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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hagerstown, Maryland

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1Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 102 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146067) HM
2Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 112 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Registe of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146068) HM
3Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 113 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Registe of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146069) HM
4Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 120 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Registe of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146070) HM
5Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 125 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Registe of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146071) HM
6Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 165 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146074) HM
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7Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 169 South Prospect St.South Prospect Street Historic District
169 South Prospect St. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior C. 1870 Map (db m146075) HM
8Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 175 South Prospect Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146076) HM
9Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1770-1790Revolutionary and Early Federal Era
1774 On July 2, 800 citizens meet in Elizabeth Town and pledge to boycott British goods, especially tea. This is done to support the citizens of Boston because their port had been closed by Parliament. 1775 In August, a colonial . . . Map (db m146011) HM
10Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1790-1810The New Nation
1791 The town's first fire company (United) is formed. Residents are required to own a leather bucket for fire fighting. 1791 On December 27, Elizabeth Town is incorporated by the Maryland General Assembly. The legislature . . . Map (db m146006) HM
11Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1810-1830The Late Federal Era
1814 On January 26, the Maryland General Assembly officially changes the town's name from 'Elizabeth Town' to 'Hager's Town' and re-incorporates Elizabeth Town under this new name. 1814 The "Hagerstown Blues" cavalry fights at . . . Map (db m146004) HM
12Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1830-1850Western Expansion and Era of Reform
1838 Hagerstown appoints Richard Sheaby and Allen Barber as police constables. Two additional posts are filled in 1842. 1841 The Franklin Railroad begins service between Hagerstown and Harrisburg. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad . . . Map (db m146001) HM
13Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1850-1870The American Civil War Era
1853 The Hagerstown Female Seminary is constructed on Cannon Hill. Later, the name of this school is changed to Kee Mar College. In 1912, the college is converted for use as the Washington County Hospital. 1854 The Washington . . . Map (db m145997) HM
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14Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1870-1890The Gilded Age
1871 The second county courthouse burns on December 6th. In 1872, construction begins on a third courthouse to replace it. 1880 M. P. Moller moves his organ factory from Greencastle, Pennsylvania to Hagerstown. The company . . . Map (db m145996) HM
15Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1890-1910The Progressive Era
1896 The Hagerstown Railway trolley system begins operation. Service is expanded in 1904 to Frederick and into Pennsylvania, becoming the first inter-urban rural rail system in the country. The last car runs in 1947. 1898 America . . . Map (db m145993) HM
16Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1910-1930The Great War and Roaring 20's
1912 Thomas Pangborn moves his sand-blast manufacturing business to Hagerstown. 1915 The Maryland Theatre is constructed. The Hagerstown Municipal Band plays its first concert that July in this theater. 1915 The . . . Map (db m146065) HM
17Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1930-1950The Great Depression and World War II
1930 Municipal Stadium is constructed and the first home game is played by Hagerstown Hubs on May 8. Willie Mays plays his first professional baseball game here in 1950. 1931 Fairchild Aircraft moves to Hagerstown from New York and . . . Map (db m146064) HM
18Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1950-1970Post-War Growth and Civil Rights Movement
1952 Hagerstown establishes a "sister city" relationship with Wesel, Germany. 1956 South Hagerstown High School opens and begins serving all area children, desegregating the school system. North Hagerstown High School opens on . . . Map (db m146063) HM
19Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1970-1990Era of Socio-Economic Transition
1970 Hagerstown's first network-affiliated television station, WHAG, begins broadcasting on January 3. It was affiliated with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). 1971 In June, a regional history magazine begins publishing . . . Map (db m146062) HM
20Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1990-2010The Information Age
1991 Robinwood Medical Center opens for business. It is enlarged in 1996 and 2001. 1997 Fiber optic telecommunications arrive in downtown Hagerstown. 1997-99 The city obtains the former Washington County Fairgrounds, . . . Map (db m146042) HM
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21Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 200 Years of the Arts and Humanities
Gruber's Printing Shop and "Almanack" John Gruber (1768-1857) maintained a printing shop at this location from about 1795 until about 1855. In 1797, he began printing an "almanack". The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has been . . . Map (db m194830) HM
22Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 202 South Prospect Street
202 South Prospect Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1874 Map (db m146077) HM
23Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 468 North Potomac Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146082) HM
24Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 474 North Potomac Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146083) HM
25Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — A City Divided
The Hagerstown Mail offices were located on the second floor of this building during the Civil War. Due to the newspaper's pro-Southern columns, the Mail's editor and co-owner, Daniel Dechert, was arrested in 1862 and sent to Old Capitol Prison in . . . Map (db m20792) HM
26Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — A City Divided
The Lyceum, a public debating hall constructed circa 1848, stood on this site during the Civil War. Heated debates took place here prior to the Civil War on the state of the Union. Following the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg, the Lyceum was . . . Map (db m20847) HM
27Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — African Americans and the Medal of Honor
The first act of valor by an African-American serviceman to earn the Medal of Honor occurred on July 18, 1863, during the Civil War. Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment took his place in history in the Battle of . . . Map (db m159780) HM
28Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner
The fathers of the Hagerstown aircraft industry, Lewis Reisner and Ammon Kreider formed the Kreider Reisner Aircraft Company in 1923. They developed highly regarded models of civilian use aircraft. In 1929, they sold the company to the Fairchild . . . Map (db m107148) HM
29Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith1805 - 1875 — Civil Rights Figure —
Born in Hagerstown, Ann Carroll Fitzhugh moved to New York State with her family at age twelve. She married wealthy abolitionist and philanthropist Gerrit Smith in 1822. Together, they were pioneers in the abolition and womens' rights movements, . . . Map (db m146015) HM
30Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Anna Spencer Brugh Singer1878-1962 — Artistic And Business Figure —
Anna Spencer Brugh Singer was born in Hagerstown and married William H. Singer, Jr. in 1895. Together they pursued an artistic life; he as an artist, she as an art collector and musician. They traveled the United States and Europe, befriended many . . . Map (db m107264) HM
31Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Antietam Battlefield
12 miles to Antietam National Battlefield Site, where on Sept. 17, 1862, about 41,000 Confederates under the command of General Robert E. Lee were pitted against 87,000 Federals under General George B. McClellan.Map (db m1965) HM
32Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Hagerstown was bypassed in the great race westward between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was left without a rail connection to the south or west. The “Washington County Railroad” was . . . Map (db m129270) HM
33Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Band Shell
The original band shell was built in City Park around 1915. It was since dismantled and re-erected in Hagerstown’s Wheaton Park. This structure was built in 1940. It is dedicated to Dr. Peter Buys, the Hagerstown Municipal Band’s conductor . . . Map (db m132316) HM
34Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Before 1770Colonial America
Ca. 8000 BC First Native Americans enter the Cumberland Valley area as roving hunters. Ca. 1000 BC Permanent villages are established by Native Americans. the primary tribes include Susquehanna and Algonquian. Ca. 1735 . . . Map (db m146012) HM
35Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Bench Mark "A"
"In October 1877, Bench Mark "A" was cut on the water table of the recently rebuilt courthouse in Hagerstown, Maryland", reads the report of the coast and geodetic survey to President McKinley. This was the beginning point of a . . . Map (db m6529) HM
36Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Bloom Park
Bloom Park was one of the very first monuments erected in the United States to honor the veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898-99). It was dedicated on July 4, 1900. The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Henry Kyd Douglas a former Adjutant . . . Map (db m107396) HM
37Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Buffalo Soldiers
About 200,000 African-Americans served in the Civil War. When the army reorganized at the end of the war, it established six regiments in the regular army to be composed of African-American recruits. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments and four . . . Map (db m159782) HM
38Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — City Park
In the early 19th Century, this area was owned by the Heyser family and was known as “Heyser's Woods”. The mansion house was constructed by John H. Heyser between 1843 and 1846. “Heyser's Woods” became a popular local picnic . . . Map (db m131934) HM
39Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Clara Holmes Jenness Hamilton1837 - 1919 — Business and Industry Figure —
A native of New Hampshire, Mrs. Hamilton served as First Lady of Maryland during her husband's term as Governor from 1880 to 1884. In concert with her daughter Julia Briscoe, she began developing the Hamilton family summer estate "Oak Hill" into a . . . Map (db m146013) HM
40Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Corporal William Othello Wilson
United States Army Medal of Honor Recipient and Buffalo Soldier William Othello Wilson, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 21, 1889, at age 22 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was subsequently assigned to the . . . Map (db m5755) HM
41Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Crossroads of HistoryRoute 40 & 11 Cross At This Point
In the court house that stood on this site Confederate Gen. John McCausland was given $20,000 in cash and all of the suits, hats, shoes, boots, shirts and socks that could be found as ransom upon his threat to burn Hagerstown in July of 1864. . . . Map (db m1934) HM
42Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Edward Mayberry Mobley1825-1906 — Military Figure —
In 1862 Mobley organized volunteers from Hagerstown to serve in the Civil War, forming Co. A, 7th Maryland Infantry (US). He served as its captain. He was promoted to major in January, 1864 and commanded the regiment in numerous battles. on August . . . Map (db m107262) HM
43Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Edward Oswald, Jr.
This Park is hereby dedicated to Edward Oswald, Jr. (12/5/1896 - 2/22/1986) Served as City Attorney for 26 years and was actively engaged in the general practice of his profession in this County for almost 60 years. He was . . . Map (db m159783) HM
44Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Elliott-Bester House
Boyhood home of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, USN, (1872-1845) of Battle of Lake Erie fame during War of 1812. This National Register property preserved in memory of Mrs. Mary B.K. Bowman.Map (db m46719) HM
45Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Fairchild Aircraft Company
This site was the location of the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company and later Fairchild Aircraft Company. Kreider-Reisner was one of America's earlier formal aircraft manufacturing companies and it functioned from 1923 until a few years after it . . . Map (db m159786) HM
46Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Fighting House to House, Yard to Yard
“Several others who were hidden in houses escaped by donning citizen’s clothing, and Private Anitpas H. Curtis (Company D), while so dressed, had the distinction of saluting General Lee in person.” George G. Benedict in “Vermont in . . . Map (db m139863) HM
47Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — First Battle of HagerstownVicious Fighting in the Streets — Gettysburg Campaign —
Combat raged here in the town square and in adjoining city blocks for six hours on Monday, July 6, 1863. Holding Hagerstown was crucial to Gen. Robert E. Lee's retreat to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg. If the Confederates lost this . . . Map (db m6533) HM
48Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — First Hose Company
The First Hagerstown Hose Company dates to 1815. Its hand pumper was originally housed in a shed located on the north side of St. John's Lutheran Church, one block to your left. In 1881, the First Hose Company purchased this site and in July, . . . Map (db m129351) HM
49Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Florence Wall MacMichael Myers McCoy1919 - 1999 — Artistic Figure —
Performing under her maiden name "Florence MacMichael", Florence Myers (later McCoy) logged a three-decade career as a character actor on stage, screen and television. Known mostly for her work on television, she appeared in many of the dramas and . . . Map (db m146041) HM
50Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — For God and CountryMay They Rest In Peace
In loving memory of those who gave their lives in the World Wars 1917-1918 [list of names] 1941-1945 [list of names] In loving memory of those who gave their lives in the Korean Conflict 1950-1953 [list of names] Rededicated by . . . Map (db m6528) WM
51Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Gen. Robert E. Lee
Gen. Robert E. Lee with Longstreet’s Corps entered Hagerstown Sept. 11, 1862 to make it a base for operations in Pennsylvania. On Sept. 14, 1862 this force hastened to the battle of South Mountain and then to the battlefield of Antietam.Map (db m1156) HM
52Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . Map (db m6531) HM
53Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the . . . Map (db m797) HM
54Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hager House and Museum
When German immigrant and founder of Hagerstown, Jonathan Hager, arrived in this country in 1736, western Maryland area was frontier. Maryland’s colonial governor was offering cheap land to those willing to settle here. In 1739, Hager obtained . . . Map (db m1160) HM
55Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hager MillHeart of the Civil War Heritage Area
Hager Mill was constructed in 1790 by Daniel Stull and Colonel Nathaniel Rochester and the nearby miller's house has a date stone inscribed 1791. Prior to the Civil War, it was owned by the Hager Family. During the war, Andrew Hager operated this . . . Map (db m106780) HM
56Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hager’s Fancy(Circa 1740)
Third dwelling was built by Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown Maryland, 1762; Captain of Scouts, French and Indian War, 1755–1763; member of the Non-Importation Association and of the Committees of Safety and of Observation, 1775; member of the . . . Map (db m1159) HM
57Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians In The Civil WarBrevet Brigadier General George Bell, USA 1828 - 1907
George Bell was the son of William Duffield Bell, developer of South Prospect Street and editor of the Hagerstown Torchlight newspaper. He grew up in this neighborhood. An 1853 graduate of West Point, Bell served at several posts in . . . Map (db m44835) HM
58Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarGovernor William T. Hamilton, 1820-1888
William T. Hamilton was born in Boonsboro. He attended the Hagerstown Academy and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Hamilton passed the bar in 1845 and opened a law practice in Hagerstown. After serving one year in the Maryland Legislature, he was . . . Map (db m60558) HM
59Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarMargaret Greenawalt, 1824-1911 Catharine Bonebrake Bowman, 1821-1902
Many communities in this region boast of stories similar to Frederick's Barbara Fritchie or Middletown's Nancy Crouse, who defied the Confederates during their invasions of Maryland. Hagerstown is no exception. Although the specific date of . . . Map (db m107235) HM
60Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarDr. John Absalom Wroe, 1817-1874
This home was constructed around 1838. During the Civil War, it was the home of Dr. John Absalom Wroe and his family. A native of Virginia, Wroe helped to treat wounded Confederate and union soldiers who were left in the City when the rebel army . . . Map (db m107241) HM
61Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarColonel Henry Kyd Douglas, CSA 1838-1903
Douglas was raised at Ferry Hill Place, on the Maryland side of the Potomac River at Shepherdstown. In 1861, he enlisted in the 2nd Virginia Infantry and fought in the Battle of First Manassas. From April to October, 1862, Douglas was the youngest . . . Map (db m107394) HM
62Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarThe Rebels MacGill
A local doctor and father of 11, Charles MacGill (1806-1881) was a co-founder of the Hagerstown Herald and was a major general in the Maryland Militia. On September 30, 1861, Union troops came to his home to arrest him “on the authority . . . Map (db m129169) HM
63Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarCommander Donald McNeill Fairfax, USN — 1821 - 1894 —
A native of Virginia, Fairfax served 48 years in the U.S. Navy, including service in the Mexican and Civil Wars. He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1881 and lived here at "The Columns". He rests in Rose Hill Cemetery. Highlights of his career include: . . . Map (db m146073) HM
64Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarSurgeon John M. Gaines, CSA — 1837 - 1915 —
In 1861 Dr. John M. Gaines opened a practice in Alexandria, Virginia. He lived at the Marshall House Hotel, which was owned by stalwart secessionist James W. Jackson who flew a large Confederate flag over his hotel. On May 24, 1861, Union troops led . . . Map (db m146081) HM
65Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarAssistant Surgeon Edward Kershner, USN 1839-1916
A Clear Spring native, Kershner was commissioned an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy in September, 1861. His first post was an assistant surgeon aboard USS Cumberland, stationed in the Chesapeake Bay. On March 8, . . . Map (db m159777) HM
66Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstonians In The Civil WarCongressman James Dixon Roman 1809-1867
This building was Congressman Roman's home from the time he purchased it in 1845 until his death in 1867. A prominent member of the Whig Party, Roman was elected to the House of Representatives during the 30th Congress (1847-1849). He declined . . . Map (db m194737) HM
67Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — HagerstownBringing Farm Products to Maryland's Great Valley
Following Jonathan Hager’s arrival in 1739, German and Scots-Irish immigrants settled in Maryland’s Great Valley, developing prosperous farms. By the mid 1790’s, agriculture was booming and the region needed a way to get its products to market. . . . Map (db m6532) HM
68Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown & The National Road
The National Road was the first Federally-funded road project authorized by Congress. A gateway to the western frontier, it began in Cumberland and extended to Vandalia, Illinois. Heavily used from the time it opened, it was America's first . . . Map (db m148826) HM
69Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown Charity School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146066) HM
70Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown Commercial Core Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m194775) HM
71Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown Female Seminary
The Hagerstown Female seminary, a women’s college founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, opened its doors in 1853. Its name was changed in the 1890s to Kee Mar College, and operated at this location until 1911 when the campus was sold to the . . . Map (db m129316) HM
72Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown Railway
The only trolley system to operate in Washington County was started with the creation of the Hagerstown Railway in 1896. It consisted of a loop around the outer edges of town, and crossing lines that ran north-south on Potomac Street and east-west . . . Map (db m131874) HM
73Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Hagerstown Ransomed
On July 6th, 1864, Confederate Cavalry General John McCausland and his 1,500 troops demanded a ransom of $20,000 from Hagerstown, or the town would be burned. Three local banks gave up the money, underwritten by the town council. After the war, a . . . Map (db m6530) HM
74Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Henry Kyd Douglas1838 - 1903 — Military And Literary Figure —
An officer in the Confederate army, Douglas served with distinction on the small personal staff of General “Stonewall” Jackson during the Valley Campaign (1862) which made Jackson a legend in military history. Wounded six times, Douglas . . . Map (db m107553) HM
75Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — In Memory Of1898-1902
In memory of the the men from Washington County Maryland who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the war with Spain, the China Relief Expedition and the Philippine Insurrection.Map (db m8139) HM
76Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — In Memory of Lyon Post #31Grand Army of the Republic — Organized 28 April 1883 —
Private Shedrick Campbell Co. M. 2nd United States Colored Cavalry Regiment Post Commander
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters U.S. let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder . . . Map (db m194808) HM
77Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jacob Francis Wheaton1835-1924 — Civil Rights And Education Figure —
Jacob Wheaton was born in Middletown, Maryland and moved to Hagerstown in the 1850s. he is believed to be the first African-American to vote in Maryland after the civil war for casting h1s vote in the Hagerstown Mayoral Election of 1868. In 1897, he . . . Map (db m107266) HM
78Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jacob Wheaton1835-1924
Raised in Middletown in Frederick County, Wheaton had a prominent role in the post-civil war civic involvement of African Americans in the state. Contemporary accounts credit Wheaton as the first African American in Maryland to vote when he . . . Map (db m107361) HM
79Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jesse Duncan Elliott1782 - 1845 — Military Figure —
Elliott was born in Hagerstown and raised on South Potomac Street. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1804 and rose to the rank of Commodore. He served in the Tripolitan War (1804 -1807) and the events between the American and British navies that led to . . . Map (db m107147) HM
80Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — John Brown
The Washington House Hotel was a major stop on the National Pike and served as a hospital at times throughout the Civil War. Prior to organizing his raid on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, John Brown registered under the assumed name of "I. . . . Map (db m20846) HM
81Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — John D. Zentmyer
Principal Hagerstown High School 1926-1946 Educator of youth for thirty-eight years. Leader in character building & academic excellence. Thousands, young & old, benefited by his example & guidance. Memorial erected by students & friends of . . . Map (db m6526) HM
82Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr.
In 1906, J. V. Jamison, Sr. and two partners founded the Jones Cold Store Door Company. He soon bought his partners' interest. Over five decades, he and his son, J. V. Jamison, Jr. grew the company (renamed the Jamison Cold Storage Door Company) . . . Map (db m107056) HM
83Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jonathan Hager1714 1775
Founder of Hagerstown. Co-founder of this church. Buried west of main building.Map (db m8138) HM
84Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jonathan Hager1714 -1775 — Business And Industry Figure —
Jonathan Hager was the founder of the City of Hagerstown. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1736. In 1739, he purchased 200 acres of land in what is now the western part of Hagerstown and engaged in numerous business ventures. . . . Map (db m107144) HM
85Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Jonathan Hager HouseCirca 1740
October 16, 1739, Jonathan Hager took up “Hager’s Fancy” 200 acres in the valley of Antietam Creek. A year later he married Elizabeth Kershner for whom Elizabeth-Town (Hagerstown) was named and established his home here. In 1944 it was acquired by . . . Map (db m1157) HM
86Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Korean War MemorialJune 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953
Honoring the men and women of Washington County Maryland who by their service in the United States armed forces aided in stemming the tide of Communist aggression throughout the worldMap (db m151202) WM
87Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Mary Lemist Titcomb1857 - 1932 — Education And Business Figure —
Titcomb began her career in library science in Concord, Massachusetts. in 1901, she became the first director of the newly-created Washington county free library on Summit Avenue. She served for over 30 years. Titcomb was an innovator in county-wide . . . Map (db m107092) HM
88Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Mary TitcombA Leader in Learning
Mary Titcomb was the first librarian to lead the Washington County Free Library, the first county library chartered in the United States. She was dedicated to seeing that the library was accessible beyond the county seat, so she developed the first . . . Map (db m131909) HM
89Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Matthias Peter Möller1854 - 1937 — Business And Industry Figure —
Möller was the founder of some of the most successful businesses in Hagerstown's history. He moved his organ factory to Hagerstown in 1881 and it grew to become the largest in the world. it produced over 11,000 instruments before closing in 1992. in . . . Map (db m107055) HM
90Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Maurice Edward Frock1899-1918
Frock enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1916. During World War I, he served in France with the 5th Marine Regiment. In June, 1918, he was detached from his company to serve at battalion headquarters. Frock earned two silver star medals for . . . Map (db m107259) HM
91Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Memorial Boulevard
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92Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Military Occupation Reported missing
The Independent Junior Fire Company was formed in 1842. Their firehouse was constructed in 1852 and altered in 1881. During the Civil War, the Juniors' firehouse was used by the U.S. Army for various purposes and served as a field hospital to treat . . . Map (db m20768) HM
93Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — MillingGrist to the Mill
Before it was transformed into the Mural of Unusual Size, this industrial building operated one of the largest milling institutions in Western Maryland. The operations were so extensive, the mill consumed more grain than the community could produce. . . . Map (db m107939) HM
94Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Mount ProspectNathanial Rochester House
This is the original site of "Mount Prospect," also known as "The Rochester House." Nathanial Rochester built the house in 1789 on ground which once belonged to Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown. The home was used as a "way station" during . . . Map (db m20852) HM
95Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Mt. Aetna Cannon
 Mt. Aetna Furnace, at which this cannon was cast in 1776, was located one mile west along Mt. Aetna Road from its predecessor Antietam furnace which was along Mt. Lena Road. Numerous records from the Revolutionary period describe the . . . Map (db m45455) HM
96Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Oak Hill
During the Civil War period, the area now known as "Oak Hill" was a large estate called "Settled in Time" and was the home of James H. and Sarah Grove. The Groves sold the estate in November 1868 to William T. Hamilton, a former congressman and . . . Map (db m146079) HM
97Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains
One of Lee’s ammunition trains was captured here Sept. 15, 1862 by 1200 Federal cavalry under Col. B. F. Davis, escaping from Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Harpers Ferry. This loss was felt by the Confederate army at the Battle of . . . Map (db m386) HM
98Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Our Journey Transports Us Through Time
"This sculpture is very significant to me. It depicts the importance of transportation to the history of my home county. It is made all the more special because it is installed outside my library in Hagerstown, the place where I dreamed and was . . . Map (db m114375) HM
99Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Paradise Manor
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m152355) HM
100Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — Peter Buys1881 - 1964 — Entertainment Figure —
An E-flat clarinetist, Peter Buys joined the U.S. Military Academy Band in 1893. He joined John Philip Sousa's band in 1912 and became a protégé and friend of that music icon. In 1917, Buys left the Sousa band to become a band director, but he . . . Map (db m107095) HM

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