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North East, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, March 10, 2015
Close up of the map on the “O! say can you see…” Marker
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — “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 m145483) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Bird’s Eye ViewStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
From Bulls (or Bull) Mountain, American militia had a commanding view of Elk Neck peninsula. The observed the Upper Chesapeake Bay and North East River to the north and west, and Elk River to the south and east.

As enemy ships approached on . . . — Map (db m80362) HM

Maryland (Cecil County), North East — 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 m144819) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge
Built circa 1860, the bridge is one of the few covered ones left in Maryland and the only one on public ground in Cecil County. The area to the East has been the site of several mills, the earliest Samuel Gilpin’s flour mill circa 1735. . . . — Map (db m1692) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Maryland Women in Military Service MonumentDedicated 2014
Obverse Honoring women from the State of Maryland, past and present, who have served our nation honorably and proudly, in war and peace. Reverse Notable Accomplishments of Women in Military Service Although women have . . . — Map (db m145479) HM WM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — North East
George Talbot of Susquehanna Manor renamed North East River, “The River Shannon.” The iron forges of the Principio Company were located here. Saint Mary Ann’s Parish Church is one of the oldest in Cecil County. Russell, one of the owners . . . — Map (db m1690) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Overlook of General Howe’s Landing
On August 25, 1777, after a month’s voyage from New York, 15,000 British troops led by Sir William Howe disembarked on the shores of the Elk River approximately two miles east of this site. The fleet of 300 vessels which had transported them was . . . — Map (db m145426) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Sentinel on the Bay
The Turkey Point Lighthouse stands proudly on a 100-foot bluff looking south over the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1833, the lighthouse pointed the way to safe waters for nearly 175 years. It played a vital part in protecting the lives and livelihoods . . . — Map (db m80360) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — St. Mary Anne’s ChurchNorth Elk Parish – 1706
The building, erected 1742, is one of the oldest in Cecil County. The cornerstone bears the initials of the Rector and Vestrymen at that time. Communion vessels, a bible and a book of common prayer presented 1718 by Queen Anne of England still are . . . — Map (db m145427) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Why Build a Lighthouse?
What does a lighthouse mean to you? For some, a lighthouse stands for security, providing safe passage home from a treacherous journey. For others, a lighthouse harkens back to a simpler time, before modern technology altered our connection with the . . . — Map (db m80357) HM

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