“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Canton, Maryland

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1Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided — War on the Chesapeake Bay —
During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland's residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, . . . Map (db m201505) HM
2Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Captain John O'Donnell1749-1805
Captain John O’Donnell, the founder of the Canton Community, was a man of great vision and accomplishment. He initiated trade between Canton, China and Baltimore in 1785 operating his own merchant sailing vessels. This public square once the site . . . Map (db m184475) HM
3Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Former GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore’s thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s. The first U.S. Navy frigate, Constellation, launched from Stodders Shipyard in 1797 and played an active role . . . Map (db m79670) HM
4Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Historic Canton
The Frigate Constellation was successfully launched in 1797 from Harris Creek in Canton. After the United States declared its independence from Britain in 1778 the young nation’s navy, which had a small number of ships, was constantly being . . . Map (db m180264) HM WM
5Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Historic Canton
Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand . . . Map (db m184476) HM
6Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Historic CantonPeter Cooper — Creator of the Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan —
Capitalist cooper purchased the captain John O'Donnell estate 3000 acres in Canton in 1920 and helped in funding the Canton Company of Baltimore that acted as a real estate and development company in transforming the Canton Company into a complete . . . Map (db m190368) HM
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7Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Honor Roll
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain." 1941 World War II 1945 Michael P. Angelonga U.S.A. Joseph Balek U.S.A. Jess Barton U.S.A. Andrew Baumer U.S.A. Kilian J. Buettner U.S.A. Carroll L. Caples . . . Map (db m145466) WM
8Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Korean War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those Marylanders who served and died in the "Forgotten War" Korea June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953 Akridge, Walter R. • Allmond, John W. • Ames, Richard C. • Amsden, Norman E. • Anders, Fred . . . Map (db m184694) WM
9Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — The Canton Library
This branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library was built in and opened for use in 1886, one of four given to the city of Baltimore by Enoch Pratt, a great philanthropist of that era. It is the only one of that group still in use as a library. Pratt . . . Map (db m2450) HM
10Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — The Old Police Station
[Left plaque] On this site stood The Old Police Station Erected 1879 Commissioners William Carmichael E.W. Stiefel J.H. Millender G.W. Bucher Builder G.A. Boyden Architect Rebuilt . . . Map (db m128744) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022