Bladensburg Dueling Grounds

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When dueling was outlawed in the district limits, this area, now a park, became the spot where men could defend their honor. The apparition of Commodore Stephen Decatur, killed here in 1820, has been seen here, as well as other shadowy figures.

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38th Ave
Colmar Manor, MD 20722
United States

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38.93406380088108, -76.95243072503217
Prince George's County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Cottage City, MD (0.4 mi.)
Colmar Manor, MD (0.4 mi.)
Brentwood, MD (0.7 mi.)
North Brentwood, MD (0.8 mi.)
Mount Rainier, MD (0.8 mi.)
Bladensburg, MD (1.1 mi.)
Queenstown, MD (1.3 mi.)
Edmonston, MD (1.4 mi.)
Hyattsville, MD (1.6 mi.)
Cheverly, MD (2.0 mi.)

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  1. We would like to investigate the paranormal at Colmar Manor. What will we need to do. to investigate the property. Thank You static paronormal

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