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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the Annapolis City Gates

1698-1790

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2018
1. Site of the Annapolis City Gates Marker
Inscription.  
All roads leading to this provincial capital, marked AA to guide the traveler, entered the city here beside the city gate house. A wooden fence, enclosing the city, kept out wandering cattle and "men of ill fame."

Erected by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, Annapolis Committee.
1983

 
Erected 1983 by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, Annapolis Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 38° 58.689′ N, 76° 29.763′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street (Maryland Route 450) and Calvert Street, on the right when traveling east on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln in Annapolis (a few steps from this marker); The Old Fourth Ward
Site of the Annapolis City Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
2. Site of the Annapolis City Gates Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Asbury United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); "Preservation Was A Fight!" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion Warren's six photographs capture this historic Annapolis neighborhood in a sleepier time (about 400 feet away); Lynching in Anne Arundel County / Lynching in America (about 500 feet away); On this site on November 25, 1960 (about 500 feet away); Remembering the Foot Soldiers of the March on Washington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Location of the gates, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
3. Location of the gates, looking east
Site of the Annapolis City Gates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2018
4. Site of the Annapolis City Gates Marker
The marker appears to have crossed the street from its original location. Seen here the marker is on the south side of West Street, opposite Carver Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
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