Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 16.168′ N, 76° 46.499′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Oella Road. Touch for map. Marker is on grounds of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park approximately 1 mile north of Frederick Road (Md 144). Marker is in this post office area: Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Bannaky (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stone Farmhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Banneker's Orchard (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Benjamin Banneker (approx. 0.4 miles away); The George Ellicott House (approx. one mile away); Oella (approx. one mile away); Ellicott’s Mills (approx. one mile away); Road Versus Rails (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
More about this marker.
He made the first Maryland Almanac in 1792. Assisted in survey of District of Columbia. His achievements recognized by Thomas Jefferson.
Was born, lived his entire life and died near here.
According to the Baltimore Evening Sun, November 9, 1981, "Within a short time this first marker was destroyed by vandals. It was replaced in 1968, but a year later the second marker was destroyed. A third marker was erected in 1969, but that marker was also destroyed. Today the location of Banneker's farm is marked only by the stubby pole that once held this final plaque."
Also see . . .
1. Life of Benjamin Banneker. (Submitted on August 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia: Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Baltimore County, Maryland. (Submitted on September 7, 2015.)
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine •
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