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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Clickable Map of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Baltimore Ind. City, MD (1006) Baltimore County, MD (301) Calvert County, MD (153) Howard County, MD (142) Kent County, MD (100) Prince George s County, MD (620) Queen Anne s County, MD (100) Talbot County, MD (130)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  Baltimore(1006) Baltimore (1006)  BaltimoreCounty(301) Baltimore County (301)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  HowardCounty(142) Howard County (142)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(620) Prince George's County (620)  QueenAnne'sCounty(100) Queen Anne's County (100)  TalbotCounty(130) Talbot County (130)
Annapolis is the county seat for Anne Arundel County
Adjacent to Anne Arundel County, Maryland
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      Baltimore County (301)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Howard County (142)  
      Kent County (100)  
      Prince George's County (620)  
      Queen Anne's County (100)  
      Talbot County (130)  
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1Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — "Preservation Was A Fight!"Annapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
"St. Clair Wright said many times that Historic Annapolis accomplished more in the eight years I was mayor than in any other period. That makes me feel awfully good." Roger "Pip" Moyer, 2002. Historic preservation in Annapolis . . . Map (db m114540) HM
2Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 14cm 3.5 inch Gun
14cm 3.5 inch gun from Spanish armored cruiser Vizcaya Battle off Santiago Cuba July 3 1898 Map (db m114850) HM WM
3Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 159 Main Street
This commercial structure was one of several built between 1908-1913 after a fire destroyed the City Hotel. Merchant James F. Strange had the building constructed during his ownership. The building has remained in the Strange Family and in retail . . . Map (db m114549) HM
4Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 163 Main Street
The property at 163 Main Street was originally part of a section of land confiscated from British Loyalists. The lot contained the City Hotel which was a well known hostelry. After a fire destroyed the City Hotel, the lot was subdivided and in 1903 . . . Map (db m6311) HM
5Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 167 Main Street at Conduit Street
This site owned by Amos Garrett was surveyed as Lot 46 on James Stoddert's 1718 plan of Annapolis. The Lloyd Dulany family lived here from 1761 until 1783. The group of buildings known successively as Mann's Tavern, City Tavern and the City Hotel . . . Map (db m6194) HM
6Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 41 Cornhill Street
In 1771 when Annapolis merchant Charles Wallace laid out plot lines on Cornhill Street, former ship captain Beriah Maybury leased two plots and built this house which he opened as the King's Arms Tavern in 1773. In 1792 he renamed it the Sign of the . . . Map (db m6450) HM
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7Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 64 Franklin StreetAnnapolis Emergency Hospital
Annapolitans and county residents visited this site for medical care for nearly a century after the founding of the Annapolis Emergency Hospital in 1902. The hospital first purchased the home of former mayor Edwin Seidewitz, part of which probably . . . Map (db m114790) HM
8Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 75mm. Howitzer
Captured with its gun crew 16th August 1944 by the 8th Naval Beach Battallion and the 540th Army Engineers at St. Raphael on the French Riveria. This howitzer, set in a strong casemated position at the left flank of one of the assault beaches, . . . Map (db m29639) HM
9Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — A Community LegacyWest Street — The Banneker-Douglass Museum —
1984 Banneker-Douglass Museum As the official museum of African-American history and culture for the State of Maryland, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to discovering documenting, preserving and promoting . . . Map (db m114557) HM
10Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m114568) HM
11Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — A Story of PreservationMarket House — Annapolis Historic District —
1952 Historic Annapolis Founded The story of historic preservation in Annapolis is one of community involvement. Efforts to protect the historic element of Annapolis extend back to the nineteenth century. In the 1950s and 1960s, . . . Map (db m114793) HM
12Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Admiral Ben MoreellFather of the Seabees
[First Panel]:] About the Seabees Born in the early days of World War II when the nation was in dire peril, their mission was to build bases for the combat forces, to defend those bases, and to provide other support of whatever . . . Map (db m9620) HM
13Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Admiral Terry House
Admiral Terry House 1887 Built by Rear Admiral Silas W. Terry and his wife Louisa Mason Terry “Italianate” StyleMap (db m166408) HM
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14Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Albert Cabell Ritchie
Albert Cabell Ritchie. 1876 – 1936. Four times Governor of Maryland. He who is worthy of honor does not die.Map (db m2900) HM
15Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Alexander Magruder
To honor the three hundredth anniversary of the coming to Maryland circa 1652 of Alexander Magruder, founder and progenitor of the Magruder family in America, and to the men of his blood who have been students at St. John's College.Map (db m5417) HM
16Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza
Honoring Alfred A. Hopkins Mayor, 1989 - 1997Map (db m6384) HM
17Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Alumni Arch
Alumni Arch in honor of Captain William S. Busik and all Naval Academy Alumni, Past, Present, and Future. "Barnacle Bill" was an All-American standout on the Navy Football team until his accelerated graduation . . . Map (db m127946) HM
18Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — An Environmental PerspectiveAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
"Annapolis is an almost perfect example of town/village GOLD Bay Partner." Comment from the presentation to Annapolis as a Gold Medal Community Partner. Environmental Protection Agency, 2007 As a model for . . . Map (db m114559) HM
19Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis & The Maryland SignersAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." With these ringing words of resolve, the signers of . . . Map (db m114543) HM
20Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis DepictedCity Dock — Public Art In Annapolis —
2005 Wings and Sails Annapolis has a stunning array of outdoor sculpture, paintings, murals, and other public artwork. Each of these paintings was commissioned by the Art in Public Places Commission. "Wings and Sails" is . . . Map (db m114800) HM
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21Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis During The Civil WarAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
General Butler to Governor Hicks Off Annapolis, April 22, 1861 "Have I your excellency's land my men, to supply their wants, and to relieve them from the extreme and unhealthy confinement of a transport vessel not fit to . . . Map (db m114563) HM
22Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis Laboratory1903 - 1999
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . Map (db m65867) HM
23Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis National Cemetery
Civil War Annapolis In April 1861, Gen. Benjamin Butler and his Massachusetts troops entered the Maryland capital to ensure the state remained in the Union. The U.S. Army then reformed the Department of Annapolis, headed by Butler, to . . . Map (db m114566) HM
24Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Annapolis: Capital of Commerce
In the decades before the American Revolution, Annapolis was the customs port for the upper Bay western shore. Ships clearing in and out paid duties and fees to the local naval officer. With good shipyards (including Ship Carpenters Lot north of the . . . Map (db m19288) HM
25Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 6 — Anne Catharine GreenAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008
This image of Anne Catharine Green pays homage to her as the first woman printer/publisher in the country. Appointed by the Maryland Assembly as the Official Printer of the Province, she printed all public documents and currency of the colony. Green . . . Map (db m114789) HM
26Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Aris T. Allen, M.D.Dec. 27, 1910 - Feb 8, 1991
A man of honor…A distinguished career of professional and public service…As a Medical Doctor…As a member of the Maryland State Legislature…As an appointee of The President of the United States, to serve his Country on the National level…And as a . . . Map (db m5418) HM
27Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Art in AnnapolisAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
Annapolis Charter 300, the city wide commemoration in 2008 of the 1708 city charter granted during Queen Anne's reign, was especially rich in inspiring original public art, music and choral work, a ballet suite, films, sculpture, photography, . . . Map (db m114546) HM
28Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Asbury United Methodist Church
Site of the oldest and most prominent African American congregation in Annapolis, MD. In 1803, seven free African Americans bought the land and established the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was closed in 1832 in a local reaction to . . . Map (db m6191) HM
29Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780Revolutionary War Hero
Baron Johann de Kalb was a distinguished German soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a friend and mentor of the Marquis de Lafayette. De Kalb served at Valley Forge during the . . . Map (db m75680) HM
30Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Bates: The Center of Community Life1931 - 1966
This site was the first freestanding secondary school for all African American children in Anne Arundel County. Citizens groups, including the Stanton Parent-Teachers Association, led the charge for its construction. Bates opened its doors on . . . Map (db m157089) HM
31Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Bates: The Community Commitment1966 - 2006
Wiley H. Bates High School has a strength beyond bricks and mortar — its real foundation has always been its people. The last African American class to put on robes of purple and gold and receive their diplomas was the class of 1966, but . . . Map (db m157085) HM
32Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Battle of the Severn
On March 25, 1655, colonial Governor William Stone landed Maryland militia at the Puritan settlement of Providence, located at the mouth of the Severn River. He planned to subdue the settlers who had asserted their independence from the government . . . Map (db m53178) HM
33Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Bay Workboats
Over the past 400 years, distinctive types of boats were developed for seafood harvesting and shipping on the Bay. Native Americans made the first dugout canoe from a hollowed-out log. The earliest English boat builders, called . . . Map (db m114883) HM
34Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Between Morning and MidnightMaryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Sculpture
The firefighter and EMS provider are ascending the staircase of time as they depart from this world. they are running to their calling to do the job of serving our community with strength, determination and sacrifice as if going to war. The . . . Map (db m9286) HM
35Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Beyond the BridgeCity Dock — The Neighborhood of Eastport —
The maritime industry and the history of Annapolis are closely intertwined. This connection extends beyond downtown to historic Eastport, the neighborhood located across the Spa Creek Bridge. Eastport was developed after the Civil War as Horn Point . . . Map (db m114799) HM
36Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos C.Ss.R.January 11, 1819 - October 4, 1867
As a Redemptorist, Father Seelos was stationed in Baltimore, Pittsburg, Annapolis, Cumberland Detroit and New Orleans. He preached missions and retreats throughout the country. Father Seelos served here as Pastor of St. Mary's Parish in 1857 . . . Map (db m200103) HM
37Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Blue Angels
[Plaque near the display:] On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, this aircraft display is dedicated in memory of all Blue Angels' aircrew lost in team flight . . . Map (db m127947) HM WM
38Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . Map (db m7812) HM
39Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Brown-Leanos Memorial Park
Dedicated to the Brown and Leanos families that operated a grocery and restaurant business, respectively at this location since the late 1890's.Map (db m6387) HM
40Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart"
Near this spot which was then the shore of the bay, the Brig “Peggy Stewart” was burned by her owner, “Anthony Stewart.” October 19, 1774 To pacify the indignation of the citizens roused by the payment of . . . Map (db m6313) HM
41Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Butler in Annapolis
The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from . . . Map (db m6312) HM
42Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Cap'n Herbie SadlerThe Legacy of an Eastport Waterman
Herbert Edgar Sadler was born to a waterman's family in 1902. He began learning the trade at the age of 12, earning a penny for each fish he cleaned for a local seafood vendor. His experience led to a life's work on the water. Cap'n Sadler . . . Map (db m170219) HM
43Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force
100 Years From the Depths - Sea Power 1900 - 2000 Dedicated to those who serve beneath the seas, families and support personnel [Back of marker}:In recognition of the generosity of the following donors Lockheed Martin . . . Map (db m6398) HM
44Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Charles Carroll House North Porch
The porch you see before you is a modern reconstruction of this principal entrance to the Carroll House. It was added to the house in the 1770s by Charles Carroll of Carrolton and removed by 1866 when a two story passage was built between St. Mary's . . . Map (db m175948) HM
45Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 6 — Chase-Lloyd HouseThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship —
Patriot politician and future Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Chase began building this Georgian mansion in 1769, but he couldn't afford to finish the house and sold it two years later to Edward Lloyd IV. The wealthy Eastern Shore . . . Map (db m63497) HM
46Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Class of 1956 Memorial Plaza
Given in recognition of all members of the Class of 1956 who served our nation so faithfully in Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force careers; in industry, government, and the professions; and to our wives and families whose continuing support was so . . . Map (db m127932) WM
47Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Classes of 1958 and 1959 Memorial Plaza
This plaza was presented by the Classes of 1958 and 1959 in memory of their classmates who gave their lives in the service of their country.Map (db m114855) WM
48Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Clay Street Community MontageAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008
This montage is the collaborative effort of George "Lassie" Belt, children from the Stanton Community Center (listed below), and Artwalk curator, Sally Wern Comport. This artwork, part of the Annapolis 300 celebration, is at the entrance to the . . . Map (db m130944) HM
49Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Coastal EvolutionMarket House — The Shoreline of Annapolis —
1878 City Dock in Annapolis In the 1700s, the shore of Annapolis followed approximately along the line of buildings that now front Dock Street, Market Space, and part of Compromise Street—everything closer to the water is . . . Map (db m114794) HM
50Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Colonial Annapolis
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m6199) HM
51Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Commander William Lewis Herndon1813 - 1857 — Naval Officer - Explorer - Merchant Captain —
In command of the Central America, home-bound with California Gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857 "Forgetful of self, in his death he . . . Map (db m7213) HM
52Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Commodore John BarryCommission Number One United States Navy
February 22, 1797: At the Presidential Mansion in Philadelphia, President George Washington formally presented Irish-born John Barry with Commission Number One in the newly formed United States Navy. With the commission, backdated to the . . . Map (db m114812) HM
53Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Commodore John BarryAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
Annapolis' Sister City of Wexford, Ireland, was the boyhood home of John Barry, naval hero of the American Revolution. Barry went to sea as a young boy and advanced to be master of his own vessel. he settled in America and in 1776 joined the . . . Map (db m114944) HM
54Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Congress Was HereWest Street — At the End of the Revolution —
1784 Peace Treaty Ratified [Image Captions:] •Governor William Paca's Proclamation of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. Treaty of Paris Broadside Collection [MSA SC 5785] •The last page of the Treaty of Paris, . . . Map (db m114555) HM
55Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Cornhill & Fleet Streets
The oldest surviving map of Annapolis, drawn by James Stoddert in 1718, shows that the area now occupied by Corhill and Fleet Streets, had been set aside for Governor Francis Nocholson for use as a garden, summer house and vineyard. In 1771 Charles . . . Map (db m17689) HM
56Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Dahlgren Rifle 30-Pounder, Invented by Rear Admiral Dahlgren
Dahlgren Rifle 30-Pounder, invented by Rear Admiral Dahlgren used by the Federal Navy during the Civil War A forerunner of the big naval gun of todayMap (db m114820) HM
57Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Deadrise Defined
Little HES is a classic example of a Chesapeake Bay "deadrise", built for fishing and crabbing in the summer and oystering in the winter. The term "deadrise" refers to the underwater shape of a hull. Little HES has a sharp vee-entry . . . Map (db m170218) HM
58Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to Maryland by direction of The Honorable John Snyder Secretary of the Treasury as the inspirational symbol of the United States savings bonds independence drive from May 15 to July 4 . . . Map (db m63419) HM
59Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Draketail Peg WallaceAnnapolis Maritime Museum
The draketail vessel made its appearance on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1900s. The name "draketail" came from the appearance of its stern which resembles the aft end of a duck. The draketail was the first power-driven workboat used . . . Map (db m114872) HM
60Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Dred Scott, 1799 - 1858Freedom Denied by the United States Supreme Court
Dred Scott was born a slave in Southampton, Virginia. His family was owned by Peter Blow who sold Scott to an army doctor named John Emerson. Dr. Emerson took Scott to live in the free states of Illinois and Wisconsin where, in 1836, Scott married . . . Map (db m123233) HM
61Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Eastport Veterans Park
[Park sign:] Eastport Veterans Park [Dedication plaque:] In memory of those who served in the defense of our country Dedicated May 30 1951 [Plaque embedded in the ground at flagpole:] June . . . Map (db m114861) WM
62Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Eastport's Oldest House
This is the oldest house in Eastport. For nearly 100 years it belonged to the Williams family. Jonas and Louisa Williams and their eight children moved here in 1876. They used the first floor as a grocery store, selling homemade sauerkraut . . . Map (db m114880) HM
63Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — El Neptuno
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named El Neptuno Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847Map (db m29642) HM
64Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Evoking Our Naval Heritage PastSailing Confidently Into The Future
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been called a "Memorial that happens to be a stadium". While visitors and athletes for nearly 50 years have been inspired by the campaigns and battles emblazoned around the stadium facade, much more needed . . . Map (db m127935) HM WM
65Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Evolutions of Strawberry HillUnited States Naval Academy — National Historic Landmark —
Historical records of colonial Annapolis show that Richard Spriggs, an important 18th Century Annapolitan, had a house built on Strawberry Hill in 1780. By 1796 Spriggs had leased the house to Henri Stier, an investment banker from Antwerp, and his . . . Map (db m60913) HM
66Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — First Presbyterian Church of AnnapolisFounded May 2, 1846
Built in 1828 as the Hallam Theatre Reconstructed in 1847 for use by the church Enlarged in 1948 and 1959 Designated May 25, 1947 as the National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church This plaque given in memory of Agnes Myers Zorn . . . Map (db m6197) HM
67Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — First Synagogue in Annapolis
Kneseth Israel (Assembly of Israel), chartered in 1906, purchased this home in 1910 for use as the first synagogue in Annapolis. The congregation used the building as a synagogue until 1912, when it moved to larger quarters on Prince George . . . Map (db m6310) HM
68Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — For Civilization Liberty Country1920
Erected by the Alumni of St. John's College to their fellow Alumni who in the World War gave their all. Four hundred & fifty two of our men answered their country's call. There is no records that one failed in his duty. The list of names: A. . . . Map (db m65902) WM
69Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
Ship blown up, Havana 15 Feb. 1898. Mast recovered 6, Oct. 1910. Erected here 5, May. 1913.Map (db m6388) WM
70Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Fort Nonsense
Fort Nonsense has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is the last remaining fortification of several constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries to defend Annapolis and its waterways. . . . Map (db m63588) HM
71Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy
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72Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Framework of HistoryMain Street — Maryland Avenue and State Circle —
State House Maryland's Capitol Building [Image captions:] •Current Day View of State House from Maryland Avenue •Munroe Family Photo: Francis Street from Main Street Toward the State House c.1890 [MSA SC 535-1-88] . . . Map (db m114552) HM
73Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Francis Scott Key1814 - 1914
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74Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1608 - Captain John Smith's Chesapeake VoyagesAnnapolis Maritime Museum
You're looking out across the mouth of the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1608 Captain John Smith sailed within sight of this spot four times during his "voyages of discovery" up and down the Chesapeake Bay. His . . . Map (db m114871) HM
75Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1672 - Providence: Settlement on the SevernAnnapolis Maritime Museum
The first English settlers were a group of Puritans who established Providence, a settlement at the mouth of the Severn River, in 1649. The Puritans probably used Captain John Smith's Bay map to navigate here from Virginia. Their settlement was not . . . Map (db m114869) HM
76Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1774 - The "Annapolis Tea Party"Annapolis Maritime Museum
The brigantine Peggy Stewart, named after the daughter of the owner, Annapolis merchant Anthony Stewart, sailed by here on her return from England on October 14, 1774. Like other Maryland merchants, Stewart had agreed not to import tea in . . . Map (db m170220) HM
77Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1887 - The Age of SteamAnnapolis Maritime Museum
Robert Fulton launched the first commercially viable steamboat on the Hudson River in 1807, although a Marylander named James Rumsey demonstrated a working steamboat on the Potomac River as early as 1784. Steamboats started running on the Chesapeake . . . Map (db m114867) HM
78Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1919 - Oysters: The Bay's "White Gold"Annapolis Maritime Museum
At the turn of the 20th century, eight or more oyster houses surrounded Annapolis City Dock and harbor. Oysters were shucked, packed and shipped all around the country by steamboat and railroad. The market for "Chesapeake white gold" was so . . . Map (db m114866) HM
79Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — From this spot, you can see 1998 - Annapolis: America's Sailing CapitalAnnapolis Maritime Museum
In the 20th century, overharvesting, disease, pollution and the dramatic growth of the Bay region's human population led to the decline in commercial fishing for oysters, crabs and other seafood species. As a result, the number of wooden boats . . . Map (db m114865) HM
80Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Gateway to DiscoveryAnnapolis
Look around the harbor. Imagine what the first colonists saw more than 350 years ago when they first viewed this Chesapeake Bay peninsula: a pristine, abundant natural site with deep, protected harbors that had experienced little human settlement. . . . Map (db m19266) HM
81Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — General WashingtonStanding on This Spot
Standing on this spot, General Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on December 23rd, 1783.Map (db m17688) HM
82Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — George H. Phelps, Jr.Visionaries of the 1960s — August 5, 1926 —
Growing up on South Street near the county courthouse, George Phelps' boyhood dream was to be a police officer. After WWII, Army 1st Lt. Phelps saw his dream come true when County Exective Joseph W. Alton appointed him, the first African . . . Map (db m53175) HM
83Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — George Washington’s ResignationAnnapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —
“Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action.”
After the 1781 victory at Yorktown, some Americans thought the triumphant General George Washington should be crowned the new . . . Map (db m114542) HM
84Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Gold Star Families Monument
[Front:] Gold Star Families Memorial Monument A tribute to Gold Star Mothers, Fathers, and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. [Back of Monument:] "To Recognize The . . . Map (db m127928) WM
85Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Gov. Francis Nicholson1694-1994
Francis Street is named for Sir Francis Nicholson (1655-1728), royal governor of Maryland, who served from 1694 to 1698. When the capital of the colony moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis, Nicholson devised the city's baroque plan featuring two . . . Map (db m114797) HM
86Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Governor Sir Francis Nicholson and Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square was named after a square in London where the Lords Baltimore, proprietors (owners) of Maryland, lived and where prospective settlers went in 1633 to get information concerning the proposed new colony of Maryland. Bloomsbury Square . . . Map (db m5419) HM
87Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 2 — Greg Harlin's John Paul Jones's RangerArtWalk
Greg Harlin's magnificent historical painting honors the maritime and military heritage of Annapolis and it's significant role in our modern day liberties. The artwork features one of American history's legendary frigates, the Ranger . . . Map (db m125120) HM
88Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Hammond-Harwood HouseMaryland Ave. at King George St. — Annapolis —
Built 1774 by Matthias Hammond, local patriot Designed by William Buckland, Colonial Architect 18th Century furnishings One of America's famous houses Open to the publicMap (db m127929) HM
89Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Hammond-Harwood House · 1774A National Historic Landmark Reported permanently removed
Designed and built for legislator and patriot, Mathias Hammond by the colonial architect, William Buckland, this beautiful residence is considered the pinnacle of the Georgian Style in America. A museum today, the house is almost entirely . . . Map (db m7898) HM
90Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Hammond-Harwood House MuseumThe Jewel of Annapolis
Tours start at the top of the hour from noon until 4:00 (summer) or 3:00 (winter). Built in 1774 by renowned architect William Buckland for tobacco planter and patriot Matthias Hammond, the house is one of the finest examples of . . . Map (db m142372) HM
91Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Harvesting the Bay
Methods of harvesting oysters and crabs on the Chesapeake Bay have changed very little over the years. The internal combustion engine, invented at the end of the 19th century, eventually displaced sails on workboats. The addition of . . . Map (db m114885) HM
92Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Henry Hays Lockwood1814-1899
Cadet West Point 1832-6; Lieutenant U.S. Army 1836-7; Professor of Mathematics U.S.N. 1841—99. Brigadier General U.S.V. 1861-5; Naval Academy 1845-61 and 1866-71. One of the founders of the Naval Academy, his life’s best years were devoted . . . Map (db m108106) HM
93Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — History of Our Maryland Flag
Design The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms from the Calvert line. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle. The red and white design is the coat of arms of the . . . Map (db m114857) HM
94Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — History Stone
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 . . . Map (db m6386) HM
95Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 5 — HMS Confiance CannonThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship —
This gun tube was removed from the British flagship, the HMS Confiance, during the Battle of Lake Champlain with was fought on September 11, 1814. Early in that battle a cannon ball fired by the American flagship Saratoga struck the . . . Map (db m69246) HM
96Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — 2 — HMS Macedonian MonumentThe Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship —
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian. The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . Map (db m63428) HM
97Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Howard's Inheritance
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m137783) HM
98Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Husband Edward KimmelU.S. Naval Academy Cemetery
Admiral, United States Navy February 26, 1882-May 14, 1968. Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.Map (db m92708) HM
99Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Iglehart
Iglehart 1708 Mansion Ridge Road is listed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1811 Map (db m142375) HM
100Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson1852 - 1931
Class of 1873. While Instructor at the Naval Academy in 11879 made first accurate measurement of speed of light. Invented interferometer. First American scientist to receive Nobel Prize, for physics in 1907. Performed with Morley ether drift . . . Map (db m66015) HM

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