Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Nation of Immigrants / The Original 13 States
America was built on the hopes and the dreams and the sweat of the brows of immigrants who came for a better life — a life free from religious and political strife, prejudice, and persecution.
For forty years, from the 1880s to the 1920s, large waves of people from Europe arrived in America on ships. They came with little more than the bags in their hands and the clothes on their backs. But they came. And just like those who venture forth today from every nation of the world, they clung to the notion that hard work and education would be the key to their success in this golden land. And they were right.
Record-keeping with regard to these new immigrants came in the form of hand-written ships' manifests. This one documents those who arrived in November 1909 at the Port of Baltimore at Locust Point in Maryland.
This manifest was provided by the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Original Thirteen States (Previously Colonies): Date Admitted to the Union
Pennsylvania: December 12, 1787
New Jersey: December 18, 1787
Georgia: January 2, 1788
Connecticut: January 9, 1788
Massachusetts: February 6, 1788
Maryland: April 28, 1788
South Carolina: May 23, 1788
New Hampshire: June 21, 1788
Virginia: June 25, 1788
New York: July 26, 1788
North Carolina: November 21, 1789
Rhode Island: May 29, 1790
The original maps is held by the Cartographic Section of the Special Media Archives Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1788.
Location. 38° 58.187′ N, 76° 57.147′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Toledo Road just west of America Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville MD 20782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bill of Rights / The Statue of Liberty (here, next to this marker); The Constitution / The 19th Amendment (here, next to this marker); The Treaty at Fort McIntosh / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Address (here, next to this marker); The Louisiana Purchase / Edison's Light Bulb Patent To Serve and Defend / Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis & Clark Expedition / The 15th Amendment (a few steps from this marker); The Gettysburg Address / The Emancipation Proclamation (a few steps from this marker); The Declaration of Independence / President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.