by Decree of General Assembly in 1744. Remains of wharf can be seen. Officers' chests left behind by two Companies of Royal American Regiment quartered in winter of 1756-1757 were auctioned by town . . . Map (db m144287) HM
10Maryland, Cecil County, Charlestown — Susquehanna Manor(New Connaught Manor)
On Conestoga Street at Water Street, on the right on Conestoga Street. Reported damaged.
32,000 acres granted to George Talbot with Right of Court Baron and Court Leet June 11, 1680 Map (db m144293) HM
11Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — “Bohemia Mannor”
On MD 213, on the right when traveling south.
Granted 1662 as 4000 acres in the “farr remote, then unknown wilderness” to Augustine Herman, native of Bohemia, for “making a mapp of this province” regranted 1663 as 6000 acres erected a manor in 1676. Not open . . . Map (db m144305) HM
12Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — “Labadie Tract”Comprising 3750 Acres
On Cayots Corner Road (Maryland Route 310) 0.2 miles east of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213), on the left.
Obtained in 1684 from Augustine Herman by the religious sect called Labadists. Here they led an austere form of communistic life but disintegrated about 1698.Map (db m1566) HM
13Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — A Historic Hub of Commerce
On Bohemia Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Formerly known as the “Village of Bohemia,” Chesapeake City owes its existence to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. From the time work began on the canal in 1824, the village became a hub of activity and a thriving port, creating . . . Map (db m145256) HM
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14Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — CE 317 — Bayard-Bouchelle HouseCirca 1854 - 1858
On George Street (Maryland Route 286) just south of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south.
This house unites two of the best-known family names in Chesapeake City: the Bayards and the Bouchelles, both related to regional patron Augustine Herman. The property's earliest record is the April 1854 99-year lease of the "lot, buildings and . . . Map (db m189395) HM
15Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — Beck's Landing
On 2nd Street (Maryland Route 286) 0.1 miles Ferry Slip Road, on the right when traveling west.
Named after Mayor Cliff Beck (1996-2000) Funding has been provided by the Department of Natural Resources - Program Open Space Chesapeake City Ferry Service November 1942 - September 1949 Life in the town of Chesapeake City was . . . Map (db m145338) HM
16Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B104 — Brady-Rees HouseC. 1870
On Bohemia Avenue.
This house is the best representation of a Victorian Gothic style home in town. It is 5 bays wide with a beautifully etched transom light adorning the front entrance. Henry Brady owned the mule teams that pulled the barges through the canal. Being . . . Map (db m33589) HM
17Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — Byway Destinations / Chesapeake City
On Bohemia Avenue at 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on Bohemia Avenue.
Byway Destinations Few places portray the intimate connections between land and water better than Maryland's Eastern Shore. Each place has different stories to tell—present in the wetlands, wharves, fields, homes, . . . Map (db m189392) HM
18Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — C & D Canal
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) 0.2 miles north of Chesapeake City Bridge, on the right when traveling south.
Built 1824–1829 this former 13–5/8 mile long lock canal connected the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, nearby Chesapeake City was the canal’s western terminus and steadily grew in the mid to late 19th century serving canal traffic.Map (db m1563) HM
19Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — C&D Canal Museum
On Bethel Road.
(Side one) This is the liftwheel pumping plant of the original Chesapeake & Delaware canal. From 1837 to 1927 its engines provided water for navigation between Chesapeake City, Maryland and Delaware City, Delaware. The canal was purchased in . . . Map (db m145166) HM
20Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B206 — Capt. Colmary-Salmon HouseC. 1848
On Bohemia Avenue.
This home is architecturally important as it is one of two mid 19th century dwellings with Greek Revival overtones. These buildings being two rooms deep were pace setters for other buildings in town. Captain Abraham Colmary built this house in 1848 . . . Map (db m33578) HM
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21Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Tablet
On Bethel Road.
This tablet is erected by the proprietors of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, to commemorate its completion on the 17th of October, 1829; and to stand as a testimonial of their gratitude to James C. Fisher, President, and Thomas P. Cope, John K. . . . Map (db m145167) HM
22Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B19 — Cropper HouseC. 1833
On Bohemia Avenue.
Over the years this building has served many purposes. Originally the building was the home of captain Kendall Cropper in 1833 who, along with his three brothers, were instrumental in founding the town. Dr. Thomas Conrey was another early owner . . . Map (db m144511) HM
23Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B204 — Dr. Smithers' House c. 1848
On Bohemia Avenue.
Built by Firman Layman, this house is a prime example of original details from the late 1840's when the Greek Revival architecture was in vogue. Waitman Smithers, the toll collector and later superintendent of the C&D Canal, purchased the house in . . . Map (db m144506) HM
24Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B98 — Franklin HallC. 1870
On Bohemia Avenue near First Street, on the right when traveling north.
In Revolutionary times this site was occupied by the very popular Chick's Tavern, one of 2 buildings in Bohemia Village. In the 1800's the property was obtained by Thomas Conrey who constructed this Romanesque style building c. 1870 using locally . . . Map (db m144507) HM
25Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — From Creek to Canal
On George Street.
Would you believe that the impressive stretch of water before you was once a creek? As early as the 17th century, settlers to the New World realized that the nation’s growth would depend upon transportation of goods by land and water. . . . Map (db m144763) HM
26Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — From Creek to Canal
On Ben Cardin C&D Canal Trail at Lock Street, on the right when traveling east on Ben Cardin C&D Canal Trail.
Would you believe that the impressive stretch of water before you was once a creek? As early as the 17th century, settlers to the New World realized that the nation's growth would depend upon transportation of goods by land and water. . . . Map (db m189390) HM
27Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — C220 — Gassaway HouseC. 1860
On Charles Street, on the left when traveling south.
The original lease for this property dated October 4, 1856 given to Henry Robinson. Robert & Evelyn Gassaway resided in and owned the property in the 1970's. Mr. Gassaway became the first African American mayor elected to that office by 80 percent . . . Map (db m145169) HM
28Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G406 — Jennie Whiteoak HouseC. 1864
On George Street, on the right when traveling north.
This home is recognized for having the "Dunnage" or scrap wood that was removed from passing ships and used as siding. Also called the Reeves House as Pop Reeve's lived here from 1951 to 1985. A complete restoration in the early 1990's brought this . . . Map (db m145126) HM
29Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B224 — Karsner-Wilsey House/OfficeC. 1884
On Bohemia Avenue.
Like it's neighbors this house is 3 story, 3 bay frame dwelling with a rear wing. Standing on a stone foundation, it is covered with weather-boards. Dr. William C. Karsner built this home c. 1884. He served the people of . . . Map (db m33574) HM
30Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G111 — Kinter-Metz House1854
On George Street.
Thomas Conrey probably had this house built around 1854 with lumber from his mill. In 1876 it came into the possession of Jacob Metz and his wife, Sarah. Mr. Metz was a blacksmith with a business on the corner of Front Street and William Street. . . . Map (db m33563) HM
31Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — Long Bridge
On Bohemia Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
A section of this fence was originally a railing on both sides of the "Long Bridge". this steel bridge, pictured here in 1906 was a center-pivot span, operated manually with a large crank. It connected City Dock (now Pell Gardens) to the Causeway . . . Map (db m145168) HM
32Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G400 — McReynolds-Woods HouseC. 1870
On George Street at Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north on George Street.
This home was occupied by several notable people over the years. The bridge tender for the long bridge, Mr. Hevelow, used the railing from the bridge to fence in the yard. Capt. Ed Sheridan operated the ferry which would transverse the canal, until . . . Map (db m145125) HM
33Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B109 — National Bank of Chesapeake CityC. 1903
On Bohemia Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
The National Bank of Chesapeake City was built in 1903 by the John Banks family. The exterior is Port Deposit granite and the interior still houses the original bank vault and tin ceilings. This massive granite building is two bays wide and three . . . Map (db m144825) HM
34Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — Pell Gardens1982
On Bohemia Avenue.
Pell Gardens was dedicated in October of 1982 to honor Dr. Walden Pell who with his wife Edith were instrumental in the early restoration of town buildings and establishing the Civic Association, both in the 1970s. Dr. Pell was headmaster of St. . . . Map (db m33592) HM
35Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B208 — Sarah Beaston HouseC. 1848
On Bohemia Avenue.
Sarah Beaston was a prominent business person in Chesapeake city (Bohemia Village) in the early 1800's. she had this house built circa 1848 as her retirement home. Previously, she owned and operated the Bayard House, having sold it to Richard Bayard . . . Map (db m33576) HM
36Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G221 — Savin-Conrey House 1848
On George Street, on the left when traveling north.
This building has been greatly altered since it was constructed. It maintains the continuity of the closely-built dwellings along George Street. This is another of the houses built by Thomas Conrey using the products of his mill on the causeway. . . . Map (db m145127) HM
37Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — F401 — Shipwatch InnC. 1930
On First Street.
This waterfront property was originally built as a private residence in 1920 for Captain Firman Layman, proprietor of the Bayard House Restaurant. The property housed a stable, barber shop and apartments until 1996 when it was renovated and restored . . . Map (db m33561) HM
38Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — St. Augustine School
On Cayots Corner Road at St. Augustine Road, South, on the right when traveling east on Cayots Corner Road.
Still visible close by is the 20-foot square pre-1850 stone foundation for an historic school house. Rebuilt in 1880 at a cost of $488, this one room school was typical of those found in rural 19th century Cecil County. The Maryland State Teachers . . . Map (db m9663) HM
39Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — St. Augustine’s Church
On Cayots Corner Road (Maryland Route 310) at St. Augustine Road North (Maryland Route 342), on the right when traveling east on Cayots Corner Road.
First called “Mannour Chappel” a chapel of ease of North Sassafras Parish. Established in Bohemia Manor in compliance with an act of the Maryland Assembly, 1692. Erected as a separate parish in 1744.Map (db m1565) HM
40Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G301 — Steele-Davis HouseC. 1872
On George Street, on the left when traveling north.
This Federal-Italianate home was originally a two story school house and Odd Fellows lodge. In 1872, the three story front section was built by Joseph Hedrick, the official of the C&D Canal. In 1879, Mr. Hedrick was caught using canal funds to . . . Map (db m145123) HM
41Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — G327 — Stubbs-Caldwell HouseC. 1874
On Bohemia Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Built by Richard B. Stubbs, this is one of the few buildings which have gables attached to the facade, giving it a Victorian Gothic element. The one story angled porch follows the configuration of the facade and bay window, creating a semi-octagonal . . . Map (db m145124) HM
42Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B11 — The Bayard Housec. 1780
On Bohemia Avenue.
The building is considered to be the oldest building in Chesapeake City. Charles and Sarah Beaston purchased Bayard House in 1809 and opened as a tavern and inn in 1829. The tavern was run by Firman Layman until his death in 1881. In 1911, it was . . . Map (db m144510) HM
43Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B224 — The Whiteoak HouseC. 1840
On Bohemia Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Architecturally the Whiteoak House is representative of vernacular buildings constructed in Chesapeake City in the 1840's and 50's. Old timers in Chesapeake City claim this house rests on the 1st lot sold in town. In 1854, Richard Bayard leased the . . . Map (db m144831) HM
44Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — B108 — Town HallC. 1914
On Bohemia Avenue.
Ralph Rees built this commercial building to house his hardware store around 1914. Like many early twentieth century commercial front buildings, only the pressed tin facade raises two stories. This building housed Rees hardware store and an agency . . . Map (db m33588) HM
45Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — World War I Monument
On Bohemia Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
This tablet is dedicated by the people of Chesapeake City and the Second Election District of Cecil County, Maryland, to those of their number who offered their lives in defense of humanity in the Great War of Nations 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honor . . . Map (db m144823) HM
46Maryland, Cecil County, Chesapeake City — World War II Monument
On George Street, on the right when traveling north.
In grateful tribute to the men and women of the Second district who served in World War II Glory to them that died in this great cause Basalyga, Walter • Bailey, Harry • Cahall, William K. • Fithian, Albert • Gilbert, Robert • Heverin, Willard P. . . . Map (db m145122) HM
47Maryland, Cecil County, Colora — This Tablet is in Commemoration
On Harrisville Road at Firetower Road, on the right when traveling south on Harrisville Road.
This Tablet is in Commemoration of Richard Stockton and Dr. Benjamin Rush signers of the Declaration of Independence and students of West Nottingham Academy. Stockton from 1743 to 1748 - Rush from 1751 to 1756.Map (db m145627) HM
48Maryland, Cecil County, Colora — West Nottingham Academy
On Harrisville Road at Firetower Road, on the right when traveling south on Harrisville Road.
Founded 1744 by by Samuel Finley, Presbyterian Minister and a native of County Armagh, Ireland. He remained in charge of the academy and church until 1761 when he was chosen President of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University.Map (db m145626) HM
49Maryland, Cecil County, Conowingo — A Susquehannock Indian Fort
On Susquehanna River Road (Maryland Route 222) 0.8 miles south of Conowingo Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south.
A Susquehannock Indian fort located at this point was an important factor in the boundary line controversy between Lord Baltimore and William Penn in 1683.Map (db m145866) HM
50Maryland, Cecil County, Conowingo — Bald Friar Ford & Ferry
On Rock Springs Road (U.S. 222) at Old Conowingo Road, on the left when traveling north on Rock Springs Road.
Near Pilot, two and one-half miles northwest of this point, lies the site of a Susquehanna fording used by Indians before the coming of the white man. By 1695, a barge provided ferry service to the colonists. The Conowingo Lake now covers the . . . Map (db m127912) HM
51Maryland, Cecil County, Conowingo — St. Patrick's Chapel
On Pleasant Grove Road, on the left when traveling north.
Built in 1819 by Irish immigrants, who lived along the Susquehanna River, dug the canals, and piloted the canal barges. It is the second oldest Catholic Church in Cecil County. Since Catholics were not allowed, at that time, to build churches . . . Map (db m129305) HM
52Maryland, Cecil County, Conowingo — The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal
On Susquehanna River Road (Maryland Route 222) 2 miles south of Conowingo Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south.
The corporate title of the company authorized in 1783 to build one of the first inland waterways in America. The bed of this canal and some of its stone locks are still visible near this road.Map (db m146175) HM
53Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — BohemiaFormerly Milligan Hall
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) 0.8 miles south of Glebe Road, on the left when traveling south.
Home of George Milligan (1720–1783), Scotch trader. Purchased from his son, Robert, by Louis McLane (1784–1857) who represented Delaware in the United States House and Senate, was Minister to Great Britain, Secretary of the Treasury, . . . Map (db m144538) HM
54Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Cherry Grove
On Cherry Grove Road, 0.9 miles west of Stoney Battery Road, on the left when traveling west.
Ancestral home of the De Veazie (Veazey) family; patented to John Veazey ca. 1670. His descendant, Colonel Thomas Ward Veazey, defended Duffy’s Fort, Fredericktown, from the British fleet May 5, 1813, and served as Governor of Maryland, . . . Map (db m156563) HM
55Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Essex Lodge
On Glebe Road, 0.3 miles south of Cherry Grove Road, on the left when traveling north.
Granted to Samuel Brocus, whose daughter Susannah married, circa 1700, Edward Veazey. Their son, Colonel John Veazey, Sr., was Chief Military Officer of Cecil County and Justice and Judge for 22 years. His eldest son, Edward, was High Sheriff of . . . Map (db m155766) HM
56Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Hazelmore
On Grove Neck Road at Hazelmoor Drive, on the right when traveling west on Grove Neck Road.
Land originally granted to Phillip Calvert, Chancellor of Maryland, and wife, Anne, in 1658. Richard Low, gentleman of Virginia, purchased tract known as "Hazelmore" and adjacent land "The Grove" in 1665. Bought by Abraham Wild, trader and mariner . . . Map (db m144250) HM
57Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Hilltop ViewStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Mount Harmon Road.
Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of . . . Map (db m156570) HM
58Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — History QuestMount Harmon Plantation
On Mount Harmon Road.
The Sassafras River, stretching before you, provides a window into four centuries of history at Mount Harmon. Any number of historic events occurred within view of this spot. European Exploration & Settlement Captain John Smith, the first . . . Map (db m156917) HM
59Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Mount Harmon PlantationTobacco Prize House and Wharf
On Grove Neck Road, 0.1 miles west of Pond Neck Road, on the left when traveling west.
Originally owned by Godfrey Harmon, then by James Paul Heath; subsequent to 1760 the home of James Louttit, Sr. and Jr., and Sidney George, Jr., Patriots. Vestrymen of St. Stephen’s Church, and contributors, 1782, to the original endowment of . . . Map (db m144248) HM
60Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s EndHistoric Tidewater Plantation & Nature Preserve
On Mount Harmon Road.
Welcome to Mount Harmon Plantation, one of Maryland’s premier historic sites. Comprising 200-acres of pristine open space, Mount Harmon features a restored 18th century manor house and plantation kitchen, a formal boxwood garden, a rare tobacco . . . Map (db m156564) HM
61Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End
On Mount Harmon Road, on the left when traveling south.
Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End. A National Trust Historic House. The gift of Mrs. Harry Clark Boden IV in memory of James Louttit Sr. and his wife, Mary George who acquired the property in 1760Map (db m156566) HM
62Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Mount Harmon Plantation at World's EndHistoric Tidewater Plantation & Nature Preserve
On Mt Harmon Road.
Welcome to Mount Harmon Plantation, one of Maryland's premier historic sites. Comprising 200-acres of pristine open space, Mount Harmon features a restored 18th century manor house and plantation kitchen, a formal boxwood garden, a rare tobacco . . . Map (db m156881) HM
63Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Mount Pleasant
On Grove Neck Road, 1 mile west of Sandy Bottom Road, on the right when traveling west.
Built by Dr. John Thompson Veasey, 1825, “of Mount Harmon” as he was known, who, with Colonel Thomas Ward Veasey assisted in the defense of Duffy’s Fort, 1813. He was a greatnephew of George Ross, signer of the Declaration of . . . Map (db m144246) HM
64Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — North Sassafras Parish(Episcopal)
On Glebe Road near Old Crystal Beach Road, on the right.
Established by Act of Assembly in 1692. The first vestry met January 10, 1693 in the Court House at Ordinary Point. The Parish Church was “dedicated to the honor of Saint Stephen”, March 25, 1706. Rebuilt 1737, 1823 and 1873.Map (db m1701) HM
65Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — On the Wild Side[Mount Harmon Plantation]
On Mount Harmon Road.
As you continue along the Pond Trail, keep a look out for deer, eagles, great blue herons, owls, ducks, geese, foxes, beaver and osprey. The fields, wooded areas, ponds and marshes at Mount Harmon attract an array of wildlife. The Chesapeake Bay . . . Map (db m156569)
66Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Original Vestry House Memorial
On Glebe Road, on the right when traveling north.
[left plaque] This memorial preserves the site of the original vestry house 1731-1737 [center plaque] This columnbarium given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Delphine S. and Michael Luyn 2002 . . . Map (db m155805) HM
67Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Plantation Life in the Colonial EraMount Harmon Plantation
On Mount Harmon Road.
Plantation Life In the colonial era Mount Harmon was a working plantation. A community of people lived at Mount Harmon during the 18th century including the landowners, indentured servants, slaves, and tradespeople. Inventories from the Heath . . . Map (db m156567) HM
68Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Rose Hill
On Grove Neck Road, 1.3 miles west of Pond Neck Road, on the left when traveling west.
Home of General Thomas Marsh Forman (1758–1845), Aide to General William Alexander, known as Lord Stirling, and a representative in the General Assembly, 1790 and 1800. He served with Major George Armistead, Fort McHenry, 1814. A later owner, . . . Map (db m144249) HM
69Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — St. Francis Xavier Church“Old Bohemia” — 2 Miles → —
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) at Bohemia Church Road, on the right when traveling south on Augustine Herman Highway.
Founded 1704 by Rev. Thomas Mansell, S.J., one of the earliest permanent Catholic establishments in the English Colonies. Bohemia Academy Founded 1745 by Rev. Thomas Pulton, S.J. attended by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signed of the . . . Map (db m1572) HM
70Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — St. Peters Episcopal Church BellFrom Cecilton Chapel Belfry
Near Old Crystal Beach Road at Glebe Road.
This Bell hung in the Cecilton Chapel belfry for many years. During the winter months it was rung each Sunday morning at service time. When the warm weather returned, services resumed here. With the demolition of the Chapel, the bell was stored . . . Map (db m155480) HM
71Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — The Anchorage
On Augustine Herman Highway (Route 213) 0.5 miles south of Mill Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Home of the Lusbys in the early 1700’s. Ruth Lusby and Commodore Jacob Jones married in 1821, made the Anchorage their home and enlarged it in 1835. Jones served on the “Philadelphia” when it ran aground at Tripoli and commanded the . . . Map (db m145440) HM
72Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — The Sassafras RiverGateway to the Chesapeake Bay
On Mount Harmon Road.
About the Sassafras River The Sassafras River is a popular destination for recreation, boating, fishing and waterfowl. The Sassafras River is over 20 miles long and provides critical habitat wildlife and is an important flyway for migrating . . . Map (db m156879) HM
73Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Tobacco and Mount Harmon
On Mount Harmon Road.
Colonial Tobacco Trade Before you stands a crop of tobacco planted to reflect the historic tobacco trade that flourished at Mount Harmon in the colonial era. Tobacco was an important cash crop that helped build early American settlements, and . . . Map (db m156568) HM
74Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — WoodlawnFormerly "Neighbour’s Grudge"
On Grove Neck Road, 0.1 miles east of Pond Neck Road, on the left when traveling west.
The 305 acre farm of William Ward. He gave a tract called “North Levell” on which stands St. Stephen’s Church. His descendant, Henry Veazey Ward, was Consul General for the Republic of Chile. Another, Juliana Veazey Ward, married Dr. . . . Map (db m144247) HM
75Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — "O! say can you see..."Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Main Street at North Street (Maryland Route 268), on the left when traveling east.
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 m154170) HM
76Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — “New Munster”
On Telegraph Road (Maryland Route 273) at Big Elk Creek, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road.
A tract of 6,000 acres laid out in 1683 by George Talbot (then surveyor-general of Maryland) for Edwin O’Dwire and 15 other Irishmen. Its northern boundary extended into what is now the State of Pennsylvania.Map (db m1763) HM
77Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — “Partridge Hill”Built c. 1760
On East Main Street, 0.1 miles south of Bow Street, on the left when traveling east.
Home of Henry Hollingsworth, merchant, legislator and colonel of Elk Battalion of Militia in Revolutionary Way as Commissary for the Eastern Shore. He obtained supplies for the Americans and French allies embarking near here in 1781 on voyage down . . . Map (db m154171) HM
78Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Big Elk Chapel
On Gallaher Road at Big Elk Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Gallaher Road.
Big Elk Methodist Episcopal Church, known as the Big Elk Chapel, is located at Flounders Corner on a parcel of land originally part of the New Munster Tract. In 1877 the Rev. John France of Cherry Hill Methodist Episcopal Church held a great . . . Map (db m146992) HM
79Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Blue Ball Tavern
On Telegraph Road (Route 273) at Blue Ball Road, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road. Reported missing.
Established about 1710 on Lot No. 35 of “The Nottingham Lots” by Andrew Job who secured it from William Penn. Job’s son, Thomas married Elizabeth Maxwell, niece of Daniel Defoe who wrote “Robinson Crusoe.”Map (db m146176) HM
80Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Carriage Steps
On Landing Lane, on the left when traveling south.
Take a step back in time and image yourself arriving by horse and carriage after an 8 to 12 hour ride from Baltimore or Philadelphia. You would step off the carriage and walk up these steps to perhaps attend a grand gala or simply enjoy the beauty . . . Map (db m152164) HM
81Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Cecil County Doughboy Monument
On Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
This monument is erected by the people of Cecil County in grateful recognition of the services of the men and women of this county who, on land or at sea, served their country in the Great World War - 1914 - 1918 - and in especial remembrance of the . . . Map (db m144721) WM
82Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Creswell Hall
On Delaware Avenue (Maryland Route 7) 0.1 miles east of Creswell Ave., on the right when traveling east.
The home of John A. J. Creswell who nominated James Buchanan for President in 1856 and turned Republican in 1861. He was successively Assistant-Adjutant General of Maryland, member of the House of Representatives, Senator and Postmaster by . . . Map (db m145436) HM
83Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — ElktonOriginally called “Head of Elk”
On West Main Street at North Street (Maryland Route 268), on the left when traveling east on West Main Street.
Lafayette embarked his troops March 8, 1781 to capture Benedict Arnold. Returned April 9, began overland march to Virginia April 12, 1781. Washington and Rochambeau with their combined forces stopped Sept. 6-7, 1781 on way to . . . Map (db m154172) HM
84Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East
On East Main Street near across from Cecil County Court House, on the right when traveling east.
In the early 20th century, Maryland had no waiting period for issuing marriage licenses, and couples from throughout the Northeast flocked to Elkton—the first county seat south of the State line—where they could be married without delay. . . . Map (db m154173) HM
85Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Fighting BackStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Main Street at North Street (Maryland Route 268), on the left when traveling east.
British raiders traveled along rivers to Upper Bay towns in 1813. Elkton, at the head of Elk River, expected to be a target, because it could be a landing site for an advance on Philadelphia. Citizens of Elkton built three earthen forts and . . . Map (db m154174) HM
86Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Flight 214
On Wheelhouse Drive east of Delancey Road (Maryland Route 781), in the median.
In memory of the 81 men women and children who lost their lives when Pan Am Flight 214 crashed on this site December 8, 1963Map (db m147678) HM
87Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Frenchtown
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) at Frenchtown Road, on the left on Augustine Herman Highway.
Frenchtown, one mile west of this marker, was an important link in the north-south travel route during the 18th and 19th centuries. As a depot, it was burned by the British under Admiral Cockburn on April 29, 1813.Map (db m1526) HM
88Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Henry Deibert and E. Deibert Bros. Barge BuildingElk Landing 1889 to 1911
On Landing Lane.
Workers outfitting anchor chain on the barge “Arundel”. She was 215 ft. long, 30 ft. wide and 25 ft. deep. Notice the large expanse of marshland across the Elk Creek in the area of Fort Defiance. An estimated 200 “Schooner . . . Map (db m145462) HM
89Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Hollingsworth House
On Landing Lane. Reported missing.
About 1750 Zebulon Hollingsworth built the approximately 30 x 30 foot left hand section as a brick two story dwelling. In the mid-1800s it was gutted by fire and rebuilt as three stories with a low pitched roof. Also the two story right hand side . . . Map (db m152141) HM
90Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Hollingsworth House
On Landing Lane, on the left when traveling south.
You are standing in front of the structure known as the Hollingsworth House. The original home was built in the late 1700s by Zebulon Hollingsworth, Jr. as a two-story brick structure. After a fire in 1848, the house was rebuilt as it . . . Map (db m152226) HM
91Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Holly Hall
On Bridge Street (Maryland Route 213) 0.1 miles north of Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north.
Built c. 1810–1820 by James Sewall. He was Clerk of Cecil County Court 1805–1841; Brigade Major of Maryland Militia and a Commander at nearby Fort Defiance in War of 1812; one of founders of Trinity Episcopal Church, Elkton in 1832.Map (db m145435) HM
92Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Maryland Bicentennial Tree
On Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
It has stood its ground, survived the American Revolution and continues to serve an appreciative nation July 1978 Maryland Bicentennial Commission --- Maryland Forest ServiceMap (db m162165) HM
93Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Michael Rudulph
On East Main Street.
Michael Rudulph-Bold and Reckless, Hero of Rev. War-Born near here at Belle Hill, Jan. 5, 1758, lost at sea July 1793.Map (db m137133) WM
94Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Mitchell House
On East Main Street at Grooms Lane, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
Built in 1769 as the home of Dr. Abraham Mitchell, noted physician. During the Revolutionary War he converted the house into a hospital for the use of wounded soldiers of the Continental Army. General Lafayette was a friend of the Mitchell family . . . Map (db m154175) HM
95Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Native Americans in the 1600's
On Landing Lane, on the left when traveling south.
• They hunted, foraged, and fished in this area. • Pottery and projectile points have been found during archaeological excavations.Map (db m152161) HM
96Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad1832–1853
On Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) at Lewis Shore Road, on the right when traveling south on Augustine Herman Highway.
One of the earliest in the United States, the line ran from New Castle on the Delaware River, crossed the highway here, and extended to Frenchtown on the Elk River 1½ miles west of this point.Map (db m1564) HM
97Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Old Post RoadEstablished 1666
On Maryland Route 281, 0.3 miles east of Delancy Road, on the right when traveling east.
Where it crosses the Mason and Dixon Line, dividing the States of Maryland and Delaware. Run 1763–1767Map (db m145430) HM
98Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Revolutionary War
On Landing Lane, on the right when traveling south.
During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), both American and British troops passed through Elk Landing. The American troops were led by General George Washington, and the British Troops were led by General William Howe. You may be on the . . . Map (db m152162) HM
99Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Rock Presbyterian Church
On Telegraph Road (Route 273) at Rock Church Road, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road.
Founded 1720 in North Milford Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland. First called New Erection on the Branches of Elk River, then Elk River Church, Great Elk, upper Elk and, since 1793, Rock. Present church erected 1761 remodeled in 1844 and 1900.Map (db m1764) HM
100Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Site of Fort Defiance
On Old Field Point Road, 0.1 miles north of Jones Chapel Road, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
About one eighth mile south east on Elk River. American forces here and at Fort Hollingsworth (Elk Landing) repulsed the British under Admiral Cockburn in their attempt to capture Elkton, April 29, 1813.Map (db m152198) HM

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