John Brown

John Brown (HMDQI)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.567', W 77° 43.285'

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The Washington House Hotel was a major stop on the National Pike and served as a hospital at times throughout the Civil War. Prior to organizing his raid on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, John Brown registered under the assumed name of "I. Smith" at the Washington House on June 30, 1859. With him were his sons Owen and Oliver, and Jeremiah G. Anderson, all of whom were principal leaders of the raid. Anderson and Oliver Brown died in the raid.

The Washington House Hotel burned in 1879.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMaryland Heritage Area
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266478 N 4391650
Decimal Degrees39.64278333, -77.72141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.567', W 77° 43.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 34.02" N, 77° 43' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36 W Washington St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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