Introduction to Elkton, Maryland
Elkton holds a seat on Cecil county, which was created in 1674 by dividing up parts of the Baltimore and Kent counties. The first white settler to come to the present-day territory of Elkton was Marquis de Lafayette, a French military officer: around September 1781, while on their way to Yorktown, Lafayette and his troops stopped in this area. Initially, the city was known as 'Head of Elk' while sometimes it was referred to as the 'Gretna Green of West'; This was because Elkton had, until 1938, been a wedding ground for eloped couples.
Elkton and nearby Attractions
- Elk Neck State Forest
- Historical Society of Cecil county
- Earlville Wildlife Management Area
- Sheriff John F. Dewitt Museum
- Bellevue State Park
- Brantwood Golf Course
Things To Do In Elkton
The Elk Neck State Forest, the Earlville Wildlife Management Area, the Historical Society of Cecil, the Brantwood Golf Course, the Bellevue State Park, and Brandywine Creek State Park are located in the city. The residents of Elkton also celebrate the Fair Hill International Festival in October, and the Fall Fest in September.
Philadelphia International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Elkton Higher Education
Wilmington College, University of Delaware, and West Chester University of Pennsylvania are the nearby higher education schools.