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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. 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); B&O Railroad Station (approx. one mile away).
 
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
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,761 times since then. Last updated on July 9, 2013, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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