Bladensburg in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Indian Queen Tavern
— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
George Washington frequently traveled on this road to Baltimore and Philadelphia and was familiar with the Indian Queen Tavern. In a letter to Elizabeth Willing Powell, dated March 26, 1797, he observed that although Spurrier's Tavern in Jessup was frequented by travelers, "the lodging is bad—the eating is tolerable; better for lodging and eating. At Bladensburg nine miles beyond, a good house is kept by one Ross (sign of the Indian Queen)."
Erected 2014 by Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 2005.
Location. 38° 56.482′ N, 76° 56.458′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) when traveling north. Marker is in the parking lot of the Anacostia Watershed Society (George Washington House). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4302 Baltimore Ave, Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington House (within shouting distance of this marker); British Advance (within shouting distance of this marker); Bladensburg Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); The Road to the Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Undaunted In Battle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Cross (about 700 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 280 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.