“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Women's Suffrage 🗳️ Historical Markers

These markers relate for women's fight for the right to vote, a key issue for First-Wave Feminism.
Judge Thomas M. Peters Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
Judge Thomas M. Peters Marker
1Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Judge Thomas M. Peters
On Market Street (Alabama Route 33) at College Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street.
A scientist of national fame, Peters (1810-1888) lived for many years in Moulton with his wife Naomi (Leetch), a relative of President James K. Polk, who possibly visited here. A man of many talents, Peters was a noted linguist, early civil rights . . . — Map (db m69670) HM
2Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Huntsville's Pioneer Suffragists
On McClung Avenue SE, on the right when traveling east.
Ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote. The Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR honors the history of Huntsville's pioneer suffragists, who met here at the home of Alberta Chapman Taylor . . . — Map (db m160637) HM
3Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — Hayden HouseConstructed 1874
On West 1st Street, on the right when traveling east.
Tempe founder Charles Trumbull Hayden built a house of willow poles on this site in 1871 and erected an adobe home, store, and blacksmith shop during the next two years. He married Sallie Davis in Visalia, California, and brought her here in 1876. . . . — Map (db m27585) HM
4Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Site of the O'Neill/Munds House
On East Sheldon Street.
A beautiful Victorian Cottage which faced East Sheldon Street was built on this site by W. B. Jones. On November 15, 1893, William Owen (Buckey) O'Neill and his wife Pauline moved into the house. O'Neill used a portion of the upstairs as his office . . . — Map (db m20619) HM
5California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Golden Sheaf Bakery AnnexCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978 — Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000 —
On Addison Street west of Shattuck Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Listed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck . . . — Map (db m50360) HM
6California (Monterey County), Monterey — Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution
Near Pacific Street.
Forty-eight men of diverse education and cultural backgrounds from throughout California converged upon Monterey in September in 1849 to frame a constitutional government for California. Working together as Californians, they created this . . . — Map (db m63348) HM
7California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Luella Buckminster-Johnston1861 – 1958
An outspoken proponent of suffrage for women, she became the first of her gender elected to a municipal office in Sacramento, being swept into office by an all male electorate before women attained the right to vote. Widow of a politician and . . . — Map (db m15621) HM
8California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — King of the Road!The Golden Gate’s Golden Age of Cycling
On Duboce Avenue near Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in San Francisco. The streets were filled with scorchers, bloomer girls, bone shakers, and wheelmen. More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in . . . — Map (db m72526) HM
9California (San Joaquin County), Lodi — Laura de Force Gordon1838 - 1907
On West Pine Street at North Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Pine Street.
A famous womens' rights activist, she began speaking on behalf of womens' rights in 1868. Laura ran for the California State Senate in 1871, long before women could vote. In 1873 she bought the first of several newspapers which she used as a forum . . . — Map (db m91788) HM
10California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — "The Cats"
Near Santa Cruz Highway (California Route 14), on the right when traveling south.
In 1919, Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field purchased a beautiful 34-acre site overlooking Los Gatos to establish a refuge for their creative pursuits. Here they commissioned Robert Treat Paine to create two large statures to mark the . . . — Map (db m92716) HM
11California (Santa Clara County), Morgan Hill — [Morgan Hill] Centennial ProjectA History Trail — Dedicated November 10, 2006 —
On Monterey Road (California Route 82).
[The Morgan Hill Centennial Project is a very unusual ‘marker’. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Morgan Hill. One starts at the center of the marker and then proceeds along an expanding spiral . . . — Map (db m46097) HM
12California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — 969 — Homesite of Sarah WallisMayfield Farm
On La Silva Drive 0.2 miles south of Military Way, on the left when traveling south.
Sarah Armstrong Wallis (1825–1905) was a pioneer in the campaign for women’s voting rights. In 1870 she was elected president of California’s first statewide suffrage organization which in 1873 incorporated as the California State Woman . . . — Map (db m2718) HM
13California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Knox-Goodrich Building
On South First Street south of East Santa Clara Street, on the right when traveling north.
This charming commercial structure was built in 1889 by Sarah Knox-Goodrich on property left to her by her first husband, Dr. William Knox, using sandstone from the quarry owned by her second husband, Levi Goodrich. Both men were important San José . . . — Map (db m30960) HM
14California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
On South 11th Street, on the right when traveling south.
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . — Map (db m108410) HM
15California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Georgiana Bruce Kirby1818 – 1887
Near Jordan Street south of Escalona Drive, on the right when traveling south.
An intellectual, humanitarian and suffragist, Georgiana raised her family in this house from 1854 until her death in 1887. Born in England and educated in the East by America’s leading thinkers and writers. She brought to California an intellectual . . . — Map (db m62441) HM
16Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 7e — National Woman Suffrage MovementWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Near 17th Street at Curtis Street, on the left when traveling south.
Until 1911, Denver was the largest city in the nation where women could vote. Western states, including Colorado, were among the first to give women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed full . . . — Map (db m135444) HM
17Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado
On 17th Street at California Street, on the left when traveling south on 17th Street.
Was founded on this site at a meeting in the Unity Church on January 11, 1876. In 1893 Colorado became the second state in the Union to grant women the right to vote. — Map (db m135106) HM
18Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Auntie Stone Cabin
On Mathews Street.
This two-story cabin is a classic example of American frontier log construction. Sixty-three year old Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone and her second husband Lewis arrived in this area in 1864. The Army granted them permission to build a private residence . . . — Map (db m51972) HM
19Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948)
On The Green north of East Park Place, on the right when traveling south.
Emalea Pusey Warner was one of the most influential women in the history of the University of Delaware. She was the first woman appointed to its Board of Trustees, serving from 1928-42. The project closest to Mrs. Warner's heart was the . . . — Map (db m131148) HM
20Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-207 — Governor Joseph Maull Carey
On Federal Street (Delaware Route 5) near Coulter Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Milton on January 19, 1845, he was the son of merchant Robert H. Carey and his wife, Susan. Educated in local schools, he later attended Union College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. An active supporter of . . . — Map (db m37728) HM
21District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Near W Street Southeast at 14th Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west.
Also known as Cedar Hill, this site encompasses the estate owned by Frederick Douglass from 1877 until his death in 1895. In honor of Douglass’ work as an author, orator, abolitionist, statesman, and civil rights leader, this site is designated a . . . — Map (db m40846) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 5 — Army Nurse Corps TrainingFormer Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
On Main Drive Northwest 0.2 miles east of 16th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west.
Until the early 20th century, the Army largely relied on untrained civilian women for temporary medical care for the sick and wounded. Shortages in medical staff set the stage for greater involvement of women in Army medical care and made a . . . — Map (db m143701) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — From June to December, 1917The Occoquan Steps
On Constitution Avenue Northeast (Alternate U.S. 1) west of 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west.
From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia . . . — Map (db m71336) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dupont Circle Mural Key
On Connecticut Avenue Northwest south of Dupont Circle Northwest, on the right when traveling south.
Images Courtesy Of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division • DC Public Library, Washingtoniana Division • Heurich House Museum • Women's National Democratic Club Archives • Michael Cianciosi Private Collection, Potomac Bottle . . . — Map (db m110851) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Tomáš G. Masaryk
On Massachusetts Avenue Northwest at 22nd Street Northwest on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest.
“He had the mind of a scholar, the figure of a sportsman, the bearing of an aristocrat, the position of a king. But he had the heart of a democrat. ...” Dorothy Thompson, NBC broadcast, September 24, 1957. . . . — Map (db m30417) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Pennsylvania Avenue — [The Newseum Terrace] —
On Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (Alternate U.S. 1) east of 6th Street Northwest (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west.
[Panel 1] From the Capitol to the White House, Pennsylvania is “America’s Main Street,” a ceremonial avenue that for more than 200 years has provided a setting for the free expression that embodies the First Amendment. The . . . — Map (db m37255) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 5850-2019 — Alice Paul1885 - 1977
On 14th Street Northwest at Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 14th Street Northwest.
Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) advocated a more militant strategy for the woman suffrage movement, which was decades old when she came along, and short on victories. With others she founded the National Woman's Party. She and her . . . — Map (db m141267) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
On G Street Northwest east of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east.
Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage . . . — Map (db m91878) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Jane Addams 1860 - 1935The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
On G Street Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east.
In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in . . . — Map (db m91873) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway —
On G Street Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east.
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 2 — A Country RoadTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
On 39th Street Northwest at Albemarle Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 39th Street Northwest.
Step back into the 19th century with a walk down Grant Road, ahead and to your left. This winding byway recalls Tenleytown’s farming past. In fact Grant Road’s undisturbed quality earned it National Historic District and DC Historic District . . . — Map (db m130920) HM
32Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — F-519 — Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida
On North Broadway Street (County Road 507), on the right when traveling south.
“ The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted . . . — Map (db m14303) HM
33Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-393 — Governor John W. Martin House
On Desoto Park Drive at East Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south on Desoto Park Drive.
John Martin was born in Plainfield, Marion County, Florida on June 21, 1884. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1914. He joined the Democratic Party and toured the state making speeches in support of President Woodrow Wilson before and during . . . — Map (db m79523) HM
34Georgia (DeKalb County), Lithonia — 044-88 — Rebecca Latimer Felton
On Covington Highway (U.S. 278) at Cove Lake Road, on the right when traveling east on Covington Highway.
Birthplace of Rebecca Ann Latimer (1835-1930), daughter of Chas. and Eleanor (Swift) Latimer, pioneer settles at this point on the Decatur-Covington road. Married in 1853 to Dr. William H. Felton, later Member of Congress and a trustee of the . . . — Map (db m33831) HM
35Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Linwood Cemetery
On Linwood Boulevard at 8th Street, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Boulevard.
A part of the 1828 plan of Columbus, Linwood contains graves of pioneer citizens and their descendents, as well as the tombs of some 200 Confederate soldiers. Among those buried here are Anna Caroline Benning (1853-1935), who formed the . . . — Map (db m46947) HM
36Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-6 — Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home
On Mars Hill Road 0.2 miles west of Hog Mountain Road (Georgia Route 53), on the right.
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first woman to serve in Congress: being elected from Montana in 1916 before women had the right to vote in other states. She was active in women's suffrage and was a peace advocate who opposed all war. She was . . . — Map (db m14079) HM
37Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Search for EqualityLooking for Lincoln
On South 4th Street (Illinois Route 57).
"Who shall say, I am the superior, and you are the inferior?" asked Lincoln in July 1858. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates focused on slavery. During the October 13th Quincy debate Lincoln affirmed: " the right to eat the bread . . . — Map (db m58798) HM
38Illinois (St. Clair County), Belleville — Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg1861-1929 — Progressive Activist —
On West Main Street at North Illinois Street (Illinois Route 159), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Daughter of prominent civic leader Colonel John Thomas, Alexander-Bahrenburg in 1887 took over management of Belleville Citizen's Horse Railway. In 1900 she was elected one of the first female trustees of the University of Illinois. She became in . . . — Map (db m152949) HM
39Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton1810 - 1889 — Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —
Near South Clinton Street.
She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church. The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street . . . — Map (db m16967) HM
40Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — May Wright Sewell
On West Georgia Street west of South Illinois Street, in the median.
Born in Wisconsin, May Wright Sewall earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Western Female College in Illinois. In the early 1870s, she moved with her first husband to Franklin, Ind., where she became a high school principal. He died . . . — Map (db m132828) HM
41Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Sewall House
On Hine Street west of Limestone Street, on the right when traveling west.
May Wright Sewall (1844-1920) was an educator, cultural leader, and organizer of the woman's suffragette movement in Indianapolis. She formed the Art Association of Indianapolis, which became the John Herron Institute and later became the IU Herron . . . — Map (db m132713) HM
42Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Susan B. Anthony(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906)
On West Walnut Street east of North Pierson Street, in the median.
The second of seven children of a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist, Susan Brownell Anthony learned to read and write at just 3 years old. Her father structured her upbringing around self-discipline, principled beliefs and self-respect. . . . — Map (db m132842) HM
43Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2004.4 — Zerelda G. Wallace
On Fort Wayne Avenue at North Delaware Street, on the left when traveling south on Fort Wayne Avenue.
Born August 6, 1817 in Kentucky and came to Indianapolis with her family in the early 1830s. Was a charter member of the Church of Christ (later Central Christian Church) 1833. Married David Wallace (later governor) 1836. Was first president of . . . — Map (db m4629) HM
44Indiana (Randolph County), Winchester — 68 2013.1 — Amanda Way
On Indiana Route 32, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Randolph Co. circa 1828 to Quaker family, Way was advocate for women’s rights and temperance. Founding member of Indiana Woman’s Rights Association, 1851; participant in “Whisky Riot” here, 1854; and nurse in Civil War. She . . . — Map (db m120249) HM
45Indiana (Randolph County), Winchester — 68.2010.1 — Randolph County Quakers
On E. Washington Street (State Road 32) at S. East Street, on the right when traveling east on E. Washington Street.
(Side One) When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival . . . — Map (db m69283) HM
46Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2013.1 — George Washington Julian
On E. Main Street (U.S. 40) at N. Third Street, on the left when traveling east on E. Main Street.
(Side One) A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . — Map (db m69282) HM
47Indiana (Wayne County), Dublin — 89.2003.1 — Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention
On Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) west of Davis Street, on the right when traveling west.
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . — Map (db m270) HM
48Iowa (Dallas County), Waukee — 24 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 119, 1.9 miles east of Ute Avenue (County Road R22), on the right when traveling east.
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33004) HM
49Iowa (Polk County), Mitchellville — 23 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
Near Route 80 at milepost 147, 1.2 miles west of 112 Street NE (County Road S27), on the right when traveling west.
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33009) HM
50Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 19, 3.6 miles west of 298th Street (Iowa Highway 244), on the right when traveling west.
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33290) HM
51Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 19, 2 miles east of Magnolia Road, on the right when traveling east.
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33291) HM
52Iowa (Worth County), Northwood — Historic Northern Iowa / Carrie Lane Chapman Catt - (1859 - 1947)
Near Wheelerwood Road 0.2 miles north of Iowa Highway 105.
Side A Northern Iowa landforms result from the action of 3 separate glacial ice sheets. Clear Lake, south of here, is one of the many Iowa lakes formed by glacial action. Pilot Knob, a glacially formed hill west of here, is one of highest . . . — Map (db m23264) HM
53Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Elizabeth Schenck Smith House
On Warehouse Road at Oregon Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Warehouse Road.
This building is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith, the daughter and wife of Army officers. In 1920, Mrs. Smith founded the Fort Leavenworth Women's Club, the forerunner of today's Wives' Club. Agendas included women's . . . — Map (db m66675) HM
54Kansas (Leavenworth County), Leavenworth — 13 — The AnthonysHistoric Wayside Tour #13
On Esplanade Street near Pottawatomie Street, on the right when traveling north.
Daniel Read Anthony, born on February 15, 1820 and his sister, Susan Brownell Anthony, born on August 22, 1824, had tremendous influence over the course of events in Kansas and the nation. Daniel's influence was felt through his newspaper and Susan . . . — Map (db m42150) HM
55Kansas (Shawnee County), Topeka — Corridor of Flags
Near NW Railroad Street near NW Curtis Street, on the left when traveling west.
Delaware, 1st State December 7, 1787 1609 • Henry Hudson visited Delaware Bay 1638 • Swedish colonists established Fort Christina, Delaware's first permanent settlement, and founded the colony of New Sweden 1655 • Dutch captured New . . . — Map (db m47214) HM
56Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 2136 — Mary Elliott Flanery
On 28th Street at Panola Street, on the right when traveling west on 28th Street.
The first woman elected to Kentucky legislature, 1921. Mary E. Flanery elected to House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for woman suffrage; was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death, . . . — Map (db m126102) HM
57Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 4 — Dr. Mary E. Britton
On East Walnut Street.
Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper. — Map (db m132656) HM
58Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 2626 — Mary Edmunds Bronaugh
On West 9th Street (U.S. 68) at Justice Way, on the right when traveling west on West 9th Street.
Born in Hopkinsville in 1885, she was admitted to the KY Bar and was a member of the KY Equal Rights Assoc. As a suffragist and the first president of the KY League of Women Voters, she fought to secure . . . — Map (db m166899) HM
59Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 1876 — Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader
Near Sycamore Road just from Richmond Road.
Madeline M. Breckinridge This descendant of Henry Clay and Ephraim McDowell was born 1872 in Franklin Co.; grew up at "Ashland," Clay's home; and married Desha Breckinridge, editor of Lexington Herald. Ill with tuberculosis, she promoted its . . . — Map (db m35846) HM
60Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
On York Street at S 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on York Street.
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt by . . . — Map (db m104729) HM
61Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1 — Susan Look Avery
On South 4th Street.
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
62Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — 1872 — Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate(1857-1923)
On West Main Street just from Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
Marker Front:Frances E. Beauchamp (1857-1923)This Madison Co. native spearheaded the antiliquor crusade in Ky. and was a leading figure in temperance movement nationwide. A protegee of famed Frances E. Willard, Beauchamp lectured on dry . . . — Map (db m30584) HM
63Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — Shackleford Residence
On West 3rd Street (Kentucky Route 8) west of Market Street, on the left when traveling west.
Before the Civil War Dr. John Shackleford lived here and practiced medicine next door. In the late 19th and early 20th century James H. Hall, president of the James H. Hall Plow Factory resided here. By 1913 Michael S. Flarity had purchased the . . . — Map (db m123613) HM
64Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 18 — Granite Block / Un Bâtiment en granitThe Museum in the Streets
On Water Street south of Winthrop Street/Front Street, on the right when traveling north.
Amid the destruction of the 1865 Great Fire, a new and magnificent building was already rising. Granite Block, built at the corner of Water Street and Market Square, was a three-story edifice faced with granite. The third floor had a 1500 seat . . . — Map (db m111087) HM
65Maine (York County), Saco — Dr. Laura Black Stickney, 1879-1961Saco Main Street Museum Walk
On Main Street (Maine Route 9) near Beach Street, on the right when traveling south.
Dr. Laura Black Stickney promoted public health, women’s suffrage, and ran for mayor during her 50 years of Saco civic leadership. Born September 8, 1879 in Porter, Maine, Laura May Black learned to read in a one-room school house, directly . . . — Map (db m55690) HM
66Maine (York County), Saco — Sarah Fairfield Hamilton, 1831-1909Saco Main Street Museum Walk
On Main Street (Maine Route 9), on the left when traveling south.
Sarah Fairfield Hamilton was a founder of the local chapter of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and led that organization to create Saco's first kindergarten, a nursery for mill workers' children, summer park programs and other . . . — Map (db m55721) HM
67Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — A Community LegacyWest Street — The Banneker-Douglass Museum —
On West Street (Maryland Route 450) west of Church Circle, on the right when traveling west.
1984 Banneker-Douglass Museum As the official museum of African-American history and culture for the State of Maryland, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to discovering documenting, preserving and promoting . . . — Map (db m114557) HM
68Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon
On Monument Street at Park Avenue on Monument Street.
Baltimore’s wealthy not only created the rich architectural setting of Mount Vernon Place, but pioneered modern philanthropy. With the founding of the George Peabody Institute in 1857, George Peabody influenced many other wealthy Baltimoreans . . . — Map (db m79854) HM
69Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — 8 — Suffrage LeadersRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
On Druid Hill Avenue (Maryland Route 129) just east of McMechen Street, on the right when traveling east.
Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916. — Map (db m143007) HM
70Maryland (Baltimore County), Overlea — Women's Suffrage
On Belair Road.
Before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, American women were not guaranteed the right to vote. The National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a large parade in Washington, DC. for March 3, 1913. On February 12, a group of women . . . — Map (db m74356) HM
71Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Goucher CollegeNational Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
On Goucher College Drive.
Faculty & students campaigned for women’s suffrage, hosted suffrage seekers & marched in Washington DC 1913. Students picketed White House 1917. — Map (db m145894) HM
72Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — None — Just Government League
On Maryland Route 31 near Maryland Route 140.
Established in 1909, became largest organization in Maryland advocating for women’s suffrage. Local chapters were founded throughout the state including in Westminster in 1913. By 1915 statewide membership numbered 17,000. The League’s campaign . . . — Map (db m139586) HM
73Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Finding FreedomNational Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
On Taylors Island Road (SR16) at Maryland Route 335 on Taylors Island Road (SR16).
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of “stations” and “conductors” assisting hundreds of enslaved African Americans to reach . . . — Map (db m78804) HM
74Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — Garrett County Pilgrimage
On East Alder Street just east of South 3rd Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
"Suffrage hikes" were an effective tactic in gaining publicity and support for women's right to vote. From June 16-27, 1914, seven women from Baltimore crisscrossed Garrett County on foot. Marching nearly 100 miles and visiting 14 towns to spread . . . — Map (db m152754) HM
75Maryland (Kent County), Still Pond — Maryland’s First Women Voters
On Still Pond Road (Maryland Route 292) at Old Still Pond Road, on the left when traveling south on Still Pond Road.
In the village of Still Pond, twelve years before the 19th Amendment established women’s suffrage, Mary Jane Clark Howard, Anne Baker Maxwell and Lillie Deringer Kelley cast their ballots in the municipal election of 1908. That year, an act for . . . — Map (db m3052) HM
76Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Suffrage Motorcade
On Rhode Island Avenue (U.S. 1) south of 41st Place, on the right when traveling south.
On July 31, 1913, "Couriers to Congress" from across the nation converged at the nearby Hyattsville baseball park. Carrying 75,000 signatures demanding immediate action on a constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Hyattsville residents warmly . . . — Map (db m137926) HM
77Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Constitution / The 19th Amendment
On Toledo Road just west of America Boulevard, on the left when traveling west.
The Constitution The colonists had been bristling under British rule for ten years when the First Continental Congress convened in the Fall of 1774. On April 19, 1775, the Revolution began, and by the end of 1777, the Congress had written . . . — Map (db m145907) HM
78Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce”
Near Old State House Road at Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5).
Margaret Brent (ca. 1601–1671), a Catholic gentlewoman, lived in Maryland from 1638 to 1650. In June 1647 the dying governor, Leonard Calvert, made her executrix of his estate with power to pay the soldiers he had hired to put down a . . . — Map (db m950) HM
79Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Laura Maryland Carpenter BlinnMistress Margaret Brent
Near Trinity Church Road west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5).
The National Society, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America placed this tablet in honor of our National President 1952–1955 Laura Maryland Carpenter Blinn, born in St. Mary’s County and whose ancestors landed here with the Lord . . . — Map (db m951) HM
80Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Margaret Brent Hall1840 - 1951
Near Mill Field Drive 0.1 miles north of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling north.
St. Mary's Seminary Junior College Erected as a faculty residence hall by the General Assembly of Maryland in tribute to Mistress Margaret Brent May 1, 1954 — Map (db m138935) HM
81Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Margaret Brent Pilgrimage
On Point Lookout Road (Route 5) 0.1 miles south of Trinity Church Road, on the right when traveling south.
Following the example of the "Army of the Hudson," whose members marched over 200 miles from New York to Washington in early 1913 to gain support for women's suffrage, in the summer of 1915 Maryland suffragists journeyed by covered wagon from . . . — Map (db m138928) HM
82Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — St. John's and the Wider World
Near Margeret Brent Way 0.1 miles west of Mathias De Sousa Drive, on the left when traveling west.
The 1600s were a dynamic period in the development of the New World and England's growing empire. English colonies became firmly established in America, a civil ware led to the beheading of England's king, and race-based slavery developed in . . . — Map (db m140632) HM
83Maryland (Talbot County), Easton — Frederick Douglass1817 - 1895 — Negro Patriot —
On Easton Denton Road (Maryland Route 328), on the left when traveling north.
Attained freedom and devoted his life and talents to the abolition of slavery and the cause of universal suffrage. Visited England in 1845 and in 1859. Won many prominent friends abroad and at home. Was U. S. Marshall for the District of Columbia . . . — Map (db m87682) HM
84Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Susan Brownell AnthonyFebruary 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906 — Born Adams, Massachusetts —
On Park Street (Massachusetts Route 8) north of the Moosic River, on the left when traveling north.
In recognition of her outstanding leadership as a pioneer crusader for woman's rights and equality. Miss Anthony's life was rooted in the nineteenth century struggle to reform American democracy and society. Her campaign for woman's suffrage . . . — Map (db m118588) HM
85Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Two Revolutions
Near Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north.
The 18th-century American Revolution was followed by a 19th-century literary revolution in Concord, which advanced our ideas of individual liberty and equality. Concord authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and . . . — Map (db m45234) HM
86Massachusetts (Worcester County), West Brookfield — Birthplace of Lucy Stone
On Coys Hill Road 0.2 miles west of Massachusetts Route 9, on the right when traveling west.
Lucy Stone’s determined vision for girls’ and women’s equality was incubated in her home at this site. A young girl who resented her mother’s life of drudgery and no respect, Lucy helped with the housework and resolved to change the way women . . . — Map (db m107669) HM
87Michigan (Calhoun County), Marshall — 2161 — Mary Miller / Hillside
On West Prospect Street, on the right when traveling west.
(Front) This house, built for local attorney Henry W. Taylor and long owned by the Schuyler family, was also home to Mary "Mazie" Miller (1871-1941) and her husband, Craig. An outspoken suffragette and Republican political activist, Miller . . . — Map (db m28451) HM
88Michigan (Mecosta County), Green Charter Township — S720 — Anna Howard Shaw
On 22 Mile Road 0.3 miles west of 220th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Side 1 As a child in 1859, suffragist Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) moved with her family from Massachusetts to Mecosta County. Her father soon returned east with two of his sons, leaving behind his wife and four younger children . . . — Map (db m106786) HM
89Michigan (Oakland County), Farmington — S371 — Gov. Fred M. Warner
On Grand River Avenue 0.1 miles east of Wilmarth Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
This large white Civil War Era house in the center of Farmington's historic district has been the residence of the Warner family for many decades. Here lived Fred M. Warner, governor of Michigan from 1905 to 1911. Born in England in 1865, Warner . . . — Map (db m85141) HM
90Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Social and Political Change on South University
On South University Avenue at East University Avenue, on the right when traveling west on South University Avenue.
When local merchants began the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 1960, South University catered to both townspeople and students. During 40 years of social and political change, the fair grew into a city-wide extravaganza. In the twentieth century, as . . . — Map (db m109062) HM
91Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Ida B. Wells-Barnett(1862-1931) — Famed African-American journalist, educator, suffragette, and human rights activist. —
On East College Street at South Market Street, on the right when traveling west on East College Street.
Born the eldest child to Elizabeth and James Wells, she grew up in Holly Springs, and attended Shaw University, now Rust College. She was a reformer who insisted on economic and political resistance to oppression. She became head of a household at . . . — Map (db m136680) HM
92Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — Kansas City Athenaeum
On Linwood Blvd. at Campbell Street, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Blvd..
This building was erected in 1914 and has continuously been the home of the Kansas City Athenaeum, one of the oldest and largest federated women's clubs in Missouri. Familiar names among the 71 chapter members were: Mary Harmon Weeks, founder of . . . — Map (db m87317) HM
93Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Long Roads To FreedomMissouri's Civil War
On Olive Street at Cardinal Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Olive Street.
The structure that once occupied this place was the home of United States Senator John Brooks Henderson and his wife Mary Foote Henderson, two people who made their marks on the history of the nation. John Henderson was born in Virginia in 1824, and . . . — Map (db m159508) HM
94Montana (Missoula County), Missoula — Rankin Hall
On Campus Drive.
Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). . . . — Map (db m144098) HM
95Nebraska (Thayer County), Hebron — 433 — Thayer County
On 4th Street north of Olive Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
The boundaries of the future Thayer County were first defined in 1856, and the county was named Jefferson. In 1867 Jones County to the east was attached. The legislature in 1871 divided the single large county into two, naming the western county . . . — Map (db m79885) HM
96Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 190 — Original Homesite of a Las Vegas Pioneer: Charles 'Pop’ Squires, 1865-1958
On 400 S. 7th Street at Stanley W Cooper Pl, on the right when traveling south on 400 S. 7th Street.
Charles "Pop" Squires, often referred to as "the Father of Las Vegas" lived at this location, with his wife, Delphine, from 1931 until his death 1958. Squires first arrived in the Las Vegas Valley in February 1905. He and his partners established . . . — Map (db m131061) HM
97New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Nathaniel & Armenia WhiteDowntown Concord — Est. 1725 —
On North Main Street (U.S. 3) south of School Street, on the right when traveling north.
Abolitionists, Suffragists & Philanthropists Fifteen-year-old Nathaniel White arrived in Concord, virtually penniless, to work as a clerk in a Main Street hotel. Six years later, in 1832, he had saved sufficiently to become a partner . . . — Map (db m115905) HM
98New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0147 — White Park
One of the oldest municipal parks in New Hampshire, White Park was conveyed to the city by Armenia White in 1884, in memory of her husband Nathaniel. Mr. White, a founder of The American Express Company, was a prominent businessman, legislator, . . . — Map (db m134450) HM
99New Jersey (Bergen County), Fort Lee — Preserving the Palisades
Near Ross Dock Approach Road.
Through the 1890s, quarries blasted the Palisades for stone to make gravel and concrete. The largest of these, Carpenter Brothers’ quarry, was just south of here (background photograph and B). Many thousands of tons of broken rock were taken . . . — Map (db m47511) HM
100New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Laurel — Alice Stokes PaulWomen's Heritage Trail
On Hooten Avenue 0.2 miles west of Moorestown-Mount Laurel Road, on the left when traveling west.
Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) was born and spent her childhood years in this farmhouse, Paulsdale. She grew up in a Quaker family with a tradition of activism in education and public service and a strong belief in equality. Alice Paul dedicated her . . . — Map (db m35780) HM

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