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British Rear Admiral George Cockburn noted Georgetown and Fredericktown “were Places of some…Importance,” and the Sassafras the only upper river “I had not examined and cleared.” He led his full force toward the . . . — — Map (db m155762) HM
From opposite sides of the Sassafras River local militia fired at British raiders advancing toward Fredericktown and Georgetown May 5-6 , 1813. The militia fought only briefly before retreating, but the towns paid dearly. The British reduced . . . — — Map (db m155653) HM
Erected by act of Assembly of Maryland, May 1736, on a tract called Tolchester. A base of Continental supplies, 1775 to 1783. Port of Entry and ferry landing. George Washington stopped here enroute to points north and south.
Burned by British . . . — — Map (db m155498) HM
In Honor of
Mistress Kitty Knight
Revolutionary Belle and Beauty
A Friend of General George Washington
When the British burned Georgetown in 1813
Her Heroic Efforts Saved this
House which later became her home.
Placed by London . . . — — Map (db m154346) HM