Rodgers House - Havre de Grace, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 32.966 W 076° 05.398
18S E 406350 N 4378318
Quick Description: The oldest structure in Havre de Grace.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2018 6:19:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMXE9P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 0

Long Description:
The plaque reads, "Rodgers House miraculously survived the 1813 burning of Havre de Grace. Dating from 1788, this is the town's oldest documented structure.

John and Elizabeth Rodgers, parents of U.S. Naval hero John Rodgers, operated a tavern here. They also owned the Rodgers Tavern in Perryville, along with a ferry business connecting the two.

"The enemy set fire three times to Mrs. Ro(d)gers' house...but it fortunately each time was extinguished, though they defaced and mutilated much..."
Rev. James Jones Wilmer, 1813

Naval Dynasty
Commodore John Rodgers is credited with firing the first shot of the war June 23, 1812. His son, John Rodgers, born at the family home, Sion Hill, commanded ironclads in the Civil War. In all, the Rodgers family includes four generations of naval officers."
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1788

Architectural Period/Style: Colonial

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Only structure not destroyed by British in town in the war of 1812.

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Private

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Related Website: [Web Link]


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Tell us about your visit with any details of interest about the property. Please supply at least one original photograph from a different aspect taken on your current visit.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Pre-Victorian Historic Homes
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
bluesnote visited Rodgers House - Havre de Grace, MD 1/2/2018 bluesnote visited it