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Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson Historical Markers

Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
Plaque and stone in front of the Baldwin County Courthouse.
1Alabama (Baldwin County), Bay Minette — Judge Harry Toulmin(1766 – 1823)
Born and educated in England, Toulmin became a Unitarian Minister and fled persecution in 1793. In the U.S. he served as President of Transylvania University and Secretary of the State of Kentucky. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the first . . . Map (db m100850) HM
2Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Cherokee Indian Removal
In the early 1800's Cherokees of this area were under the leadership of Doublehead and Tahlonteskee. After Doublehead's assassination in 1807, Tahlonteskee notified President Jefferson that he and his people were ready to move west. In 1808 . . . Map (db m36030) HM
3Alabama (Mobile County), Mt. Vernon — 5 — Ephraim Kirby's Grave — Mount Vernon History Trail —
From 1799 to 1817, this portion of the United States fell. within Mississippi Territory (from which the present-day states of Mississippi and Alabama were created), and the area north of Mobile consisted of two parts: Tombigbee District west . . . Map (db m149309) HM
4Arkansas (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
5California (San Luis Obispo County), Atascadero — Your American Heritage Monument
The purpose of this monument is to forever stand as a tribute to our nation's Founding Fathers who created the two most important documents that laid the foundation of our country: the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. This . . . Map (db m67581) HM
6Colorado (Garfield County), Glenwood Springs — When the Railroads Arrived in Glenwood Springs
The Roaring Fork Valley's coal fields sparked a war of expansion between two railroads: the Denver and the Rio Grande Railroad and the Colorado Midland Railroad. In 1886 the Colorado Midland proposed building a line to Aspen. Knowing that . . . Map (db m120532) HM
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7Connecticut (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
8Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Jefferson Bridge
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9Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Peter Pond1740 - 1807
Somewhere in the adjacent cemetery lies the unmarked grave of Peter Pond, a veteran of the French and Indian War, fur trader, explorer and cartographer born in Milford. He helped organize expeditions west of the Great Lakes. He became . . . Map (db m54721) HM
10Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NCC-237 — Witherspoon Tavern
David Witherspoon, born in Ireland, built this tavern in 1761 as a midpoint between waterways to the east and west. While traveling to the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson lodged here on June 20, 1775. George Washington also dined at the . . . Map (db m155564) HM
11Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-121 — Cool Spring Park
With the completion of Cool Spring Reservoir in 1877, an adjoining parcel of unused land was reserved for park purposes. Formally designated as Cool Spring Park, the grounds were managed by the Wilmington Water Department until 1967, when the City . . . Map (db m10917) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Arboretum — Galium mollugoWhite Bedstraw
The roots produce reds similar to madder (Rubia tinctorum), although they are thin and yield less pigment than the thicker madder roots. The seeds of this plant were imported from France by Thomas Jefferson.Map (db m144649) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Uriah TracyCongressional Cemetery
Uriah Tracy (1755-1807) was a Revolutionary War patriot and later a Senator from Connecticut. As a young man, he joined a militia company that responded to the famous Lexington Alarm in 1775. Tracy studied law at Yale & served in the Connecticut . . . Map (db m141895) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 12 — Christ Church and Its ParishionersTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
This is Christ Church, Washington Parish, the first Episcopal church established in Washington City (1794), and attended by Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. At first Christ Church met in a nearby tobacco warehouse. In . . . Map (db m130727) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Destroying the LibraryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The original Library of Congress occupied a room in the U.S. Capitol. When British troops burned the Capitol in 1814, the collection was destroyed. After the war Thomas Jefferson helped re-establish the library by selling to Congress at a . . . Map (db m80848) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Eastern MarketA Lively Market for a Lively Neighborhood
Established by order of President Thomas Jefferson 1805, this building constructed 1873, designed by Adolf Cluss, additions 1907-8 by Snowden Ashford. Eastern Market, one of three public markets proposed in L’Enfant’s Plan, was established in . . . Map (db m20358) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 1 — Edge of the RowTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
America’s oldest navy and marine installations are just blocks from where you are standing. This is the northern edge of a Capitol Hill community shaped by the presence of the U.S. military. Eighth Street is its commercial center. The . . . Map (db m130729) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Marine BarracksWashington, D.C. — "Oldest Post of the Corps" —
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19District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 5 — Oldest Post of the CorpsTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
On your left is Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest continuously manned post in the U.S. Marine Corps. The installation was originally designed by architect George Hadfield in 1801 with a central parade ground and housing for 500 . . . Map (db m130737) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 7 — Strike Up the BandTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
If you are hearing the ringing tones of band music, one of the ensembles of the world-famous United States Marine Band may be practicing inside the Marine Barracks. John Philip Sousa, the neighborhood’s most famous son, spent 19 years . . . Map (db m130738) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — An American MeridianMeridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Thomas Jefferson believed the surveyor's of the nation's capital city should set a new American Meridian, a north-south line running through both poles and the American continent. This reference line, longitude 0° 0°, would aid navigation, . . . Map (db m63770) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — The Inaugural Parade Tradition
This montage showing four presidential inaugural parades along 15th St., NW is based on artist Earl Minderman's 1980 visioning of President thomas Jefferson's inaugural parade as well as historic photos of the inauguration of Presidents Garfield, . . . Map (db m91808) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — White House Kitchen GardenNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
”. . . Now I shall plant, if at all, more for the public than for myself.” John Quincy Adams, diary entry for July 5, 1826, shortly before beginning the first major planting program at the White House. Massachusetts . . . Map (db m61677) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Eastern Redbud
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis Common Name: Eastern redbud, American redbud, American Judas tree Mature Size: 20 to 30 feet tall, 30 to 35 feet wide Bloom Time: Spring Flower Color: Pink Native . . . Map (db m189269) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Georgetown's Watering Holes
Among the first businesses in historic Georgetown were its inns and taverns. They not only offered food, drink and lodging, but were focal points of community life where political debate and civic meetings took place and business deals were made. . . . Map (db m121195) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish
This first Episcopal congregation in Georgetown was founded in 1796 by the Reverend Walter Dulany Addison. Other founders and benefactors include Thomas Hyde, Thomas Corcoran, Benjamin Stoddert, and Francis Scott Key. President Thomas Jefferson . . . Map (db m113951) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — St. John's: 200 Years of History
Step across the cobblestone street and trolley tracks of a bygone era and look up at the façade of St. John's Church, Georgetown Parish, designed in the Federal style by William Thornton, architect of the Capitol. This Episcopal parish, . . . Map (db m112133) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Washington Before Washington
In 1608 Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac, the first European to lay eyes on this site. At that time, ships could sail up to this point, and beautiful bluffs led down to the water. Algonquin Indians lived here in great numbers, drawn by . . . Map (db m110015) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 12 — Kalorama TriangleRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
You are standing in the Kalorama Triangle Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987. Most of its elaborate houses were built between 1888 and 1930 in what was then the "Washington Heights" subdivision. . . . Map (db m130715) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1806Thomas Jefferson
Better roads link the nation and enable people and goods to move inland. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signs the law authorizing the construction of the first federal highway, the National Road.Map (db m112734) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 2 — Ceremony at the CrossroadsCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ...” Walt Whitman.
It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 . . . Map (db m14875) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 2 — Ceremony at the CrossroadsCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"Imagine a great wide avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long for two days…"
As described by the great American poet Walt Whitman, the grand parade of 200,000 Union . . . Map (db m154355) HM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 8 — Pennsylvania AvenueCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Main Street” for the city and the nation.
Just a few steps ahead is Pennsylvania Avenue the inaugural parade route for every president since Thomas Jefferson and “Main Street” for local Washington since the . . . Map (db m29651) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Site of Rhodes Tavern1799 - 1984
Built in 1799, in the hope that the new capital would become a great city. Opened as a tavern and inn by William Rhodes, 1801. Washington's first 'town hall,' where White House architect James Hoban and other citizens met to petition . . . Map (db m39618) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 1 & 2 — History of Sheridan-KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new . . . Map (db m112621) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 7 — Joel BarlowSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. Thomas Jefferson urged Barlow to settle . . . Map (db m129820) HM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 6 — KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . Map (db m112615) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of IndependenceA Gift From The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration — 1976 —
In Congress, July 4, 1776. Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we . . . Map (db m137039) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Washington: The ManNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man." Thomas Jefferson, January 2, 1814 George Washington shaped the United States in both war and peace. He led the Continental Army against the British in the . . . Map (db m194168) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Thomas Jefferson Memorial — National Historic Landmark —
This Cornerstone was laid by Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States of America 1939
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man
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41District of Columbia (Washington), West Potomac Park — Defender of LibertyGeorge Mason Memorial, National Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“I ... looked forward to ... Independence, ... and will risque the last Penny of my Fortune and the last Drop of my Blood upon the Issue.” George Mason, 1778. George Mason belonged to the genteel . . . Map (db m111346) HM
42Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-279 — Jefferson County Sesquicentennial1827-1977
When Florida’s Territorial Legislative Council established Jefferson County in January, 1827, settlers from the seaboard states already had begun to develop cotton plantations in this area. In December, 1827, the county seat received the name . . . Map (db m126297) HM
43Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-278 — The Town of Monticello
Jefferson County became Territorial Florida's 13th county in January, 1827. In December of that year, the town of Monticello, named in honor of Thomas Jefferson's famous Virginia home, was laid out and lots began to be sold. During the 1830s and . . . Map (db m126300) HM
44Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — America – A Defender Of LibertySanta Rosa Veterans Memorial Plaza
1948 - 1991 The Cold War April, 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis November 20, 1970 Son Tay Raid 1979 - 1981 Iranian Hostage Crisis . . . Map (db m152684) WM
45Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — Freedom Of The PressSanta Rosa Veterans Memorial Plaza
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46Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-7 — Colonial Trading Path
Colonial Trading Path or “Lower Path” joined the heart of the Creek Nation on the Chattahoochee River to the English Trading Post in Ocmulgee Old Fields, now Ocmulgee National Monument. Here the chief towns of the ancient Creek Confederacy stretched . . . Map (db m206104) HM
47Georgia (Camden County), St. Marys — WeatheringThe War of 1812 — St. Marys History Walk —
Put in place in 1810, U.S. Navy gunboats, small row-able riverboats placed in service by President Thomas Jefferson to defend home waters of the U.S., were stationed at Naval Station St. Marys/Pt. Peter. In September 1813, a Category 3 hurricane . . . Map (db m144924) HM
48Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Construction of Fort Jackson
(Panel one) British Military Force Threatens the United States In the early years of the 19th century, the United States was a fledgling nation with a population of 7,700,000, a standing army of 6,700, and a navy of only 12 ships. . . . Map (db m25014) HM
49Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — William StephensFirst Grand Master, Grand Lodge Of Georgia, F &AM
Born January 1752 at Beaulieu (Bulie) near Savannah of distinguished English ancestry, William Stephens was an eminent lawyer and jurist during and after the War For Independence. Georgia’s first Attorney-General he was also Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m5432) HM
50Georgia (DeKalb County), Stone Mountain — Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial
Tablet #1 There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done - the honor of the integrity of principle. Robert E. Lee Tablet #2 So, my son, when in the conflict of life - the cloud and the darkness come, stand . . . Map (db m87443) WM
51Georgia (DeKalb County), Stone Mountain — The Country Comes Before Me
Tablet #1 The richer, the wiser, the more powerful a man is, the greater is the obligation upon him to employ his gifts in the lessening of that sum of human misery. John Randolph Tablet #2 Those who labor in the earth . . . Map (db m87449) WM
52Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-7 — Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
This was the summer home of Joseph Habersham of Savannah (1751-1815), Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader. He was a Colonel in the Continental Army, a member of Continental Congress, and of the Georgia Convention that . . . Map (db m43697) HM
53Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Samuel Hammond
Born in Richmond County, Virginia, Sept. 1757, Died at Varello, near Augusta, Sept. 1842. Patriot,       Soldier,       Statesman. Captain of minutemen at Great Kanahwa, 1774. Long Bridge, Norfolk,                               1775. . . . Map (db m9802) HM
54Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — "...Observe the face of the country..."Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
President Thomas Jefferson, driven by a life-long passion for scientific exploration and study, instructed Meriwether Lewis to record details about the flora, fauna, geology and people of the land between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean. As . . . Map (db m123162) HM
55Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Songs Of Sadness On This Sacred PathNez Perce Flight of 1877
In July of 1877, nearly 800 Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people traveled with heavy hearts across the Lolo Trail above you. They did not know if they would ever return to their homes. The women sang songs of sorrow and longing. The journey began in the . . . Map (db m123163) HM
56Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone IndianMembers of the Lewis & Clark Expedition - August and September 1805
In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian who guided the Lewis & Clark expedition from the Salmon to the Bitterroot Valley after he had shown Captain Clark that the Salmon River Canyon was impassable. Old Toby served this famous . . . Map (db m59632) HM
57Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Plants New to Science
(Two panels share a common support.) Meriwether Lewis identified, described and collected plants that were new to science and observed how the Shoshone used local plants. These species can be found in this area: • Syringa or Mock . . . Map (db m109584) HM
58Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis & ClarkCorps of Discovery
Charting the Confluence On November 14, 1803, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Corps of Discovery stayed for six days, one of the longest stops made by the expedition. Here, they saw the Mississippi for the first time, . . . Map (db m19413) HM
59Illinois (Fayette County), Vandalia — Madonna of the TrailThe National Old Trails Road
N·S·D·A·R Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days The Cumberland Road. Built by the Federal Government. Was authorized by Congress and approved by Thomas Jefferson in 1806. Vandalia marks the . . . Map (db m42341) HM
60Illinois (Fayette County), Vandalia — VandaliaEnd of The Road
In 1828 Joseph Shriver surveyed the National Road from Indiana to the Illinois capital at Vandalia. Between the Wabash and Kaskaskia rivers, he found little more than wilderness. By the mid-1830s, the National Road had spawned settlements in . . . Map (db m144226) HM
61Illinois (Fayette County), Vandalia — Welcome to the National Road Interpretive CenterVandalia, Illinois
Come inside and live the story of the Historic National Road, the road that built the nation. Just thirty years after declaring independence from the British, the young nation was feeling the growing pains of westward expansion. President Thomas . . . Map (db m144185) HM
62Illinois (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
63Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Surveyor PresidentsLooking for Lincoln
Many people look at Mount Rushmore, carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota, as a monument to four Presidents, but land surveyors see it as "three surveyors and one other guy." Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln all were land . . . Map (db m48744) HM
64Illinois (St. Clair County), Collinsville — Cahokia MoundsThe Road to America's Oldest City
In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation creating America's first federal highway. The National Road would join the bustling cities of the East to the resource-rich wilderness of the West, connecting state capitals, county seats, . . . Map (db m144040) HM
65Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Little Turtle
Miami Chief Mishikinakwa or Me-she-kin-no-quah, known to the Euro-Americans as Little Turtle, born circa 1747, played a significant role in the settlement of the area surrounding the confluence of the Three Rivers. He was the most successful Native . . . Map (db m197057) HM
66Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Meshekinnoquah(Chief Little Turtle)
Chief Little Turtle was one of the most feared and respected leaders during the frontier wars of the 1780s and 1790s when Fort Wayne was born. Known to his people as Meshekinnoquah, Little Turtle is thought to have been born in 1752 in a village . . . Map (db m21503) HM
67Indiana (Clark County), Clarksville — History’s Great Explorers
History’s Great Explorers Lewis & Clark Acclaimed National Heroes The Eastern Legacy October 14, 1803 Meriwether Lewis came from Washington, D.C. and met William Clark at the Falls of the Ohio “When they shook hands, the Lewis . . . Map (db m103856) HM
68Indiana (Elkhart County), New Paris — Five Medals Village
Near this spot stood the village of the Potawatomi War Chief Five Medals, whose Indian name was Onaska. This chief ceased hostilities against the United States government after signing the Greenville Treaty, 1795. He met with Presidents . . . Map (db m30172) HM
69Indiana (Kosciusko County), Warsaw — General Tadeusz "Thaddeus" KosciuszkoPolish Patriot — 1746 - 1817 —
• American Revolution Engineer 1776 - 1783 • Father of West Point • Head of Philadelphia, Saratoga & Southern Campaign • Awarded Cincinnati Order Medal by George Washington • Fought for freedom of Poland 1784 - 1794 Dedicated to . . . Map (db m16276) HM
70Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Seeking Buyers and Sellers
French, Spanish, and British traders already controlled trade empires west of the Mississippi river when Lewis and Clark began the Expedition in 1804. but President Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to control trade in the newly acquired . . . Map (db m45162) HM
71Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — Anticipating An Indian Council
One of President Jefferson’s goals for this expedition was to seek out the native peoples and council with them. On July 28, 2804, the expedition passed this overlook area early in the morning and noted of this area “a bluff on the S.S. . . . Map (db m45111) HM
72Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — Like a Bald Man’s Head
During late July and early August of 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled the length of the Missouri River that today is the boarder between Iowa and Nebraska. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark studied the river, forests, and prairies. . . . Map (db m45117) HM
73Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly . . . Map (db m45116) HM
74Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — Floyd Monument
West Side of Monument Floyd This Shaft Marks the Burial Place of Sergeant Charles Floyd A Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition He Died in his Country's service and was buried near this spot August 20 1804 Graves of . . . Map (db m177305) HM
75Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — The Death of Sergeant FloydLewis & Clark Expedition
Sgt. Floyd's Burial On Monday, August 20, 1804 this was written in the journal of Lewis and Clark: "...I am Dull & heavy been up the greater Part of last night with Serjt. Floyd, who is as bad as he can be to live...We set out under a . . . Map (db m92782) HM
76Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — The Lewis & Clark Expedition
In 1804-1806, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on an epic journey. Charged by President Thomas Jefferson to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana territory, they mapped . . . Map (db m112825) HM
77Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — The Lewis and Clark ExpeditionLewis and Clark National Historic Trail
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana . . . Map (db m177302) HM
78Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . Map (db m44807) HM
79Kansas (Dickinson County), Herington — Vietnam MemorialFreedom Is Not Free
[Roll of Honored Dead] Delbert LeRoy Trube Jr PFC - US Marine Corps Aug 18 1947 - Mar 5 1966 Dennis Leon Anderson Lt JG - US Navy Oct 24 1942 - Jan 11 1968 Jimmie Lester Todd MSgt- US Army 15 Engr Bn 9 Inf Div Sep 6 1930 - . . . Map (db m49724) WM
80Kansas (Doniphan County), White Cloud — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . Map (db m55928) HM
81Kansas (Ford County), Dodge City — The 100th Meridian, Where East Meets West
"Experience teaches that it is not wise to depend upon rainfall where the amount is less than 20 inches annually. The isohyetal or mean rainfall line of 20 inches…in a general way…may be represented by the 100th meridian. [In this region] . . . Map (db m65287) HM
82Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Captain Meriwether Lewis1774 - 1809
Soldier, scholar, diplomat, explorer, the career of Meriwether Lewis epitomizes the range of duties and responsibilities inherent in the role of United States Army officer. Lewis was born 18 August, 1774 in Virginia and was commissioned as ensign in . . . Map (db m66670) HM
83Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Captain William Clark1770 - 1838
Captain William Clark epitomized the best qualities of the American citizen-soldier and their seminal contributions to the development of the United States. Clark was born 1 August, 1770 to a modest, but accomplished and fiercely patriotic Virginia . . . Map (db m66682) HM
84Kansas (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
85Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . Map (db m53963) HM
86Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — 1309 — Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre
Fort Jefferson Site Built in 1780 by George Rogers Clark as part of impressive plan of settlement, conceived by Gov. Patrick Henry of Virginia, later pursued by and named for Gov. Thomas Jefferson. The fort was to protect US claim to its . . . Map (db m18639) HM
87Kentucky (Bell County), Middlesboro — 2217 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland GapCumberland Gap
Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a party of Expedition veterans and a Mandan Indian delegation, went through Cumberland Gap in Nov. 1806 en route to Washington to report on the expedition. Over. Cumberland . . . Map (db m33299) HM
88Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 2216 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville
In December 1806, William Clark, coleader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean, visited his nephews in school in Danville. Clark was en route to Washington to report to President Jefferson and other government officials about the . . . Map (db m49744) HM
89Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — Andrew Jackson1767 - 1845
George Washington's diary included references to attending horse racing and Thomas Jefferson was also an avid horseman. Their interest, however, could hardly match that of Andrew Jackson, who stabled some of his race horses on the White House . . . Map (db m58344) HM
90Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — George Washington1732 - 1799
The first President of the United States was an avid horseman and outdoorsman, as befit his era, and he at times was a participant in horse racing. The cherished tale of his Magnolia running against a horse owned by Thomas Jefferson was refuted by . . . Map (db m58334) HM
91Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 1687 — Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church
This church was organized April 21, 1827, at nearby "Cabell's Dale," home of Mary Cabell Breckinridge, widow of John Breckinridge, U.S. Senator and Attorney General in Thomas Jefferson's cabinet. The original brick church, constructed in 1828 on . . . Map (db m35853) HM
92Kentucky (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
93Kentucky (Hart County), Munfordville — Anthony Woodson FarmBattle of Munfordville — September 14-17, 1862 —
Thomas Woodson received this farm as a land grant from Thomas Jefferson for service in the Revolutionary War. His son Anthony made his home on this site and developed a prosperous farmstead, considered one of the finest in the county. From his front . . . Map (db m40033) HM
94Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1697 — City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse
City and County Named. Louisville, at the Falls of the Ohio, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Site first served as a military outpost; the city which developed was named for Louis XVI. Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided in 1780 . . . Map (db m104581) HM
95Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1441 — Jefferson County
One of three original counties formed when Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided by Va. Act in 1780. Other 2 counties were Lincoln and Fayette. Jefferson included 19 present-day counties; parts of 11 others. By 1811 reduced to present boundaries. . . . Map (db m205257) HM
96Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Thomas Jefferson Memorial
( inscribed around the base ) This monument to Thomas Jefferson was presented to the people of Kentucky July 4 1900 by Isaac W and Bernard Bernheim to perpetuate the teachings and examples of the Founders of the Republic ( . . . Map (db m104579) HM
97Kentucky (Livingston County), Smithland — 801 — County Named, 1798
For Robert R. Livingston, 1746-1813 N.Y. provincial convention 1775; Continental Congress 1775-77, 1779-81; one of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence. Sec. of Foreign Affairs, 1781-83. Administered oath to Washington, first . . . Map (db m159390) HM
98Kentucky (Pendleton County), Falmouth — The Kennett TavernNational Register of Historical Places — Historical tavern and stagecoach stop (circa 1800) —
The Kennett Tavern is the oldest commercial building remaining in the State of Kentucky reflecting a Federal/Georgian style architecture. Built along the Old Revolutionary War Road during the Thomas Jefferson Administration-this tavern/hotel housed . . . Map (db m67670) HM
99Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Mexican-American WarThe Louisiana Connection
Three Louisiana men played prominent roles in the Mexican-American War. Though John Slidell was born in New York, he moved to New Orleans in 1819, started a successful law practice, and eventually became an important leader of the Democratic Party . . . Map (db m114832) HM
100Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Bridge City — Parish of Jefferson
On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the following year, July 4.Map (db m148816) HM

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