“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Thomas Holliday Hicks


Thomas Holliday Hicks Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Thomas Holliday Hicks Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery is the grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland 1858-1862 and United States Senator from Maryland 1862-1865. At the beginning of the Civil War during his tenure as governor, the position of Maryland was more important nationally than at any time in its history. But for him Maryland might have joined the secession movement.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Location. 38° 33.998′ N, 76° 4.562′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Academy Street and Cemetery Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Academy Street. Click for map. Marker is located about 100 feet south of the intersection along Academy Street, and just inside the cemetery fence. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John F. Kennedy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Finding Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ P. E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial
Grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks
The state of Maryland erected a monument over his grave in 1868. The grave is located in the middle of the cemetery, about 500 feet from the historic marker along Academy Street.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Long Wharf-The River (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
Regarding Thomas Holliday Hicks. Another marker at the site of Hicks residence in Cambridge, "Appleby", is located on Race Road about 1 mile south of the cemetery.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
Marker on Hicks Monument image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
3. Marker on Hicks Monument
Inscription on monument: "This monument, erected by the state in 1868, honors Thomas Holliday Hicks, a native and life resident of Dorchester County. Late in 1860 and early in 1861 as Maryland's first Civil War governor he opposed the doctrines of seccession and of coercion. In furtherance of his policy and resisting great pressure he refused for five months to call the legislature in special session. During the war he supported the Union."
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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