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Linthicum Heights in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Heart Spoke

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
The Heart Spoke Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
1. The Heart Spoke Marker
Inscription. Twin Oaks - the name evokes a rural character
long since lost to this part of Anne Arundel County. Built in 1857 by William Linthicum, this antebellum manor home presided over a 130-acre farm.

Twin oaks was the summer retreat of John Charles linthicum, U.S. Representative from 1911-1932. From here, he often lobied dignitaries and influential statesmen. In 1918 Linthicum introduced a bill designating "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem. President Hoover signed the bill in 1931.

"Then in that hour of deliverance, and joyful triumph, the heart spoke; and, Does not such a country, and such defenders of our country, deserve a song?" - Francis Scott key, 1836

Legacies of War
The "Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired it are legacies of the War of 1812. British forces gathered to attack Baltimore in September 1814. After a 25-hour bombardment of Fort McHenry, they failed to penetrate Baltimore's defenses and withdrew.

Francis Scott key, witnessing the bombardment and seeing a huge American flag over the garrison, was moved to write four stanzas of lyrices to a popular tune of the day.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location.
The Heart Spoke Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
2. The Heart Spoke Marker
The marker is directly in front of the Linthicum manor house.
39° 12.582′ N, 76° 39.166′ W. Marker is in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Twin Court and Historical Way, on the left on Oak Twin Court. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linthicum Heights MD 21090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benson-Hammond House (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.3 miles away); Linthicum Heights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Holly Run Church (approx. half a mile away); Pumphrey Elementary School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Formerly Brooklyn Park High School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ferndale, Maryland (approx. 2 miles away); Lansdowne Christian Church (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Linthicum Heights.
 
Additional keywords. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Heart Spoke Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
3. The Heart Spoke Marker
The intersection of Oak Twin Court and Historical Way.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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