Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Crossroads of Trade and Travel
Battle of Bladensburg
— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Across the Anacostia River and to the left is "George Washington House" - an early store attached to the former Indian Queen Tavern. Further along Annapolis Road are the Hilleary-Magruder House, the Market Master building, and Bostwick. Built by Christopher Lowndes, a wealthy merchant, rope maker, and shipbuilder, Boswick was also home to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert. These historic buildings are reminders of the historic crossroads of Bladensburg.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 38° 56.284′ N, 76° 56.586′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road. Marker is in Colmar Manor Park on the west end of the Annapolis Road Bridge crossing the Anacostia River, along the Anacostia River Trail. 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. Storming the Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Road to the Capital (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Honor Roll (about 800 feet away); Peace Cross (about 800 feet Undaunted In Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bladensburg Monuments (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.