Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
(Quote) “The Bellona Gunpowder Company offer for sale, gunpowder of various descriptions, and of a superior quality, in half barrels, kegs, canisters and pound paper.”-Baltimore Federal Gazette, August 16, 1814.
(Inscription beside the photo in the center)
Gunpowder from Bellona likely fired the naval guns on the water battery at Fort McHenry during the British bombardment.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 22.752′ N, 76° 38.616′ W. Marker is near Baltimore, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Lakeside Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located in Robert E. Lee Park on the bank of Lake Roland dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore MD 21210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Home of Governor Augustus W. Bradford (approx. one mile away); The Colored Methodist Protestant St. Johnís Chapel of Baltimore County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nicholas Ruxton Moore (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Boy Scout Armory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carroll Hunting Lodge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rockland (approx. 1.9 miles away); Roland Park (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . . Baltimore Bellona Gunpowder Manufactory (1801-1856). Maryland in the War of 1812, Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.