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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TN5_henry-delbert-and-e-delbert-bros-barge-building-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Workers outfitting anchor chain on the barge "Arundel". She was 215ft. long, 30 ft. wide and 25ft. deep. Notice the large expanse of marshland across the Elk Creek in the area of Fort Defiance. An estimated 200 "Schooner Barges&q…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TLU_valentine-hollingsworth-1632-1710-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Valentine Hollingsworth and 2nd wife, Anne Calvert, came to this country in 1682 about the same time as William Penn. He was the father of 11 children and lived in northern Delaware in the area now called Brandywine Hundred. Son Henry Hollingsw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TLT_strong-defense-historical_Elkton-MD.html
Three defensive earthworks safeguarded Elkton—-Fort Hollingsworth, here, plus Defiance and Frederick downriver. A 60-foot chain across the channel secured the Elk River. On April 29, 1813, defenders at Fort Defiance fired on approaching Brit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IVS_spirited-rebuff_Elkton-MD.html
The British took their terror campaign to the Elk River in April 1813. Their target—Elkton—was protected by several forts. After capturing a gun battery at Frenchtown, British raiders destroyed its storehouses, a fishery, and military…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EHQ_o-say-can-you-see_Elkton-MD.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EHP_war-in-the-chesapeake_Elkton-MD.html
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EHO_fighting-back_Elkton-MD.html
British raiders traveled along rivers to Upper Bay towns in 1813. Elkton, at the head of Elk River, expected to be a target, because it could be a landing site for an advance on Philadelphia. Citizens of Elkton built three earthen forts and placed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BN6_hollingsworth-house_Elkton-MD.html
About 1750 Zebulon Hollingsworth built the approximately 30 x 30 foot left hand section as a brick two story dwelling. In the mid-1800s it was gutted by fire and rebuilt as three stories with a low pitched roof. Also the two story right hand side …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5JM_mitchell-house_Elkton-MD.html
Built in 1769 as the home of Dr. Abraham Mitchell, noted physician. During the Revolutionary War he converted the house into a hospital for the use of wounded soldiers of the Continental Army. General Lafayette was a friend of the Mitchell family …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S2_cecil-county-doughboy-monument_Elkton-MD.html
This monument is erected by the people of Cecil County in grateful recognition of the services of the men and women of this county who, on land or at sea served their country in the Great World War - 1914 - 1918 - and in especial remembrance of th…
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