Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maryland State House
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 (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, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Government House (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.
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.
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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 2,334 times since then and 17 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.