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Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes

 
 
The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes Marker
Inscription. On the site of the Marlborough High School stood the residence of Dr. William Beanes. Here General Ross made his headquarters August 22, 23, 1814, on his march to Bladensburg and Washington. Here Dr. Beanes was made a prisonor for instigating the arrest of marauders from the British Army. It was to secure his release that Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet and being detained during the bombardment of Fort McHenry was inspired by its valiant defense to write the American National Anthem.

This tomb was restored by the public school children of Prince George's County assisted by the National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission under the auspices of the Star-Spangled Banner Society of Prince George's County
 
Erected 1914 by Public School Children of Prince George's County, National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Commission, Star-Spangled Banner Society of Prince George's County.
 
Location. 38° 49.029′ N, 76° 45.136′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Oden Bowie Drive and Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on Governor Oden Bowie Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in the small park at the intersection.
The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2009
2. The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes Marker
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. Marlboro Academy (a few steps from this marker); Turn of Events (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William Beanes (within shouting distance of this marker); William Beanes (within shouting distance of this marker); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Walk of History (about 500 feet away); This White Oak Tree (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of John Carroll (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. William Beanes, The Incidental Cause of the Authorship of the Star-Spangled Banner. By Caleb Clarke Magruder Jr. Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C., Vol. 22, (1919), pp. 207-225. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Tomb of Dr. William Beanes image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
3. Tomb of Dr. William Beanes
Dr. Beanes' Tomb Before the 1914 Restoration image. Click for full size.
By Caleb C. Magruder, Jr.
4. Dr. Beanes' Tomb Before the 1914 Restoration
The Star-Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
5. The Star-Spangled Banner
Blest with Victory and Peace
May the Heaven Rescued Land
Praise the Power that Hath Made
And Preserved Her a Nation
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
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 1,622 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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