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

Kemp Hall

1861 - 1961

 
 
Kemp Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 3, 2020
1. Kemp Hall Marker
Inscription.  
In the year 1861 the legislature of Maryland, called into extraordinary session by Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks, held session in this building owned by the Evangelical Reformed Church (now the Evangelical and Reformed - United Church of Christ).

After convening in the court house on April 26, the senators and delegates assembled here on April 27. The senators on the second floor and the delegates on the third floor.

A peace and safety bill was referred to a joint committee and reported favorably, but after an amendment demanding secession was rejected the bill was recommitted. The legislature adjourned in September without passage of the bill because of lack of a quorum due to the arrest of a number of senators and delegates by Federal order, and Maryland never seceded from the Union.

On February 15, 1961, the legislature met again in this building to commemorate the Civil War session.
Members of the Legislature
From Frederick County
1861 Session | 1961 Session
Thomas J. Glaggett | Charles H. Collins
John A. Johnson | William M. Hough
Andrew Sessler, Jr. | Joseph B. Payne
David W Haill |
Markers on the side of Kemp Hall image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 3, 2020
2. Markers on the side of Kemp Hall
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Charles H. Smelser
Jonathan Routzahn | Gary L. Literback
William B. Salmon | C. Clifton Verts
Delegate | Delegate

Dedicated on February 15, 1961
J. Millard Tawes, Governer of Maryland

Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission
George L. Radcliffe, Chairman

Frederick County Civil War Centennial, Inc.
C Lease Bussard, President
 
Erected 1961 by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission / Frederick County Civil War Centennial, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1677.
 
Location. 39° 24.917′ N, 77° 24.64′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In April 1861 The Legislature Of Maryland Met Here In Special Session (here, next to this marker); The News (a few steps from this marker); Capital For A Summer (within shouting distance of this marker); Cultures Meet (within shouting distance of this marker); John Thomas Schley (within shouting distance
Kemp Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 3, 2007
3. Kemp Hall
Now occupied by the Candy Kitchen, a local favorite specialty shop.
of this marker); Hood College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Congregation in Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hood College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  The General Assembly Moves to Frederick, 1861. A link on the page displays a photograph of Kemp Hall, circa 1870. (Submitted on September 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Thomas Holliday Hicks<br>Governor of Maryland<br>1861 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Thomas Holliday Hicks
Governor of Maryland
1861
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,030 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on September 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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