Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of John Carroll
Born 1735 — Died 1815
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 38° 48.983′ N, 76° 45.033′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West Court Drive on Main Street. Touch for map. It is at the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archbishop John Carroll (here, next to this marker); This White Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right Will Prevail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Walk of History (within shouting distance of this marker); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (about 600 feet away); Marlboro Academy (about 600 feet away); Turn of Events (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Also see . . . The Life of John Carroll. This page at the John Carroll University website contains a drawing of John Carroll’s birthplace. It includes this excerpt, written by John Carroll: “Sir:–One of your correspondents sends you a fabricated history of a Cardinal Tulone, who never existed, and which you inserted in a former Magazine; this history he enriched with inflammatory comments; but he had neither justice nor candour enough to undeceive your readers by informing them that the whole was a malicious fable. . . . When you condescend to relate events of modern times, you might, once in a month, make selection of a few articles of undoubted credit and general importance, and not deal out the malicious and mischief-making forgeries of persecuting Europeans. Thanks to genuine spirit and Christianity, the United States have banished intolerance from their system of government, and many of them have done the justice to every denomination of Christians, which ought to be done to them in all, of placing them on the same footing of citizenship, and conferring an equal right of participation in national privileges. Freedom and independence, acquired by the united efforts, and cemented with the mingled blood of Protestant and Catholic fellow-citizens, should be equally enjoyed by all. . . .” (Submitted on April 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 5, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on April 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.