A Self-Reliant People
— Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —Formerly known as the Bladensburg Piscataway Road, Minnesota Avenue has long served as an eastern gateway into Washington. Since the original wooden Benning Road Bridge across the Anacostia River was erected nearby in 1800, countless people have crossed the river here. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Fort Mahan, named for U.S. Military Academy Professor Dennis Mahan, defended this entry point against Confederate attack. Union soldiers searched the wagons of everyone entering the city from checkpoints at the foot of the bridge.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 331205 N 4307293|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89831667, -76.94645000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.899', W 76° 56.787'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 53.94" N, 76° 56' 47.22" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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