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

Maryland State House

 
 
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
1. Maryland State House Marker
Inscription.
Built 1772–1779
Capitol of the United States
November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784

In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the Continental Congress December 23, 1783. Here, January 14, 1784, Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary war and May 7, 1784 appointed Thomas Jefferson plenipotentiary. From here, September 14, 1786, the Annapolis convention issued the call to the states that led to the Constitutional Convention.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.711′ N, 76° 29.47′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on State Circle near School Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Maryland State House. 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. Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb (here, next to this marker); Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780 (here, next
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
2. Maryland State House Marker
to this marker); a different marker also named Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Alexander Henson (within shouting distance of this marker); Dred Scott, 1700 - 1858 (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
More about this marker. There are three copies of this marker on the grounds.
 
Additional comments.
1. Text of the Maryland State House plaque
Maryland State House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. Plaque by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 1963.
Court House Square image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
3. Court House Square
    — Submitted October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

 
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Nearby Roger Brooke Taney Statue image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
4. Nearby Roger Brooke Taney Statue
Inscription: “Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the United States of America. Born March 17, 1777. Commissioned March 15, 1836. Died October 12, 1864.” Bronze by William Henry Rinehart (1825–1874) dedicated 1872.
National Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
5. National Historic Landmark plaque
Maryland State House and National Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
6. Maryland State House and National Historic Landmark plaque
State House Dome image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
7. State House Dome
This dome served as the model for Reverse side of the Maryland Quarter (one of the 50 State Quarter series).
Maryland State House image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
8. Maryland State House
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
9. Maryland State House Marker
One of the other three identical Maryland State House markers on the State House grounds.
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2005
10. Maryland State House Marker
The State House Dome image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
11. The State House Dome
On the Maryland State Quarter, 2000
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 8, 2013
12. Maryland State House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,292 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on October 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   10. submitted on February 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   11, 12. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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