Bentley House

Bentley House (HM1G3A)

Location: Brookeville, MD 20833 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 10.923', W 77° 3.442'

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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.
HM NumberHM1G3A
Year Placed2014
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322298 N 4338995
Decimal Degrees39.18205000, -77.05736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.923', W 77° 3.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 55.38" N, 77° 3' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203-205 Market St, Brookeville MD 20833, US
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