Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of John Carroll
Born 1735 — Died 1815
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 & Religion • Education • War, 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)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. Archdiocese of Baltimore website entry:
“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 And Times Of John Carroll, Archbishop Of Baltimore, (1735-1815), Volume 1. Internet Archive website entry:
Link to Volume 2 (Submitted on March 8, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 86 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 March 8, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 4. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.