MD-005 Col. James McHenry of Baltimore (1753-1816)

Marker text: COL. JAMES McHENRY OF BALTIMORE (1753-1816)

Aide to Gen. George Washington during the revolution, McHenry was a physician, signer of the constitution from Maryland and Secretary of War from 1796-1800. Named in his honor was the Baltimore fort that withstood the British bombardment Sept. 13-14, 1814. He purchased, circa 1805, land near here in what was then called Buffalo Marsh and Cherry Tree Meadows, and this settlement took his name.

Maryland Bicentennial Commission and Maryland Historical Society

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