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Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Fort Lincoln

 
 
Historic Fort Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 23, 2022
1. Historic Fort Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
1680 • Original land granted from Lord Baltimore to George Conn

1683 • Old Spring House erected - One of the oldest buildings in the State of Maryland

1800 - 1859 • The Dueling Grounds - Site of the 1820 duel between Steven Decatur and James Barron

1812 - 1814 • The Battle of Bladensburg - War of 1812
Joshua Barney's gallant defense of Washington is eventually overwhelmed

1861 • Fort Lincoln and Battery Jameson form part of the Eastern Defense perimeter of Washington During the Civil War

Circa 1540 • The Lincoln Oak - This historic oak, felled by a thunderstorm in 1994, was a frequent meeting place where President Abraham Lincoln conferred with his generals away from the pressures of the White House
 
Erected 2002 by the Fort Lincoln Cemetery; Cayola.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraForts and Castles
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Horticulture & ForestryNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Historic Trees series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
 
Location. 38° 55.288′ N, 76° 56.715′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road (Alternate U.S. 1) east of Eastern Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Won Jeon Shrine of America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); F.D.N.Y. Memorial (about 800 feet away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 7 (approx. ¼ mile away); Mother's Love (approx. half a mile away); Fort Lincoln
Historic Fort Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 23, 2022
2. Historic Fort Lincoln Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); Victoria amazonica (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia); Beauty and Business (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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