Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailBritish raiders traveled along rivers to Upper Bay towns in 1813. Elkton, at the head of Elk River, expected to be a target, because it could be a landing site for an advance on Philadelphia. Citizens of Elkton built three earthen forts and placed a chain across the river for defense. On April 29 they fended off a British assault. Focusing on easier targets, the British then struck Frenchtown, Havre de Grace, Fredericktown, Georgetown and Queenstown in quick succession.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 428773 N 4384562|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60785000, -75.82970000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.471', W 75° 49.782'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 28.26" N, 75° 49' 46.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||443, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-103 E Main St, Elkton MD 21921, US|
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