United States Capital for a Day
— War of 1812 Bicentennial Brookeville Maryland——August 26, 1814 - August 26, 2014 —Erected in ca. 1798, the Federal style Bentley House was the first substantial structure to be built in Brookeville. In 1814 it was the home of Caleb and Henrietta Bentley. Caleb was the town's first postmaster and merchant, and the house includes a separate post office and store wing. He was a watch- and clock-maker, engraver, silversmith, and investor who helped to finance many of Brookeville's homes and industries. On August 26, 1814, it was here that President Madison and his advisors took refuge during the British invasion of the nation's capital.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322298 N 4338995|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18205000, -77.05736667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 10.923', W 77° 3.442'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 10' 55.38" N, 77° 3' 26.52" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203-205 Market St, Brookeville MD 20833, US|
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