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

Jacob Wheaton

1835-1924

 
 
Jacob Wheaton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
1. Jacob Wheaton Marker
Inscription.  Raised in Middletown in Frederick County, Wheaton had a prominent role in the post-civil war civic involvement of African Americans in the state. Contemporary accounts credit Wheaton as the first African American in Maryland to vote when he participated in the 1868 Hagerstown city election. He was the first of his race in Washington County to serve as a trial juror and as a court bailiff. Wheaton park (1935) was named for him. He is buried nearby in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 37.781′ N, 77° 43.484′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Avenue (Maryland Route 65), on the right when traveling north. Along the fence of Rose Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Washington Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Thomas Kennedy (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Lyon Post #31 (about 800 feet away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1810-1830 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Jacob Wheaton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
2. Jacob Wheaton Marker
Wheaton's headstone is visible through the fence to the right of the marker.
Wheaton Headstone in Rose Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
3. Wheaton Headstone in Rose Hill Cemetery
Jacob, Harriet, and Corderlia Wheaton Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
4. Jacob, Harriet, and Corderlia Wheaton Headstone

Jacob F. Wheaton
Born
Feb. 14, 1835
Died
Nov. 8, 1924
_____

Harriett M
His Wife
Born
Dec. 8, 1844
Died
Oct. 4, 1923

WHEATON
Cordelia Wheaton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
5. Cordelia Wheaton

Cordellia
Dau of
Jacob F. Wheaton
Jan 24, 1864
Mar. 28, 1933
Wheaton Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
6. Wheaton Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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