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Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe Historical Markers

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By Sandra Hughes, October 28, 2019
Killen and the Canal System Marker
1Alabama (Lauderdale County), Killen — Killen and the Canal System
Two hundred feet from where you are, in 40 feet of water, are the remains of Lock Six, the headquarters for a locking system of 9 locks that provided river traffic around the rapids and shoals. The river fall of 136 feet in about 37 miles prevented . . . Map (db m141979) HM
2Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood
Before statehood, the Alabama Territory had only limited rights of self government. Between July 5 and August 2, 1819, forty-four delegates from across the Territory convened in Huntsville to draft a constitution for statehood. Lawyers, merchants, . . . Map (db m26592) HM
3Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Site The Huntsville InnA three-story brick building erected before 1817
Here, President James Monroe was honored at a public dinner on June 2, 1819, while on a three-day visit to the Alabama Territory. Here, also, the First Alabama Legislature convened on October 25, 1819, while Huntsville was the first Capital.Map (db m27851) HM
4Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — A County Older Than The StateMonroe County
Created in 1815 by proclamation of Governor of Mississippi Territory from lands ceded by Creek Indians in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Named for President James Monroe, fifth President of U.S.., 1817-25, who purchased Florida from Spain, . . . Map (db m47695) HM
5Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Old Decatur Historic District / Historic Depot
The Old Decatur Historic District dates Back to the town's settlement in 1817; at that time it was called Rhodes Ferry Landing after Dr. Henry W. Rhodes, an early landowner who operated a ferry across the Tennessee River. In 1820, President . . . Map (db m103229) HM
6Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Old Decatur Historic District / Old State Bank
The Old Decatur Historic District dates Back to the Town's settlement in 1817; at that time it was called Rhodes Ferry Landing after Dr. Henry W. Rhodes, an early landowner who operated a ferry across the Tennessee River. In 1820, President . . . Map (db m103225) HM WM
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7Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National . . . Map (db m92382) HM WM
8Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Freedom Shrine
Freedom Shrine Created by the National Exchange Club to strengthen citizen appreciation of our American heritage Presented by the Exchange Club of Stamford Dedicated June 14, 1979 [ Reproductions of historic American documents are . . . Map (db m38610) HM
9Connecticut (New London County), New London — The Third System
Although the United States won the War of 1812, the searing memory of the nation’s capital in flames continued to disturb the public and Congress alike. The British had entered the Chesapeake Bay, continued up the Potomac River, and set fire to . . . Map (db m48353) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Old Brick Capitol[Old Capitol Prison] — [U.S. Supreme Court Building National Historic Landmark] —
July 4, 1815 The cornerstone of the Old Brick Capitol built by Washington citizens to house the Congress was laid on this site. The Congress met here from December 13, 1815 through March 3, 1819. President Monroe was inaugurated here . . . Map (db m39411) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Campus to Army Camps and Back AgainMeridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
President Monroe singed a charter in 1821 that established Columbian College on a site north of Florida Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, Columbian College moved to Foggy Bottom in 1912 and became George Washington University, but the original . . . Map (db m63771) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Home of James Monroe
Built in 1802 This house was the home of James Monroe Lieutenant-Colonel in the American Revolution While Secretary of State and of War under Madison, and for the first six months of his administration as fifth President of the United . . . Map (db m97526) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Anniversary ParkThe George Washington University — Washington D.C. —
Established on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of The George Washington University by President James Monroe on February 9, 1821 in honor of all who have and all who will contribute to the continued growth and . . . Map (db m115024) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Marquis de Lafayette Hall
Dedicated in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a hero of the American Revolution, defender of liberty, statesman, and good friend of George Washington. In 1777 the 20-year old Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis . . . Map (db m95180) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Professors Gate
Professors Gate is dedicated to The George Washington University faculty who have guided GW students since 1821 when President James Monroe and The Congress of the United States chartered this institution. On the . . . Map (db m111545) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Marine Railway - Experimental Model Basin
Marine Railway In 1822 Commodore John Rogers designed and built the first marine railway in the United States. The purpose of the railway was to haul ships out of the water for repair or preservation of their hull. Before this time, ships . . . Map (db m10799) HM
17Florida (Gadsden County), Chattahoochee — The Scott Massacre
The first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars took place here on November 30, 1817. Several hundred Seminole, Creek and maroon (Black Seminole) warriors came to this site following raids by U.S. troops on the Creek Indian village of Fowltown near . . . Map (db m113147) HM
18Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
19Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-35 — Independent Presbyterian Church
The Independent Presbyterian Church was organized in 1755. The first meeting house stood facing Market Square in Savannah, between what are now St. Julian and Bryan Streets, on property granted by King George II for the use and benefit of those . . . Map (db m5515) HM
20Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-38A — Johnson Square
Johnson Square is named for Governor Robert Johnson of South Carolina who befriended the colonists when Georgia was first settled. It was laid out by Oglethorpe and by Colonel William Bull in 1733, and was the first of Savannah's squares. In early . . . Map (db m5494) HM
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21Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-3 — SS Savannah and SS John Randolph
The first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, the SS SAVANNAH, sailed from this harbor on May 22, 1819 and reached Liverpool 27 days later. The anniversary of her sailing, May 22, is celebrated as National Maritime Day. Captain Moses Rogers was . . . Map (db m4934) HM
22Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-44 — William ScarbroughPromoter of the First Transatlantic Steamship
William Scarbrough (1776-1838) was the moving force among the enterprising business men of Savannah who in 1819 sent the first steamship across the Atlantic Ocean. The corporate charter which Scarbrough and his associates obtained from the Georgia . . . Map (db m5385) HM
23Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-35 — William Scarbrough House
Designed by noted English architect William Jay, this house was built for William Scarbrough, president of the Savannah Steamship Company. Completed in 1819, it is an excellent example of the neoclassical style. Scarbrough hosted President . . . Map (db m35303) HM
24Georgia (Chattooga County), Menlo — 027-1 — Last Indian Agent
Hugh Montgomery, born in S.C. Jan. 8, 1769, is buried here. He was employed in 1786 to survey the line between Franklin Co. and the Cherokee Nation. He represented Jackson Co. in the Ga. Legislature in 1807-11 and in the State Senate 1812-18 and . . . Map (db m51687) HM
25Georgia (Forsyth County), Cumming — 058-3 — Colonel William Cumming
The town of Cumming (incorporated 1834) is named in honor of Col. William Cumming, distinguished Georgian, born July 27, 1788, son of Thomas Cumming and Ann Clay, daughter of Joseph Clay, of Savannah. William Cumming graduated from the College of . . . Map (db m33581) HM
26Georgia (McDuffie County), Thomson — 094-7 — The Birthplace of George McDuffie
From these humble and obscure Georgia pinelands, assisted by the plantation-owning South Carolina Calhouns, George McDuffie rose to become Congressman, Senator, and Governor of South Carolina. McDuffie's political prominence involved him in a . . . Map (db m16065) HM
27Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-3 — Monroe County
Created by Act of May 15, 1821, Monroe County, an original county containing all of Pike and parts of Bibb, Butts and Lamar Counties, was ceded by the Creek Indians in early 1821. Laid out by the Lottery Act, it was rapidly occupied by large numbers . . . Map (db m25941) HM
28Georgia (Walton County), Monroe — 147-3 — James Monroe
This City of Monroe, settled in 1818 and incorporated Nov. 30, 1821, was named for James Monroe, fifth President. Born in Virginia in 1758 he fought in the Continental Army. He served in the Virginia legislature, in Congress and the Senate, and as . . . Map (db m20718) HM
29Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Freedom Shrine
Theodore Roosevelt Letter On Cuba On January 22, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War William Howard Taft rejecting the idea of a protectorate over Cuba and expressing his determination that the United States should . . . Map (db m169581) HM
30Indiana (Madison County), Anderson — 76000028 — Madison County Historic Home
The home is located on Lot 3 of the original plat presented by President Monroe in 1823 as Andersontown by William Conner, son-in-law of Chief Kikthawenund (Chief Anderson). Here Captain John Berry built a log cabin. In 1865 Alfred Makepeace erected . . . Map (db m233) HM
31Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Quarters of Major General John TiptonIndian Agent
A veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe, General Tipton was apointed to the Indian Agency located in Ft. Wayne Indiana, by President Monroe. John Quincy Adams appointed Major General Tipton Indian Commissionder to oversee treaties with the Indians . . . Map (db m76577) HM
32Kansas (McPherson County), Elyria — 33 — Kansas Indian Treaty
In 1825 President James Monroe approved a bill providing for the survey of the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico and the making of treaties to insure friendly relations with Indians along the route. A mile west of this sign, on Dry Turkey . . . Map (db m53059) HM
33Kansas (Shawnee County), Topeka — Corridor of Flags
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
34Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1653 — Liberty Hall / John Brown (1757-1837)
Liberty Hall A National Historic Landmark This Georgian mansion was begun 1796, by John Brown and named for Lexington, Virginia academy he attended. His wife Margaretta and Elizabeth Love began first Sunday School west of Alleghenies in . . . Map (db m84387) HM
35Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2376 — Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan1752-1822
Born in Dublin he arrived in America c. 1768. Present at 1776 Delaware crossing and battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown & Monmouth; wintered 1777-78 at Valley Forge: captured at Charleston 1780 with Lt. Col. Jon. Clark: witnessed . . . Map (db m127917) HM
36Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1681 — Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era
Visitors at Louisville Wharf James Monroe June 1819 • Andrew Jackson June 1819 • Alexis de Tocqueville December 1831 • Washington Irving September 1832 • Abraham Lincoln September 1841 • Charles Dickens April 1842 • Walt Whitman . . . Map (db m83929) HM
37Kentucky (Lincoln County), Stanford — Isaac Shelby
The General and Statesman Isaac Shelby’s military decisions at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war’s end, Shelby had also served in the North Carolina . . . Map (db m120217) HM
38Kentucky (Lincoln County), Stanford — Isaac Shelby Cemetery
Isaac Shelby, soldier, statesman, and surveyor, was Kentucky’s first governor. He served from 1792 to 1796 and was re-elected in 1812. Shelby came to Kentucky in 1774 when he was hired by the Transylvania Company to survey the new Kentucky . . . Map (db m120117) HM
39Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 1093 — Monroe County - Tompkinsville
The only county of the 2,957 in the United States named for a President where the county seat is named for the contemporary Vice-President. County formed in 1820; named for James Monroe the fifth President, author of the Monroe Doctrine. The county . . . Map (db m39401) HM
40Kentucky (Nelson County), Bardstown — The Harrison-Smith HouseCirca 1795 & 1815
One of the oldest houses in Bardstown, the west side stone portion has to date from before 1795. On one side of the "settled lots," improved by Samuel Duncan under the lottery terms of settlement, it was the residence of both William Pope Duval and . . . Map (db m74288) HM
41Louisiana (West Baton Rouge Parish), Port Allen — Louisiana Purchase - West Baton Rouge Early History
(panel 1) Life in Early Nineteenth Century West Baton Rouge… In 1803, very few Americans lived in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was populated by various Native American tribes; Creoles, who descended from original French and . . . Map (db m89070) HM
42Maine (Waldo County), Prospect — A Grand Plan
The idea of a fort on the Penobscot was not new when the U.S. government purchased land for Fort Knox in 1844. The Board of Engineers, established and charged by the Secretary of War to make a plan for the defense of the United States, had listed a . . . Map (db m55135) HM
43Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lot 70 Is Historically Significant
During winter 1988/89, the area known as Lot 70 in James Stoddert’s 1718 survey will be the site of a historical archeological excavation. In 1718, this lot was owned by Charles Carroll, grandfather of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who in 1734 . . . Map (db m2860) HM
44Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mann's TavernSite of the Annapolis Convention — September 11-14, 1786 —
Just north of this building, facing Main Street, stood Mann’s Tavern where twelve delegates from five states met in 1786 to discuss commercial problems of the new nation. Their call for another convention in Philadelphia to render the government . . . Map (db m130220) HM
45Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — At Patapsco NeckStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The narrow land shaped by Bear Creek, Bread and Cheese Creek, and Back River was the site of the Battle of North Point, September 12, 1814. Some 3,200 Americans clashed with 4,500 British to delay the advance on Baltimore. When Britain threatened . . . Map (db m79747) WM
46Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — The Garden of Remembrance
The History of the St. Leonard Garden of Remembrance (1990 - Present) The Original Garden The Road and Garden of Remembrance began in the spring of 1990 as a project of a committee of the St. Leonard Area Citizens Association . . . Map (db m181827) HM
47Maryland (Charles County), Hughesville — War of 1812Benedict—Charles County, MD — Site of the First Foreign Invasion of the United States of America —
War of 1812 Great Britain had been at war with France since 1793 and imposed several trade restrictions that the newly formed United States of America found unbearable. On June 18, 1812, the United States of America declared War on Great . . . Map (db m128748) HM
48Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Casselman River Bridge State ParkBicentennial 1813-2013
Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . Map (db m135702) HM
49Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Casselman River Bridge State ParkBicentennial 1813-2013
Spanning the Casselman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Casselman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . Map (db m167079) HM
50Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Mountain Maryland Gateway to the WestGarrett County, Maryland
[Side 1] Gateway to the West The overarching theme in the Heritage Area is Garrett County's relationship to the opening and development of America's western frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In fact Garrett County is . . . Map (db m167053) HM
51Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Madison House
On August 26, 1814 this house provided shelter for President Madison and his official party during the British burning of the federal buildings in Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812. The following day, August 27th, the Secretary of State . . . Map (db m365) HM
52Maryland (Prince George's County), Aquasco — Alarming SightStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
Amid rumors of a large British force on the Patuxent, Secretary of State James Monroe scouted the situation. From heights near Aquasco Mills August 20, 1814, he spotted the enemy vessels landing at Benedict. Alarmed, Monroe positioned . . . Map (db m75347) HM
53Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Clearing the Way to WashingtonStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, ended in defeat for the United States and allowed the British to invade Washington, D.C. Once the Americans realized the British route of advance, there was little time to prepare. They . . . Map (db m61550) HM
54Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Famous FootstepsBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
As the militia – local citizens—defended this road, then known as the Bladensburg or Washington turnpike, from approaching British troops in 1814, three historical figures stood in the thick of the battle at or near this point: . . . Map (db m73241) HM
55Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line FallsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . Map (db m69353) HM
56Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line FallsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . Map (db m73131) HM
57Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Louisiana Purchase / Edison's Light Bulb Patent
The Louisiana Purchase Under the direction of President Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 — the largest single land deal in the history of the United States — doubled the size of the young nation. Napolean Bonaparte of . . . Map (db m202672) HM
58Maryland (St. Mary's County), Piney Point — Piney Point“Summer White House”
The Piney Point area possesses its own unique social history and charm. Named for the loblolly and long leaf yellow pines along the shoreline, Piney Point became the social center of Washington D.C. between 1820 and 1910. President James Monroe . . . Map (db m94280) HM
59Missouri (Monroe County), Monroe City — James MonroeFifth President of the United States 1817-1825 — Author of the Monroe Doctrine / Namesake of Monroe City and Monroe County —
James Monroe was born at Monroe's Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758 to Scots-Welsh parents. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia but left school to enlist in the Third Virginia Regiment, . . . Map (db m149767) HM
60New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — 024 — LaFayette's Tour
Upon invitation of President Monroe, issued at the request of the Congress, Marquis de LaFayette, Revolutionary War hero, revisited the United States for a goodwill tour which included an extensive visit to New Hampshire towns. He passed this spot . . . Map (db m77815) HM
61New Jersey (Morris County), Morristown — Thomas Paine1737 – 1809
English by birth French citizen by decree American by adoption Author of The American Crisis Rights of Man The Age of Reason Your presence may remind Congress (and the people) of your past services to this country. —George Washington Left . . . Map (db m8551) HM
62New York (Clinton County), Rouses Point — Ezra Thurber’s Home1818
President Monroe stayed here, later used in the Underground Railroad, 1860Map (db m139930) HM
63New York (Franklin County), Malone — Historic MaloneStar of the North
SETTLEMENT On this site, known as 'The Center', the village that became Malone was first settled in 1802. Harison Academy, the first public building, was erected in 1806 on land donated by the community's proprietor, Richard Harison, Esq. In . . . Map (db m78997) HM
64New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — President James Monroe
President James Monroe Was Greeted By Survivors Of Revolution At This Bridge August 4, 1817. Saluted With 19 Guns At Arrival In Village.Map (db m109150) HM
65New York (Monroe County), Rochester — County of Monroe
Created February 23, 1821 - Named for James Monroe Born April 28, 1758, Virginia - Died July 4, 1831, New York Major in the American Revolution - Senator from Virginia United States Minister to France and England Twice Governor of Virginia - . . . Map (db m57092) HM
66New York (New York County), New York — Tompkins Square Park10.5 acres
This park honors Daniel D. Tompkins (1774–1825), who served as Governor of New York from 1807 to 1817 and as Vice President of the United States under James Monroe (1758-1831) from 1817 to 1825. Peter Stuyvesant (1610–1672), director . . . Map (db m145224) HM
67New York (Orange County), Monroe — Town of Monroe
Created by NYS March 23, 1799 First named Cheescocks, renamed Munroe April 6, 1808, popularized Monroe ca. 1818 after President James Monroe.Map (db m23469) HM
68North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — First House of Worship of Colonial Craven Parish
The walls on this site are erected over the brick and ballast stone foundation of the first house of worship of Colonial Craven Parish which was established in 1715. The brick Anglican Church was completed in 1750, and it continued in use until the . . . Map (db m24354) HM
69Ohio (Ottawa County), Marblehead — 18-62 — The Light / The Keepers of the Light
The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Originally known as the Sandusky Bay Light Station, the lighthouse was built here in 1821 to aid navigation and prevent shipwrecks. William Kelly . . . Map (db m150126) HM
70Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — River Town / Sails and Steam / The Highway West
RIVER TOWN "The settlement of the Ohio country, sir, engrosses many of my thoughts... and if I am to form an opinion on what I have seen and heard on the subject, there are thousands in this quarter who will emigrate to that country." - . . . Map (db m21678) HM
71Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — 11-84 — The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787. Following the establishment of the public land system in 1785, the Continental Congress appointed a committee, chaired by James Monroe, to establish government in the new territory north and west of the Ohio . . . Map (db m20653) HM
72Ohio (Wayne County), Wooster — 4-85 — Barnhart Rice Homestead / Frederick Rice
Barnhart Rice Homestead The Barnhart Rice house is one of two original farmhouses occupying this 320-acre hilltop farmstead from the early days of the settlement. Started in the spring of 1822, the house was built of hand-cut sandstone . . . Map (db m66463) HM
73Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — 14-87 — Amos Spafford / Perrysburg
[Front Side of Marker]: "Amos Spafford" In 1810, early settlers here were Major Amos Spafford (1753-1818), his wife Olive (1756-1823), and their children Samuel, Aurora , Chloe (Mrs. Almon Gibbs), and Anna (Mrs. Richard Craw). In 1796, . . . Map (db m28274) HM
74Oregon (Klamath County), Worden — The 42nd Parallel
Five panels, one each for Spain, Great Britain, Russia, the United States and Mexico, outline each country's claim to the Oregon territory. Spain Vasco Nunez de Balboa first saw the Pacific Ocean in Sept. 1513. Until . . . Map (db m87958) HM
75Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Solebury Township — Thompson-Neely House
Headquarters of Brigadier-General Lord Stirling previous to the Battle of Trenton. Quartered with him were Captain William Washington, Lieutenant James Monroe (later President of the United States) and Captain James Moore of the New York Artillery, . . . Map (db m13770) HM
76Pennsylvania (Chester County), Tredyffrin Township — Quarters of Major General William AlexanderLord Sterling — Placed on the National Register of Historic Places • 1974 —
Quarters of Maj. Gen. William Alexander Lord Sterling Continental Army During the Valley Forge Encampment December 19, 1777 – June 19, 1778 Maj. James Monroe Fifth President of the United States Also quartered here . . . Map (db m62396) HM
77Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy
April 22, 1792 - March 22, 1862 Nissan 30, 5552 - Adar II 20, 5622 "I am an American, a sailor and a Jew." Born in Philadelphia in 1792, Uriah Phillips Levy was a fifth generation American. According to family stories, he left for . . . Map (db m123962) HM
78Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It
A Brief Timeline of Freedom and Slavery at this Site Before • For hundreds of years, Algonquian-speaking peoples lived here. 1682 • The city of Philadelphia was founded. 1767 • The house was built by Mary Lawrence Masters, a slaveholder . . . Map (db m102465) HM
79Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Bay Islands Park
The Bay Islands Park, managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, consists of nine sites that extend from Patience Island in the upper bay to Beavertail and Brenton Point overlooking Rhode Island Sound. Each of the nine . . . Map (db m48451) HM
80South Carolina (Beaufort County), Beaufort — Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial1711-2011 300
Beaufort 300 We celebrate and recognize the proud citizens who gave generously to create and erect these monuments to honor Beaufort's 300th Birthday January 17th 2011. (Plaque 1)    Prior to the founding of . . . Map (db m67284) HM
81South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Site of St. Andrew's Hall
Site of the St. Andrew's Hall Designed by Hugh Smith for the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston, S.C. founded in 1729, the oldest benevolent organization in the State of South Carolina corner stone laid July 4, 1814, building destroyed . . . Map (db m27469) HM
82South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — The Confederate Homec. 1800
This handsome building, c. 1800 was constructed by Gilbert Chalmers. From 1810 to 1825 it was the home of Gov. John Geddes, who married the builder's daughter. During Gov. Geddes' term in office, Pres. James Monroe visited here. In 1867 Mary . . . Map (db m27514) HM
83South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — 10-52 — Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation
Maybank GreenIn 1697 David Maybank II (1660-1713) acquired 200 acres along Hobcaw Creek from the Lords Proprietors. Maybank, a carpenter, built a house on this site which he named Hobcaw Plantation. The plantation passed to his daughter . . . Map (db m37965) HM
84South Carolina (Georgetown County), Georgetown — 22-4 — Prospect Hill
On his tour south to inspect the defenses of the Atlantic coast, President Monroe reached Prospect Hill, Col. Benjamin Huger’s residence, April 21, 1819. During his stay, April 21-24, he was lavishly entertained by his host and by the citizens and . . . Map (db m4870) HM
85South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — Fort Hill Plantation Office
John C. Calhoun's Plantation Office was his private sanctuary and housed both his study and library during his twenty-five year residency at Fort Hill. In this building Calhoun developed and set forth his most historically significant . . . Map (db m9566) HM
86Tennessee (Lawrence County), Loretto — Glen's Stand at Glen RockAndrew Jackson's Military Road
Glen's Stand was a large log house, inn, and tavern. Built pre-1812 by the Glen family in the Mississippi Territory, it was located on a trail beaten out by buffalos, which became part of (Cherokee Chief) Doublehead Trace. It stood at present-day . . . Map (db m146819) HM WM
87Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Site of the American House1808 - 1893
Site of the American House 1808-1893 Presidents Monroe, Van Buren, Pierce, Grant Generals Scott, Wool, Hampton Henry Clay, and other famous famous people entertained here.Map (db m21813) HM
88Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Ash Lawn - Highland
Ash Lawn - Highland Home of James Monroe from 1799-1823 Dedicated on July 20, 1985 by Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Mrs. G.E. Honts, Jr.Map (db m63671) HM
89Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — G-23 — James Monroe’s First FarmSite of the University of Virginia
In 1788 James Monroe purchased an 800-acre farm here to be close to his friend Thomas Jefferson and to establish a law office. In 1799 the Monroes moved to their new Highland plantation adjacent to Monticello and sold the first farm. In 1817 the . . . Map (db m8762) HM
90Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — GA-46 — Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District
Bounded by the James River to the south and the Rivanna River to the north, this nationally significant district encompasses 83,627 acres. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, it includes buildings influenced by Jefferson’s . . . Map (db m23240) HM
91Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — I-3 — University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The cornerstone of its first building was laid on October 6, 1817, in the presence of three presidents of the United States—Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. In 1825, the . . . Map (db m61101) HM
92Virginia (Albemarle County), Simeon — FL-8 — Ash Lawn – Highland
This estate was the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. In 1793, James and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe purchased 1,000 acres adjoining Jefferson’s Monticello. Called Highland, the plantation, eventually totaling 3,500 acres, . . . Map (db m23437) HM
93Virginia, Alexandria — AlexandriaA Place Through Time
13,000 years ago The Paleoindian Period A Native American hunter during the Paleoindian period discards a broken spear point, on a bluff overlooking a tributary to the Potomac River at the southern edge of present-day Alexandria. . . . Map (db m166409) HM
94Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Pimmit Run and Chain Bridge
Pimmit Run is a stream that runs from the Pimmit Hills neighborhood in Falls Church and joins the Potomac River immediately south of Chain Bridge. The mouth of Pimmit Run provided Native Americans and settlers access to fresh water and fishing, the . . . Map (db m59708) HM
95Virginia (Caroline County), Hanover — E-115 — Gabriel’s Rebellion
On 24 Aug. 1800, slave Ben Woolfolk met with other slaves at nearby Littlepage’s Bridge to recruit individuals for an insurrection planned for 30 Aug. The insurgents led by Gabriel, a slave owned by Thomas Henry Prosser of Henrico County, intended . . . Map (db m5611) HM
96Virginia, Charlottesville — A Bicentennial Tribute
To the memory and service of three Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe associated with this courthouse in Albemarle County, VirginiaMap (db m170128) HM
97Virginia, Charlottesville — Fernando Símon Bolívar1810–1898
Fernando Bolívar, a native of Venezuela, attended the University of Virginia in 1827. He was the nephew and adopted son of Símon Bolívar, The Liberator, who sent him to study in the “Republic of Washington and Jefferson.” A friend of . . . Map (db m8820) HM
98Virginia, Charlottesville — Historic Courthouse Square
This building, in continuous use as a courthouse for over 200 years, is one of America’s most historic. No other courthouse has been used by three early American Presidents at the same time, The original wood frame courthouse was erected on a . . . Map (db m19723) HM
99Virginia, Charlottesville — President Monroe’s Local Homes
In 1789 James Monroe moved to Charlottesville and for one year his home was located in the first block west of this site. Then he lived for nine years in the home he built on what is now called “Monroe Hill” at the University of . . . Map (db m19808) HM
100Virginia, Charlottesville — Q-20 — Stone Tavern and Central Hotel
George Nicholas, Albemarle County’s Virginia General Assembly delegate in 1783, built a stone house here in 1784. James Monroe occupied it 1789-1790, while improving the dwelling at his nearby farm, later the site of the University of Virginia. Here . . . Map (db m19830) HM

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