Jonestown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Edward Johnson
Mayor of Baltimore 1808-1814 and 1822
• Mayor in 1812 when the city prepared for war with the British. Known as “Baltimore's War”, Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and Safety and rallied Baltimore's citizens for battle.
• The mayor was nearly killed while trying to quell a mob that tried to break into the City Jail and lynch pro-British citizens.
• Mayor Johnson owned the brewery where Mary Young Pickersgill completed the sewing of the Star Spangled Banner.
• In 1819, Mayor Johnson had to deal with a yellow fever epidemic which devastated many crowded waterfront areas of Baltimore City.
Upon leaving office, his portrait was painted by the renowned American painter, Rembrandt Peale, beginning the custom that carries on today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War of 1812.
Location. 39° 17.303′ N, 76° 36.253′ W. Marker is in Jonestown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Lombard Street on East Lombard Street. Marker is across Lombard Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 East Lombard Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brewer’s Park (a few steps from this marker); Small Brick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Carroll Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast-Iron Façade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag House (about 400 feet away); Baltimore Slave Trade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonestown.
Also see . . . Edward Johnson (1767-1829). Biography at Maryland Archives, MSA SC 3520-2825 (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.