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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hyattsville, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George s County, MD (524) Anne Arundel County, MD (435) Calvert County, MD (147) Charles County, MD (142) Howard County, MD (130) Montgomery County, MD (524) Washington, DC (1962) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (297) Fairfax County, VA (482)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(524) Prince George's County (524)  AnneArundelCounty(435) Anne Arundel County (435)  CalvertCounty(147) Calvert County (147)  CharlesCounty(142) Charles County (142)  HowardCounty(130) Howard County (130)  MontgomeryCounty(524) Montgomery County (524)   D.C.(1962) Washington (1962)  (297) Alexandria (297)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(482) Fairfax County (482)
Location of Hyattsville, Maryland
    Prince George's County (524)
    Anne Arundel County (435)
    Calvert County (147)
    Charles County (142)
    Howard County (130)
    Montgomery County (524)
    Washington, D.C. (1962)
    Alexandria, D.C. (297)
    Fairfax County, Virginia (482)
 
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — “Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill”
George Calvert sold this land, 1836, to Robert Clark, builder of the house, 1840. General Edward F. Beale, early surveyor and government agent in the southwest, bought the estate, 1875. Presidents Grant and Cleveland were frequent visitors as was . . . Map (db m3622) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — A Nation of Immigrants / The Original 13 States
A Nation of Immigrants America was built on the hopes and the dreams and the sweat of the brows of immigrants who came for a better life — a life free from religious and political strife, prejudice, and persecution. For forty . . . Map (db m145914) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Christian A Fleetwood
Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 4th US Colored Troops Civil War 1840 † 1914Map (db m74553) WM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Elizabeth Keckly1818 - 1907 — Enslaved     Modiste   Confidante —
Born into slavery, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom using her exceptional skills as a seamstress. After establishing her own business, she was employed as a modiste (dressmaker) by Mary Lincoln, becoming her trusted friend and confidante. Mrs. . . . Map (db m73161) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Osborne Perry Anderson
In Memory of Osborne Perry Anderson July 17, 1830   December 11, 1872 This dedicated and brave Christian traveled from Chatham, Canada to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, to fight beside John Brown in quest to abolish slavery. He later . . . Map (db m90964) HM WM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Route One, Our Hometown Main StreetCity of Hyattsville
Records from the early 1700's indicate that a riverfront settlement named Beale Town was once located on the site that later became Hyattstown. The little outpost never achieved town status. In 1742, the residents petitioned to have a new town laid . . . Map (db m14608) HM
7Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Suffrage Motorcade
On July 31, 1913, "Couriers to Congress" from across the nation converged at the nearby Hyattsville baseball park. Carrying 75,000 signatures demanding immediate action on a constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Hyattsville residents warmly . . . Map (db m137926) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Bill of Rights / The Statue of Liberty
The Bill of Rights On September 25, 1789, the Congress passed a resolution offering twelve amendments to the newly ratified Constitution. Ten of these amendments, known as the Bill of Rights because they address individual liberties, . . . Map (db m145915) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The City of Hyattsville
Welcome to the City of Hyattsville Christopher Clark Hyatt purchased a land parcel in 1845 and soon after the surrounding farmland was subdivided into housing lots. By 1859, the tract officially began to be recognized as Hyattsville. . . . Map (db m13753) HM
10Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Constitution / The 19th Amendment
The Constitution The colonists had been bristling under British rule for ten years when the First Continental Congress convened in the Fall of 1774. On April 19, 1775, the Revolution began, and by the end of 1777, the Congress had written . . . Map (db m145907) HM
11Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Declaration of Independence / President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
The Declaration of Independence On June 7, 1776, forty-four-year-old Richard Henry Lee, Senior Member of the Virginia Delegation, submitted a resolution to the Continental Congress:
Resolved, that these United Colonies . . . Map (db m145903) HM
12Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Gettysburg Address / The Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address Over the course of three days in July 1863, one-quarter of the entire Union force and more than one-third of the Confederate army were killed, wounded, or declared missing — approximately 50,000 men in all. . . . Map (db m145921) HM
13Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Hyattsville National Historic DistrictCity of Hyattsville
Established in 1982 and expanded in 2004, over 1,000 structures encircling the Victorian core of Hyattsville were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homes built in the late 1800s located near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and . . . Map (db m68102) HM
14Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Lewis & Clark Expedition / The 15th Amendment
The Lewis & Clark Expedition In the Spring of America's 28th year, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began a vital mission, having been charged by President Thomas Jefferson to do three things: chart an all-water route from the . . . Map (db m145919) HM
15Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Louisiana Purchase / Edison's Light Bulb Patent
Under the direction of President Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 — the largest single land deal in the history of the United States — doubled the size of the young nation. Napolean Bonaparte of France, whose dream for an . . . Map (db m145917) HM
16Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Treaty at Fort McIntosh / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Address
The Treaty at Fort McIntosh On January 21, 1785, sixteen months after the United States had signed the peace treaty in Paris with Great Britain to formally end the Revolutionary War, a peace treaty was signed at Fort McIntosh in Ohio. . . . Map (db m145905) HM
17Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — This Memorial Honors Philip Reed
The slave who built the statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol, died a free man on Feb. 6, 1892, and is buried here at National Harmony Memorial Park.Map (db m73095) HM
18Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Thomas R Hawkins
In Memory of Thomas R Hawkins Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 6th US Colored Infantry Civil War 1840 † 1870Map (db m74789) HM
19Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — To Serve and Defend / Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka
To Serve and Defend Each of the original 13 colonies had the right and the obligation to establish a militia to protect and defend its citizens. Those rights and obligations were subsequently adopted by the Second Continental Congress, . . . Map (db m145904) HM
 
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