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Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Madison House

 
 
Madison House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Madison House Marker
Inscription. On August 26, 1814 this house provided shelter for President Madison and his official party during the British burning of the federal buildings in Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812. The following day, August 27th, the Secretary of State James Monroe joined the President here and they returned to the Capitol.
 
Erected by the Janet Montgomery Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 10.916′ N, 77° 3.453′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street east of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This House (here, next to this marker); Bentley House (a few steps from this marker); The Miller's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Angel
Madison House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Madison House
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); August 26, 1814 (about 600 feet away); Brookeville (about 600 feet away); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (about 600 feet away); Brookeville Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); A Refuge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the wall of the house, to the left of the front door.
 
Regarding Madison House. This house is a private residence. It is said to have been a stop in the Underground Railroad.
 
Also see . . .  Pedaling from Oakley Cabin to the town of Brookeville. (Submitted on May 20, 2006.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,511 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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