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National Votes for Women Trail Historical Markers

This series is for markers that are part of the National Votes for Women Trail, sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Votes for Women Marker at the historic Rickwood Field. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, December 26, 2021
Votes for Women Marker at the historic Rickwood Field.
1Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 60 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
On Aug. 18, 1915, Alabama Equal Suffrage Association and Birmingham Barons hosted suffrage day here in support of women's suffrageMap (db m188885) HM
2Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — 63 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Huntsville Equal Suffrage Association reorganized here in 1912. In 1914, Alabama Equal Suffrage Association held convention here.Map (db m191649) HM
3Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — 65 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Ellen S. Hildreth founded early Alabama suffrage club in New Decatur 1892. Hosted national suffrage leaders here at Echols Opera House 1895.Map (db m191695) HM
4Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — 12 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Arizona Equal Suffrage Assn hosted speech by national suffragist Anna Howard Shaw here in 1912 to promote woman suffrage in ArizonaMap (db m193161) HM
5Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 58 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Home of Margaret Brown, ‘Titanic’ survivor & national advocate for Suffrage & Labor Rights. Proposed as candidate for U.S. Senate 1914.Map (db m177950) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — 97 — Votes for Women — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Women munitions workers at former Bethlehem Steel Plant south of here jailed in Washington DC protesting for women's suffrage 1917-1919.Map (db m211090) HM
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7Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 31 — Suffrage Rally — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
May 2, 1914. First rally in Delaware for women's right to vote. Suffrage parade from Wilm. Train Station to this site.Map (db m184932) HM
8Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 28 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Former site of Garrett Settlement House. African American suffrage club and integrated suffrage events held here 1914-1920.Map (db m186357) HM
9Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 42 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Blanche Stubbs, 1872-1952. Equal Suffrage Study Club leader & advocate for African American voting and civil rights. Lived here.Map (db m184935) HM
10Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 43 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Alice Dunbar-Nelson, 1875-1935. Teacher, author, civil rights leader. Elected president Equal Suffrage Study Club 1914. Lived here.Map (db m186358) HM
11Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — 52 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Margaret W. Houston Sussex Co. suffrage leader elected V.P. of Delaware Equal Suffrage Assn. 1896. Helped est. town library 1899.Map (db m190454) HM
12Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — 50 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Leah Burton, 1878-1968. State & Sussex Co. organizer and advocate for women's right to vote, 1915-1920. Lived here until 1920.Map (db m190356) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), NoMa/Sursum Corda — 139 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Nannie Helen Burroughs advocated for equality and women's suffrage. Graduated with honors 1896 from the former M Street High School.Map (db m198384) HM
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14Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — 138 — Votes for Women - Florence M. Cooley — Road to the 19th Amendment
Florence M. Cooley helped est. Florida Equal Franchise League headquartered in former Cohen Bros. Store on this site ca 1914.Map (db m208614) HM
15Florida (Flagler County), Espanola — 162 — Alice Scott Abbott — Road to the 19th Amendment
National Votes for Women Trail Flagler County suffragist worked for votes for women at national & state level until her death in Oct. 1920. Buried here.Map (db m206329) HM
16Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — 49 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Elizabeth Skinner, Florida Equal Suffrage Assn. organized county women here in former library hall. Lobbied for suffrage in Tallahassee 1919.Map (db m174829) HM
17Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 99 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
In 1913, Ida B. Wells-Barnett organized black-led Alpha Suffrage Club to promote women's right to vote. Former meeting site one block north.Map (db m191130) HM
18Illinois (Cook County), Oak Park — 27 — Grace W. Trout — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Pres. Illinois Equal Suffrage Assn 1912-1920. Led state campaign for ratification of suffrage amendment. Former home on this site.Map (db m185002) HM
19Illinois (DuPage County), Lombard — 33 — Votes For Women — Road To The 19th Amendment
On April 6, 1891, attorney Ellen Martin & 14 women voted in Lombard election asserting town charter gave right to all citizens of voting age.Map (db m173085) HM
20Indiana (Miami County), Peru — 189 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
In 1861 Lizzie Bunnell founded newspaper "The Mayflower" in Peru, advocating for Women's suffrage and equal rights. William C Pomeroy Foundation 2022Map (db m208896) HM
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21Iowa (Henry County), Mount Pleasant — 14 — Votes For Women — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Belle Babb Mansfield, first U.S. woman attorney 1869. Elected Pres., Iowa Woman Suffrage Convention 1870. Taught at IW 1873-1881.Map (db m177820) HM
22Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 4 — Dr. Mary E. Britton
Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper.Map (db m132656) HM
23Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 21 — Childhood Home — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Kentucky Equal Rights Assn. pres. Madeline McDowell Breckinridge who hosted receptions here 1915 & 1920 for suffrage conventions.Map (db m169733) HM
24Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1 — Susan Look Avery
1817-1915. Woman's rights leader, founded Louisville Woman's Suffrage Assoc. in 1889 & the Woman's Club of Louisville in 1890.Map (db m132657) HM
25Kentucky (Kenton County), Covington — 113 — Eugenia B. Farmer — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Statewide suffrage leader. Led fight for women's school suffrage in KY. Helped host state suffrage convention here in 1897.Map (db m201108) HM
26Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — 3 — Mary Barr Clay — National Votes for Women Trail —
Childhood home Pres., Amer. Woman Suffrage Assoc. 1883. Addressed U.S. House of Reps. in support of women's suffrage 1884Map (db m202757) HM
27Kentucky (Woodford County), Versailles — 2 — Josephine Henry — 1843-1928
Home of suffragist, author, orator and teacher who lobbied for equal rights for all women.Map (db m170006) HM
28Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 66 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Legislators debated passing Federal and State Suffrage Amendments here in 1920. Suffragists held a public rally in support of the 19th Amendment.Map (db m177927) HM
29Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — 8 — Suffrage Leaders — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916.Map (db m143007) HM
30Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Goucher College — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Faculty & students campaigned for women’s suffrage, hosted suffrage seekers & marched in Washington DC 1913. Students picketed White House 1917.Map (db m145894) HM
31Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — 116 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Mary B. Shellman, community leader and 1913 founding president Carroll County Just Government League, educated voters here 1920.Map (db m188390) HM
32Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — 45 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Elizabeth Forbes, Harford County Suffragist. organized Prairie Schooner Women's Suffrage Campaign stop here in Havre de Grace in 1915.Map (db m186359) HM
33Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — 108 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Laura L. Byrne 1855-1938. Ellicott City suffragist led local campaign as president of Howard County Just Government League.Map (db m187499) HM
34Maryland (Talbot County), Easton — 117 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Home of Mary Jankins, woman suffrage leader. Along with Mary B. Dixon, organized local suffrage efforts 1909 - 1916.Map (db m199294) HM
35Michigan (Oakland County), Pontiac — 71 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Oakland County Equal Suffrage Assn. organized May 9, 1912 at former courthouse in Pontiac to actively campaign for Women’s right to vote.Map (db m205904) HM
36Michigan (St. Clair County), Port Huron — 80 — Bina M. West — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Founded Woman's Life Insurance Society in 1892. Promoted votes for women and helped lead state suffrage campaign 1917 - 1918.Map (db m211273) HM
37Missouri, St. Louis — 152 — Virginia Minor — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Pres., MO Woman Suffrage Assn. In 1875, Supreme Court ruled against her attempt to vote under 14th Amendment, site of former home.Map (db m210404) HM
38New York (Albany County), Glenmont — 163 — Votes For Woman — Road To The 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Former Estate of Judge Elisha Powell Hurlbut. Wrote "Rights of Woman" essay in 1841. Served On State Suffrage Committee 1880-1882Map (db m205528) HM
39New York (Allegany County), Alfred — 56 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Abigail Allen, 1824-1902. Early suffragist, reformer, & Alfred University educator declared "Be radical, radical to the core” in 1873 speechMap (db m171918) HM
40New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 29 — Zobedia Alleman — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
1848-1940. Ardent supporter of state & county suffrage movement. Resided here. State chairman School Suffrage Committee 1910.Map (db m205536) HM
41New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — 164 — Kathryn Starbuck — Road To The 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Kathryn Starbuck 1887-1965. Leader in Saratoga Co. women's suffrage events & district leader of NYS Woman Suffrage Party, candidate for NYS Assembly 1918, lived here.Map (db m202480) HM
42New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — 131 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Matilda Joslyn Gage called meeting on July 13, 1869, to form NY State Woman Suffrage Association here at former Congress Hall.Map (db m202474) HM
43North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — 87 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Helen Morris Lewis suffrage leader who founded NC Equal Rights Association here at Mayor Thomas Patton's home in November 1894.Map (db m209102) HM
44North Dakota (Barnes County), Valley City — 20 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Elizabeth Preston Anderson, Valley City resident, Pres. ND Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, worked for Women’s Suffrage 1893-1920.Map (db m205621) HM
45North Dakota (Cass County), Fargo — 18 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
N.D. Votes For Women League Office on third floor of Delendrecie Bldg. 1912-1918. Suffragists worked here for voting rights for women.Map (db m205236) HM
46North Dakota (Golden Valley County), Beach — 17 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Clara Darrow, President N.D. Votes For Women League, spoke to crowd in Beach Sept. 1914 during suffrage campaign throughout state.Map (db m202885) HM
47North Dakota (Grand Forks County), Grand Forks — 15 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Local suffragists formed Woman Suffrage Assoc. 1888 and hosted first statewide convention in 1895 here in earlier courthouseMap (db m205678) HM
48North Dakota (Pembina County), Pembina — 26 — Votes For Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Marie Bottineau Baldwin, born Pembina 1863. Ojibwa attorney, suffragist. Stated native women had “virtual suffrage since time immemorial.”Map (db m205232) HM
49Ohio (Allen County), Lima — 47 — Bessie Crayton — Road To The 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
As president of Allen County Political Equality Club, helped organize 1,500 marchers in 1914 suffrage parade through this square.Map (db m196303) HM
50Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 130 — Cornelia C. Davis — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Designed award-winning "Let Ohio Women Vote" Poster 1912 for Ohio suffrage campaigns. Studied and exhibited here at Art Academy and Museum.Map (db m193967) HM
51Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 128 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Lucy Stone & Henry Blackwell helped found American Woman Suffrage Assn. Spoke at 1855 Woman’s Rights Convention in Cincinnati. Home near here.Map (db m197067) HM
52Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 129 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Margaret & Elias Longley promoted Women's Equality in works published near here. Margaret founded Ohio Woman Suffrage Assn. 1869Map (db m197070) HM
53Pennsylvania (Chester County), East Bradford Township — 19 — Jean Kane Foulke — 1867-1962 — National Votes for Women Trail —
Active suffragist, provided agricultural training for Women's Land Army during WWI here at her Bala FarmMap (db m198398) HM
54Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — 23 — Hannah Patterson — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Pennsylvania State Chair, Woman's Suffrage Party and a National Advocate for Women's Suffrage. Wilson College Trustee 1913-1917, 1922-1937.Map (db m159608) HM
55Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Williamsport — 102 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Justice Bell, Replica of Liberty Bell, toured PA to raise awareness & support for women's suffrage. Parade passed here August 11, 1915.Map (db m194793) HM
56South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — 86 — Dr. Rosa H. Gantt — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Suffrage leader & physician. A founding member of SC Equal Suffrage League in 1914. Medical offices located on Morgan Square.Map (db m207415) HM
57South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — 26 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Mamie Shields Pyle served as president S.D. Universal Franchise League 1910-1919, founding president S.D. League of Women Voters 1919.Map (db m205327) HM
58South Dakota (Faulk County), Faulkton — 55 — Pickler Mansion — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Alice Pickler, SD suffrage & temperance leader, 1885-1917. John Pickler introduced women's suffrage bill to territorial legislature 1885.Map (db m205328) HM
59Tennessee (Hamblen County), Morristown — 159 — Hannah J. Price
Founded Morristown Equal Suffrage League, 1911 & led meetings here. Wrote novel "The Closed Door" advocating votes for women. Lived Here.Map (db m201702) HM
60Utah (Morgan County), Morgan — Votes for Women — National Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
On June 22, 1889 local women met in school house on this site. Organized Morgan County Woman Suffrage Association to regain right to vote in Utah.Map (db m206209) HM
61Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 112 — Mary M. Lockwood — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Local suffrage leader marched in Washington DC 1913 and picketed White House 1917 in support of votes for women. Site of former home.Map (db m202870) HM
62West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — 64 — Harriet B. Jones — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes For Women Trail —
Asst. Superintendent of this asylum 1887-1892. Active in state organizations, advocated for Women's Suffrage 1896-1920.Map (db m204097) HM
63West Virginia (Preston County), Kingwood — 182 — Izetta Jewel Brown — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Former home of actor and suffragist. Helped organize state support for the 19th Amendment with National Woman's Party, 1917-1920.Map (db m206557) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022