Susquehanna Lower Ferry

Susquehanna Lower Ferry (HM17KI)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.148', W 76° 5.457'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The taverns and the ferry made Havre de Grace, originally called Susquehanna Lower Ferry, a successful town in the early 19th century. People arrived via the Post Road, the major route of north/south travel in the day, and crossed the Susquehanna River on one of the ferries.

"By several passengers in the stage, which arrived last evening, information is received that about the dawn of day yesterday morning, a considerable number of the enemy came up as high as Havre-de-Grace and commenced the bombardment of that place with shot, shells and rockets."
Baltimore Patriot, May 4, 1813

Taverns provided food, drink, and lodging for travelers as they waited for river conditions to allow passage. Mrs. Sears' Tavern stood near this location and Mr. Mansfield's Tavern was just north. News traveled into town with the passengers on the Post Road, and locals would frequent the taverns to hear the latest happenings in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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HM NumberHM17KI
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBusiness Center, River
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406270 N 4378655
Decimal Degrees39.55246667, -76.09095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.148', W 76° 5.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 8.8800" N, 76° 5' 27.4200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 St John St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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