“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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The Colonial Dames of America Historical Markers

Markers placed or sponsored by any Chapter of The Colonial Dames of America, founded and headquartered in New York City. The Society was established in 1890 to commemorate the history of the thirteen American colonies and the men and women who founded them.
Tushkalusa Marker (<i>left side</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
Tushkalusa Marker (left side)
1 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — TushkalusaThe Indian Chieftain — Mauvila Oct. 18, 1540 —
“He was the suzerain of many territories, and of a numerous people, being equally feared by his vassals and the neighboring nations.”Map (db m156405) HM
2 California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — California-Arizona Maneuver AreaHeadquarters of General George Patton — 1942 —
Training troops in desert warfare in preparation for Operation "Torch." The invasion of German held North Africa. The world's largest military installation, training 60 divisions and more than one million soldiers.Map (db m99284) HM
3 Connecticut, Hartford County, Hartford, Downtown — John Haynes
John Haynes 1594 – 1654 Of Copford Hall. Essex England. Third Governor of Massachusetts. A founder of this commonwealth & its first Governor. A lover of religious liberty. A man trusted and honored. Near this place he was buried & by . . . Map (db m44068) HM
4 Connecticut, Hartford County, Hartford, Downtown — Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker 1586 – 1647 A leader of the founders in this commonwealth. A preacher of persuasive power. A statesman who based all civil authority on the free consent of the people. This tablet is placed near the site of his burial by The . . . Map (db m44070) HM
5 Georgia, Bibb County, Macon — Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe
In Ocmulgee Fields camped Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe and his men on their way to Coweta Town for the purpose of making the treaty with the Creek Confederacy in 1739Map (db m59596) HM
6 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Button Gwinnett
This Memorial to Button Gwinnett Born 1735       Died 1777 Georgia Signer of The Declaration of Independence President of Georgia Whose remains, buried in this cemetery, are believed to lie entombed hereunder. Was erected by the . . . Map (db m5424) HM
7 Indiana, Clark County, Jeffersonville — General LaFayette
General Lafayette was the official guest of the State of Indiana at Jeffersonville on May 12, 1825 at the house of Former Governor Posey on the West corner of Front and Fort Streets. He was welcomed by the Governor of the the State, by a . . . Map (db m221572) HM
8 Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home“Lauramoore”
A premier suffragist and advocate of women’s rights, Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall was the women’s editor of the Indiana Farmer and in 1855 became editor and proprietor of the “Lily”, a nationally distributed magazine devoted to the . . . Map (db m138968) HM
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9 Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge — Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol River Road & North Blvd. Baton Rouge, LouisianaErected 1847-48 Razed by fire 1862.Seat of State Government 1850-1862 1882-1932.Map (db m121371) HM
10 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — La Salle's Landing - 1682
. . . Map (db m86371) HM
11 Louisiana, Natchitoches Parish, Robeline — Los Adaes
Mission founded nearby in 1717 for Adaes Indians by Fra Margil, Franciscan of Zacatecas, who traversed the trail from Panama on foot. French Natchitoches served by missionaries from this easternmost Spanish post. Plaque Dedicated June 1, . . . Map (db m86805) HM
12 Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, French Quarter — The Cabildo
Erected in the latter part of the 18th century, by the Spanish government and used for the assembling of the Cabildo or Governmental Council. Here, in 1803 took place the formal transfer of the Province of Louisiana from Spain to France and from . . . Map (db m221537) HM
13 Louisiana, West Carroll Parish, Pioneer — Poverty Point State Historic Site
. . . Map (db m109485) HM
14 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Coltons Point — Ancestral GardenSt. Clement's Island, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Planted as a tercentenary commemoration to the manorial homes of the men and women who on this site founded Maryland March 25, 1634 - March 25, 1934.Map (db m204925) HM
15 Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The Endecott Pear Tree Reported missing
One-eighth of a mile distant. On a part of the 300 acres granted to Governor John Endecott, is the pear tree planted by the Governor in 1632. This tree still bears fruit.Map (db m46192) HM
16 Mississippi, Lee County, Tupelo — In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto
In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto and his men who spent the winter of 1540 — 1541 in North East Mississippi prior to his discovery of the Mississippi RiverMap (db m102786) HM
17 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — John D. Cobb House
A Greek Revival Building ca 1830 Oldest Structure in Southern Heritage Complex Presented By Mississippi State Society National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century Map (db m109512) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Central Downtown Historic District — Oliver Avenue
. . . Map (db m156263) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Downtown — The City of Pittsburgh was named by General John Forbes in Honor of William PittOn November 27, 1758
The day after the fall of Fort Duquesne, General Forbes wrote in a letter to William Pitt:–
"I have used the freedom of giving your name to Fort Duquesne, as I hope it was in some measure the being actuated by your spirits . . . Map (db m156215) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Downtown Harrisburg — In Memory of John Harris
Pioneer Native of Yorkshire, England His son, John Harris, 2nd, was the founder of HarrisburgMap (db m217078) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City West — William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia1684
“And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province – named before thou wert born – what love, what care, what service and what travail, there have been to bring thee forth and to preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile . . . Map (db m107588) HM
22 Texas, Sabine County, Toledo Bend — Site of Sabine River Crossing1607 - 1701
Site of crossing on the Sabine River which has been used for more than 400 years. First by the Indians, later by the Spaniards, the French, and other Europeans, and more than 50,000 Anglo Americans who came to settle in Texas prior to . . . Map (db m30766) HM
23 Virginia, Lancaster County, Weems — Christ Church Lancaster
Christ Church Lancaster, a singular example of colonial church architecture, was completed circa 1735. This is Robert “King” Carter’s legacy to the community. Its simplicity stands as a witness to the importance of the Christian faith to . . . Map (db m24280) HM
24 West Virginia, Kanawha County, Charleston — Site of Fort Lee1786
. . . Map (db m179315) HM
25 United Kingdom, England, Greater London, City of Westminster — John Adams
In this House Lived John Adams First American Minister to GREAT BRITAIN, May 1785 to March 1788 afterwards Second President of the UNITED STATES From here his Daughter ABIGAIL was married to COLONEL WILLIAM STEPHENS SMITH, . . . Map (db m109295) HM
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May. 30, 2023