Common Cause

Common Cause (HM1J1C)

Location: Chestertown, MD 21620 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 12.534', W 76° 3.948'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

The people of Chestertown—-a commercial center connected to international trade—-generally opposed going to war with Great Britain. Yet when war came, most supported the American effort. Chestertown sent many distinguished fighters to battle.
The town was not attacked. Several homes associated with war veterans remain, including Hynson-Ringgold House, Widehall, and Dougherty Barroll House.
Key Player
Judge and Congressman Joseph Hopper Nicholson resided at Dougherty Barroll House on High Street. He commanded a volunteer company, the Baltimore Fencibles, at Fort McHenry during the bombardment. Brother-in-law to Francis Scott Key, Nicholson is credited with the first publication of Key's lyrics for the "The Star-Spangled Banner." Joseph H. Nicholson image/Maryland Historical Society.
(Inscription under the photo in the upper left) Hynson-Ringgold House, c. 1914 Image/Courtesy Kevin Hemstock
(Inscription under the photo in the lower center) Widehall, c. 1900 Image/Courtesy Kevin Hemstock
(Inscription under the photo on the right) Star-Spangled Banner, 1814. Image/Courtesy Library of Congress
HM NumberHM1J1C
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 Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 407981 N 4340499
Decimal Degrees39.20890000, -76.06580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.534', W 76° 3.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 32.04" N, 76° 3' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-298 Memorial Plaza, Chestertown MD 21620, US
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