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Aberdeen, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, January 30, 2015
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Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — "O! say can you see..."Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
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 the . . . — Map (db m80609) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — ENIAC
The first large-scale, general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer) was delivered to the U.S. Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, in 1947. Built by . . . — Map (db m5434) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed
Some 100 or 150 years ago, the watchman was protected from the weather by the shed that sat at the post road crossing of the north/southeast coast Washington to New York Highway, later known as route 7. When the crossing was closed the small . . . — Map (db m71992) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen Proving Ground Four Miles
Military reservation of 55000 acres of land and water. The Ordinance Department, U. S. Army operates here; the Army Proving Ground for Arms, Ammunition and Automotive Equipment; the Ballistic Research Laboratory; the Ordinance School. Established . . . — Map (db m1260) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen Veterans Memorial
Dedicated May 30, 1975 In honor of all who serve honorably in the military forces of their country in wars declared or undeclared Erected by American Legion Post 128 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10028 Catholic War Veterans Post . . . — Map (db m68574) WM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Colony Of Maryland1634–1776
Maryland founded as a Proprietary Colony by Lord Baltimore, March 25, 1634. Religious toleration established by Act of Assembly, 1649. Mason-Dixon Line surveyed 1763-1767. The British Stamp Act repudiated, 1765. "Peggy Stewart" Tea Party, . . . — Map (db m21) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Explore the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Explore the landscapes of the early 1600s along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities John Smith encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience the . . . — Map (db m80611) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Hall’s Cross Roads
At intersection of Old Post Road (established 1666) and Bush Neck Road (1670) were a tavern and relay point for stagecoaches in 18th Century. In 1835 nearby stop on Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad was named for Aberdeen, Scotland, . . . — Map (db m1258) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Old Post RoadSpesutia P. E. Church — Established 1666
Old Post Road Established 1666. Founded in 1671. First church erected at Gravelly near Michaelsville. The three succeeding churches erected on the present location. One mile south of this point, colonial vestry house erected 1766. — Map (db m1264) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Spesutia ChurchSt. George’s Parish — Episcopal
Founded in 1671 at Gravelly, where original wooden structure no longer stands (about 2 miles southeast, on Aberdeen Proving Ground). Parish moved here in 1718. Present church, erected in 1851, is third on this site. Brick Vestry House here dates . . . — Map (db m1263) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — State Of Maryland1776–1964
General Washington resigned his commission at Annapolis, December 23, 1783. American Revolution officially ended by Congress meeting in Annapolis, January 14, 1783. District of Columbia given to Nation, 1791. Francis Scott Key wrote "The . . . — Map (db m25) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — This is a Section of “The General’s Highway”
Route of General Washington’s trimphant journey, December 2-23, 1783, New York to Annapolis, to resign as Commander-In-Chief of the first American Army. Originally erected 1932 by Dorsey Chapter N.S.D.A.R. to commemorate George Washington . . . — Map (db m1267) HM

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