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

1790-1810

The New Nation

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
1. 1790-1810 Marker
Inscription.  
1791
The town's first fire company (United) is formed. Residents are required to own a leather bucket for fire fighting.

1791
On December 27, Elizabeth Town is incorporated by the Maryland General Assembly. The legislature appoints Thomas Hart, Ludwick Young, William Lee, John Shryock, John Giger, Peter Heighsly and Baltzer Gole as the town's first commissioners.

1793
An ordnance is passed fining property owners seven shillings and six pence when they experience chimney fires as a penalty for not maintaining their chimneys.

1794
Opposed to the "Whiskey Tax", many area residents revolt against the Federal Government as part of the "Whiskey Rebellion". Draft riots ensue in Elizabeth Town. One hundred fifty residents are arrested when the riots are put down by 800 State militia ordered to the town by Governor Thomas Sim Lee.

1797
The first issue of the Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack is published by John Gruber.

1800
On January 24, a symbolic funeral procession is held for the late President George Washington
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in the streets of the town.

1807
The Hagerstown Bank is formed.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Whiskey Rebellion series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 24, 1791.
 
Location. 39° 37.928′ N, 77° 43.413′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on West Memorial Boulevard just west of South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 West Memorial Boulevard, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1810-1830 (a few steps from this marker); 1770-1790 (a few steps from this marker); 1830-1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); Before 1770 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (within shouting distance of this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
1790-1810 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. 1790-1810 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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