Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
“Came...to the town of Nottingham...Not an individual was to be seen in the streets, or remained in the house; while the appearance of the furniture, &c., in some places the very bread left in the ovens, showed that it had been evacuated in great haste.”
– British Lt. George Robert Gleig
As British troops marched toward Nottingham they discovered two American militiamen who claimed to be out squirrel hunting. They balked when officers asked why they were hunting with bayonets.
1814 British Map of Nottingham Encampment
Sketch of the March of the British Army
by Robert Smith, 1814
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812
Location. 38° 42.633′ N, 76° 42.264′ W. Marker is near Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Nottingham Road and Tanyard Road, on the left when traveling east on Nottingham Road. Marker is at a sharp bend on Nottingham Road, about 400 feet north of the intersection with Tanyard 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. The Nottingham Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Nottingham (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nottingham (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shaded Reprieve (approx. 1.7 miles away); Smithville United Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodland Indian Villages on the Patuxent River (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Croom.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 565 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area of Hyattsville, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • F. Robby was the editor who published this page.