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By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
A Neighborhood Goes to Market Marker
Maryland, Baltimore — A Neighborhood Goes to MarketLexington Market
Between 1820 and 1945, Baltimore grew from a small port city to a commercial and industrial center of both regional and national importance. Anchored by Lexington Marker this neighborhood still reflects that period of growth. During the 19th and . . . — Map (db m103244) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Barton — Major Robert E. Townley
In loving memory of Major Robert E. Townley, Strategic Air Command, May 3, 1921 - Jan. 13, 1964. — Map (db m67308) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Barton — The Crash of Buzz One Four
Near this site, at 1:42 am on January 13th 1964, a B-52 bomber, call sign "Buzz One Four", crashed during a blizzard. The plane, with a crew of five, was armed with two 9-megaton nuclear weapons. Four of the five crew members ejected from the plane. . . . — Map (db m96446) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Clarysville — Clarysville General HospitalCenter for Healing
The Clarysville Inn once stood in front of you to the right. In this tavern, and in a complex of buildings constructed around it, the United States established a general hospital during the Civil War. On March 6, 1862, U.S. soldiers commandeered the . . . — Map (db m37540) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cresaptown — Brady's CrossingPartisan Ranger Raid
In the early morning darkness on February 21, 1865, Lt. Jesse McNeill and his 66 Partisan Rangers (Confederate guerrillas) descended Knobly Mountain and stopped briefly at the residence of Felix R. Seymour, a Southern sympathizer. They then forded . . . — Map (db m4680) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — "Braddock's Road"
Near this point on June 10, 1755, after nearly a month's delay at Fort Cumberland, Braddock's troops started toward Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible death at the Monongahela. — Map (db m31908) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — “The Narrows”
One of the most picturesque spots around Cumberland, discovered by Spendelow after the road over Wills Mountain had been constructed by General Braddock. Adopted as the route of the Cumberland Road (The National Road) 1833. The old stone bridge . . . — Map (db m4927) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — A Boom for CumberlandThe National Road Meets the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad — The Historic National Road / The Road That Built The Nation
The National Road and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came together at this spot in 1842 at Cumberland’s first railroad station. For a few years, it was necessary for passengers and freight to transfer from railroad cars to coach and wagon for the . . . — Map (db m81402) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Abandonment of Ft. Cumberland — Fort Cumberland Trail
Fort Cumberland was garrisoned from 1754 to 1765. During this period, there was bickering between Maryland and Virginia as to how the fort should be maintained and whose control it was under. In early 1756, Colonel Washington favored a small . . . — Map (db m17708) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Allegany County
. . . — Map (db m17452) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Allegany County LibraryCumberland Free Public Library
Top Name of Cumberland Free Public Library changed to Allegany County Library July 1, 1960 Bottom 1798 • First public school in Western Maryland incorporated under Act of 1798 as "Visitors of Allegany County School." 1824 • School name changed to . . . — Map (db m17676) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Alteration of the Site — Fort Cumberland Trail
Many changes have been made to the landscape on which Fort Cumberland stood. The street behind you was cut from the hillside and the earth removed used by the canal company. the bluff to your left in front of the church once extended on a nearly . . . — Map (db m18757) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Boat Building at the Cumberland Basin
Cumberland, the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, was the location where the George's Creek coal from western Allegany County was transferred from the short line railroads to canal boats for shipment east. Cumberland was also the . . . — Map (db m67484) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Capture of GeneralsCapture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George Crook — Nights, February 21–22, 1865
A company of Confederates, young men from Cumberland, Maryland, Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, captured several picket posts, obtained the countersign “Bulls Gap,” rode into the city, captured two commanding Union Generals, . . . — Map (db m490) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Capture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George CrookNights, February 21–22, 1865
A company of Confederates, young men from Cumberland, Maryland, Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, captured several picket posts, obtained the countersign “Bulls Gap,” rode into the city, captured two commanding Union Generals, . . . — Map (db m81416) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Christ's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Church
A building on this site Christ's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Church May 11, 1794 "Mother of Lutheranism" in Allegany Co. — Map (db m81506) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Civil War in Allegany CountyStrategic Location
During the Civil War, thousands of United States soldiers were stationed here in Cumberland and Allegany County to guard against raids and incursions by Confederate forces. Located only about 130 miles from the capital at Washington. . . . — Map (db m1049) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Col. Joshua Fry
Memorial in honor of Col. Joshua Fry Born c. 1700 in England 1731 • Professor of mathematics at William and Mary College, Planter in Albemarle County, Virginia, Member of House of Burgesses, First presiding judge of Albemarle County, Commander . . . — Map (db m54023) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Col. Thomas Cresap
In Memory of Col. Thomas Cresap Pathfinder - Pioneer - Patriot - Built the first home and fort in this county at Oldtown, about 1740 Surveyed the first trail to the west, starting near this spot in 1751 His Sons - - - Daniel Cresap for whom . . . — Map (db m17778) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — CumberlandStrategic Center
In 1860, Cumberland was a small town of 7,302 residents, most of whom lived in the valley of Will’s Creek. The town was an important stop on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. When the Civil . . . — Map (db m14038) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — CumberlandStrategic Center
In 1860, Cumberland was a small town of 7,302 residents, most of whom lived in the valley of Will’s Creek. The town was an important stop on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. When the Civil . . . — Map (db m17674) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Cumberland Gateway Westward — Fort Cumberland Trail
Will's Creek Settlement, later known as Cumberland, served as a major gateway for trade, military campaigns against the French, and settlement beyond the mountains in our growing nation. "The New Storehouses" of the Ohio Company were across the . . . — Map (db m17783) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Cumberland Terminus: Yesterday and Today
Independence Day, July 4th, 1828, would be an important day for Cumberland, Maryland. On that day, far to the east, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad both broke ground. The finish line of these companies' race was the . . . — Map (db m67478) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland — Fort Cumberland Trail
Horatio Sharpe Lived: 1718-1790. Here as Governor of Maryland and the commander of the fort. Fort Frederick was built by his direction. Governor: 1753-1769. Sharpsburg, Md., was named in his honor. Daniel Boone Lived: 1734-1820. Here as a . . . — Map (db m17681) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Folck's Mill
Here in Evitts Creek Valley on August 1, 1864, General McCausland's Confederate cavalry, returning after burning Chambersburg, was surprised by General Kelley's Union troops from Cumberland. The Confederates were repulsed and retreated across the . . . — Map (db m17903) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Folck's Mill
Here in Evitts Creek Valley on August 1, 1864, General McCausland's Confederate cavalry, returning after burning Chambersburg, was surprised by General Kelley's Union troops from Cumberland. The Confederates were repulsed and retreated . . . — Map (db m19320) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Folck's MillConfederate Raid
Late in July 1864, Confederate Gen. John C. McCausland led his two cavalry brigades (about 2,800 men) northward into Pennsylvania and Maryland to capture Chambersburg and Cumberland and either collect a ransom or burn the towns. McCausland burned . . . — Map (db m19328) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Fort Cumberland TrailA new opportunity for outdoor recreation — Fort Cumberland Trail
This is an American Revolution bicentennial project to permanently record the history of one of the City of Cumberland's most historic sites, Fort Cumberland. The beautiful interpretive plaques tell the story and the attractive white rocks mark the . . . — Map (db m17714) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — French and Indian War — Fort Cumberland Trail
"A volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire" Fort Cumberland was built as a direct result of hostilities between the French and British over control of the Ohio Valley. The British king granted land . . . — Map (db m17683) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — George Washington at Will’s Creek — Fort Cumberland Trail
Our founding father spent much time in this vicinity when a young man as surveyor, ambassador, aide-de-camp to General Braddock, and commander of Virginia military forces. This cabin served as his headquarters during part of this time. Young George . . . — Map (db m17719) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — Map (db m1051) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Gov. Lloyd Lowndes 1845 - 19051842 Home
Site 1842 Home Gov. Lloyd Lowndes 1845 - 1905 Only person from Allegany County elected Governor of Maryland Served from 1895 to 1900 — Map (db m17673) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Headquarters of George WashingtonOn this Site Originally Stood the
Headquarters of George Washington, since removed to Riverside Park. He was entertained at David Lynn's house (which later occupied this site) when he came here in 1794 to review the troops during the Whisky Rebellion. — Map (db m17451) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Headquarters of George Washington
As colonel under General Braddock at Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War 1755 - 1758 and as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in 1794Presented to the City of Cumberland by James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D. dedicated April . . . — Map (db m17724) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Jane Frazier
Wife of Lieut. John Frazier was captured by Indians near this spot in October 1755 and taken to the Miami River. She escaped after eighteen months and made her way back to her home. — Map (db m402) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Life on the Canal
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal ran from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. (Mile 0) to Cumberland, MD (Mile 184.5), paralleling the Potomac River. Most of the heavy shipping originated from the western terminus at Cumberland. Boatmen carrying coal, . . . — Map (db m67482) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — McNeill’s RaidCapture of Crook and Kelly
In the predawn darkness of February 21, 1865, Confederate Lt. Jesse McNeill and his partisan (guerrilla) rangers rode into Cumberland from the west on this road. Unlike most raiders who targeted the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for attack, McNeill . . . — Map (db m716) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Military Hospital
On this site stood the First Presbyterian Church. During the Civil War it was used as a military hospital — Map (db m19336) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — National Road Monument200 Year Celebration and Dedication
This monument is dedicated to the eternal spirits of our forebears. Their inspiration and determination to begin building our Nation's public infrastructure in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, helped secure our country's growth and prosperity. It is . . . — Map (db m97321) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — On This Site Stood Metro Clothes
Owned and managed by Joseph Feldstein, Metro Clothes was established in 1932 and originally located across the street. The business relocated to this site after the 1936 flood. Metro Clothes was a leading outfitter in men’s and boys’ clothing and . . . — Map (db m58358) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Our Local Indian Heritage — Fort Cumberland Trail
The land west of the Allegheny Mountains was exclusively the Indians until the mid 1700's. The local Indians were part of the Shawanese tribe and a sub-division of the Algonquin Nation-one of the most warlike. With the coming of the white man, most . . . — Map (db m18724) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Palisado Fort or Stockade — Fort Cumberland Trail
Most of the early frontier forts were of the palisado type. Before you is a small sample of this type construction. A palisade is a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense. The word usage in the 1700's was . . . — Map (db m17782) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Perimeter of the Fort — Fort Cumberland Trail
You stand upon historic ground within the north wall of Fort Cumberland. Your location (X) is shown on the diagram. Lines of barracks (I), parallel with the street, were to your front and in the rear along the line of white rocks in the street. The . . . — Map (db m18758) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — President Washington's Last Visit - 1794
Center Plaque On October 16, 1794, President George Washington arrived in Cumberland to review about 5,000 troops of the Maryland and Virginia militia gathered here during th Whiskey Rebellion. A few days later, this militia army assembled upon . . . — Map (db m17456) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Riverside Park
Land for this park was donated to the city in 1893. The park formerly included the site of the bridge approached to your right and an area extending along the river bank upstream. Then, there were extensive walkways, benches, flowerbeds, a viewing . . . — Map (db m17711) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Site of Bridge 1834
Built by Thomas Fealy Lieut. Jno. Pickell U.S. Engineer H. M. Pettit Ass’t Supd’t. — Map (db m4928) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Site of Fort Cumberland
The store houses of The Ohio Company were first located near this point. In 1754 the first fort (called Mt. Pleasant) was built. Gen'l Edward Braddock enlarged the fort in 1755 and renamed it after his friend the Duke of Cumberland. — Map (db m53575) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The First Iron Rails
The first iron rails made in the United States were manufactured in 1844 at Mount Savage. Before that time all iron rails were imported from England. — Map (db m445) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The First National Bank and Trust Company of Western Maryland
was originally chartered as the Cumberland Bank of Alleghany by an act of the 1811 Maryland Legislature and opened for business April 1, 1812. this is the oldest bank in Western Maryland and the second oldest National Bank in the state. Local . . . — Map (db m19337) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The Fort Proper — Fort Cumberland Trail
The fort proper was the bastioned work at the west end of the fort. It was to your left (primarily on the site of the Church of Christ Scientist). Besides the four bastions (b) and the joining walls, there were four buildings for provisions (6), two . . . — Map (db m17679) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The NarrowsAn Easier Route for the National Road
At first, the National Road climbed west from Cumberland up and over Haystack Mountain. In the 1830s, when the road was rebuilt, a new route was chosen. It would be a mile longer but the grade was substantially decreased so that horse teams could . . . — Map (db m4926) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The National Road(Called The Cumberland Road)
Was the first of the internal improvements undertaken by the U.S. Government. Surveys were authorized in 1806 over the route of “Braddock’s Road,” which followed “Nemacolin’s Path,” an Indian trail, over which George . . . — Map (db m444) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The National RoadThe Road that Built the Nation
“. . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance.” —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — Map (db m67479) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The Old National Pike — Fort Cumberland Trail
The National Pike was also called the National Road (used national funds) or the Cumberland Road (began in Cumberland). Behind you and to the right along the base of the hill, were the storehouses of The Ohio Company. The earliest rails were made by . . . — Map (db m18728) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The Parade Ground of Fort CumberlandOccupied this site 1755
Here the Indian envoys were received before Braddock left for his defeat. In 1756-58 the garrison under Col. Washington was still reviewed here. — Map (db m17453) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland
Which was built in 1755 by order of the British Government and named in honor of the Duke of Cumberland, Captain General of the British Army. It was the base of military operations of General Edward Braddock and Colonel George Washington in the . . . — Map (db m18733) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline — Fort Cumberland Trail
Trenches and Tunnels It was common for forts of this period to have rifle pits or trenches outside the walls as a line of first defense. Fort Cumberland was likely no exception. However, the excavations most people refer to apparently had other . . . — Map (db m17684) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Washington’s Road
By order of Colonel Bouquet, George Washington’s troops opened this road from Fort Cumberland to Reas-town (Bedford, Pa.) during July 1758. Bouquet and Washington conferred half way between these places July 30, 1758. — Map (db m6106) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Western Maryland Railway Station
Opened July 1913 National Register of Historic Places Listed June 1973 Presented by Preservation Society of Allegany County September 1987 — Map (db m60547) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Where the Road BeganThe Historic National Road - The Road That Built the Nation
You are standing at the starting point of this country's first federal road building project, the National Road. A vision of George Washington as a means to develop the continent and to unite the country, his idea was championed by Thomas Jefferson . . . — Map (db m17716) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — “The Warrior’s Path”
War path of the five nations from central New York to the Carolinas. One of the longest Indian trails in America, crossed this highway about this point. — Map (db m3489) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — American Indian Rockshelter Trail
Eons ago, before there was a lake and dam that filled the valley, an ancient stream flowed through from the north. Now known as Rock Gap Run, it slowly cut through the rising sandstone bedrock that eventually became Evitts Mountain. The . . . — Map (db m95908) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Evart's Homesite
This site is believed to be the homesite and final resting place of Mr. Evart (Evitt) who, reportedly, was the first white settler in Allegany County. He came here in the early 1700's to escape civilization and live as a hermit. The . . . — Map (db m95688) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — John Mash Jr."A Forest is God's Garden"

Recognizing his contributions to forest conservation and historic preservation at Green Ridge State Forest

25 years of state service 1971-1996 Forest Manager 1975-1988 Author of The Land of the Living Championed the . . . — Map (db m95917) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Life in Pleasant Valley
Before the park was developed in 1974, this valley was rich with farmland and timber. Seven farms worked the soil and grew corn, winter wheat and rye. Two of the farms raised dairy cows. The Raines family farm had approximately 189 acres and had . . . — Map (db m99149) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Log Roll Trail

Log Roll Overlook offers the hiker an enjoyable westward view of the Town Creek watershed and a view of three states. The overlook was named for logs that were rolled down the steep mountain slope in the late 1800s, to a sawmill on Town Creek. . . . — Map (db m95911) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Long Pond Trail

Long Pond Trail follows the 15-Mile Creek stream valley. This trail winds over ridges and valleys with several steep ascents and descents. These features make it one of the most challenging trails at Green Ridge State Forest.

The trail is . . . — Map (db m95916) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Martins MountainSunday Drivers and “Tin-Can Tourists"
The National Road enjoyed a revival from about 1910-1960, with the rising popularity of the automobile. Tourist travel began in earnest when cars became reliable enough for the average person to take a long trip. “Waysiders,” people who . . . — Map (db m4922) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Pine Lick Trail

Pine Lick Trail is connected to landmarks of national historic significance.

THE MASON-DIXON LINE marks the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as the northern edge of Green Ridge State Forest. Completed in the 1760s, this . . . — Map (db m95909) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — The Naming of the Lake
In 1970, this dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to impound Rocky Gap Run and create Lake Habeeb. The 243-acre lake is named in honor of Edward Habeeb who inspired the establishment of Rocky Gap State Park. This lake is typical . . . — Map (db m95907) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Flintstone — Twin Oaks Trail

This trail allows the hiker to experience Green Ridge State Forest in miniature. The trail follows ridges and valleys along mountain streams and crosses open fields. One section of the trail opens up into an expansive view of Town Hill and the . . . — Map (db m95913) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Blazing Braddock's Road
“We this day passed the ‘Aligany’ Mountain (Big Savage Mountain) which is a rocky ascent of more than two miles, in many places extremely steep…” Captain Robert Orme, June 15, 1755 British General Edward Braddock led a . . . — Map (db m5013) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Coal Mining
Bituminous coal had been discovered in what is now Allegany County before the French and Indian War. Although farmers worked small individual diggings prior to the Nineteenth Century, it would not be until about 1820 that coal obtained some degree . . . — Map (db m96387) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
As seen on the right, the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot at Frostburg was constructed in 1891. The depot served as a passenger and freight station enroute between Cumberland, Maryland down the rich coal-mining region of Georges Creek to . . . — Map (db m48853) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Frost Graves
This monument, erected in 1877, marks the graves of Meshach Frost (1787–1864) and his wife Catherine (1792–1876), founders of Frostburg. In 1812 they built their first home here. As the tavern Highland Hall, the building later . . . — Map (db m3550) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — FrostburgThe Frost Family Legacy
Years before St. Michael’s Church was built, Meshach Frost and his wife Catherine purchased this property in 1812. When the Frosts bought the property, construction of the National Road was already underway. They soon found they were feeding . . . — Map (db m3551) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — FrostburgThe National Road, Coal and Fancy Hotels
The National Road has sustained Frostburg for almost two centuries. As the road was being surveyed in 1811, Josiah Frost began laying out lots. Businesses, serving passing stagecoaches and wagons, soon lined a developing Main Street. By . . . — Map (db m3553) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Frostburg
Frostburg can trace its history back to the very early 1800s, when the community was known as Mt. Pleasant and consisted of only three homes. By the time the National Road opened through in 1812, an early settler named Josiah Frost had lain off the . . . — Map (db m96388) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — FrostburgMaryland's Mountain City
Established: 1812 Elevation: 1820' Population: 9,002 County: Allegany Situated in the headwaters of the Georges Creek basin, Frostburg was settled in the early 1800's and served as a traveler's stop along the newly constructed National . . . — Map (db m96390) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — George's Creek Valley
During colonial exploration and settlement the valley provided a route to the western frontier. In 1753, preceding the French and Indian War, George Washington traveled this route to deliver Gov. Dinwiddie's order that the French abandon their . . . — Map (db m84736) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Historic Braddock Road1755
The following was taken from the journal of Robert Orme, aid de camp to General Braddock - June 15, 1755: We this day (with 2100 troops, 1500 hundred horses, 200 wagons and twelve cannons) passed the Allegany Mountains, which is a rocky ascent of . . . — Map (db m96391) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — Martin’s Plantation
General Braddock's 2nd camp on the march to Fort Duquesne June 14th, 15th, 1755. The old Braddock Road passed to the southeast of the National Road from Clarysville to the "Shades of Death" near "Two Mile Run." The National Road was begun by the . . . — Map (db m440) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad
The Railroad had reached Frostburg in 1852 and by 1863, the Cumberland and Pennsylvania (C&P) line ran from Cumberland through Mt. Savage to Frostburg and down George's Creek across the Potomac River to Piedmont, West Virginia. This connected the . . . — Map (db m96386) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — The Naming of Frostburg
Contrary to popular belief that it was named for its frigid winter weather, Frostburg can trace its history back to 1800 when the community was known as Mt. Pleasant. By the time the National Road (authorized by Congress in 1806) opened through in . . . — Map (db m67475) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Frostburg — The National Road
A trolley car and horse and buggy descend the old National Road at Eckhart Hill, just east of Frostburg. In 1806 construction of the Cumberland (National) Road was authorized by Congress. Its purpose was to connect the populated east and "navigable . . . — Map (db m96383) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Keifers — Breaking Through a Mountain
The Paw Paw Tunnel stands as a monument to the ability and daring of 19th century canal builders. By building the mile-long cut through the mountain, including the 3,118-foot tunnel, the canal avoided six miles of river bends and steep, rocky . . . — Map (db m25098) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), La Vale — “Spendelow Camp”Also Called “Camp at the Grove”
General Braddock’s 1st camp on the march from Fort Cumberland to Fort Duquesne, June 11th to 13th, 1855. After building a road over Wills Mountain, Spendelow, an engineer, discovered a route by “The Narrows” and Braddock’s Run and a . . . — Map (db m2083) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), La Vale — First Toll Gate House
First toll gate house on the old National (Cumberland) Road. Erected about 1833 after this portion of the road was turned over to the State of Maryland by the United States government. There was one other toll gate in Maryland on this Road. — Map (db m442) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), La Vale — The La Vale Toll House
Toll houses were built along the National Road as a result of a 25 year national debate as to whether or not the federal government should be responsible for funding road improvements. While there was agreement on the idea that those who used the . . . — Map (db m443) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Little Orleans — Town Hill OverlookThe Beauty Spot of Maryland
The long, winding ascent of Town Hill reaches a height just beyond that of Sideling Hill, but was much more easily crossed. However, early automobiles were still no match for the steep grades and tight turns along this section of the National Road. . . . — Map (db m20986) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Lonaconing — Daniel Cresap
Daniel Cresap, pioneer settler, gave his name to Dan's Mountain and Dan's Rock. Born in 1728 near Havre de Grace, MD., son of Colonel Thomas Cresap. Fought in French and Indian War. By first wife, unknown, had one son; by second wife, Ruth . . . — Map (db m98538) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Mount Savage — In Honor of the Sons and Daughters of Mount Savage
Who served their country in the World War, this bridge was built, and in loving remembrance of J. Edward Carney • Walter H. Green • Lloyd H. Hartman • Joseph B. Hammers • Lawrence B. Miller • James Shaffer • H. Earl Snyder who made the supreme . . . — Map (db m67476) WM
Maryland (Allegany County), Mount Savage — Mount Savage Iron Works1839
In 1844, the first iron rails made in the United States were produced on this spot by the Mount Savage Iron Works. Erected in 1839, the iron works contributed extensviely to the development of the Mount Savage Community. — Map (db m5846) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Oldtown — Maryland’s Liberty Tree — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
With roots planted deep in the soil providing stability and a crown overhead providing shelter and safety, it is easy to see how a tree could be a meaningful symbol for the Sons of Liberty in America's earliest days. Each of the original 13 colonies . . . — Map (db m99195) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Oldtown — Michael Cresap(1742–1775)
He built his house, which can be seen nearby, about 1764. A trader, he cleared wilderness and fought Indians in “Cresap’s War” in Ohio, 1774. As a Captain he led riflemen, some painted Indian-style, to Boston at the start of the . . . — Map (db m448) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Oldtown — Old Town(King Opessa’s Town)
Fording place for “Great Warriors Path” from New York to the South. Thomas Cresap built stockade fort here in 1741 used as a refuge during French and Indian War after Braddock’s defeat. George Washington was here on his first visit . . . — Map (db m447) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Westernport — Working Together for the CommunityWesternport Flood Mitigation, Restoration, and Park Development Project
Flooding. In 1996, two devastating floods caused catastrophic damage throughout a four county area of Western Maryland. The town of Westernport, located at the confluence of Georges Creek and the Potomac River, was one of the hardest hit by the . . . — Map (db m33699) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 163 Main Street
The property at 163 Main Street was originally part of a section of land confiscated from British Loyalists. The lot contained the City Hotel which was a well known hostelry. After a fire destroyed the City Hotel, the lot was subdivided and in 1903 . . . — Map (db m6311) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 167 Main Street at Conduit Street
This site owned by Amos Garrett was surveyed as Lot 46 on James Stoddert's 1718 plan of Annapolis. The Lloyd Dulany family lived here from 1761 until 1783. The group of buildings known successively as Mann's Tavern, City Tavern and the City Hotel . . . — Map (db m6194) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 41 Cornhill Street
In 1771 when Annapolis merchant Charles Wallace laid out plot lines on Cornhill Street, former ship captain Beriah Maybury leased two plots and built this house which he opened as the King's Arms Tavern in 1773. In 1792 he renamed it the Sign of the . . . — Map (db m6450) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 75mm. Howitzer
Captured with its gun crew 16th August 1944 by the 8th Naval Beach Battallion and the 540th Army Engineers at St. Raphael on the French Riveria. This howitzer, set in a strong casemated position at the left flank of one of the assault beaches, . . . — Map (db m29639) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Admiral Ben MoreellFather of the Seabees
[First Panel]:] About the Seabees Born in the early days of World War II when the nation was in dire peril, their mission was to build bases for the combat forces, to defend those bases, and to provide other support of whatever . . . — Map (db m9620) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Albert Cabell Ritchie
Albert Cabell Ritchie. 1876 – 1936. Four times Governor of Maryland. He who is worthy of honor does not die. — Map (db m2900) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Alexander Magruder
To honor the three hundredth anniversary of the coming to Maryland circa 1652 of Alexander Magruder, founder and progenitor of the Magruder family in America, and to the men of his blood who have been students at St. John's College. — Map (db m5417) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza
Honoring Alfred A. Hopkins Mayor, 1989 - 1997 — Map (db m6384) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis Laboratory1903 - 1999
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . — Map (db m65867) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis Water Company
Chartered in 1865 by the Maryland General Assembly after a fire at the State House in 1863. Waterworks began operation in 1866, designed by noted civil engineer William Rich Hutton, who had recently completed Washington Aqueduct. Innovative concrete . . . — Map (db m51852) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis: Capital of Commerce
In the decades before the American Revolution, Annapolis was the customs port for the upper Bay western shore. Ships clearing in and out paid duties and fees to the local naval officer. With good shipyards (including Ship Carpenters Lot north of the . . . — Map (db m19288) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Aris T. Allen, M.D.Dec. 27, 1910 - Feb 8, 1991
A man of honor...A distinguished career of professional and public service...As a Medical Doctor...As a member of the Maryland State Legislature...As an appointee of The President of the United States, to serve his Country on the National . . . — Map (db m5418) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Asbury United Methodist Church
Site of the oldest and most prominent African American congregation in Annapolis, MD. In 1803, seven free African Americans bought the land and established the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was closed in 1832 in a local reaction to . . . — Map (db m6191) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780Revolutionary War Hero
Baron Johann de Kalb was a distinguished German soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a friend and mentor of the Marquis de Lafayette.

De Kalb served at Valley Forge during . . . — Map (db m75680) HM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Battle of the Severn
On March 25, 1655, colonial Governor William Stone landed Maryland militia at the Puritan settlement of Providence, located at the mouth of the Severn River. He planned to subdue the settlers who had asserted their independence from the government . . . — Map (db m53178) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Between Morning and MidnightMaryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Sculpture
The firefighter and EMS provider are ascending the staircase of time as they depart from this world. they are running to their calling to do the job of serving our community with strenght, determination and sacrifice as if going to war. The second . . . — Map (db m9286) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Brown-Leanos Memorial Park
Dedicated to the Brown and Leanos families that operated a grocery and restaurant business, respectively at this location since the late 1890's. Originally dedicated on September 10, 1990 Rededicated May 13, 2000 — Map (db m6387) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart"
Near this spot which was then the shore of the bay, the Brig “Peggy Stewart” was burned by her owner, “Anthony Stewart.” October 19, 1774 To pacify the indignation of the citizens roused by the payment of . . . — Map (db m6313) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Butler in Annapolis
The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from . . . — Map (db m6312) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force
100 Years From the Depths - Sea Power 1900 - 2000 Dedicated to those who serve beneath the seas, families and support personnel [Back of marker}:In recognition of the generosity of the following donors Lockheed Martin . . . — Map (db m6398) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 6 — Chase-Lloyd HouseThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship
Patriot politician and future Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Chase began building this Georgian mansion in 1769, but he couldn't afford to finish the house and sold it two years later to Edward Lloyd IV. The wealthy Eastern Shore planter . . . — Map (db m63497) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Colonial Annapolis
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m6199) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Commander William Lewis Herndon1813 - 1857 — Naval Officer - Explorer - Merchant Captain
In command of the Central America, home-bound with California Gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857 "Forgetful of self, in his death he . . . — Map (db m7213) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Cornhill & Fleet Streets
The oldest surviving map of Annapolis, drawn by James Stoddert in 1718, shows that the area now occupied by Corhill and Fleet Streets, had been set aside for Governor Francis Nocholson for use as a garden, summer house and vineyard. In 1771 Charles . . . — Map (db m17689) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to Maryland by direction of The Honorable John Snyder Secretary of the Treasury as the inspirational symbol of the United States savings bonds independence drive from May 15 to July 4 . . . — Map (db m63419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 "Freedom must ring from every mountainside...and when this happens, all...will be able to stand together...and sing a new song...Free at last, free at last, . . . — Map (db m65294) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dred Scott, 1700 - 1858Freedom Denied by the United States Supreme Court
Dred Scott was born a slave in Southampton, Virginia. His family was owned by Peter Blow who sold Scott to an army doctor named John Emerson. Dr. Demerson took Scott to live in the free states of Illinois and Wisconsin where, in 1836, Scott married . . . — Map (db m75677) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — El Neptuno
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named El Neptuno Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29642) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Evolutions of Strawberry HillUnited States Naval Academy — National Historic Landmark
Historical records of colonial Annapolis show that Richard Spriggs, an important 18th Century Annapolitan, had a house built on Strawberry Hill in 1780. By 1796 Spriggs had leased the house to Henri Stier, an investment banker from Antwerp, and his . . . — Map (db m60913) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Ferry Point Road
Formerly an Indian trail to cross South River. In early colonial times it became a principle thoroughfare connecting Annapolis with southern Maryland and Virginia. George Washington remarked on the beautiful roses that still flourish there. — Map (db m9287) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — First Presbyterian Church of AnnapolisFounded May 2, 1846
Built in 1828 as the Hallam Theatre Reconstructed in 1847 for use by the church Enlarged in 1948 and 1959 Designated May 25, 1947 as the National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church This plaque given in memory of Agnes Myers Zorn . . . — Map (db m6197) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — First Synagogue in Annapolis
Kneseth Israel (Assembly of Israel), chartered in 1906, purchased this home in 1910 for use as the first synagogue in Annapolis. The congregation used the building as a synagogue until 1912, when it moved to larger quarters on Prince George . . . — Map (db m6310) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — For Civilization Liberty Country1920
Erected by the Alumni of St. John's College to their fellow Alumni who in the World War gave their all. Four hundred & fifty two of our men answered their country's call. There is no records that one failed in his duty. The list of names: A. . . . — Map (db m65902) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
Ship blown up, Havana 15 Feb. 1898. Mast recovered 6, Oct. 1910. Erected here 5, May. 1913. — Map (db m6388) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Fort Nonsense
Fort Nonsense has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is the last remaining fortification of several constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries to defend Annapolis and its waterways. . . . — Map (db m63588) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Francis Scott Key
1814 - 1914. Francis Scott Key 1780 - 1843 Class of 1796 Author of The Star-Spangled Banner In loving memory of her distinguished son whose eulogy is written in the heart of this nation and whose fame has spread throughout . . . — Map (db m5421) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Gateway to DiscoveryAnnapolis
Look around the harbor. Imagine what the first colonists saw more than 350 years ago when they first viewed this Chesapeake Bay peninsula: a pristine, abundant natural site with deep, protected harbors that had experienced little human settlement. . . . — Map (db m19266) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — General WashingtonStanding on This Spot
Standing on this spot, General Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on December 23rd, 1783. Presented by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter D.A.R. December 23rd, 1915. — Map (db m17688) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Governor Sir Francis Nicholson and Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square was named after a square in London where the Lords Baltimore, proprietors (owners) of Maryland, lived and where prospective settlers went in 1633 to get information concerning the proposed new colony of Maryland. Bloomsbury Square . . . — Map (db m5419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Hammond-Harwood House · 1774A National Historic Landmark
Designed and built for legislator and patriot, Mathias Hammond by the colonial architect, William Buckland, this beautiful residence is considered the pinnacle of the Georgian Style in America. A museum today, the house is almost entirely . . . — Map (db m7898) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — History Stone
This granite block was dedicated as the cornerstone of a proposed fountain on 22 November 1908, the 200th anniversary of the Annapolis City Charter. The fountain was planned to commemorate the 1649 "Act Concerning Religion," known as the "Act of . . . — Map (db m6386) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 5 — HMS Confiance CannonThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship
This gun tube was removed from the British flagship, the HMS Confiance, during the Battle of Lake Champlain with was fought on September 11, 1814. Early in that battle a cannon ball fired by the American flagship Saratoga struck the . . . — Map (db m69246) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 2 — HMS Macedonian MonumentThe Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian. The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . — Map (db m63428) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Hockley-in-the-HolePatented August 25, 1664
To Edward, Joshua, and John Dorsey, sons of Edward Dorsey who settled in Maryland in 1650. The patent was signed by Charles Calvert, then Lieutenant General, and later Third Lord Baltimore. This plantation has been the homestead of the Dorseys for . . . — Map (db m2906) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Husband Edward KimmelU.S. Naval Academy Cemetery
Admiral, United States Navy February 26, 1882-May 14, 1968. Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. — Map (db m92708) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson1852 - 1931
Class of 1873. While Instructor at the Naval Academy in 11879 made first accurate measurement of speed of light. Invented interferometer. First American scientist to receive Nobel Prize, for physics in 1907. Performed with Morley ether drift . . . — Map (db m66015) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito
In memory of Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito who died in Washington on Jan 26, 1939 & whose remains were by order of President Franklin D Roosevelt conveyed on board the USS Astoria to his native land. In grateful appreciation of American . . . — Map (db m70122) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Torpedo
This type 93 Torpedo is the largest enemy weapon of its kind encountered in World War II. It is 29½ feet long, 24 inches in diameter and carries over 1,000 lbs. of explosive in the war head. At the low speed setting of 40 knots a maximum . . . — Map (db m29636) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Jeannette Arctic Exploring Expedition
Commemorative of the heroic officers and men of the United States Navy who perished in the Jeannette Arctic Exploring Expedition. 1881 — Map (db m61065) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — John Snowden Memorial
I have been imprisoned and now I am about to shake hands with time and welcome eternity, for in a few hours from now, I shall step out of time into eternity to pay the penalty of a crime I am not guilty of. God knows that I am telling the truth, and . . . — Map (db m53173) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — John Wilkes BoothEscape of an Assassin — War on the Chesapeake Bay
Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families . . . — Map (db m72089) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4 — Joseph Nicholson Home Site and BandstandThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up The Ship
In 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry," his wife's sister and brother-in-law lived in a house on this site. The poem quickly became famous when it was set to music and re-titled "The . . . — Map (db m63433) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Katharine Hepburn Slept Here
"54" was built in 1911 by Dr. Sewell Hepburn, a Johns Hopkins trained physician. His niece, Kate, spent time here with the family. Reportedly, Kate's limousine had trouble navigating State Circle. Kate always wore trousers. — Map (db m6193) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — King William's School
1696 - 1946. This tablet was fixed on McDowell Hall in 1946 to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of King William's School. To this hall in 1785, in the second year of the foundation of St. John's College, . . . — Map (db m5423) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
To commemorate the arrival in this harbor of Kunte Kinte, immortalized by Alex Haley in Roots, and all others who came to these shores in bondage and who by their toil, character and ceaseless struggle for freedom have helped to make these . . . — Map (db m5572) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
The Memorial commemorates the arrival in Annapolis of Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley’s ancestor, as told in his book, Roots. That arrival was not a voluntary one. Kunte Kinte was one among one hundred-forty Africans forced into the hold of the slave . . . — Map (db m6392) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lafayette’s EncampmentMarch – April 1781
During the Revolutionary War, 1200 Continental Light Infantrymen under the command of Marquis de Lafayette encamped on the rise behind this sign en route to the decisive battle in Yorktown, Va. They arrived in Annapolis from Head of Elk by a . . . — Map (db m2907) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Leonard A. Blackshear Walk
A pathway to reconciliation and healing Founder and President of The Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, his inspirational leadership created this Memorial Site and his tireless efforts encouraged racial healing and promoted . . . — Map (db m6382) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Liberty Tree
Upper tablet: This tablet is placed upon the Liberty Tree by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Annapolis, Maryland, October 19, 1907 to commemorate the first treaty made here with the Susquehannocks in . . . — Map (db m9276) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4/6 — Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune
United States Marine Corps (Marker on back) Commissioned and Donated by Patrick F. Taylor, Cpl, USMCR New Orleans, Louisiana — Map (db m6315) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lincoln in Annapolis
"Induced by a dispatch from General Grant, I join you at Fort Monroe as soon as I can come." Lincoln to Secretary Seward, 9:00 am, February 2, 1865 (sent in cipher). February 2, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the Annapolis & . . . — Map (db m38081) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lot 70 Is Historically Significant
During winter 1988/89, the area known as Lot 70 in James Stoddert’s 1718 survey will be the site of a historical archeological excavation. In 1718, this lot was owned by Charles Carroll, grandfather of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who in 1734 . . . — Map (db m2860) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Macedonian Monument
[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]: · Capture of the Macedonian · · The American Frigate United States · Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British . . . — Map (db m7419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 1 — Mahan HallThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
U.S. Navy Trophy Flag Collection Congress in 1814 legislated that all flags captured from an enemy in war by the U.S. Navy would be preserved and sent to Washington. By order of the President this collection was relocated to the Naval Academy . . . — Map (db m63563) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mahan Hall
Mahan Hall ------ Named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan USN 1840-1914 U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1859 President U.S. Naval War College — Map (db m63567) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mann's Tavern
site of the Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Just north of this building, facing main street, stood Mann’s Tavern where twelve delegates from five states met in 1786 to discuss commercial problems of the new nation. Their call . . . — Map (db m6302) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maritime Annapolis: An Enduring Legacy
From its earliest history until the 1920s, log canoes, merchant sailing ships, workboats, ferry and steam boats, comprised the majority of vessels in these waters. But after local businessmen developed marinas to accommodate pleasure craft, the . . . — Map (db m19292) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State House
Built 1772–1779 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 . . . — Map (db m2864) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State HouseBuilt 1772–1779
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. . . . — Map (db m6703) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 9 — Maryland State HouseThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
The seat of Maryland government, the State House was at the center of the state's planning for the War of 1812, both locally and in coordination with President Madison's administration in Washington, D.C. Near constant fear of invasion by the . . . — Map (db m63499) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland World War II Memorial
[Marker Panel No. 1]: Introduction With their lives before them, they left everything – their families, their loved ones, the serenity and security of their homes – to fight for a just cause. They departed on a journey to . . . — Map (db m14703) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Matthew Alexander HensonCo-discoverer of the North Pole
With Admiral Robert Peary April 6, 1909 Born:August 8, 1866 - Died: March 9, 1955 Son of Maryland Exemplification of courage, fortitude and patriotism, whose valiant deeds of noble devotion under the command of admiral Robert Edwin Peary, in . . . — Map (db m7023) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mexican War Midshipmen's MonumentMexican War Monument
[Southwest side of Monument]: To passed Midshipmen H. A. Clemson. and J. R. Hynson lost with the U. S. Brig Somers off Vera Cruz Dec. 8th, 1846 [Northeast side of Monument]: To Midshipmen J. W. Pillsbury. and T. . . . — Map (db m66330) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Middleton Tavern
Historic Tavern Commemorating the role of taverns in the political and social life in our country Middleton Tavern Established 1750 Tavern Month, May 1970 — Map (db m6383) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Monument to the Battle of Midway
[Front top]: Dedicated to the Preservation of the Memory of Midway where one of the most decisive naval battles in military history was fought June 4, 1942 The day when the American Spirit reached unparalleled heights and, in so doing, . . . — Map (db m6491) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — N*
The N* commemorates a Navy varsity athletic team victory over Army The Army-Navy rivalry is the most revered competition in intercollegiate athletics * * * As each team strives for excellence on the field of competition, . . . — Map (db m6471) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Naval School
Naval School Founded October 10th 1845. James K. Polk. President of the United States. Geo. Bancroft Secretary of the Navy. — Map (db m63572) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Norman Scott NatatoriumNamed in honor of Rear Admiral Norman Scott, U.S. Navy — U.S.N.A. Class of 1911
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Old Fashioned Anchors
These anchors known as “Old Fashioned” anchors were made for our Navy’s first armored cruiser “New York” the flagship of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson during the Spanish-American War and weigh approximately 10,500 lbs. — Map (db m97273) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Old Treasury BuildingRestored 1950
This is the oldest state building in Maryland. It was used by the commissioners for emitting bills of credit from 1730 to 1779; by the Treasurer of the Western Shore from 1779 to 1851; by the Maryland State Treasurer from 1852 to 1903; and has been . . . — Map (db m5427) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On this site on November 25, 1960
On this site on November 25, 1960, the Annapolis citizens listed below held a "Sit-in" demonstration at the Terminal Restaurant to claim the right of all citizens to receive service. They acted as representatives of the local African American . . . — Map (db m6189) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On this spotThe Star Spangled Banner
On this spot, where the inspiring strains of the Star Spangled Banner are heard each morning, formerly stood the home of Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson, Brother-in-law of Francis Scott Key, to whom Key gave the original manuscript and who set the . . . — Map (db m63431) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Our Abundant Chesapeake
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and one of the most productive estuaries in the world. Fresh water, supplied by over 150 rivers and streams, and salt water from the Atlantic Ocean combine to create the unique conditions and essential . . . — Map (db m94345) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Oyster Reef
The Chesapeake Bay’s native Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is the keystone species and building block for habitat in the Bay (shown in picture below). The survival rate and diversity of other Bay organisms are directly connected to the . . . — Map (db m79935) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Pearl Harbor Survivors AssociationIn Memoriam
[Front]: To those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu during the Japanese attack on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, to perpetuate the memory . . . — Map (db m7819) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Peggy Stewart House
Peggy Stewart House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National Significance In commemorating the History of the United States of America 1974 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m70123) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Reynold's TavernBuilt 1737
This tablet placed by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Annapolis, Maryland Maryland Day, March 25, 1929 — Map (db m5428) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Roger Brooke Taney
Chief Justice of the United States of America. Born March 17, 1777. Commissioned March 15, 1836. Died October 12, 1864. [Right side of statue]: Attorney General of the United States 1831. [Left side of statue]: . . . — Map (db m6704) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Roger Brooke Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland. After serving as attorney general of the U.S. and secretary of the Treasury, he was sworn in as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 15, 1836. He served until his death in . . . — Map (db m75675) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb
Knight of the Royal Order of Military Merit, Brigadier of the Armies of France and Major General in service of the United States of America. Having served with honor and reputation for three years, he gave a last and glorious proof of his . . . — Map (db m2861) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — San Cayetano
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named San Cayetano Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sandy Point FarmWilliam Evans, Soldier and Sailor
William Evans, a slave of Capt. Thomas Mezick, the owner of Sandy Point Farm here, enlisted in the 30th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, in March 1864. The 22-year-old, thereby, gained his freedom. He joined 122 other area slaves who had been . . . — Map (db m72087) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Shiplap HouseCirca 1715
One of the oldest surviving houses in Annapolis, Shiplap House served as a store and tavern in the eighteenth century. The house is named for the random-width flush siding (called shiplap) on the rear facade and northeast ell. The building now . . . — Map (db m17690) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of Old Fort Severn
Erected 1808. Transferred to the Navy Department 1845. Demolished 1909. In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7739) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of the Annapolis City Gates1698-1790
All roads leading to this provincial capital, marked AA to guide the traveler, entered the city here beside the city gate house. A wooden fence, enclosing the city, kept out wandering cattle and "men of ill fame." Erected by the National Society of . . . — Map (db m6190) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of the Methodist Church1789–1817
Francis Asbury, Father of American Methodism, founded a Methodist Society in Annapolis in 1777. They built a meeting house in 1785 within the present grounds of the Naval Academy. In 1789, the “Old Blue Church” moved to this site and . . . — Map (db m2909) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sons of the Revolution
This monument honors unknown French soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the American War of Independence and were buried near here. Dedicated by President Williams Howard Taft, April 18, 1911 "Our soldiers rest in hallowed ground . . . — Map (db m9277) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Southgate Memorial
To the memory of Rev. William Scott Southgate, for thirty years rector of Saint Anne's Parish in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Born April 10, 1831. Died May 21, 1899. Reverse side: Erected by the citizens of Annapolis and by his old . . . — Map (db m9289) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Spanish 18-Pounder
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun cast in Lima, Peru, 1769 Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29647) HM

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