Results of the 2012 Archaeological Investigation at Elk Landing — Presentation, Oct. 10th

From The Storyteller — the Newsletter of the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake

Monthly Meeting Date: Wednesday , October 10, 2012

Time: Refreshments 6:30 p.m., business meeting 7:00 and program at 7:30.

Location: Historical Society of Cecil County, 135 E. Main St. Elkton, MD

Program:  Results of the 2012 Investigations at Elk Landing. Dr. James Gibb


Fort Hollingsworth, erected by the citizens of Cecil County, Maryland, in April 1813 to protect the area from British incursions, was one of a series of small breastworks that protected the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay and the ‘back door’ to Philadelphia during the War of 1812. Fort Hollingsworth saw brief action in 1814, and after the war was demolished, with the land returned to farming. Geophysical survey, exploratory soil borings, detailed topographic mapping, and focused excavation, have convincingly and economically identified the footprint of this long-lost fort. The work was undertaken by the Archeological Society of Maryland in 2011 and 2012.

Presentation to be repeated in Bel Air at the Harford County Historical Society, in February 2013.


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