Revered Son Historical

Revered Son Historical (HM1TLX)

Location: Perryville, MD 21903 Cecil County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 33.439', W 76° 4.66'

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Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812

—Rogers Tavern —

John and Elizabeth Rodgers owned and operated the mid-18th century Rogers Tavern here plus a tavern in Havre De Grace. They ran a ferry business between the two. The hostelry here was a popular stop on the Old Post Road.

Their famous son, Commodore John Rodgers, is credited with firing the first shot of the war.

(Inscription above the image at the top left)John Rogers commanded a squadron of ships headed by U.S. President, depicted here firing on H. M. Belvidera.

"Your name (Commodore John Rogers) is worth a thousand Men to us and the animating influence of your presence a thousand more."
Commander Roger Spence, September 1814.

(Inscription under the image on the bottom right) Naval Hero-On June 23, 1812, Commodore Rodgers, commanding the U.S. frigate President, fired on the British frigate Belvidera. During the war, Rogers captured 23 vessels at sea and was in charge of the naval defense of Baltimore in September 1814.
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees39.55731667, -76.07766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.439', W 76° 4.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 26.34" N, 76° 4' 39.6" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Roundhouse Dr, Perryville MD 21903, US
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