Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Court House Cannon
Schley July 3, 1898
You may fire, Gridley, when you are ready
Dewey, May 1, 1898
Captured at Manila, May 1, 1898
Received at Towson, May 1, 1903
Donated by the U.S. Government
Through Wm Tyler Page
Location. 39° 24.009′ N, 76° 36.341′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the front lawn of the Baltimore County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Washington Avenue, Towson MD 21204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hometown Hero (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Baltimore County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Epsom Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); War of 1812 Cannon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wartime Support (approx. 1.4 miles away); Captain Charles Ridgely (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
Also see . . . The Court House Cannon. (PDF) MDIHP.
“Spanish bronze cannon cast in Seville during reign of Carlos III in 1781. This was a trophy captured at the Spanish arsenal in the Philippines following the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay. Placed on a granite pedestal in the court house yard and dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the battle, May 1, 1903. In 1939, the County Commissioners had the stack of mismatching cannon balls welded together to prevent children from rolling them into the trolley car tracks (Jeffersonian, October 13, 1939).” — MDIHP (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.