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Historical Markers and War Memorials in La Plata, 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 (592) St. Mary s County, MD (318) Fairfax County, VA (686) King George County, VA (22) Prince William County, VA (646) Stafford County, VA (202) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(592) Prince George's County (592)  St.Mary'sCounty(318) St. Mary's County (318)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(686) Fairfax County (686)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  PrinceWilliamCounty(646) Prince William County (646)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
La Plata is in Charles County
      Charles County (149)  
ADJACENT TO CHARLES COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Prince George's County (592)  
      St. Mary's County (318)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (686)  
      King George County, Virginia (22)  
      Prince William County, Virginia (646)  
      Stafford County, Virginia (202)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
 
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1Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — “The Monastery”First Carmel in U. S. — Founded October 15, 1790. —
First Carmel in U.S. Founded October 15, 1790, by four Carmelites from Belgium three of them natives of Maryland. Nuns moved to Baltimore Sept. 13, 1831. The restorers of Mt. Carmel in Md Recoverd site March 27, 1935. Restored buildings 1937.Map (db m6228) HM
2Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Chandler's Hope2 miles →
Job Chandler, first Charles County settler, built the oldest part of this house, 1639-1650, aided by the Potopaco Indians. Later it was the birthplace of Archbishop Leonard Neale, one of six brothers, all Catholic priests, and one sister, a nun. . . . Map (db m6741) HM
3Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Christ Church Episcopal
Parish church of Port Tobacco Parish, one of the 30 Church of England parishes established, 1692, by act of the provincial assembly, supported by a yearly poll tax of 40 pounds of tobacco. In 1904 the edifice was moved stone by stone from Port . . . Map (db m1073) HM
4Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Courthouse at Moore's Lodge
Charles County was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1658. In 1674 the first Charles County Courthouse was built near here. In the area known as Moore's Lodge, a prison, ordinary (tavern), and race track also were located there. In 1727 . . . Map (db m81196) HM
5Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Friendship House....one of Charles County's Oldest
Friendship House was built in the mid 1700s on a site overlooking Nanjemoy Creek in western Charles County by a member of the Dent family. The "Friendship" Dents were actively involved in their community, serving in prominent positions in county . . . Map (db m131659) HM
6Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — From Creek to the College of Southern Maryland
The structure known as Friendship House was rescued in 1968 from the Nanjemoy Creek site by members of the Historical Society of Charles County. [Captions:] Disassembly of the house was meticulous, with each piece of . . . Map (db m131658) HM
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7Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Honor Roll
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice Alvin Alvey Robert L. Austin Francis H. Barnes Benjamin G. Baum Sylvester C. Bell, Jr. Vernon E. Billingsley Joseph T. Bolger Rolla R. Bowen Francis J. . . . Map (db m131668) WM
8Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — In Memory of those Charles County Citizens who lost their lives at the Pentagon September 11, 2001
(Seal of Charles County Maryland) Kris Bishundat Angela Houtz Donna Bowen Shelly Marshall Sharon Carver Capt. John Yamnicky (Image of the Pentagon Building)Map (db m135551) WM
9Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Korean Conflict Memorial
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice To those from Charles County who died in the Korean Conflict June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 Alexander A. Blackhall • Purcell Gardiner, Jr. • James A. Kearny • George W. . . . Map (db m131664) WM
10Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — La Plata Elementary School
Destroyed by a tornado on November 9, 1926. Thirteen pupils and four townspeople lost their lives and approximately thirty-five were injured. The school stood 433 feet northwest of this site on a rise in a residential area near the junction of . . . Map (db m128785) HM
11Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — La Plata Train MuseumTown of La Plata, Maryland
Established 1873 for freight and travelers by the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Relocated to present site - 1999Map (db m133751) HM
12Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Lebanon / Grenada Conflict Veterans Memorial
In memory of those Charles Countians who made the supreme sacrifice, in the Lebanon/Grenada Conflict: August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 Robert Dean Stethem Map (db m131665) WM
13Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Myrtle Grove Game Refuge
800 acres, purchased May 25, 1929, from Walter J. Mitchell, Attorney for Mortgagee; from Hunter's License Fund, for the purpose of propagating game.Map (db m5937) HM
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14Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Old Durham Church, Episcopal - 1692
11.8 miles West near Ironsides, MD. Oldest church in Charles County. Served by thirty rectors through 257 years. Present building erected 1732. Visited by George Washington 1771. Restored by Governor Smallwood 1791.Map (db m36840) HM
15Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Remembrance
This monument is dedicated to all the men and women who have honorably served in the armed services of the United States during conflict and in peace. Dedicated November 11, 1991 La Plata, Maryland (Small marker at base.) To the Amvets . . . Map (db m129122) WM
16Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Star Memorial Garden
The La Plata Community Garden Club dedicates this garden to all those who restored and rebuilt our town following the devastating tornado on April 28, 2002. The granite star in the center of the courtyard commemorates the star which stood on . . . Map (db m135552) HM
17Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Surgeon General Revolutionary Army
Dr. James Craik, friend and family physician of Gen Washington, built this place, La Grange, about 1765 and lived here until his removal to Alexandria, VA., 1783.Map (db m6734) HM
18Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Vietnam Conflict Memorial
In memory of those Charles Countians who made the supreme sacrifice, in the Vietnam Conflict: February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 William Albert Andrews Ronald Baker David Bicknell Bowling Joseph Kenneth Carroll . . . Map (db m131666) WM
19Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — War on Terror Memorial
In memory of those Charles Countians who made the supreme sacrifice, against the War on Terror: IT2 Kris Romeo Bishundat Sept. 2001 Private Michael V. Bailey Oct. 2004 Chief Michael Koch Feb 2008 Lance Corp. Terry Honeycutt . . . Map (db m131667) WM
20Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — World War I Enlisted Military Memorial
1917 - 1918 This memorial is erected by a grateful people to those who enlisted from Charles County, Maryland, in the World War. May the valor of the men and women who then so loyally served their country, ever stand as a . . . Map (db m131661) WM
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21Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — World War I Memorial
1917 - 1918 This memorial is erected by a grateful people to those who enlisted from Charles County, Maryland, in the World War. ★ These made the supreme sacrifice ★ Capt. Joseph Dent Hungerford ★ . . . Map (db m131662) WM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022