“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Daughters of Colonial Wars Historical Markers

The Daughters of Colonial Wars commemorates the events of the American Colonial Period (1607 - 1775), including placing historical markers to recognize period events, sites, trails, and people.
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By Craig Doda, December 23, 2022
Wells Town Marker
1 Alabama, DeKalb County, Sulphur Springs — Wills Town
A Cherokee town founded 1770. Situated on Big Wills Creek, named for a half-breed chief, Red-Headed Will. A place of importance in the Cherokee Territory, it was the home of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet; John Ross, the last chief of . . . Map (db m213367) HM
2 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, American University Park — World War I Memorial
In reverent memory of Alan Ogilvie Clephane Elias Quereau Horton Guy Wilkinson Stuart Castle who willingly gave their lives for their country in the World War This memorial is erected by The Society of Colonial Wars . . . Map (db m130125) WM
3 Louisiana, St. Mary Parish, Franklin — St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Services since 1830. Firmly organized in 1846 under leadership of Rev. Saml. Geo. Litton. Admitted into union with Diocese of LA. 1847. Rectory built 1855, the first rectory in the Diocese. Original church consecrated 1856 by Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, . . . Map (db m86602) HM
4 Maine, Kennebec County, Augusta — Cushnoc Trading Post1628 - 1661
In commemoration of the first trading voyage of the Pilgrims of Plymouth to the ancient Indian village at Cushnoc on the Kennebec River, 1625, and on this site the establishment of their fur trading post with the Indians, 1628, Jown Howland in . . . Map (db m110858) HM
5 Maryland, Cecil County, Perryville — Rodgers Tavern
. . . Map (db m69167) HM
6 New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton, Downtown — George Washington White Oak
In memory of George Washington Bicentennial Mt. Vernon White OakMap (db m4181) HM
7 New Jersey, Sussex County, Newton — Home of Thomas Anderson
Admitted to New Jersey Bar as Counsellor 1765. Appointed first Surrogate of Sussex County by Royal Governor William Franklin, 1768 Office held by reappointment until death 1805. Acting Clerk of Sussex County 1770-1777. Assistant Deputy . . . Map (db m8077) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City East — William Henry Drayton1742   -   1779
Clarion call of the American Revolution in South Carolina. His eloquence awakened the sons of his native state to their danger and brought them to arms, from the mountains to the sea. President of Provincial Congress in 1775, Chief Justice of S.C. . . . Map (db m106453) HM
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9 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Harleston Village — 10-12 — John Rutledge Home
This house, built before the American Revolution, was the residence of John Rutledge (1739-1800), first Governor of the State of South Carolina. He was President of South Carolina, 1776-78, and Governor, 1779-82, signer of the U. S. Constitution, . . . Map (db m27466) HM
10 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, South of Broad — 10-5 — St. Michael's Church
Here in the churchyard of St. Michael's lie buried two Signers of the U.S. Constitution Charles Cotesworth Pickney (1746-1825) Lawyer and Legislator Major General, U.S. Army Minister to France Presidential candidate . . . Map (db m19102) HM
11 South Carolina, Dorchester County, Summerville — 18-4 — Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton
(Front text) Middleton Place These famous gardens were laid out about 1741 by Henry Middleton (1717-84), President of Continental Congress. His son Arthur, Signer of the Declaration Of Independence, lived here as did his son Henry . . . Map (db m16281) HM
12 Virginia, Newport News, Lee Hall — Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West
Off this point in early June 1610 anchored the small ships of the starving colonists who had abandoned Jamestown and started down the river to return to England. It was here they were apprised of the timely arrival of Sir Thomas West, (Lord de la . . . Map (db m79394) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023