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Francis Scott Key Bridge

 
 
Francis Scott Key Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 11, 2017
1. Francis Scott Key Bridge Marker
Inscription.
This Bridge is named in honor of
Francis Scott Key
Author of the Star Spangled Banner
September 14, 1814
Then conquer we must for our cause it is just
And this be our Motto     In God is our Trust
Erected by the National Society
United States Daughters of 1812 - April 21, 1924

 
Erected 1924 by U.S. Daughters of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 54.291′ N, 77° 4.116′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Key Bridge (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star-Spangled Banner (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key Park (within shouting distance of this marker); An Industrial Georgetown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest Marbury House (about 300 feet away); Halcyon House (about 400 feet away); Houses With A Prospect (about 400 feet away); 3425 Prospect Street NW (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Francis Scott Key Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 11, 2017
2. Francis Scott Key Bridge Marker
U.S. Daughters of 1812 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 11, 2017
3. U.S. Daughters of 1812
The Key Mansion<br>Francis Scott Key lived in this House image. Click for full size.
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4. The Key Mansion
Francis Scott Key lived in this House
The Francis Scott Key House, 3518 M Street, was torn down in 1947 to make way for highway development later to include the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The parts of the house were stored by the National Park service for subsequent reconstruction but have been lost.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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