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Port Deposit, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, March 10, 2015
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Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — “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 m81475) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Adams Hall
Adams Hall erected 1900 as the gymnasium of the Senior School for Girls of the The Jacob Tome Institute. In 1983 it became the Town Hall of the town of Port Deposit. — Map (db m64911) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Bainbridge Naval Training Center
Dedicated To The Men of Bainbridge Naval Training Center Who Learned Their Seamanship Upon the Waters of The Susquehanna. Partners in The Victory of WWII — Map (db m64914) WM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Cummings Tavern
Count de Rochambeau’s heavy artillery and baggage train camped here September 9, 1781 before fording the Susquehanna at Bald Friar and proceeding to join the main army on the Philadelphia Road. — Map (db m1766) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — 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 m81476) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Flight 605
In memory of the passengers and crew that perished near here on Eastern Airlines Flight 605 May 30, 1947 — Map (db m49135) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Gerry House
Built 1813, probably by Daniel Megredy. Lafayette was entertained here in 1824. Later owned by Cornelius Smith (1792–1858), farmer and philanthropist who financed road construction to create jobs for the unemployed and aided public education . . . — Map (db m127920) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Jacob Tome, Town FatherHistoric Port Deposit
Jacob Tome was born August 13, 1810 in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. In 1839, Tome moved to Port Deposit where he lived until his death in 1898. In Port Deposit, Tome established himself as a merchant and ultimately owned large wharves where . . . — Map (db m138200) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — John A. J. Creswell
Born at this house at Creswell’s Ferry, now Port Deposit, in 1828, John Creswell graduated from Dickinson College and became a lawyer. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1861, became Adjutant General in 1862, was elected to Congress that same . . . — Map (db m1772) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Naval Training Center Bainbridge, MD1942-1976
In Tribute to the Men and Women Who Passed Through Her Gates To Answer Their Country’s Call. Proudly Presented by the USNTC Bainbridge Association — Map (db m64913) WM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — On AlertStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
Port Deposit, then called Creswell’s Ferry, was on high alert May 3, 1813. Smoke rising from towns across the river meant British raiders might strike here.

Port Deposit was spared, perhaps due to its well-defended battery. Or, as legend claims, . . . — Map (db m80347) HM

Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Rock Run MillBuilt circa 1725
Owned by John Steel, this grist mill was in successful operation as early as 1731. At the same period a ferry was operated about one-half mile downstream at a crossing known as Upper Ferry. — Map (db m129861) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Site of Chapel-of-Ease
To St. Mary Anne’s Church, North Elk Parish, North East, Maryland. Built in 1733, the oldest remaining gravestone in 1968 records the death of Thomas Shepherd, August 28, 1742. — Map (db m92330) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Site of Woodlawn Camp Meeting
Established by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1871, the camp was a popular center of religious and social life. Political candidates and vacationers attended the two-week meetings in August. Its forty-two year era ended in 1913. — Map (db m24111) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Smith’s Falls
In 1608 Captain John Smith ascended the Susquehanna River until stopped by the rocks. On his map he calls this point “Smyths Fales” marking it by a X which he explains as meaning “hath bin discovered what beyond is by . . . — Map (db m1802) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Snow’s Battery
On August 30, 1861 Battery B of the Union Army under the command of Capt. Alonzo Snow was organized at Port Deposit, composed mainly of men from this town and vicinity. The Battery rendered important service to the Federal forces in the Civil War. . . . — Map (db m1769) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Snow's BatteryBattery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery
In the summer of 1861, in prosperous Port Deposit, men volunteered for an artillery battery to fight for their beloved Union. Cant. Alonzo Snow led the approximately 155-man unit. Organized in September, Snow's Battery left the Eastern Shore in May . . . — Map (db m102453) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — The River TownHistoric Port Deposit
The history of Port Deposit begins in the 17th Century, when the Lords Baltimore began granting land patents for the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay above its confluence with the great Susquehanna River. By around 1800, timber rafts called arks . . . — Map (db m138216) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — U. S. NTC Bainbridge
This monument is dedicated to shipmates of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard assigned to the U. S. Naval Training Center from 1942 to 1975. — Map (db m21063) WM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — USNTC Bainbridge
Named for Commodore William Bainbridge, who served in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge operated for 34 years. Beginning in 1942 as a recruit training command for World War II, and closing in 1976. The . . . — Map (db m138199) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those Men and Women of this Community who served our Country in times of Peace and War. Donated to the People of Port Deposit MD by V.F.W. Post 8185 — Map (db m64912) WM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Washington Hall
Directly across the street stood Washington Hall. The Institute's first building erected 1894 by Jacob Tome (1810-1898) founder and benefactor of The Tome School — Map (db m25581) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — West Nottingham Academy
Founded 1744 by by Rev. Sam’l Finley a Presbyterian Minister and a native of Armaugh County, Ireland. He remained in charge of the academy and church until 1761 when he was chosen President of the College of New Jersey, now called . . . — Map (db m1807) HM

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