Dueling Creek

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Dueling Creek is a tributary of the Anacostia River in southern Maryland in the United States, located in the town of Colmar Manor.[1]

The Bladensburg Dueling Grounds on the creek was a favorite spot for duels in the 19th Century, and was the site of a duel between Stephen Decatur and James Barron.[2]

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  1. ^ "Dueling Creek Natural Area". pgparks.com. 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Duels and the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds Marker". The Historical Marker Database. 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.

Coordinates: 38°55′43″N 76°56′35″W / 38.92861°N 76.94306°W / 38.92861; -76.94306