FAIR HILL — The great wide open country at the top of Cecil County is often referred to these days as Fair Hill in a lump sum of the area. At one time, however, the area was divided into sections and known by other names, including New Munster, North and South Milford Hundred, Rock and Apple…

This article from the Cecil Historical Journal is a reprint from the spring 2001 edition. It has been condensed and was originally called, “Agriculture, Then and Now.”

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 177-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.

WILNA — The former village of Wilna in Cecil County is oft forgotten. Only the most studious of travelers are likely to spot the small highway marker along Blue Ball Road between Elkton and Childs denoting the spot where the village existed in the area.

ELKTON — A century and a half ago this month, many Americans were excitedly awaiting the arrival of a total solar eclipse, when the moon travels between the sun and Earth, on Aug. 7, 1869. In Illinois, the New York Tribune was reporting on an astronomical study being completed by scientists …

I would like to know if you have any information on the old Henderson cemetery in Elkton. I had never heard of it until it was mentioned in a recent article and have lived in Cecil county all of my life.

The Whig received one reply to last week’s “Recognize this” photo

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 177-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.

CECIL COUNTY — Much has been written of the Civil War about the greatest battles that come readily to mind, especially considering the close proximity of Cecil County to such well-interpreted historic sites as Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; Antietam Battlefield at Sharpsburg, and, of course, Gettysburg, Pa.

ELK NECK — If you’re from Cecil County, then you’re probably familiar with our very own lighthouse, the Turkey Point Light Station. With its height and breathtaking views of the head of the Chesapeake Bay, it’s hard to mistake for any other Maryland lighthouse.

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 177-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.

PERRY POINT — As seen from the air or by boat, the land that houses the Department of Veterans’ Affairs facility known as Perry Point, is truly a “point” in the Susquehanna River at the head of Chesapeake Bay.

COLORA — In 1970, Ernest Howard endeavored to compile a history of the public schools of Cecil County from 1850 to 1958, when most small rural schools were closed. Accompanied by Morton Taylor, they toured the county looking for the locations of the old schoolhouses.

This image, provided from the Cecil Whig archives, was taken in Cecil County. Do you recognize the person or scene pictured? Let us know at CommunityNews@cecilwhig.com.

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 177-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.