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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sparrows Point, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Baltimore 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 Baltimore County, MD (263) Anne Arundel County, MD (436) Baltimore Ind. City, MD (764) Carroll County, MD (119) Harford County, MD (157) Howard County, MD (131) Kent County, MD (86) York County, PA (307)  BaltimoreCounty(263) Baltimore County (263)  AnneArundelCounty(436) Anne Arundel County (436)  Baltimore(764) Baltimore (764)  CarrollCounty(119) Carroll County (119)  HarfordCounty(157) Harford County (157)  HowardCounty(131) Howard County (131)  KentCounty(86) Kent County (86)  YorkCountyPennsylvania(307) York County (307)
Location of Sparrows Point, Maryland
    Baltimore County (263)
    Anne Arundel County (436)
    Baltimore (764)
    Carroll County (119)
    Harford County (157)
    Howard County (131)
    Kent County (86)
    York County, Pennsylvania (307)
 
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1Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — A Heavy PriceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
Private Bernard Todd paid dearly for having his home used for military purposes. When the British threatened Baltimore in 1813, it was headquarters for American troops who guarded the Patapsco Neck. Todd’s property also served as a signal house and . . . Map (db m80869) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — Hard TravelCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
John Smith and his crew visited this area in June 1608. After passing several shallow creeks, they entered the deep waters of the Patapsco River with hopes of finding exportable metals and a passage to the Pacific Ocean. With only rotted bread . . . Map (db m95980) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — John Smith Explores the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historical Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. Smith and his . . . Map (db m95981) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — Unexpected ResistanceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
British troops landing at North Point on September 12, 1814, could almost taste victory. Three weeks earlier they defeated the Americans at Bladensburg and invaded Washington. Now 4,500 men marched up North Point Road toward Baltimore, while the . . . Map (db m79759) HM
5Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — Wetlands
Wetlands are Valuable Far from being scary or worthless places, wetlands are wonderful. We know now that wetlands are a vital link in the natural system that supplies the water which sustains all life. Wetlands are important in many ways. . . . Map (db m79763) HM
 
 
 
Jul. 30, 2021