Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —British raiding parties brought the war to Calvert County in 1814, destroying plantations and towns and carrying away the spoils. With the county's tobacco-based economy and England as its primary market at the start of the war, Britain's blockade of Chesapeake waters was devastating for local residents. The Maryland Gazette reported "a retaliatory system of plunder and conflagration" by the British following the Battles of St. Leonard Creek. People fled their homes. The original towns of Huntington and St. Leonard were burned to the ground. Many residents left war-torn Maryland to start anew elsewhere. Recovery following the War of 1812 was especially difficult for Calvert and the rest of Southern Maryland.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 357346 N 4283843|
|Decimal Degrees||38.69171667, -76.64028333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 41.503', W 76° 38.417'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 41' 30.18" N, 76° 38' 25.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||443, 301, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8120 Southern Maryland Blvd, Owings MD 20736, US|
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