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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Lemist Titcomb

1857 - 1932

 

—Education And Business Figure —

 
Mary Lemist Titcomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. Mary Lemist Titcomb Marker
Inscription. Titcomb began her career in library science in Concord, Massachusetts. in 1901, she became the first director of the newly-created Washington county free library on Summit Avenue. She served for over 30 years. Titcomb was an innovator in county-wide library systems and established a network of 66 “book stations” around Washington county. In 1905 she began operation of the first “bookmobile” in the United States. Titcomb was laid to rest in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. She rests surrounded by Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott, Thoreau and other literary giants, the works of whom she passionately shared with our citizens. She was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame in 1990.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.4′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr.
Mary Lemist Titcomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Mary Lemist Titcomb Marker
This marker is the topmost on the second panel.
(here, next to this marker); William Preston Lane, Jr. (here, next to this marker); William Othello Wilson (here, next to this marker); Peter Buys (here, next to this marker); Henry Kyd Douglas (here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Categories. EducationWomen
 
Mary Lemist Titcomb image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. Mary Lemist Titcomb
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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