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

Tomb of Dr. William Beanes

 
 
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By F. Robby, December 31, 2003
1. Tomb of Dr. William Beanes Marker
Inscription.  To secure the release of prisoner of war Dr. Beanes, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet, September, 1814. Detained until after the attack on Baltimore, the two witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on the 13th and 14th, during which Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner".
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 38° 49.149′ N, 76° 44.203′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Crain Highway (U.S. 301) 0.3 miles south of Marlboro Pike (Maryland Route 725), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tried for Treason (approx. 0.6 miles away); Darnall’s Chance Burial Vault (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Right Will Prevail (approx. ¾ mile away); The Walk of History
Tomb of Dr. William Beanes image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
2. Tomb of Dr. William Beanes
The tomb is located in a small park at the intersection of Elm Street and Governor Oden Bowie Drive, about 1.5 miles west of this marker.
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(approx. ¾ mile away); This White Oak Tree (approx. ¾ mile away); Schoolhouse Pond (approx. ¾ mile away); In Memory of John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of John Carroll (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker located on Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4), two tenths of a mile west of Water Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,529 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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