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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Emmitsburg, Maryland

 
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Location of Emmitsburg, Maryland
    Frederick County (471)
    Carroll County (119)
    Howard County (130)
    Montgomery County (524)
    Washington County (833)
    Adams County, Pennsylvania (1337)
    Franklin County, Pennsylvania (182)
    Loudoun County, Virginia (273)
 
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1Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — "To Lift a Nation"
Three firemen raised a flag at ground zero in silent tribute to those brave firefighters who answered the call. This noble flag is raised permanently in honor of those heroes and all who serve this great nation. May God continue to bless America! . . . Map (db m19023) HM
2Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — 137 South Seton Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m147283) HM
3Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — 306 West Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Departments of the InteriorMap (db m130247) HM
4Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Amleto Cardinal Cicognani — National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
In Memoriam Amleto Cardinal Cicognani Apostolic delegate to the United States 1933-1958 Cardinal Secretary of State 1958-1973 Under Pope John XXIII - Paul VI While serving as apostolic delegate to the United States Amleto . . . Map (db m166875) HM
5Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Army of the Potomac — July 1 1863
First Corps Marched from Marsh Run. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the Field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via . . . Map (db m19296) HM
6Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Army of the Potomac — July 4, 1863
First and Second Brigades, First Cavalry Division marched from Westminster and the Reserve Cavalry, First Cavalry Division from Gettysburg en route to Frederick. Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Westminster via Emmitsburg to Monterey. . . . Map (db m19298) HM
7Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Coaches James G. Deegan and James J. Phelan
Universitas Sanctae Mariae Ad Montes Marylandia Fundata Ab Joanne DuBois This boulder honors Coaches James G. Deegan and James J. Phelan for their combined century of dedicated service to Mount St. Mary's University. For over five decades . . . Map (db m7743) HM
8Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill
Laid by Father John DuBois in 1807.Map (db m19028) HM
9Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Corpus Christi Chapel
Built in 1906. Replaces the Old Grotto, 1808 - 1906.Map (db m19030) HM
10Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity — "O, it was beyond description" — Gettysburg Campaign —
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's here in 1809 (after 1850, called Daughters of Charity). The sisters played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and human service . . . Map (db m9483) HM
11Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity
. . . Map (db m147292) HM
12Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity — "O, it was beyond description" — Gettysburg Campaign —
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's here in 1809 (in1 1850, merged with the Daughters of Charity). The sisters played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and . . . Map (db m147294) HM
13Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg — Road to Gettysburg
President Abraham Lincoln replaced Army of the Potomac commander Gen. Joseph Hooker with Gen. George G. Meade on June 28, 1863, as the army pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Meade placed Gen. John F. Reynolds, I Corps . . . Map (db m1546) HM
14Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg — Sacred Mountain Sanctuary — Catoctin Mountain Towns & Communities —
After playing host to native peoples for centuries, Catoctin Mountain has served home to European settlers since the 1730's. Among the first to come to what was considered "the backlands of the province," were descendants of English . . . Map (db m130244) HM
15Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg — Sacred Mountain Sanctuary
After playing host to native peoples for centuries, Catoctin Mountain has served home to European settlers since the 1730’s. Among the first to come to what was considered “the backlands of the province” were descendants of English . . . Map (db m137379) HM
16Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg — Firetown U.S.A.
Emmitsburg has become known as “Firetown U.S.A.” because of its unique position in the world of fire and emergency services. Thousands of fire and emergency service personnel visit Emmitsburg every year to learn for the future and to pay . . . Map (db m137491) HM
17Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Longrifles
The longrifle was a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance. Produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, it became known as the “Kentucky” rifle after a popular song commemorated its use . . . Map (db m1532) HM
18Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Maryland Roll of Honor World War II
Died in the Service of Our Country James S. Bowers John F. Eyler Habbard Gladhill Joseph E. Hemler William C. Myers John W. Little Wilbur R. Long Charles L. Sharrer Fred R. Timmerman, Jr. Lester Winebrenner John C. . . . Map (db m130249) WM
19Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Memorial Post — 6658 — Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. —
Dedicated to the Memory of the Men from Emmitsburg and Vicinity Who Gave Their Lives in the Service of Our Country ★ World War I ★ Arthur H. Bentzel Francis X. Elder Charles F. Gelwicks Luther M. Hahn Vernon R. Ohler . . . Map (db m130246) WM
20Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity
1809 - 1984 Dedicated to Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity The community of Sisters of Charity was founded in this valley on July 31, 1809, by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Sisters served the citizens of Emmitsburg and the environs both . . . Map (db m9618) HM
21Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Dedicated October 4, 1981. National Emergency Training Center. Emmitsburg, Maryland. "Dedicated to the thousands of Firefighters who have lost their lives in the very act of saving others." Ronald Reagan, President. United States of . . . Map (db m19021) HM
22Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Francis Xavier Elder
In loving remembrance of Francis Xavier Elder Son of James B. & Sarah B. Elder Born June 30, 1893 Killed in action Oct 11, 1918 Belleau Woods, Alcaise Argonne Forest He was the first volunteer from Emmitsburg and a third . . . Map (db m130250) WM
23Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Gen. John F. Reynolds — "Dear Kate" — Gettysburg Campaign —
On the last day of June 1863, Emmitsburg became a Union army supply base. Union Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (I, III, and XI Corps), arrived as I Corps came into Emmitsburg to obtain needed supplies, . . . Map (db m9489) HM
24Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Gen. John F. Reynolds — "Dear Kate" — Gettysburg Campaign —
On the last day of June 1863, Emmitsburg became a Union army supply base. Union Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (I, III and XI Corps), arrived as I Corps came into Emmitsburg to obtain needed supplies, . . . Map (db m147296) HM
25Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Historic Emmitsburg, MD
Est. 1785 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m130243) HM
26Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Interstate and Defense Highways
The first US Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy departed Washington DC for San Francisco on July 7, 1919, to survey roads and test vehicles for military purposes. On the second day, the convoy was forced to detour around a wooden covered bridge on . . . Map (db m8488) HM
27Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Korean War Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Emmitsburg who served in the Korean WarMap (db m130251) WM
28Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Mother Seton's Rock — 1809 - 1821
Here on Sunday afternoons Mother Seton "seated on a rock known as Hers," taught Christian Doctrine to the children of The Mountain Parish. "They that instruct many to Justice shall Shine as the Stars for all Eternity." - Daniel XII, 3.Map (db m19031) HM
29Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Mount Saint Mary's College
1808 - 1983 Dedicated to Mount Saint Mary's College Quote from Helmans History of Emmitsburg: "- The great fire occurred June 15th, 1863 it originated in the livery stable of Guthrie & Beam, consuming over fifty buildings in all; the fire . . . Map (db m9619) HM
30Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes — Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland — Built 1875 —
Proclaimed a Public Oratory, December 8, 1965 by His Eminence, Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, Archbishop of Baltimore. The faithful who out of devotion visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes may gain the following special indulgences: A Plenary . . . Map (db m92525) HM
31Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Operation Just Cause Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Emmitsburg who served in PanamaMap (db m130255) WM
32Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Operation Urgent Fury and Lebanese Civil War Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Emmitsburg who served in Grenada/LebanonMap (db m130254) WM
33Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Pangborn Memorial Campanile — National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
Ave Maria This monument is dedicated to the glory of God and His Blessed Mother. It is erected on the site of the “Old Church on the Hill,” which was built in 1805 Father John Dubois, founder of Mount Saint Mary’s . . . Map (db m17360) HM
34Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Persian Gulf Memorial
In memory of the men and women of Emmitsburg who served in the Persian GulfMap (db m130257) WM
35Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Describing the conversion of her sister-in-law, Harriet: Harriet left the log house on the evening of Friday, July 21, 1809, between 10 and 11 o'clock to seek the solitude of the Old Church on the Hill... "Harriet stealing up to the church by the . . . Map (db m19034) HM
36Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) Mother + Convert + Educator + Foundress [Plaque near the base of the statue:] Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Foundress Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's 31 July 1809 . . . Map (db m147285) HM
37Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
. . . Map (db m147287) HM
38Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
. . . Map (db m147290) HM
39Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
. . . Map (db m147289) HM
40Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York
. . . Map (db m147286) HM
41Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
. . . Map (db m147291) HM
42Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Site of Father Dubois House
This cross marks the site of Father Dubois house in which Mother Seton and her associates lived from Jun 21, to July 31, 1809. "Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints."Map (db m19033) HM
43Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Site of St. Joseph's College
On this site St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S. native to be canonized, founded an academy for girls in 1809. A high school was later added and in 1902 St. Joseph's College was chartered as a three year institution for women. In 1914 the . . . Map (db m9474) HM
44Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — Founder of the Sisters of Charity
Born Aug. 28, 1774, in New York, she came to Emmitsburg from Baltimore June 24, 1809, occupying stone house on these grounds July 31. The following year, in White House visible from here, she organized nation's first Roman Catholic Parochial School. . . . Map (db m9473) HM
45Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Joseph's Valley Camp — "I did not see it multiplied, but saw it there!" — Gettysburg Campaign —
About 80,000 Union troops settled here in Saint Joseph's Valley as June 1863 drew to a close, "until the grounds around were actually covered with Soldiers." Emmitsburg was placed under martial law, and the Vincentian priests at Saint Joseph's . . . Map (db m9485) HM
46Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Joseph's Valley Camp — "The poor fellows looked half-starved" — Gettysburg Campaign —
About 38,000 Union troops from three corps passed through Saint Joseph's Valley during the five days before the Battle of Gettysburg, until it seemed to the sisters that "the grounds around were actually covered with Soldiers." Emmitsburg was . . . Map (db m147295) HM
47Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Bells of St. Joseph's Valley
Bells pealed throughout Saint Joseph's Valley with the joyful news of Mother Seton's beatification March 17, 1963 The Academy Bell, cast by George Harley of Philadelphia (n.d.), summoned boarding and day pupils of Saint Joseph's Academy to . . . Map (db m147288) HM
48Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Carriage House Inn
The Carriage House Inn has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1857 Map (db m147282) HM
49Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Emmit House — 1879
The Emmit House 1879 The present architectural configuration Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Previously known as: Black's Tavern circa - 1850 Old Farmer's Inn circa - 1863 . . . Map (db m130248) HM
50Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The First Statue of Mother Seton Erected in the United States
This is the first statue of Mother Seton erected in the United States. It was blessed on September 27, 1950, by Bishop John M. McNamara, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, and unveiled by Francesca Senese - Santoponte of Leghorn, great-great . . . Map (db m147293) HM
51Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The John Hughes Cabin
John Hughes, class of 1826, fourth bishop (1838) and first archbishop of New York (1850-1864), born in County Tyrone Ireland (1797), immigrated in 1817. A gardener and mason, Hughes was employed the 10th of November, 1819, by Fr. John DuBois . . . Map (db m9621) HM
52Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Spirit of the American Doughboy
1917 1918 Emmitsburg In The Great War This memorial erected and dedicated in honor of those from Emmitsburg District who served in The World War The Supreme Sacrifice Made By Bentzel, Arthur H*         Hahn, Martin . . . Map (db m44058) HM WM
53Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Stone House
June 21, 1809 Mother Seton and her companions removed from Baltimore to Emmitsburg. For a few weeks the little company were domiciled in the mountain house placed at their disposal by · Rev. John Dubois, S. S. · President . . . Map (db m147284) HM
54Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The White House
This reconstruction log building, faced with clapboard and painted white, was occupied by Mother Seton and her little community in February 1810. At the close of the year the school numbered thirty boarders and forty day pupils. In 1817 this . . . Map (db m9617) HM
55Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — This Cavalry Group
This calvary group replaces the "old wooden cross" erected by John Dubois of which Mother Seton writes in her journal for the year 1815 --- "Quiet dinner at the Grotto before the old cross, yet standing after winter storms", memorializes forever the . . . Map (db m19036) HM
56Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Thurmont — Gateway to the Mountain — Catoctin Mountain Towns & Communities —
Beginning in the 1730's, German and Swiss immigrants would traverse this area, coming from the eastern Pennsylvania en-route to the Shenandoah Valley. Many would settle on, and beside, Catoctin Mountain. Family farms were quick to sprout up . . . Map (db m159915) HM
57Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Thurmont — Visitor Services — Catoctin Mountain Towns & Communities —
Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Thurmont area to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Uniquely positioned amidst a cavalcade of authentic recreational experiences, the Maryland Main Street designee of over 6,000 residents proudly caters to . . . Map (db m159918) HM
58Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland
For more than 200 years, people have journeyed to Emmitsburg for inspiration, enlightenment, and remembrance. Located just south of the Mason-Dixon Line on one of America's Scenic Byways, the town is the site of two internationally-recognized . . . Map (db m147281) HM
59Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Town Square
Emmitsburg's Town Square has been the center of commercial and social activity since William Emmit laid out the town in 1785 on a grid of lots and divided by a four-way intersection. Originally the site of the town water pump, the Town Square was . . . Map (db m147279) HM
60Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Viet Nam Conflict Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Emmitsburg who served in the Viet Nam ConflictMap (db m130253) WM
61Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — White Ash Tree
The tree was a Maryland State Champion White Ash approximately 175 years old when on July 10, 2001 a storm with tornado-like winds took off one of the major limbs and decay was discovered inside the remaining limbs. The Maryland Department of . . . Map (db m19025) HM
62Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — William Elder, Sr.
William Elder, Sr., named this land Mount Saint Mary's & established (ca. 1743) his home "Pleasant Level" and the Elder Cemetery on the plain below. His family deeded (October 24, 1793) this mountain land for a church. In respect for the living God . . . Map (db m17389) HM
 
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