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

Richfield

 
 
Richfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
1. Richfield Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace of
Rear Admiral
Winfield Scott Schley, USN
Born Oct. 9, 1839 - Died Oct. 2, 1911
"The Hero of Santiago" July 3, 1898

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 39° 28.116′ N, 77° 24.08′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on U.S. 15 near Willow Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Richfield (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Land We Call Home (approx. ¾ mile away); Watercress Farming (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boiler House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Quarry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Working the Kilns (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
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1. Winfield Scott Schley. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Battle of Santiago de Cuba. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Richfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
2. Richfield Marker
The marker is in the same pulloff as the Civil War Trails marker "Richfield" and a George Washington bicentennial marker.
Admiral Schley image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Admiral Schley
from Men of Mark in Maryland by Steiner, Meekins, Carroll and Boggs 1907-12.
“Richfield”<br>Admiral Schley's Birth-Place, Frederick, MD. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marken and Bielfeld
4. “Richfield”
Admiral Schley's Birth-Place, Frederick, MD.
This 1908 postcard by Marken and Bielfeld which appeared in Souvenir of Historic Frederick shows the house before it was destroyed by a tornado in 1929.
"Richfield" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
5. "Richfield"
The house exists, with some changes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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