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

The First Completed Monument Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington

 
 
The First Completed Monument Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 3, 2013
1. The First Completed Monument Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington Marker
Inscription.  
In commemoration of the first completed monument
dedicated to the memory of George Washington.

Citizens of Boonsboro on July 4, 1827 marched behind
the Stars and Stripes to this site and built the tower
to 15 feet.

They returned to complete the monument
in September of that year.

Placed by the Maryland State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Ruann Newcomer George, State Regent
October 15, 2011

 
Erected 2011 by Maryland State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists.
 
Location. 39° 30.031′ N, 77° 37.393′ W. Marker is near Zittlestown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Washington Monument Road 0.3
1827 Washington Monument (<i>north side; marker visible on base at right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 3, 2013
2. 1827 Washington Monument (north side; marker visible on base at right)
miles north of Zittlestown Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on Maryland's 1827 Washington Monument, in Washington Monument State Park. Access to the monument is via a 2/10 mile walk from the trailhead and parking lot on Washington Monument Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6620 Zittlestown Road, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Monument (a few steps from this marker); 1797 / 1799 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1776 / 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1781 / 1783 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1789 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1774 / 1775 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1759 / 1758-74 (about 300 feet away); 1749 / 1753-58 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at knee-level, on the base of the monument, on the north side.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Monument State Park. Located atop South Mountain, Washington Monument State Park is named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The Washington Monument is a rugged stone tower that was initially erected by the citizens of Boonsboro in 1827. (Submitted on January 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Maryland's 1827 Washington Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 3, 2013
3. Maryland's 1827 Washington Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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