Near Croom in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1500.
Location. 38° 42.561′ N, 76° 42.274′ W. Marker is near Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Nottingham Road and Tanyard Road on Nottingham Road. In the triangle at the intersection of Tanyard Road, Nottingham Road, and Watershed Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Changing Guard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Nottingham Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); The Town of Nottingham (about 600 feet away); The War of 1812 (about 600 feet away); Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shaded Reprieve (approx. 1.7 miles away); Smithville United Methodist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Woodland Indian Villages on the Patuxent River (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Croom.
More about this marker. This marker is quite wrong. It was during the War of 1812 that the British established a camp here between August 21 and August 29, 1814 as a rear guard camp on the march to Washington. British naval ships anchored here in support of Ross's attack on Washington which resulted after the disastrous Battle of Bladensburg in the burning of the Capitol and the White House. Earlier in 1814 this was the base of operations for the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla under Joshua Barney.
The town of Nottingham has completely disappeared. A few river side houses occupy the site.
— Submitted November 22, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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