Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Forrest Marbury House
— Category I Landmark, National Register of Historic Places —
• Site of a dinner hosted by General Uriah Forrest for his old friend and former commander, President George Washington, on March 29, 1791. Landowners of Carrollsburg and George town attended. An agreement was reached for the sale of half of their land within the newly designated 10 mile square Federal District thus creating a new capital city for the United States of America. Immediately thereafter, Pierre L'Enfant began to lay out the Magnificent City of Washington, D.C.
• From 1800 to 1835, residence of the William Marbury of the legal case ‘Marbury vs. Madison’. In 1803, through this case, the United States Supreme Court established its right to judicial review of congressional action.
• In 1988, The Forrest Marbury House was restored by George C. Gerber, Alastair G. Law, and their families in time for the celebrations of the Bicentennials of the Constitution, George Washington's inauguration and the Founding of Washington, D.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
Location. 38° 54.3′ N, 77° 4.051′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Northwest east of 34th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3350 M Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Scott Key Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star-Spangled Banner (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); An Industrial Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houses With A Prospect (about 300 feet away); Halcyon House (about 400 feet away); How High is the River? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Forrest-Marbury House. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, 1973. (Submitted on April 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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