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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Catonsville, Maryland

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Towson is the county seat for Baltimore County
Catonsville is in Baltimore County
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      Anne Arundel County (468)  
      Baltimore (1099)  
      Carroll County (210)  
      Harford County (204)  
      Howard County (143)  
      Kent County (101)  
      York County, Pennsylvania (437)  
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1 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — 20th Anniversary[Benjamin Banneker Museum]
This plaque is in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Benjamin Banneker Museum. (June 9, 1998) the result of a collaborative effort between the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and Baltimore County . . . Map (db m144731) HM
2 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — 2nd Marine Division Association
World War II • 1942-1945 Guadalcanal Tarawa Saipan Tinian Okinawa Peacetime Lebanon • 1958 Cuban Crisis • 1962 Dominican Republic • 1965 Grenada • 1983 Desert Shield • 1990-1991 Bosnia • 1995-1996 Semper Fidelis . . . Map (db m183559) WM
3 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — 3rd Marine Division Association Memorial
. . . Map (db m183560) WM
4 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — 6-Mile Marker on the National Road1787
This 6-miles-to-Baltimore marker was welcomed by thousands on horseback, in stagecoaches and wagons, who traveled this Frederick Turnpike. Some headed west to settle in the Ohio Valley, along with merchants selling their wares, while millers with . . . Map (db m39347) HM
5 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — A Civil Rights Milestone
On September 10, 1935, Black students Lucille Scott and Margaret Williams were denied admittance to Catonsville High School. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall filed suit. Although they lost the case, Maryland's Court of Appeals . . . Map (db m128246) HM
6 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m134999) HM
7 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Baltimore National CemeteryNational Register of Historic Places
This National Cemetery has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior 2016Map (db m134998) HM
8 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided
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, when . . . Map (db m71334) HM
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9 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Banneker's Cabin Reported permanently removed
You are standing on what was once part of Benjamin Banneker's farmstead. Mary and Robert, Benjamin's parents, purchased a 100 acre parcel in 1737 for 7,000 pounds of tobacco. Benjamin was a small child when he moved from the Elkridge area to this . . . Map (db m225173) HM
10 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Banneker's Orchard
This orchard grows to remind us of the care and work Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) devoted to his land long ago. Cultivation of this orchard began in 2008 with a variety of fruit trees similar to what Banneker grew. He may have also collected wild . . . Map (db m103478) HM
11 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Benjamin Banneker(1731–1806)
The self-educated Negro mathematician and astronomer was born, lived his entire life and died near here. He assisted in surveying the District of Columbia, 1791, and published the first Maryland Almanac, 1792. Thomas Jefferson recognized his . . . Map (db m160718) HM
12 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Bringing Trade to Baltimore
"Make easy the way for them and then see what an influx of articles will be poured upon us." - George Washington, 1786 You are standing on the original roadbed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, North America's first common-carrier . . . Map (db m8874) HM
13 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Building America's First Railroad
"There was a man killed yesterday by a fall from the centre of the 1st arch [of the Thomas Viaduct]... What a sympathy there is between these rough men. It was affecting to see his fellow laborers dressed in their best, going in a body to escort . . . Map (db m8872) HM
14 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Castle Thunder
A gift from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Castle Thunder, the home of Richard and Mary Carroll Caton, stood on this site from 1787 to 1906. The 7-mile Frederick Turnpike stone marker of 1804 was moved here from its original position 3/10 . . . Map (db m4910) HM
15 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — CatonsvilleA Turnpike Town — The Historic National Road - The Road That Built The Nation —
This 1877 “Plan of Catonsville” lays outs all the possibilities of an energetic and emerging suburb of Baltimore, only eight miles, or a one-day carriage ride, to the east. The centerpiece of the town is the Frederick Turnpike, part of the road . . . Map (db m5500) HM
16 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — CatonsvilleFrom Stagecoaches to Horseless Carriages — The Historic National Road - The Road That Built The Nation —
The reign of stagecoaches and Conestoga Wagons on the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike only lasted seventy years. Omnibuses, attached to teams of four horses, began rolling out from Baltimore to Catonsville in 1862. The Catonsville Short . . . Map (db m5536) HM
17 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Catonsville Nine
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists raided the Selective Service office in Catonsville and burned several hundred draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In a highly-publicized trial, the “Nine”, who included priests Daniel and Philip Berrigan, . . . Map (db m136419) HM
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18 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Catonsville Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all the men and women of the Catonsville area who served their country in the armed force to preserve freedom for future generations. Some did not return. May they all be long remembered.Map (db m8609) WM
19 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Fifth Marine Division Association Memorial
Iwo Jima • 1945 Japan • 1945 Vietnam • 1966-1970 Map (db m183563) WM
20 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — First Marine Division Association Memorial
World War II • 1942-1945 North China • 1945-1949 Korea • 1950-1955 Vietnam • 1965-1971 Southwest Asia • 1990-1991 Peacetime Semper Fidelis Map (db m183555) WM
21 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Fourth Marine Division Assoc W.W. II
Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue Roi Namur Saipan Tinian Iwo Jima Semper FidelisMap (db m183562) WM
22 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — George and Betsy Sherman Hall
Named in honor of George and Betsy Sherman, in recognition of their sustained generosity and deep commitment to making a difference through education. Their philanthropy in the Baltimore community has helped serve at-risk children and families, and . . . Map (db m145235) HM
23 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Hilton800 South Rolling Road
Hilton Circa 1825, 1917 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Hilton Estate . . . Map (db m128247) HM
24 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Janet and Walter Sondheim Hall
Named in honor of Baltimore's legendary civic leader and his wife, Sondheim Hall and the Janet and Walter Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program affirm UMBC's connections to Baltimore and the university's mission to integrate research, teaching . . . Map (db m145236) HM
25 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership2000 - 2001
The true capital of the world is the human ability for creativity, freedom and self-determination in all their working places. — Joseph Beuys
Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership was . . . Map (db m145237) HM
26 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — OellaConquering the “Nine Mile Hill" — The Historic National Road - The Road That Built The Nation —
The Ellicott brothers constructed what became the first leg of the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike to get their flour to market in Baltimore. By 1787, they cut a new road east through the forests to shorten the trip to the city. This route . . . Map (db m128248) HM
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27 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Old Salem Church and GraveyardNational Register of Historic Places — United States Department of the Interior —
Salemsgemeinde, the German Evangelical Lutheran Salem Congregation, was founded September 30, 1849 by German immigrants, many from Bavaria. The congregation dedicated this Gothic Revival style church June 16, 1850. That year the congregation built a . . . Map (db m115248) HM
28 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Patapsco Superlative:"The Premiere Flour"
"Any Monday morning one could hear the beginnings of the stir of activity as the heavy machinery in the mill started to move, gather speed and settle into a steady rhythmic rumble which was maintained at the same rate day and night . . . Map (db m8871) HM
29 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Chemistry Building
Named in honor of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, whose commitment to nurturing the potential of others launched the Meyerhoff Scholarship program at UMBC and established the University as a leader in achieving both excellence and diversity. Their . . . Map (db m145233) HM
30 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Robert Bannaky
This plaque commemorates Robert Bannaky, the colonial African American father and farmer. He purchased this historic land in 1737, with the sale of 7,000 pounds of tobacco. Robert was from Guinea (present day Ghana/Nigeria region of Africa), . . . Map (db m78504) HM
31 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Rolling Road
A colonial road built for the purpose of rolling hogsheads of tobacco from the plantations to Elk Ridge Landing for shipment to England.Map (db m2131) HM
32 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Sixth Marine Division Association Memorial
World War II • 1943-1945 Okinawa Makin Solomons Bougainville Marshalls Saipan Guam China Japan North China • 1945-1946 Semper FidelisMap (db m183564) WM
33 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — The Changing River Valley
Over the last 300 years, the now tranquil Patapsco Valley has seen dramatic changes. During the industrial revolution, resource-hungry industries stripped trees from the hillsides to make charcoal. Every household needed wood as its . . . Map (db m8875) HM
34 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — The Destructive Power of the Patapsco
"[Rainfall] nearly all night with a violent gale of wind. This morning the river begins to rise. The rain pours down furiously all day. The river in a freshet, rising all the time... At night the waters very high, threatening mischief to our . . . Map (db m8870) HM
35 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — The River Makes ElectricityBloede Dame
The Patapsco Electric & Manufacturing Company, organized by Victor Gustav Bloede, harnessed the river's waterpower to generate electricity. Completed in 1907, the Bloede Dam furnished electricity for Ellicott City, Catonsville, Carroll, Halethorpe, . . . Map (db m8873) HM
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36 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — The Stone Farmhouse
You are standing on land that long ago was part of an area folks called "Stout". In 1737, when Benjamin Banneker was six years old, his father, Robert, purchased 100 acres from Richard Gist for 7,000 pounds of tobacco and put young Benjamin's . . . Map (db m103477) HM
37 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — The Streetcar Era in Catonsville1880-1963
For over 100 years, streetcars graced the streets of Baltimore and the heavily traveled #8 line to Catonsville was one of the most popular. This line swung north from Frederick Rd. and plunged into the woods for a brief run to its terminus at . . . Map (db m5534) HM
38 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m183554) WM
39 Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — World War II Marine Divisions Memorial
Dedicated to the U.S. Marine Divisions (FMF) World War II To all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country by the Maryland Chapter First Marine Division Association 1996 Flag Pole Erected by William Fosnaught, Jr. . . . Map (db m135100) WM
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Apr. 13, 2024