Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington Carver
“My work, my life, must be in the spirit of a little child seeking only to know the truth and follow it.”
A man of many visions……George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1860. He earned his Masters Degree from the Iowa State Agricultural College. Using his knowledge and nature, he discovered peanuts and sweet potatoes as prime ingredients for fertilizing the soil. His research led him to develop more than 300 items using peanuts, 108 uses for sweet potatoes, and 75 uses for pecans. George Washington Carver died in 1943, leaving a legacy of accomplishments as an educator, scientist, businessman, service industry employee, agriculturist, author, lecturer, domestic reformer and performing artist.
From the depths of our minds and our hearts, we should always remember and reflect. Many thanks to George Washington Carver, the man with many visions.
By: Kelvin O. Bullock
Senior, Forestville High School
Erected 1998 by Maryland National Memorial Park.
Location. 39° 4.287′ N, 76° 52.517′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Dinosaur Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dinosaur Park's Industrial Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dinosaur Alley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dinosaurs in Maryland! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past - The Iron Making Process (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
More about this marker. “Kelvin O. Bullock, 18, won the George Washington Carver essay writing contest, sponsored by the Maryland National Memorial Park.
Bullock, of Seat Pleasant, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, and his essay was set in granite and bronzed in front of the George Washington Carver memorial in Laurel. Bullock graduated in June from Forestville High School and plans to attend college this fall.”
1. Maryland National Memorial Park
“Maryland National Memorial Park has been a part of the Washington and Baltimore communities since its founding in 1937. Once named Carver Memorial Park, our entrance features a statue and plaque commemorating the life and contributions of George Washington Carver.” — Maryland National Memorial Park.
— Submitted May 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on July 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.