Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hagerstonians in the Civil War
Governor William T. Hamilton, 1820-1888
After the War, Hamilton served one term as a United States Senator from 1868 to 1874. He was elected the 38th Governor of Maryland and served as the stateís chief executive from 1880 until 1884. Full of the entrepreneurial spirit, he also engaged in many business enterprises, including the construction of the Hamilton and Baldwin House hotels, one block east of here. When Governor Hamilton died in 1888, he was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery.
His widow developed the Oak Hill subdivision on the grounds of their summer home in the late 1800,s.
This was the site of Governor Hamiltonís “town” home. He purchased the former Valley Bank building in the 1850ís and converted it for use as a residence. The residence was demolished in 1959.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
Location. 39° 38.652′ N, 77° 43.464′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on North Prospect Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 North Prospect Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians In The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Treatment of the Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hagerstonians In The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Prospect (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cumberland Valley Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (about 600 feet away); Crossroads of History (about 600 feet away); Ransom of Hagerstown (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on October 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.