August 26, 1814
Posted by: flyingmoose
N 39° 10.820 W 077° 03.509
18S E 322197 N 4338806
Quick Description: Located in downtown historic Brookville. This marker resides on the northbound side of Georgia Avenue. There is parking along the road but please be careful in entering and exiting the vehicle as this is a busy road.
Georgia Avenue was one of the few main roads north in the early 1800's. Route 355 was also another northbound route but was the main trailine to the northwest of Washington.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2006 10:20:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMEEH
In this village President Madison and members of his official family found refuge in the home of Caleb Bently, first postmaster of Brookville, following the burning of the Capitol and the While House by the British Army. Many other refugees from Washington also found shelter here.
Erected August 22, 1964
Marker Type (optional): ----
County (required): Montgomery County
Location (required): Northbound Georgia Avenue
More info about the site/marker (optional):
Sponsored by the Maryland house and Garden Tour, 1962
Website for more info (optional): Not listed
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