“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Perryville, Maryland Historical Markers

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By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — BrooklandLand Grant by Lord Baltimore, 1732
To present log wing, believed built in 1735, George Gale added fieldstone section c. 1781. Further additions to house were made in 19th century. Gale, born in Somerset County in 1756, served in Continental Army during Revolutionary War. Was member . . . — Map (db m1648) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Count de Rochambeau’s Troops
Crossed the Susquehanna River in five divisions and made their 23rd camp here at the end of August 1782 on the return from Yorktown victory to the north. — Map (db m1647) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry
Old Post Road established 1666. Lower Susquehanna Ferry established 1695. Rodgers’ Tavern where George Washington frequently stopped between 1781–1798. — Map (db m1482) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — PerryvilleOne Week After the War Began
On April 18-19, 1861, a week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Confederate sympathizers attacked U.S. Army forces en route to Washington in Baltimore, 35 miles southwest of here. On the second day shots were fired and soldiers . . . — Map (db m1484) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Revered SonStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812 — Rogers Tavern
John and Elizabeth Rodgers owned and operated the mid-18th century Rogers Tavern here plus a tavern in Havre De Grace. They ran a ferry business between the two. The hostelry here was a popular stop on the Old Post Road.

Their famous son, . . . — Map (db m96571) HM

Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Rodgers Tavern
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Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Striking a BlowStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
After burning much of Havre de Grace May 3, 1813, British raiders crossed the Susquehanna to Cecil County. At Principio Iron Works they captured a five-gun battery and destroyed the foundry complex and the bridge across Principio Creek. More than 40 . . . — Map (db m73790) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — The Perryville Mule SchoolObstinate Recruits
Main Text Soon after the Civil War erupted in April 1861, Perryville became an important Union staging area. Adjacent to Fort Dare here, a riverside plantation was confiscated from Confederate sympathizers and immediately transformed into . . . — Map (db m101604) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — The Principio Company
A leading iron producer during the Colonial period, Principio held Maryland’s first blast furnace, operating 1725, and first refinery forge, constructed 1728. After the American Revolution, Principio made cannons and other ordnance until the British . . . — Map (db m1481) HM

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