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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elkton, Maryland
Location of Elkton, Maryland
► Cecil County (167) ► Harford County (154) ► Kent County (86) ► New Castle County, Delaware (428) ► Chester County, Pennsylvania (236) ► Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (348)
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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 . . . — — Map (db m154170) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m152164) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
| 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|
|In memory of the 81 men women and
children who lost their lives
when Pan Am Flight 214 crashed
on this site December 8, 1963 — — Map (db m147678) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|It has stood its ground,
survived the American Revolution and
continues to serve an appreciative nation
Maryland Bicentennial Commission --- Maryland Forest Service — — Map (db m162165) HM|
|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|
|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|
• They hunted, foraged, and fished in this area.
• Pottery and projectile points have been found during archaeological excavations. — — Map (db m152161) HM|
|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|
|Where it crosses the Mason and Dixon Line, dividing the States of Maryland and Delaware.
Run 1763–1767 — — Map (db m145430) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|About three tenths mile south at Elk Landing, American forces here and at Fort Defiance, about one mile below on Elk River, repulsed the British under Admiral Cockburn in their attempt to capture Elkton, April 29, 1813. — — Map (db m2228) HM|
|The British took their terror campaign to the Elk River in April 1813. Their target—Elkton—was protected by several forts.
After capturing a gun battery at Frenchtown, British raiders destroyed its storehouses, a fishery, and . . . — — Map (db m146172) HM|
|This is the location of the Jon Steelman Trading Post,
which fell into disrepair and was replaced with the building
you see now, It was originally used to trade goods with the
Native Americans. In later years this site was owned and
operated . . . — — Map (db m152165) HM|
Three defensive earthworks safeguarded Elkton---Fort Hollingsworth, here, plus Defiance and Frederick downriver. A 60-foot chain across the channel secured the Elk River. On April 29, 1813, defenders at Fort Defiance fired on approaching . . . — — Map (db m145611) HM|
|Part of Friendship Tract and home of Robert Alexander, delegate to the Provincial Convention of 1774 and to the Continental Convention of 1776. On August 25, 1777, he was host to Washington here and three days later offered allegiance to British . . . — — Map (db m154176) HM|
|Valentine Hollingsworth and 2nd wife, Anne Calvert, came to this country in 1682 about the same time as William Penn. He was the father of 11 children and lived in northern Delaware in the area now called Brandywine Hundred.
Son Henry . . . — — Map (db m96587) HM|
| During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high . . . — — Map (db m154177) HM|
|Boyhood home of William Whann Mackall. Appointed to the U. S. Military Academy in 1834. Resigned from the U. S. Army, joined the Confederacy and served on the staffs of Generals Albert Sydney Johnston, Braxton Bragg and Joseph E. Johnston. General . . . — — Map (db m145439) HM|