Bladensburg in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes
Merchant -- Ship Builder
Prominent Citizen of Blandensburg
Home of Benjamin Stoddert
First Secretary U.S. Navy 1789-1801
On National Register of Historical Places Aug 19, 1975
Location. 38° 56.267′ N, 76° 56.156′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 48th Avenue (Maryland Route 769C), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in front of Bostwick at 3901 48th Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Stopover (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Bostwick (about 400 feet away); The Market Square & Stone House (about 600 feet away); Casualties of War (about 700 feet away); Hilleary-Magruder House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
1. War of 1812
Benjamin Stoddert died in 1813. In August 1814 Bostwick was occupied by Thomas Barclay, British prisoner-of-war agent. His American counterpart John Mason had required him to move to Bladensburg. As British troops approached Bladensburg on August 24th, Mason ordered Barclay to move to Hagerstown. Barclay delayed, citing the need to guard his papers and his lack of a carriage. Mason sent him a carriage and Barclay left at 11:00 am, just before the battle began. His assistant George Barton entertained General Ross and other British officers here at Bostwick after the battle.
— Submitted June 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era •
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