“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Birthplace of John Carroll

Born 1735 — Died 1815

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By Tom Fuchs, April 3, 2010
1. Birthplace of John Carroll Marker
Inscription.  First archbishop in United States, 1808. At request of Congress he accompanied Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll of Carrollton to Quebec in an effort to have Canada unite with the thirteen colonies in the Revolution. Founder of Georgetown College, 1789.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
Location. 38° 48.983′ N, 76° 45.033′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West Court Drive on Main Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archbishop John Carroll (here, next to this marker); This White Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right Will Prevail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Walk of History (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Rogers (1723 - 1789)
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By J. J. Prats, April 3, 2010
2. Birthplace of John Carroll Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (about 600 feet away); Marlboro Academy (about 600 feet away); Turn of Events (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Also see . . .
1. Most Rev. John Carroll, First Archbishop of Baltimore. “Born of an ardent patriotism, Carroll’s own devotion to such American principles as freedom of conscience and separation of Church and state were readily communicated to his coreligionists in America. To friends and acquaintances abroad he continually held up his native land as a model for imitation. No minister of religion, moreover, contributed more to the ecumenical spirit that stamped the early national period than did Carroll. He developed close friendships with almost all the leaders of other denominations.” (Submitted on January 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 

2. The Life of John Carroll. This page at the John Carroll University website, no longer available, contained a drawing of John Carroll’s birthplace. It included this excerpt, written by John Carroll to a magazine publisher: “Sir:–One of your correspondents
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3. John Bishop of Baltimore
This portrait of John Carroll appears in The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906 by Rossiter Johnson.
sends you a fabricated history of a Cardinal Tulone, who never existed, and which you inserted in a former Magazine; this history he enriched with inflammatory comments; but he had neither justice nor candour enough to undeceive your readers by informing them that the whole was a malicious fable. . . . When you condescend to relate events of modern times, you might, once in a month, make selection of a few articles of undoubted credit and general importance, and not deal out the malicious and mischief-making forgeries of persecuting Europeans. Thanks to genuine spirit and Christianity, the United States have banished intolerance from their system of government, and many of them have done the justice to every denomination of Christians, which ought to be done to them in all, of placing them on the same footing of citizenship, and conferring an equal right of participation in national privileges. Freedom and independence, acquired by the united efforts, and cemented with the mingled blood of Protestant and Catholic fellow-citizens, should be equally enjoyed by all. . . .” (Submitted on April 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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