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Oella in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benjamin Banneker

 
 
Benjamin Banneker Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
1. Benjamin Banneker Marker
Inscription.
1731-1806
Scientist


Buried in an unmarked grave near here lies the remains of Benjamin Banneker, distinguished son of Maryland, who was born, lived, and died in this area.
 
Erected 1977 by Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the State Commission on Afro American History and Culture.
 
Location. 39° 16.496′ N, 76° 46.732′ W. Marker is in Oella, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Westchester Avenue 0 miles north of Oella Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2312 Westchester Avenue, Oella, Maryland, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Bannaky (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Benjamin Banneker (approx. 0.4 miles away); The George Ellicott House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oella (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ellicott’s Mills (approx. 0.9 miles away); Patapsco Female Institute (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Patapsco Female Institute (approx. one mile away); Road Versus Rails (approx. one mile away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Benjamin Banneker Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
2. Benjamin Banneker Marker
Benjamin Banneker Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
3. Benjamin Banneker Marker
Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
4. Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery
Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
5. Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church
Sign on church Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
6. Sign on church
Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
7. Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church
Plaque on Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 1, 2008
8. Plaque on Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church
 
 
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