Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Forrest Marbury House
Category I Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
• Site of a dinner hosted by General Uriah Forrest for his old friend and former commander, President George Washington, on March 29, 1791. Landowners of Carrollsburg and George town attended. An agreement was reached for the sale of half of their land within the newly designated 10 mile square Federal District thus creating a new capital city for the United States of America. Immediately thereafter, Pierre L'Enfant began to lay out the Magnificent City of Washington, D.C.
• From 1800 to 1835, residence of the William Marbury of the legal case ‘Marbury vs. Madison’. In 1803, through this case, the United States Supreme Court established its right to judicial review of congressional action.
• In 1988, The Forrest Marbury House was restored by George C. Gerber, Alastair G. Law, and their families in time for the celebrations of the Bicentennials of the Constitution, George Washington's inauguration and the Founding of Washington, D.C.
Location. 38° 54.3′ N, 77° 4.051′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3350 M Street Northwest, 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 Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star-Spangled Banner (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); An Industrial Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Prospect House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Home of Stephen Bloomer Balch, D.D. (about 700 feet away); The Exorcist Steps (about 800 feet away); Hollywood on the Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Forrest-Marbury House. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, 1973. (Submitted on April 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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