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

Matthew Alexander Henson

Co-discoverer of the North Pole

 
 
Matthew Alexander Henson Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Matthew Alexander Henson Marker
Inscription.  
With
Admiral Robert Peary
April 6, 1909

Born:August 8, 1866 - Died: March 9, 1955

Son of Maryland
Exemplification of courage, fortitude and patriotism, whose valiant deeds of noble devotion under the command of admiral Robert Edwin Peary, in pioneer arctic exploration and discovery, established everlasting prestige and glory for his state and country.

By the State of Maryland
J. Millard Tawes, Governor
The Board of Public Works
J. Millard Tawes, Governor
Louis L. Goldstein, Comptroller
Hooper S. Miles, Tresurer
Andrew Heubeck, Jr., Secretary

The Governor's Advisory Committee
Herbert M. Frisby, Chairman
Mrs. J. William Middendorf, Jr.
Senator J. Alvin Jones
Albert P. Backhaus

 
Erected 1961 by State of Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansExploration. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1876.
 
Location. 38° 58.725′ N, 76° 29.456′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County.
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Marker can be reached from State Circle. Marker is probably located inside the Maryland State House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. General Washington (a few steps from this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Dred Scott, 1799 - 1858 (a few steps from this marker); Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
More about this marker. The marker was installed on November 18, 1961.
 
Matthew Alexander Henson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, July 5, 2010
2. Matthew Alexander Henson Marker
The marker is indeed inside the Maryland State House, on the lobby wall just outside the Old Senate Chamber.
Matthew Alexander Henson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
3. Matthew Alexander Henson
Close-up of image on marker
Matthew Alexander Henson, c. 1910 image. Click for full size.
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4. Matthew Alexander Henson, c. 1910
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,729 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 11, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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