Star-Spangled Banner National Historic TrailSounds of battle could be heard here from Bladensburg, six miles away, on August 24, 1814. Victorious British troops then moved into Washington, D.C. The sky was already aglow above the city; Americans has torched the Washington Navy Yard to keep it from enemy hands. As the British burned the U.S. Capitol and other public buildings that night, the glow could be seen for miles - striking fear and indignation throughout the region.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Parks Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 335914 N 4317799|
|Decimal Degrees||38.99383333, -76.89470000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.63', W 76° 53.682'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 37.80" N, 76° 53' 40.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6501 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt MD 20770, US|
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