Kinsale in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you’ll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching impacts of the war on this country and the world.
Experience the Trail
* Drive through rural landscapes and historic communities
* Paddle or cruise waterways where British and American troops once traveled
* Witness battles at reenactment events
* View the original Star-Spangled Banner flag and visit the house where it was made
* Hike or bike trails with stops at historic sites and scenic overlooks
* Join in commemorative events throughout the region
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
After a 15-hour bombardment, soldiers at Fort McHenry raised a large American flag early on September 14, 1814. That flag, signaling British retreat, inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words that became America's national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
Erected 2014 by National
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1814.
Location. 38° 1.781′ N, 76° 34.728′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kinsale Road (Virginia Route 1004) and Virginia Route 1001, on the left when traveling east on Kinsale Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Kinsale Road, Kinsale VA 22488, 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. Relentless Raids (here, next to this marker); War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinsale (approx. 1½ miles away); Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. 2 miles away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
Also see . . .
1. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
2. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. National Park Service (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
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