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Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bentley House

United States Capital for a Day

 

—War of 1812 Bicentennial Brookeville Maryland—
—August 26, 1814 - August 26, 2014 —

 
Bentley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
1. Bentley House Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 39° 10.923′ N, 77° 3.442′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This House (a few steps from this marker); Madison House (a few steps from this marker); The Miller's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Angel
Bentley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
2. Bentley House Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); August 26, 1814 (about 700 feet away); Brookeville (about 700 feet away); Brookeville Schoolhouse (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brookeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Madison House Tour in Brookeville. (Video) by Sonya Burke, "In this MyMCMedia extra, Sandy Heiler, the owner of the Madison House in Brookeville, gives us a tour of her home." (Submitted on August 21, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Thomas Bentley House. (PDF) Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on August 21, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar of 1812
 
Bentley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
3. Bentley House Marker
Bentley House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
4. Bentley House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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