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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Indian Head, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Charles 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 Charles County, MD (149) Calvert County, MD (153) Prince George s County, MD (602) St. Mary s County, MD (317) Fairfax County, VA (689) King George County, VA (22) Prince William County, VA (647) Stafford County, VA (202) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  St.Mary'sCounty(317) St. Mary's County (317)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(689) Fairfax County (689)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  PrinceWilliamCounty(647) Prince William County (647)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
Indian Head is in Charles County
      Charles County (149)  
ADJACENT TO CHARLES COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Prince George's County (602)  
      St. Mary's County (317)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
      King George County, Virginia (22)  
      Prince William County, Virginia (647)  
      Stafford County, Virginia (202)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
 
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1Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Araby
The widow Eilbeck, mentioned in Washington’s diary, lived here. Her daughter, Ann Eilbeck, married Col. George Mason of Gunston Hall, Virginia. Araby built about 1700.Map (db m128784) HM
2Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Budds Ferry← One mile
Site of a Union Battery, November, 1861 to March 1862. The movements of Confederate troops across the Potomac River in Virginia were observed from a balloon above this point.Map (db m19569) HM
3Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — General Joseph Hooker U.S.A.
Maintained headquarters here at Chicamuxen Methodist Church from October, 1861, to March, 1862, when over 12,000 Union troops were camped along the Potomac River in Charles County.Map (db m14774) HM
4Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — In Honor and Memory
In Honor and Memory of our Charles County veterans who sacrificed their lives due to enemy action to preserve freedom and peace. (List of names in column #1) Allen Alvey, Robert Austin, Francis H. Barnes, Benjamin Baum, Vernon Billingsley, . . . Map (db m128959) WM
5Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Navy RailroadHistorical Role in Our Nation’s Defense — Indian Head Rail Trail —
The Naval Base, [then] known as “The Naval Proving Ground”, was established in the town of Indian Head in 1890. Its main purpose was to test guns, powder, fuses and other naval ordnances as well as producing smokeless powder. The Naval . . . Map (db m70905) HM
6Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Pomonkey High School
Charles County's first "black" public high school was established on this site in 1922. The land was deeded by the Joshua Lodge No. 65, Independent Order of Good Samaritans. A two story frame building was erected which housed elementary and high . . . Map (db m131657) HM
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7Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Railroad at Naval Proving Ground — Indian Head Rail Trail —
The Indian Head White Plains Railroad, which became the current rail trail, connected to an internal railroad system at the Indian Head Naval Proving Ground. The existing railroad system at Indian Head reflects four periods: of development: Naval . . . Map (db m98545) HM
8Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — The Story — Indian Head Rail Trail —
Who would ever have imagined that a railroad track, once built with a focus on war, would one day be the source of such peace… The Indian Head – White Plains Railroad was built during World War I in an effort to meet increased . . . Map (db m98546) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022