Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Landon C. Burns
After World War II ended, Landon C. Burns predicted that Carroll County farmers would have to make difficult decisions about land utilization, soil maintenance, chemical use and other issues that, "must be dealt with intelligently if we, as farmers, are to survive." Burns reminded farmers that, "We do not really own America...we have only a life's lease and it is our fundamental duty to leave to those generations that follow, a land as good as we inherited."
By the late 1940's, Landon C. Burns had proposed the need of an agriculture center and fair site. Landon was selected in the 1950's with the help of the County Commissioners. Starting with the two pole-barns and a small food stand, and the support from Carroll County residents, the center grew stands today with
Landon C. Burns often said that, "Carroll County is the greatest county, with the greatest people in the greatest nation in the world." Mr. Burns retired in 1964, and died in 1966 at the age of 69.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education.
Location. 39° 33.361′ N, 76° 59.643′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from South Center Street north of Gist Road, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of Landon C. Burns Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 South Center Street, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potters Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carroll County Almshouse and Farm (about 800 feet away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I and World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engagement at Westminster (approx. 0.3 miles away); Molleville Farm Post No. 467, V.F.W. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mulberry (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.