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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History Stone

 
 
History Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. History Stone Marker
Inscription. This granite block was dedicated as the cornerstone of a proposed fountain on 22 November 1908, the 200th anniversary of the Annapolis City Charter. The fountain was planned to commemorate the 1649 "Act Concerning Religion," known as the "Act of Toleration," which granted certain religious freedoms in Maryland. The hexagonal planter nearby, also an element of the 1908 design, originally served as a basin for watering horses. The entire fountain was never built, and in 1929 the cornerstone was rededicated as the city's "History Stone." It was moved to its present location in 2002.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 38° 58.668′ N, 76° 29.241′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Memorial Circle. Touch for map. 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. Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (here, next to this marker); Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza
History Stone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. History Stone and Marker
Settled
Annapolis 1649 Capitol 1694
Chartered - Commemorated
1708 - 1908
Onward 1929
(within shouting distance of this marker); Middleton Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard A. Blackshear Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiplap House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41 Cornhill Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyLandmarks
 
History Stone, Marker and Hexagonal Planter image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. History Stone, Marker and Hexagonal Planter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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