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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland State House

Built 1772–1779

 
 
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Maryland State House Marker
Inscription.
Capitol of the United States
November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784

In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the Continental Congress December 23, 1783. Here, January 14, 1784, Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary War and May 7, 1784 appointed Thomas Jefferson plenipotentiary. From here, September 14, 1786, the Annapolis convention issued the call to the states that led to the Constitutional Convention.

A Registered National Historic Landmark
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.706′ N, 76° 29.424′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of State Circle and Francis Street on State Circle. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Maryland State House. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (within
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, October 5, 2005
2. Maryland State House Marker
The USS Maryland bell is in the background on the right.
shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Dred Scott, 1700 - 1858 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
More about this marker. There are three copies of this marker on the grounds. This is the southernmost of the three.
 
Also see . . .  The Maryland State House: The Heart of Maryland History and Government. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. "A Registered National Historic Landmark"
Adjacent to this marker is a Registered National Historic Landmark marker. It reads:

Maryland State House has been designated
Maryland State House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. Maryland State House and Marker
a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.

Designated as such by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service in 1963.
    — Submitted March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
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Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
4. Registered National Historic Landmark
This marker is located adjacent to this marker on the grounds of the State House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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