Fredericktown, Maryland

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Fredericktown, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Frederick-town is located in Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°21′58″N 75°53′02″W / 39.36611°N 75.88389°W / 39.36611; -75.88389Coordinates: 39°21′58″N 75°53′02″W / 39.36611°N 75.88389°W / 39.36611; -75.88389
Country United States
State Maryland
County Cecil
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Fredericktown is an unincorporated community in Cecil County, Maryland, United States.[1]

The Elf racing yacht is located in the Sassafras River at Fredericktown, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1980.[2]

Fredericktown was first permanently settled generations before 1757. The town was destroyed by fire during a British raid in the War of 1812.[3] Some of the earliest buildings in the town were built following the cessation of hostilities, after 1815.

Owen Burns, an entrepreneur, banker, builder, and land developer who at one time owned the majority of Sarasota, Florida, was born in Fredericktown.[4]


  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Fredericktown (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Eshelman, Ralph E. (2011). A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Johns Hopkins University Press. 
  4. ^ "Fifth Generation". Rootsweb. Retrieved Sep 2013.