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Cobb Island in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milestone in Radio History

 
 
Milestone in Radio History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
1. Milestone in Radio History Marker
Inscription.  Here on Cobb Island, in December 1900, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, assisted by Frank W. Very, while experimenting in wireless telephony, for the first time sent and received intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves between two masts 50 feet high and one mile apart.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1900.
 
Location. 38° 15.645′ N, 76° 51.08′ W. Marker is in Cobb Island, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Cobb Island Road (SR 254) and Potomac River Drive on Cobb Island Road (SR 254). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cobb Island MD 20625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Milestone in Radio History (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named Milestone in Radio History (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Milestone in Radio History (approx. half a mile away); Old Chapel Bell (approx. 4.7 miles away); John Muse
Milestone in Radio History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
2. Milestone in Radio History Marker
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(approx. 5.8 miles away in Virginia); Ways to Explore Southern Maryland's Scenic and Historic Routes (approx. 6 miles away); Discover Southern Maryland's Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (approx. 6 miles away); Charlotte Hall School (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cobb Island.
 
Milestone in Radio History Marker near the Potomac River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
3. Milestone in Radio History Marker near the Potomac River
Sign at entrance to Cobb Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
4. Sign at entrance to Cobb Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 316 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023