Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Rogers (1723 - 1789)
John Rogers (1723 - 1789)
John Rogers, a prominent lawyer and patriot, resided in Upper Marlboro during the 1760s and 1770s. He represented Prince George’s County at the Maryland Conventions of 1774 and 1775, and on July 25, 1775, signed the “Association of the Freemen of Maryland”. On December 9, 1775, he was elected by the Maryland Convention as a delegate to the Continental Congress. John Rogers was one of only three Maryland delegates to the Continental Congress who voted on July 2, 1776, to declare America’s independence and on July 4, 1776, to approve the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the Maryland Convention in Annapolis elected Charles Carroll of Carrollton to replace Rogers, who was ill. Because the Declaration was not signed by anyone until August 2, 1776, it was Carroll’s name and not that of John Rogers which appears on this most revered American document. John Rogers is the only delegate to the Continental Congress who voted for the Declaration of Independence, but was denied the privilege of signing it. John Rogers served as Chancellor of Maryland from 1778 to 1789 and was elected as a U.S. Presidential Elector from Maryland in 1788, receiving more votes than any other candidate in the state.
Presented by the Prince George’s
Erected 1977 by Prince George’s County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 38° 49.053′ N, 76° 45.049′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Click for map. north of Main Street (MD 725) at the base of the centerpiece clock on the plaza near the south entrance to the County Administration Building, at the north end of the Walk of History. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walk of History (within shouting distance of this marker); This White Oak Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Beanes (about 400 feet away); Turn of Events (about 400 feet away); Dr. William Beanes (about 400 feet away); Schoolhouse Pond (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of John Carroll (about 400 feet away); Archbishop John Carroll (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Also see . . .
1. Prince George's Co. Hall of Fame: John Rogers.
2. John Rogers - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Government • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, US Revolutionary •
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