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North East

North East is a town in Cecil County, Maryland. It is located between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census.

Settled by the English in 1658, the Town of North East was incorporated in 1850. The southern part of town covers a site once occupied by Shawnee Indians. North East was the first permanent settlement in Cecil County. The cemetery at Saint Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church located on Main Street is one of the oldest in the State of Maryland with graves of Susquehannock Indians dating to the 1600s. Located a short distance outside of town is the Elk Neck State Park, Turkey Point Light House, and Elk Neck State Forest, which all offer hiking and recreational activities for visitors.

The Turkey Point Light Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge was listed in 2008.