“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams Historical Markers

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By Sandra Hughes, February 20, 2017
One Nation Under God Marker
1Alabama (Shelby County), Montevallo — The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel / One Nation Under God
(side 1) The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel Inspired by Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Virginia, it was named to honor Lucille Ryals Thompson. The Chapel was built in thanksgiving for God’s blessings on America, and . . . Map (db m101505) HM
2California (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
3Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — Bissell Ferry1641 - 1917 — American Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 —
The first ferry crossing of the Connecticut River was tended by John Bissell in 1641. This road leads to the landing place where succeeding generations of Bissells, and finally the Town, kept this Ferry in continuous operation until 1917. Main . . . Map (db m114003) HM
4Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — Norwichtown Green
English settlers in southeastern Connecticut aided the Mohegan Tribe many times during the 17th century Pequot and Narragansett Wars. In 1645 Thomas Leffingwell and others helped lift a Narragansett siege of the Mohegans Fort Shantok on the Thames . . . Map (db m101909) HM
5Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Stafford
This is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them “lively” and to which the future President John Adams came for his health in 1771. Later the elite of the Nation . . . Map (db m111917) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Germans & German-Americans in The American War of Independence1776-1783
(left side text) German-Americans Fight for Independence John Adams’ letter of 6 July 1775 to James Warren provides a most vivid image of one of thousands of German-Americans willing and anxious to fight for American independence: A . . . Map (db m154644) HM
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7District 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
8District 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
9District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — The Story of RosedaleFrom Colonial Farm to Village Green
The Rosedale farmhouse is said to be the oldest house surviving in Washington, DC. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The farmhouse is a private home. Please do not enter farmhouse grounds. . . . Map (db m112385) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Crossroads of Georgetown
You are standing at what has been the crossroads of Georgetown since Colonial times. George Town was laid out on the bluffs above the harbor on either side of Wisconsin Avenue. The avenue then was called Frederick Town Rolling Road because it was . . . Map (db m113647) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.1 — Chief Justice John MarshallCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
A bronze likeness of Chief Justice John Marshall, visible on your way to the next Heritage Trail sign, keeps watch over John Marshall Park to your right. Marshall is remembered for molding the U.S. Supreme Court into today's authoritative body. . . . Map (db m56495) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — John Marshall — John Marshall Park —
Site of the residence of John Marshall Chief Justice of the United States Plaque erected under the auspices of the Columbia Historical Society and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. [Inscription on wall below the marker . . . Map (db m58625) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Navy Department Library
The Navy Department Library was established by President Adams on 31 March 1800. On that date he wrote to the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddart, requesting the gathering “… of all the best writing in Dutch, Spanish, French, . . . Map (db m51068) HM
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14District 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
15Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Mount Oswald Plantation
In 1766 Richard Oswald acquired 20,000 acres of land along the Halifax and Tomoka rivers from the British government. On this grant was established Mount Oswald Plantation which was located on this site, and produced indigo, rice, timber, molasses, . . . Map (db m21331) HM
16Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-17B — Archibald Bulloch
"This is no time to talk of moderation; in the present instance it ceases to be a virtue." Speech to Provincial Congress, June 5, 1776 Foremost among Georgia's Revolutionary patriots stood Archibald Bulloch whose remains rest in this . . . Map (db m5335) HM
17Georgia (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
18Georgia (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
19Illinois (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
20Indiana (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
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21Indiana (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
22Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Indiana Territory
On July 4, 1800, the western part of the Northwest Territory became the Indiana Territory. It covered land that would eventually be included in the present states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Vincennes, on the . . . Map (db m23266) HM
23Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Commodore John BarryCommission Number One United States Navy
February 22, 1797: At the Presidential Mansion in Philadelphia, President George Washington formally presented Irish-born John Barry with Commission Number One in the newly formed United States Navy. With the commission, backdated to the . . . Map (db m114812) HM
24Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Congress Was HereWest Street — At the End of the Revolution —
1784 Peace Treaty Ratified [Image Captions:] •Governor William Paca's Proclamation of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. Treaty of Paris Broadside Collection [MSA SC 5785] •The last page of the Treaty of Paris, . . . Map (db m114555) HM
25Maryland (Baltimore), Carroll Park — Mount Clare, the Georgia Plantation
In the late 1760’s, the Mount Clare mansion was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife, Margaret Tilghman, as their summer home. The mansion was located on the grounds of the original plantation, Georgia, and included an orangery, . . . Map (db m2533) HM
26Maryland (Baltimore), Locust Point Industrial Area — Colonel James McHenry
"This tree dedicated to Colonel James McHenry Secretary of War under Presidents Washington and John Adams and for whom Fort McHenry was named in 1798 when it was offered to the Federal Government."Map (db m145548) HM
27Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Declaration of Independence / President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
The Declaration of Independence On June 7, 1776, forty-four-year-old Richard Henry Lee, Senior Member of the Virginia Delegation, submitted a resolution to the Continental Congress:
Resolved, that these United Colonies . . . Map (db m145903) HM
28Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — James Otis Jr.
James Otis Jr. The Patriot West Barnstable 1725 — 1783 Advocate Orator Statesman President John Adams Said In Part Of Otis’s Famous Writs Of Assistance Speech In Boston February 1761 “American Independence . . . Map (db m142330) HM
29Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the MountainMount Greylock State Reservation
Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the Mountain Mount Greylock State Reservation Adams Overlook faces east, looking over the town of Adams to the Hoosac Range, a branch of the Berkshire Mountains. Named after Revolutionary War hero John . . . Map (db m85154) HM
30Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail AdamsAdams Nat’l Hist Park — Quincy, Mass —
“Improve your understanding for acquiring useful knowledge and virtue, such as will render you an ornament to society, an Honour to your Country, and a Blessing to Your parents.” Abigail Adams in a letter to her 10-year-old . . . Map (db m18502) HM
31Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Adams National Historical Park
John Adams John Quincy Adams BirthplacesMap (db m40653) HM
32Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Adams
Farmer Lawyer Patriot Diplomat First Vice President Second President of the United States Side of Monument: There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public . . . Map (db m18052) HM
33Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Old HouseAdams National Historical Park
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior [ Back of marker ] “It is but the farm of a Patriot” • • • • • John Adams,   1788Map (db m40652) HM
34Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — United First Parish Church
Within this church are the tombs of two Presidents of the United States and their wives John Adams – Second President 1735 1826 Abigail Adams 1744 1818 their son John Quincy Adams – Sixth President 1767 1848 Louisa Catherine Adams 1775 . . . Map (db m18051) HM
35Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party
From 1769-1776 Boston was the flashpoint for events leading up to the American Revolution. On February 22, 1770, a crowd gathered around the house and shop of a Tory sympathizer and customs agent, Ebenezer Richardson. When they started pelting the . . . Map (db m18766) HM
36Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Freedom Trail
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days – April 18 and . . . Map (db m191828) HM
37Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Freedom Trail
Neighborhood of Revolution “Paul Revere . . . started on a ride which, in a way has never ended.” - Esther Forbes, author of the classic study, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In In the course of just two pivotal days – April 18 and . . . Map (db m191830) HM
38Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern
The Salutation Tavern Opened in 1662, stood on the north east corner of Salutation and North Streets adjoining this Mall It was the meeting place of The Committee of Safety and in it was planned The Boston Tea Party Here Samuel . . . Map (db m76625) HM
39Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Tragic Events
Three hundred years ago this location did not have ideal conditions for a graveyard. There were many underground springs which made it soggy and damp. Tomb owners routinely found their tombs filled with water, with caskets and bodies floating about. . . . Map (db m18770) HM
40Missouri (Clay County), North Kansas City — War Memorial
War Since recorded history, one of the tragedies of man's existence is war. Wars are started by leaders and finished by citizens of the country they represent - and always at a terrible cost in human lives. These memorials will help you . . . Map (db m73566) WM
41Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Thomas Jefferson1743 - 1826
Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia - voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his . . . Map (db m179400) HM
42New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — The AftermathRed Bank Battlefield
Ye English soldiers came . . . They took two mares from me . . . and while the army was passing they came in and took our bread, pie, milk, cheese, meat dishes, cups, spoons, and then took shirts, sheets, blankets, coverleds, stodking, . . . Map (db m89743) HM
43New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — John Witherspoon1723 - 1794
Preacher “One of the most useful qualifications of a good minister is that he have a lively sense of religion upon his own heart.”             John Witherspoon Born in Gifford, Scotland, in 1723, Witherspoon was educated at the . . . Map (db m44842) HM
44New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — From Federal City to State Capital
Following the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the newly independent United States were faced with establishing a national capital. Up to this point the Continental Congress had met in several places, most often in Philadelphia and New York City. Congress . . . Map (db m166108) HM
45New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Trenton 1790–1834
1790 — Trenton named capital of New Jersey. John Fitch’s steamboat makes Trenton–Philadelphia trips three days a week. 1792 — State House opens. Assembly meets in State House for first time. 1799 — President . . . Map (db m3985) HM
46New Jersey (Middlesex County), New Brunswick — New Brunswick
Settlement begun about 1680 by Dutch and English received from George II city charter as New Brunswick in 1730. This highway was an Indian trail to the falls of the Delaware and the Minisink Trail to Navesink crossed it here. It became the Great . . . Map (db m62691) HM
47New Jersey (Middlesex County), Perth Amboy — The Bluff: Witness to History
This piece of land has always been called the Bluff, meaning a hill with a broad, steep face. This site’s history suggests another meaning for bluff – to hoodwink. It was here that a delaying tactic permitted an escape, that a fugitive found . . . Map (db m25112) HM
48New 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
49New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Billopp HouseLandmarks of New York
Built by and for Christopher Billopp about 1680, this house was long a center of colonial hospitality. It is known also as “Conference House” because Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge met here with Lord Howe at his request on . . . Map (db m7891) HM
50New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Conference HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
In September 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met here with British Lord Howe in an unsuccessful negotiation for peace.Map (db m8727) HM
51New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — The Conference House
< Lower Plaque: > Long known as “The Billopp House” built before 1700 In this house on September 11, 1776 after the Battle of Long Island a Peace Conference was held between Lord Howe, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward . . . Map (db m7889) HM
52North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Signers Monument
In Memoriam William Hooper and John Penn delegates from North Carolina 1776 to the Continental Congress and signers of the Declaration of Independence. Their remains were reinterred here 1894. Hewes’ grave is lost. He was the third signer. . . . Map (db m34883) HM
53Ohio (Adams County), Manchester — 13-1 — Israel Donalson / Manchester Founders CemeteryMember of the First Constitutional Convention of Ohio / 1791-1888
Israel Donalson, member of the First Constitutional Convention of Ohio. In May 1800, Congress passed an act building the Northwest Territory, with the western division becoming Indiana Territory and the eastern called the Territory of the . . . Map (db m136539) HM
54Ohio (Coshocton County), Warsaw — 2-16 — Colonel William Simmons1757 - 1823
Served in the Continental Army under the command of General Washington. Appointed as Accountant of the War Department by Washington and served under Presidents Adams, Jefferson and Madison. For his services in the Continental Army, received a land . . . Map (db m14872) HM
55Ohio (Coshocton County), Warsaw — The Founding of Warsaw, Ohio
In 1800, President John Adams granted 4,000 acres in the Walhonding Valley to William Simmons for his service to the United States of America as a Colonel during the Revolution, and for being one of five men appointed by President George Washington . . . Map (db m157850) HM
56Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Life At North Bend / President HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
Life at North Bend As the War of 1812 concluded, William Henry Harrison resigned his post, content to make public appearances and live a settled life with his family here in North Bend. Though his presidential campaign would . . . Map (db m167277) HM
57Ohio (Highland County), Sinking Spring — Governor Charles Willing Byrd
Governor Charles Willing Byrd was the son of Colonel William Byrd of Virginia. In 1792 President John Adams appointed him secretary of the Northwest Territory and in 1802 he became acting governor of the territory. He was a delegate to the . . . Map (db m121877) HM
58Ohio (Jefferson County), Steubenville — This Old Federal Land Office
[Left Historical Marker]: This Land Office was established by Congress on May 10, 1800. President John Adams appointed David Hoge as Land and Title Registrar, which position he held for forty years. In 1801 Mr. Hoge bought the . . . Map (db m46886) HM
59Ohio (Licking County), Johnstown — 17-45 — Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans
Side A: Johnstown Cemetery In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had . . . Map (db m16711) HM
60Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Labor leader, workers' advocate. Arrested and jailed in Homestead for speaking to striking steelworkers, 1919. When a judge asked who gave her a permit to speak publicly, she replied, "Patrick Henry. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams!"Map (db m44869) HM
61Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Plumstead Township — MarinesEstablished November 10, 1775
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins November 10, 1775 Continental Congress authorized the first two Continental Marine Battalions March . . . Map (db m143969) HM WM
62Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Quakertown — The Fries Rebellion of 1799
Site of early challenge to federal government's authority. This armed resistance by Pennsylvania-German farmers to the 1798 federal house tax was suppressed by soldiers. Leader John Fries was arrested for treason, condemned to death, and pardoned . . . Map (db m26846) HM
63Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Dr. Benjamin RushFounder of Dickinson College
Entering this gateway to Dickinson College, you can see the statue of the college's founder, Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). The bronze statue, which was erected in 2004, is a replica of a statue unveiled 100 years earlier at the Navy's Bureau of . . . Map (db m82795) HM
64Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Old Center Square (Penn Square)
Indian wigwams, a hickory tree, and a spring - that was old center square "Hickory Town" prior to 1730. In that year, however, significant changes occurred as Andrew and James Hamilton laid out Lancaster Townstead with an open square. Streets . . . Map (db m5151) HM
65Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Bethlehem — Colonial Industrial Quarter1741 - 1800
“They have carried the mechanical Arts to greater Perfection here than in any Place which I have seen.” John Adams to Abigail Adams April, 1777 Early Industrial History By 1745, only four years after they founded . . . Map (db m26917) HM
66Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Bethlehem — Waterworks1762
“They have a Sett of Pumps which go by Water, which force the water up through leaden Pipes, from the River to the Top of the Hill, near an hundred feet.” John Adams to Abigail Adams 1777 A bountiful spring supplied . . . Map (db m27191) HM
67Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — The Old Chapel
Before and during the American Revolution many noted patriots worshiped here, including George Washington, Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Count Casimir Pulaski and the Marquis de Lafayette. In 1792 . . . Map (db m27189) HM
68Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "We shall come to a civil war"
Abigail wrote to her sister in May of 1798 expressing her fears as the political debate heated up over President Adams' policies towards France. Over one thousand men marched in support of Adams on the street outside her window, while rumors . . . Map (db m102222) HM
69Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Congregation of the Dead
On January 27, 1777, Deborah Norris wrote to her friend Sally Wister of a "shocking sight." Large pits are dug in the negroes burying ground (Washington Square), and forty or fifty (soldiers) coffins are put in the same hole. Throughout that . . . Map (db m9047) HM
70Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Declaration of Independence
This bronze sculpture replicates John Trumbull’s famous painting Declaration of Independence that is displayed in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. It depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to the . . . Map (db m106148) HM
71Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — In This BuildingSat the First Senate and the First House of Representatives
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72Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — National Funeral For President Washington
George Washington died on Dec. 14, 1799. Congress set Dec. 26 as a day of formal mourning in Philadelphia, the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800. The national funeral was in Zion Lutheran Church--located at this site, 1766-1870-- and among those . . . Map (db m43006) HM
73Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Old City Hall / Independence Hall / Congress Hall
Old City Hall Used by the U.S. Supreme Court Independence Hall Built as the Pennsylvania State House Congress Hall Built as the County Court House 1737 ❦ Construction . . . Map (db m210950) HM
74Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Old St. Mary's1763
Old St. Mary's church was the most important Catholic church during the American Revolution and the early years of the nation. Built in 1763, when St. Joseph's became too small to accommodate the Catholic population of the city, the church was . . . Map (db m9111) HM
75Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Powel House1765
He was the enemy of all exorbitants Powers and a sincere Friend to the Liberties of his Country. To all this was added a Taste for Science, for the Fine Arts and for all the Improvements of Civil Life. Epitaph of Samuel Powel, Christ Church . . . Map (db m137816) HM
76Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Suppressing the Opposition
On June 26, 1798, three weeks before Congress passed the Sedition Act, President Adams greeted dinner guests at the President's House. Two blocks away, Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin and editor of the Aurora, was . . . Map (db m102250) HM
77Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 29 — The City Tavern — Independence Hall National Historical Park —
Completed on the eve of the American Revolution to serve the elite of Philadelphia, the City Tavern soon hosted the elite of an emerging American nation. The City Tavern, like many other 18th Century taverns, was more than a “bar.” . . . Map (db m51219) HM
78Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The Executive BranchThe President's House — Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation —
A NEW NATION: A NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT The federal government moved from New York City to Philadelphia in 1790. Years of contentious debate over where to locate the nation's capital contributed to the divide between North and . . . Map (db m102254) HM
79Pennsylvania (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
80Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The President's House - Washington and Adams
Presidents Washington and Adams lived and worked in a house on this site from 1790 to 1800. Here they established traditions and protocols that our presidents follow to this day. The Washington Years Washington moved into the President's House . . . Map (db m8983) HM
81Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The President's House Site 1790-1800
President George Washington called the elegant three-story brick mansion that once stood on this spot "the best single house in the city." Both Presidents Washington (1790-1797) and John Adams (1797-1800) lived and worked in this house, . . . Map (db m8914) HM
82Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Washington's Death and a Renewed Hope for Freedom
When President John Adams ordered a day of mourning throughout the nation to mark George Washington's death in 1799, Reverend Richard Allen saw an opportunity for the Free African Community of Philadelphia to expand the meaning of liberty. He . . . Map (db m102417) HM
83Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — John Adams1735 – 1826
Second President of the United States in whose honor this Fort was named. July 4th, 1799Map (db m48085) HM
84Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Newport Harbor
Newport Harbor has been a center of commerce and industry since the days Narragansetts and Wampanoags, Native Americans, fished the waters of this bay. The first European explorer was Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian who sailed for the King of . . . Map (db m189621) HM
85South Carolina (Beaufort County), Pinckney Island — 07-19 — Charles Cotesworth Pinckney(1746–1825)
[Front]: Born in South Carolina, Pinckney was educated in England and served in the First and Second Provincial Congresses. A commander in the Revolution, he later served in the SC General Assembly, signed the US Constitution, and was . . . Map (db m30536) HM
86South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — McBee Chapel
Was built in 1841 at the request of Alexander McBee son of Vardry McBee founder of Conestee, S.C. This building was designed and laidout by John Adams, Vardry McBee's millwright. Mr. Adams designed the church in an octagonal shape so as to . . . Map (db m9395) HM
87South Carolina (Kershaw County), Camden — The Camden Oakcirca 1790
As a mere sapling, I witnessed the rebirth of Camden after the devastations of the American Revolution. The British had occupied our town as a supply post in June 1780. When they evacuated eleven months later, they left it “little more than a . . . Map (db m48739) HM
88South Carolina (Sumter County), near Sumter — Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway
This honors his 250th birthday, 1734-1984. Born in Va., Aug. 14. A frontiersman and Indian fighter. By 1760 he had settled in S.C. He was a member First Provincial Congress, called in 1775 because war with England threatened. The commander of . . . Map (db m36271) HM
89Tennessee (Obion County), Union City — Thomas Jefferson1743-1826
President of the United States of America, served two terms from 1801-1809 Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, a Charter of America and Universal Liberties Drafted in 1776. He became the Nation's First . . . Map (db m106069) HM
90Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Let Freedom Ring
For someone to choose this country and live through 17 U.S. Presidents is amazing. Eugene Magevney was born in 1798 in Ireland. He must have heard the call of freedom from America as a child while our nation was still in its infancy and John Adams . . . Map (db m115917) HM
91Virginia, Alexandria — 22 — First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria"Old Presbyterian Meeting House" — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Panel 1 - upper middle of east face: The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria founded A.D. 1772 House of worship erected 1774. Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835. Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836. Panel 2 - . . . Map (db m122164) HM
92Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — Red Hill"Give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
After three decades of public service, Patrick Henry retired in 1794 to Red Hill plantation in Charlotte County, which he regarded as "one of the garden spots of the world." He purchased the 700-acre estate and simple story-and-half house in 1794 . . . Map (db m128698) HM
93Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — 10 — Red Hill — Patrick Henry National Memorial —
One mile to the south is Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s last home and burial place. The marble stone covering his grave carries the simple inscription, “His fame his best epitaph.” Henry came here in 1794 and died at his beloved Red Hill . . . Map (db m65398) HM
94Virginia (Fauquier County), Midland — John Marshall’s Birthplace Park
JOHN MARSHALL, Chief Justice of the United States, and principal founder of judicial review and of the American system of constitutional law was born in a log cabin just east of here on September 24, 1755. At that time, . . . Map (db m2208) HM
95Virginia (Hanover County), Hanover — 6 — Hanover Courthouse“Give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 —
Hanover County was organized in 1720 and named for George I, King of England and former elector of Hanover in Germany. Seventeen years later (between 1737 and 1738), construction of the courthouse structure began and was completed in 1743. The . . . Map (db m32691) HM
96Virginia (Hanover County), Hanover — 6 — Hanover Courthouse“Give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 —
In December 1763, the Historic Hanover Courthouse was the site of the famous Parsons’ Cause, an opening salvo of the American Revolution. During the Parsons’ Cause trial, Patrick Henry voiced one of the first American objections to denial of the . . . Map (db m32692) HM
97Virginia (Hanover County), Mechanicsville — 4 — Pine SlashWelcome to Pine Slash and the Honeymoon Cottage
Upon Patrick Henry’s marriage to Sarah Shelton in 1754, he received for her dowry a 300-acre tract of land and six slaves. Like many Virginians with small farms, Henry labored in the fields with his slaves. Much of the soil at Pine Slash had been . . . Map (db m46754) HM
98Virginia (Hanover County), Mechanicsville — 2 — Polegreen ChurchReverend Samuel Davies and a young Patrick Henry
For more than a century the Polegreen Church stood as a monument to the Hanover Dissenters and Samuel Davies in the struggle for religious liberty. Though Davies died fifteen years before the American Revolution, his influence and revolutionary . . . Map (db m32674) HM
99Virginia (Hanover County), Mechanicsville — 2 — Polegreen ChurchCradle of Religious Freedom in America
From Virginia’s founding until the American Revolution 170 years later, the Anglican Church was the only state recognized religion. The government built the churches and the parsonages and paid the clergy with tax money. All other religious groups . . . Map (db m32679) HM
100Virginia (Hanover County), Mechanicsville — 3 — Rural Plains"Give me liberty or give me death!" — Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 —
Rural Plains, home of the Shelton family for nearly three centuries, stands on the northern bank of Totopotomoy Creek. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Henry married Sarah Shelton in 1754. Family tradition places the wedding ceremony in the first floor . . . Map (db m35014) HM

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