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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland State House

Built 1772–1779

 

Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 - August 13, 1784

 
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. Maryland State House Marker
Inscription.  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.

A Registered National Historic Landmark
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.706′ N, 76° 29.424′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of State Circle and Francis Street on State Circle. This marker is on the grounds of the Maryland State House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Dred Scott, 1799 - 1858
Maryland State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, October 5, 2005
2. Maryland State House Marker
The USS Maryland bell is in the background on the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Treasury Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Alexander Henson (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. This is the southernmost of the three.
 
Also see . . .  The Maryland State House: The Heart of Maryland History and Government. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. "A Registered National Historic Landmark"
Adjacent to this marker is a Registered National Historic Landmark marker. It reads:

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
Maryland State House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. Maryland State House and Marker
and illustrating the history of the United States.

Designated as such by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service in 1963.
    — Submitted March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
4. Registered National Historic Landmark
This marker is located adjacent to this marker on the grounds of the State House.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 29, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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