Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie (HM142)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.226', W 78° 10.643'

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"Winchester is a very pleasant place to stay in, sir."

This historic Shenandoah Valley home, known as Glen Burnie, is the homestead of Col. James Wood, who founded Winchester on a portion of his land in 1744. Wood's son, Robert, began the present house in 1794, but the estate was home to the Wood-Glass families from the 1730s to the 1990s.

During the Civil War, Winchester changed hands many times, as Union and Confederate forces occupied, fought over, and won or lost possession of the town. Each side occupied Glen Burnie several times because of the proximity of the North Western Turnpike (present-day U.S. Rte. 50) between Winchester and Romney (now West Virginia) and good water from springs here. In June 1861, Southern-minded Marylanders encamped here and formed the 1st Maryland Infantry, C.S.A. They later fought the 1st Maryland Infantry, U.S.A. at the Battle of Front Royal on May 23rd, 1862.

Tides of blue and gray swept across the hills and fields of Glen Burnie during all three major battles for Winchester in 1862, 1863, and 1864. Combat damage and occupation caused the farm's agricultural productivity and value to decline as livestock, farm buildings, fences and timber were taken or destroyed. After the war, family members went west to begin new lives, homes, and fortunes, and eventually left Glen Burnie as a legacy to the Winchester community.
HM NumberHM142
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByCivil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 743790 N 4341335
Decimal Degrees39.18710000, -78.17738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.226', W 78° 10.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 13.56" N, 78° 10' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 809-899 US-50, Winchester VA 22601, US
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