Out of the Flames

Out of the Flames (HM17KK)

Location: Havre De Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.973', W 76° 5.384'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Rodgers House miraculously survived the 1813 burning of Havre de Grace. Dating from 1788, this is the town's oldest documented structure.

John and Elizabeth Rodgers, parents of U.S. Naval hero John Rodgers, operated a tavern here. They also owned the Rodgers Tavern in Perryville, along with a ferry business connecting the two.

"The enemy set fire three times to Mrs. Ro(d)gers' house...but it fortunately each time was extinguished, though they defaced and mutilated much..."
Rev. James Jones Wilmer, 1813

Naval Dynasty
Commodore John Rodgers is credited with firing the first shot of the war June 23, 1812. His son, John Rodgers, born at the family home, Sion Hill, commanded ironclads in the Civil War. In all, the Rodgers family includes four generations of naval officers.
HM NumberHM17KK
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406371 N 4378330
Decimal Degrees39.54955000, -76.08973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.973', W 76° 5.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 58.38" N, 76° 5' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 N Washington St, Havre De Grace MD 21078, US
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