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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Takoma Park
Takoma Park, Maryland and Vicinity
▶ Montgomery County (534) ▶ Frederick County (458) ▶ Howard County (116) ▶ Prince George's County (524) ▶ Washington, D.C. (1956) ▶ Arlington County, D.C. (369) ▶ Fairfax County, Virginia (474) ▶ Loudoun County, Virginia (252)
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Dedicated April 26, 1948 as a living memorial to the men who "Gave their last full measure of devotion to their county" in the War, 1861-1865.
The unique inscriptions on this American Beech Tree were carved by the nimble finger of Samuel . . . — — Map (db m73813) HM WM|
|Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891-1966) was a pioneer in horticulture and the first director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Morrison was also chief editor of the American Horticultural Society's magazine from its inception in 1926 until . . . — — Map (db m125510) HM|
|This park land, originally called North Takoma Park, was donated by city founder Benjamin Franklin Gilbert as part of his effort to create public spaces within the city. By the mid-1920's it had been renamed Washington Park and was the scene of . . . — — Map (db m58459) HM|
|Three bridges have been built across Sligo Creek at Carroll Avenue. The first bridge, built about 1878, was a simple wooden structure located about 150 feet below the site of the present bridge. When the Seventh-day Adventist Church established a . . . — — Map (db m110246) HM|
This garden commemorates the long, distinguished history of the Takoma Horticultural Club. The club was established in 1916 and is one of the oldest, continually active garden clubs in the country.
The Takoma Horticultural Club has installed . . . — — Map (db m151979) HM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m128835) HM|
In 1888 B. F. Gilbert, the founder of Takoma Park, built a log cabin to celebrate the presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison. The cabin stood on the east side of Laurel at Carroll Avenue until it burned to the ground on Halloween in 1915. It . . . — — Map (db m64507) HM|
|Erected by the citizens
in commemoration of
the founding of
Benjamin F. Gilbert
November 24, 1883
Dedicated July 4, 1939 — — Map (db m58378) HM|
July 1, 1961 - Dec. 12, 1985
Died in an airplane crash in
Gander, Newfoundland — — Map (db m150041) WM|
|Lee Jordan was one of the most influential citizens in Takoma Park history. By the time of his death in 1988 he achieved legendary status for his inspirational role in the lives of hundreds of children through the Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club and . . . — — Map (db m75220) HM|
When Takoma Park was founded in 1883 the parcel of land that today is Lee Jordan Field was part of a large farm belonging to the Brashears family. A stream known as Brashears Run flowed here across a lush, soggy pasture. A son-in-law, Roger . . . — — Map (db m75214) HM|
|Humans first crossed the Bering Strait from Asia between 25,000-14,000 years ago. People may have started living in the Maryland area very soon after the crossing. This was during the Pleistocene Epoch when giant mammals such as saber-toothed cats, . . . — — Map (db m58399) HM|
| On the evening of August 9, 1969 during a severe thunderstorm and flash flood these men gave their lives while attempting to rescue flood victims.
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of these men by their brother firemen and friends this . . . — — Map (db m153497) HM|
| Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — — Map (db m154778) HM|
Bedford Flag (left) - the Bedford Flag is the oldest known flag in the U.S. It was carried into battle on the North Bridge by the Bedford Minuteman Company of the Middlesex Regiment at the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775. Lt. Barker . . . — — Map (db m152204) HM|
|This free spirited rooster,
who chose to live in our town,
was fed and protected by
Alan Daugharthy and Alma Keating,
and brought joy into our urban lives.
Friends of Roscoe. — — Map (db m64533) HM|
| He lived for peace Scott H. Lawson 1949-1984 Takoma Park Nuclear Freeze Task Force — — Map (db m96082) HM|
|The Dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these . . . — — Map (db m73796) HM|
This section of the trail is on the border of two physiographic provinces, the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Region, display traces of two different times on Earth.
The Coastal Plain stretches south and east from where you are . . . — — Map (db m58425) HM|
Senior Class Gift
July 31, 1976
"But the water I give them... becomes a perpetual spring within them, watering them forever with eternal life." John 4:14 L.G. The water flows . . . — — Map (db m110249)|
|The home of Horace and Amanda Thomas built in 1884 was the first house to be completed in Takoma Park. It is a fine example of early residential development in Montgomery County. The house, carriage house, and spacious garden illustrate life as it . . . — — Map (db m110245) HM|
The first church in Takoma Park was built on this site in 1888. This community gathering spot hosted non-denominational Christian services, lectures, plays and Town Council meetings. In 1893, the main congregation incorporated as a Presbyterian . . . — — Map (db m150514) HM|
|Enshrined here is eternal tribute to those who fought our country's battles — — Map (db m126923) WM|
|In honor of Walt Penney who found enjoyment on Takoma Park's sports fields and returned it ten fold. The spirit of “Coach Walt” will be alive in the glee of children at play and the pride of cheering parents. — — Map (db m2489) HM|