Hilltop View, a War Memorial

Hilltop View, a War Memorial (HM1TN4)

Location: Earleville, MD 21919 Cecil County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 22.885', W 75° 56.487'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812

—Mount Harmon Plantation —

Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of both towns.
The observers here were probably tenant farmers. Mount Harmon's widowed owner, Mary Louttit George, had moved to Wilmington before the war.

"For Sale: Mount Harmon, containing four hundred and seven acres...the neighborhood pleasant in its prospect of the river, and the high banks render the situation beautiful."
Poulson's American Daily Adventiser, June 29, 1815.

(Inscription below the map in the upper left) Mount Harmon was called "Worlds End" when Emanuel Bowen created this map in 1752.

(Inscription beside the image in the lower left) Armed barges could navigate rivers better than ships.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right) Notable NeighborsMount Harmon was part of Cecil County's agricultural economy, growing primarily wheat. Several neighbors participated in the war. Most notably, Brigadier General Thomas Marsh Forman, of neighboring Rose Hill, served at the Battle of Baltimore.
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HM NumberHM1TN4
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 418916 N 4359526
Decimal Degrees39.38141667, -75.94145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.885', W 75° 56.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 53.1" N, 75° 56' 29.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 586 Mt Harmon Rd, Earleville MD 21919, US
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