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Tomb of Dr. William Beanes

 
 
Tomb of Dr. William Beanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Tomb of Dr. William Beanes Marker
Inscription. To secure the release of prisoner of war Dr. Beanes, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet, September, 1814. Detained until after the attack on Baltimore, the two witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on the 13th and 14th, during which Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner".
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 48.675′ N, 76° 45.181′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue (Maryland Route 4) 0.2 miles west of Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Disgrace (approx. mile away); Thomas John Claggett, D.D. (approx. mile away); Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunk Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marlborough (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of John Carroll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archbishop John Carroll (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Right Will Prevail (approx. 0.4 miles away); This White Oak Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
More about this marker.
Tomb of Dr. William Beanes image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
2. Tomb of Dr. William Beanes
The tomb is located in a small park at the intersection of Elm Street and Governor Oden Bowie Drive, about six tenths of a mile from the marker.
There is an identical marker located on Crain Highway (US 301), three tenths of a mile south of Marlboro Pike (MD 725).
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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