Battle of Bladensburg
— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —Standing here, where the 120-foot long wooden bridge would have carried the road between Bladensburg and Washington D.C., a traveler in 1814 would have experienced all manner of travel in and out of the popular community. Established in the 1740's as a 40-foot-deep port with tobacco weigh stations, and two doctors by 1776. Road converged from Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington , and Upper Marlboro. By 1814, Bladensburg's port was in decline due to silting, but it had become popular for day-trippers, especially from Georgetown, to experience the Spa Springs. By the Mid-nineteenth century, the port closed. Today the river continues to silt and remains very shallow.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 331590 N 4311698|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93806667, -76.94310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.284', W 76° 56.586'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 17.04" N, 76° 56' 35.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5107 Anacostia Tributary Trail System, Brentwood MD 20722, US|
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