Turning Point

Turning Point (HM1J79)

Location: Saint Leonard, MD 20685 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 28.311', W 76° 30.348'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

The original St. Leonard's Town, at the head of St. Leonard Creek, served as the Chesapeake Flotilla's base in June 1814. The flotilla moved out after intense fighting on June 26, exposing the town to destructive British raids.
The town site suffered from effects of the war and silting of the creek, so St. Leonard was reestablished in its present location.
Well-Defended
St. Leonard's Town was secure when the Chesapeake Flotilla defended its base. U.S. Infantry and marines stationed on Fort Hill protected the flotilla's left flank. A one-gun battery protected the opposite shore. A floating boom between these two points blocked access to the town.
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HM NumberHM1J79
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 368642 N 4259243
Decimal Degrees38.47185000, -76.50580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.311', W 76° 30.348'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 18.66" N, 76° 30' 20.88" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5095 St Leonard Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US
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