Hessian Barracks - Witness to History

Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (HM164)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.539', W 77° 24.578'

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1777 Built at direction of Maryland General Assembly

1778-79 Quartered Hessian and Convention prisoners captured at Bennington and Saratoga

1782 Quartered Hessian and Bayreuth Yager Regiments following Cornwallis' surrender

1799 Quartered French sailors of the L'Surgent captured by U.S.S. Constellation

1802-03 Served as staging center for Lewis and Clark Expedition

1812 Quartered U.S. troops during War of 1812

1824 Visited by General LaFayette

1840-42 Used as silk work cocoonery

1853-60 Used for Frederick County Agricultural Society fairs

1861-65 Housed wounded Confederate and Union troops

1868 Became Maryland School for the Deaf

Placed by Frederick Chapter, NSDAR
HM NumberHM164
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByFrederick Chapter, NSDAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292540 N 4364933
Decimal Degrees39.40898333, -77.40963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.539', W 77° 24.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 32.34" N, 77° 24' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234-260 S Carroll St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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