Fort Defiance (Maryland)

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This article is about the War of 1812 fortification in Maryland. For other uses, see Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance was an earthworks fortification on the western bank of the Elk River in northern Maryland. The fort was in use from 1813 to 1815[1] during the War of 1812 and repelled British forces on April 29, 1813.[2] Today, there is a historical marker located approximately 660 feet (200 m) northwest of the original site of the fort.[3]


  1. ^ Payette, Pete. "Maryland Forts". American Forts East. American Forts Network. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Eshelman, Ralph E. (2011). A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-8018-9836-5. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Site of Fort Defiance". Maryland's Roadside Historical Markers. Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 39°35′31.39″N 75°51′23.77″W / 39.5920528°N 75.8566028°W / 39.5920528; -75.8566028 (Fort Defiance (Maryland) Historical Marker)