Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —In the early 1800s Alexandria was part of the District of Columbia and an important port with its own militia. In summer 1814, though, Alexandria's militia had been sent to defend Maryland from the British invasion. So on August 28, four days after the British burned Washington's most important federal buildings, defenseless Alexandrians saw enemy warships approaching up the Potomac River. To prevent similar destruction, Alexandria Mayor Charles Simms and members of his "vigilance committee" rowed out with a white flag of surrender.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322883 N 4296971|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80371667, -77.03970000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.223', W 77° 2.382'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 13.38" N, 77° 2' 22.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 130-198 Strand St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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