Two revolutionary leaders who grew up on farm south of Hunting CreekJoseph Wilkinson was colonel in the Revolution and a legislator. His younger brother James, an adventurer, first attained general's rank in 1777 at the age of 20. James built a grist-mill nearby, became General-in-Chief of the army, was Military Governor of Louisiana Territory 1805-07, was implicated but acquitted in allegations against Aaron Burr. Both Wilkinsons served as Generals in the War of 1812. Joseph died in 1820, is buried in family graveyard about 3½ miles west of here. James, who died in 1825, is buried in Mexico City.
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|Placed By||Maryland Bicentennial Commission, Maryland Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360664 N 4268971|
|Decimal Degrees||38.55826667, -76.59916667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 33.496', W 76° 35.95'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 33' 29.76" N, 76° 35' 57.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-43 Stoakley Rd, Prince Frederick MD 20678, US|
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