Home of Refuge

Home of Refuge (HM1IW1)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.688', W 76° 6.228'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

As the British savagely burned the buildings in Havre de Grace during their morning attack May 3, 1813, the townspeople ran west for protection to a home that stood near this location. The home, known as Bloomsbury, was owned by Baltimore businessman Mark Pringle. His warehouses of flour, which lay close to the water's edge, were lost; however, the British spared the home.

(Inscription next to the image of the Pringle Mansion) Pringle Mansion known as Bloomsbury, was located on land that is now part of the railroad right-of-way. Illustration by Benson J. Lossing, Field Book of the War of 1812, 1868.

HM NumberHM1IW1
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:06pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 405156 N 4377818
Decimal Degrees39.54480000, -76.10380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.688', W 76° 6.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 41.28" N, 76° 6' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351 Lewis Ln, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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