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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

August 26, 1814

 
 
August 26, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. August 26, 1814 Marker
Inscription. In this village President Madison and members of his official family found refuge in the home of Caleb Bentley, first Postmaster of Brookeville, following the burning of the Capitol and the White House by the British army. Many other refugees from Washington also found shelter here.
 
Erected 1964 by The Montgomery County Historical Society and The Maryland House and Garden Tour, 1962.
 
Location. 39° 10.831′ N, 77° 3.519′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on High Street (Maryland Route 97) south of Market Street (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Brookeville Academy Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 High Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookeville (here, next to this marker); Newlin’s Mill Millstone
Brookeville Academy image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. Brookeville Academy
This marker and the Maryland Civil War Trails Marker is on the left.
(a few steps from this marker); A Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Angel (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison House (about 600 feet away); Bentley House (about 700 feet away); Brookeville Schoolhouse (about 700 feet away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Brookeville, A Brief History. (Submitted on May 20, 2006.)
2. Brookeville: Gem from the Past. A historic photo album. (Submitted on May 20, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar of 1812
 
August 26, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
3. August 26, 1814 Marker
United States Capital for a Day image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
4. United States Capital for a Day
Welcome to Historic Brookeville. Founded 1794. United States Capital for a day, August 26, 1814. Incorporated 1808.
Markers and Brookeville Academy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
5. Markers and Brookeville Academy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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