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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Federal Hill

 
 
Federal Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Federal Hill Marker
Inscription. Since the founding of Baltimore, 1729, this hill has been a popular point for viewing the city’s growth. Here 4,000 people feasted 1780, to celebrate the ratification by Maryland of the Federal Constitution and in honor of the new government gave the place its name. An observatory, built here 1795, signalled city merchants of the approach of their vessels, a service which lasted a century. Shipyards have long been located near the hill and it has been mined for clay and sand during the Civil War, Union troops fortified the site and it was made a public park 1880.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 16.754′ N, 76° 36.499′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Street and Henry Street, on the right when traveling west on Warren Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Major General Samuel Smith
Federal Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
2. Federal Hill Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Federal Hill (about 400 feet away); Colonel George Armistead (about 400 feet away); Sailors Union Church (about 600 feet away); Pride of Baltimore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Generating Electricity from the Sun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port of Baltimore (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Olmsted Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Merchant Seamen Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable EventsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View of Baltimore from Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By Other, 1910
3. View of Baltimore from Federal Hill
Federal Hill from Pratt Street 1849 image. Click for full size.
By Other, circa 1849
4. Federal Hill from Pratt Street 1849
Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
5. Federal Hill
View of Federal Hill from below.
Baltimore City Skyline from Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
6. Baltimore City Skyline from Federal Hill
The USS Constellation with its black and white hull can be seen moored across the harbor in the exact center of the photograph. Click on the image to zoom in.
Star-Spangled Banner flies over Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
7. Star-Spangled Banner flies over Federal Hill
Replica of 1814 flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner during the Battle of Baltimore. Flag has 15 stars and 15 stripes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,705 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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