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

John Wilkes Booth and his companion David Herold

 
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
1. John Wilkes Booth Marker
Inscription.  John Wilkes Booth and his companion David Herold entered Charles County near this spot after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in Washington on April 14, 1865.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1904.
 
Location. 38° 39.805′ N, 76° 52.48′ W. Marker is in Brandywine, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Crain Highway (U.S. 301) and Cedarville Road, on the right when traveling south on Crain Highway. Marker is about 50 feet south of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandywine MD 20613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mattawoman Run (approx. half a mile away); T. B. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dr. Mudd's House (approx.
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3.4 miles away); Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (approx. 4.6 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home of Dr. Samuel Mudd (approx. 4.6 miles away); Thrift School (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Booth's Escape Byway, Maryland Office of Tourism. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
2. John Wilkes Booth Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,198 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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