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

Thomas Johnson

 
 
Thomas Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. Thomas Johnson Marker
Inscription.
** Revolutionary Patriot **

Bosom Friend of Washington
**** Diligent worker for
independence and nominator
of Washington for commander
in chief of Continental Army

** Member of Council of Safety,
Continental Congress and of
Maryland Convention to ratify
The Articles of Confederation

*** First Governor of State of
Maryland and Associate Justice
Of United States Supreme Court

** To Thomas Johnson is largely
due the surrender by other
colonies of their claims to the
great northwest territory ****

Born Calvert County
November 4, 1732

Died at Rose Hill, near Frederick
October 26, 1819

 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 24.942′ N, 77° 24.748′ W. Marker was in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker was on North Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. To the left of the fountain in front of the Frederick City Hall (Old County Courthouse). Marker was in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Dred Scott Decision (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Unanimous Resolution
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
2. Close Up of the Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); “South Magnetic” (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick’s Poet Lawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); No to the Stamp! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ross Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Frederick County's First Y.M.C.A. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Regarding Thomas Johnson. Playing an active role in the early history of the United States, it should be no surprise that Thomas Johnson is featured on several markers. Some of those are noted in the related markers section.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Biogaphy of Thomas Johnson. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Frederick City Hall - Old County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Frederick City Hall - Old County Court House
The Thomas Johnson Bust is on the left side of the fountain.
Thomas Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
4. Thomas Johnson
1926 Bust of Thomas Johnson by Joseph Urner
Thomas Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
5. Thomas Johnson
Joseph Urner - 1926 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
6. Joseph Urner - 1926
Signature on the back of the Thomas Johnson Bust
Thomas Johnson Marker Removed image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 21, 2017
7. Thomas Johnson Marker Removed
This marker and the 1926 bust of Thomas Johnson were removed from the Frederick County Courthouse on March 18, 2017 and moved to Mt. Olivet Cemetery where they will be refurbished and eventually placed somewhere in the cemetery.
Thomas Johnson Marker at Mt. Olivet image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 23, 2017
8. Thomas Johnson Marker at Mt. Olivet
with the Urner's 1931 bust of Roger Brooke Taney and the Dred Scott Decision marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,588 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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