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Canton in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain John O'Donnell

1749-1805

 
 
Captain John O'Donnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 21, 2010
1. Captain John O'Donnell Marker
Inscription.  Captain John O’Donnell, the founder of the Canton Community, was a man of great vision and accomplishment. He initiated trade between Canton, China and Baltimore in 1785 operating his own merchant sailing vessels. This public square once the site of the Canton Market is dedicated in his honor.
 
Erected by The Canton Improvement Association-The Board of Recreation and Parks, the City of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 39° 16.806′ N, 76° 34.482′ W. Marker is in Canton in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on O'Donnell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Canton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Canton Library (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Glory (approx. ¼ mile away); Baltimore Regional Trail
Captain John O'Donnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 21, 2010
2. Captain John O'Donnell Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Police Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. half a mile away); Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
More about this marker. The statue of O'Donnell was removed on April 15, 2021. The fate of the pedestal and marker are unknown at this time.
 
Captain John O'Donnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 21, 2010
3. Captain John O'Donnell Marker
Inscription on the base of the statue
Captain John O'Donnell image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2016
4. Captain John O'Donnell
Captain John O'Donnell image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2016
5. Captain John O'Donnell
1978 Statue Captain John O'Donnell by Tylden Westcott Streett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2016
6. 1978 Statue Captain John O'Donnell by Tylden Westcott Streett
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 472 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Confirmation of the status of the marker and pedestal. • Can you help?

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