Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Location. 38° 56.043′ N, 76° 57.144′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Bladensburg Road (Maryland Route 450) and 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Bladensburg Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Road to the Capital (here, next to this marker); Second Line Falls (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Bladensburg Dueling Grounds (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Dueling Grounds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Second Line Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Footsteps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colmar Manor.
Regarding Dueling Grounds. The marker sits within the Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Among others to lose their lives at the Dueling Grounds, General Armistead Mason and Daniel Key, the son of Francis Scott Key. The site of the marker sits very close to the border with the District of Columbia, where dueling was already illegal. DC residents challenging one another to a duel would cross over the border here to face each other.
Also see . . . Stephen Decatur and the Duel.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,106 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 29, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Period newspaper woodcuts of duels fought here • Replacement photo • Photos of the park • Can you help?