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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hughesville, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Charles 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 Charles County, MD (149) Calvert County, MD (153) Prince George s County, MD (602) St. Mary s County, MD (317) Fairfax County, VA (689) King George County, VA (22) Prince William County, VA (647) Stafford County, VA (202) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  St.Mary'sCounty(317) St. Mary's County (317)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(689) Fairfax County (689)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  PrinceWilliamCounty(647) Prince William County (647)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
Hughesville is in Charles County
      Charles County (149)  
ADJACENT TO CHARLES COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Prince George's County (602)  
      St. Mary's County (317)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
      King George County, Virginia (22)  
      Prince William County, Virginia (647)  
      Stafford County, Virginia (202)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
 
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1Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — Begin Your Adventure
Discover the War of 1812 on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail—a path tracing the troop movements through historic places, inspiring landscapes, charming waterfront towns, and waterways of the Chesapeake region. The trail . . . Map (db m128753) HM
2Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — Enemy CampStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
More than 4,000 British troops camped in this valley and surrounding hills August 19, 1814. Leaving their ships anchored at Benedict, they headed north on August 20. Over the next ten days they marched through grueling heat and storms, defeated . . . Map (db m81190) WM
3Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — Maxwell HallNational Register of Historic Places — circa 1860 • House built 1768 • Renovations 1833 and 1980 —
George Maxwell and Maxwell's Seat George Maxwell, a Scottish immigrant, was present in Charles County, MD by 1745. He was a successful Chesapeake merchant with many business ventures and partnerships. Maxwell's Seat was purchased from Charles . . . Map (db m128738) HM
4Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — Solid GroundStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
More than 4,000 British troops camped here August 20, 1814, awaiting orders. After sailing from Bermuda in cramped quarters, they appreciated being on firm ground. One noted they were “made happy by the very feeling of the green sod under . . . Map (db m81188) HM
5Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — Test of a New Nation
In 1812, the United States of America was less than 30 years old, and only one generation had been raised to adulthood under the American flag. Many people still personally remembered the daring and exhausting fight to win independence from . . . Map (db m128731) HM
6Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — War of 1812Benedict—Charles County, MD — Site of the First Foreign Invasion of the United States of America —
War of 1812 Great Britain had been at war with France since 1793 and imposed several trade restrictions that the newly formed United States of America found unbearable. On June 18, 1812, the United States of America declared War on Great . . . Map (db m128748) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022