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

Gov. Francis Nicholson

1694-1994

 
 
Gov. Francis Nicholson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
1. Gov. Francis Nicholson Marker
Inscription. Francis Street is named for Sir Francis Nicholson (1655-1728), royal governor of Maryland, who served from 1694 to 1698. When the capital of the colony moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis, Nicholson devised the city's baroque plan featuring two circles and radiating streets. The larger circle contains the State House at the head of Francis Street and the smaller encompasses St. Anne's Church at the head of Church (now Main) Street. Although modified over the centuries, Nicholson's imaginative design, shown here still defines the city.
 
Erected 1994 by Historic Annapolis Foundation through the generosity of Capt. Frederick M. Edwards, Bess M. Edwards, and Lydia D. Edwards.
 
Location. 38° 58.663′ N, 76° 29.364′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Francis Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Planned in the Past (a few steps from this marker); Framework of History (a few steps from this marker); 159 Main Street
Gov. Francis Nicholson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
2. Gov. Francis Nicholson Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 163 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 167 Main Street at Conduit Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 41 Cornhill Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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