“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Maryland Historical Trust Historical Markers

Launched in 1933, the roadside historical marker program has proven an effective way to draw attention to the many events, people and places that have contributed to the richness of our state and nation. The marker program is administered in cooperation with the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Billmeyer Game Refuge Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 12, 2022
Billmeyer Game Refuge Marker
1Maryland, Allegany County, Bellegrove — Billmeyer Game Refuge
656 acres, purchased December 15th, 1923, from Frank Billmeyer; from Hunter's License Fund, for the purpose of propagating game.Map (db m199927) HM
2Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — "Braddock's Road"
Near this point, on June 10, 1755, after nearly a month's delay at Fort Cumberland, Braddock's troops started towards Fort Duquesne to wrest it from the French. On July 9, 1755, he met his terrible defeat at the Monongahela.Map (db m155433) HM
3Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — “The Narrows”
One of the most picturesque spots around Cumberland. Discovered by Spendelow after the road over Wills Mountain had been constructed by General Braddock. Adopted as the route of the Cumberland Road (The National Road) 1833. The old stone bridge . . . Map (db m187070) HM
4Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — Church of St. Patrick, Cumberland
A log chapel dedicated to St. Mary was built on this site in 1791. The first parishioners were mostly English Catholics from Southern Maryland. A brick church replaced the log building in 1939. Cumberland became a major center of transportation and . . . Map (db m134394) HM
5Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — Folck's Mill
Here in Evitts Creek Valley on August 1, 1864, General McCausland's Confederate cavalry, returning after burning Chambersburg, was surprised by General Kelley's Union troops from Cumberland. The Confederates were repulsed and retreated . . . Map (db m19320) HM
6Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — Jane FrazierWife of Lieut. John Frazier
Jane Frazier wife of Lieut. John Frazier was captured by Indians near this spot in October 1755 and taken to the Miami River. She escaped after eighteen months and made her way back to her home.Map (db m402) HM
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7Maryland, Allegany County, Cumberland — On this Site Originally Stood the Headquarters of George Washington
On this site originally stood the Headquarters of George Washington, since removed to Riverside Park. He was entertained at David Lynn's house (which later occupied this site) when he came here in 1794 to review the troops during the Whisky . . . Map (db m155434) HM
8Maryland, Allegany County, Dickens — Washington’s Road
By order of Colonel Bouquet, George Washington’s troops opened this road from Fort Cumberland to Reas-town (Bedford, Pa.) during July 1758. Bouquet and Washington conferred half-way between these places July 30, 1758.Map (db m166865) HM
9Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone — “The Warrior’s Path”
War path of the five nations from central New York to the Carolinas. One of the longest Indian trails in America, crossed this highway about this point.Map (db m3489) HM
10Maryland, Allegany County, Flintstone — Perry Barnes Game Refuge
50 acres, purchased December 13, 1930, from Perry Barnes and wife; from Hunter's License Fund for the purpose of propagating game.Map (db m199926) HM
11Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — George's Creek Valley
During colonial exploration and settlement the valley provided a route to the western frontier. In 1753, preceding the French and Indian War, George Washington traveled this route to deliver Gov. Dinwiddie's order that the French abandon their . . . Map (db m84736) HM
12Maryland, Allegany County, La Vale — First Toll Gate House
First toll gate house on the old National (Cumberland) Road. Erected about 1833 after this portion of the road was turned over to the State of Maryland by the United States government. There was one other toll gate in Maryland on this Road.Map (db m442) HM
13Maryland, Allegany County, La Vale — The National Road(Called The Cumberland Road)
Was the first of the internal improvements undertaken by the U.S. Government. Surveys were authorized in 1806 over the route of “Braddock’s Road,” which followed “Nemacolin’s Path,” an Indian trail, over which George . . . Map (db m167131) HM
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14Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Battle of the Severn
On March 25, 1655, colonial Governor William Stone landed Maryland militia at the Puritan settlement of Providence, located at the mouth of the Severn River. He planned to subdue the settlers who had asserted their independence from the government . . . Map (db m53178) HM
15Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis — Lafayette’s EncampmentMarch – April 1781
During the Revolutionary War, 1200 Continental Light Infantrymen under the command of Marquis de Lafayette encamped on the rise behind this sign en route to the decisive battle in Yorktown, Va. They arrived in Annapolis from Head of Elk by a . . . Map (db m2907) HM
16Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Arnold — Historic Annapolis
Historic Annapolis 5 miles United States Naval AcademyMap (db m2908) HM
17Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Davidsonville — Watkins Slave Cemetery
At this site, anonymously buried slaves were found during road construction in 1960. These unclaimed individuals were associated with the Locust Grove plantation founded by 1848. The remains were reburied at Mt. Tabor Church in nearby Chesterfield. . . . Map (db m114877) HM
18Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Harmans — Harmans
An African American community and church were established nearby in the mid 19th century. In 1918 the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham, a mutual aid society, purchased and donated land on this site for a two-room school which was built . . . Map (db m49729) HM
19Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Harwood — William Penn
Came here to the home of Col. Thomas Tailler on “the ridge” December 13, 1682 for his first conference with Charles Lord Baltimore as to the location of the boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania.Map (db m3042) HM
20Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Linthicum Heights — Linthicum Heights
Growth of railways advanced the development of suburban communities in the early 20th century. Linthicum Heights was platted in 1908 along two interurban railroads by the Linthicum family to take advantage of direct transportation to Washington, . . . Map (db m8142) HM
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21Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Lothian — Portland ManorSurveyed Dec. 6, 1667 — Portland Landing and Saint Jerome's —
Portland Landing and Saint Jerome's Surveyed 1700 Owned by Col. Henry Darnall brother-in-law of Charles, 3rd Lord Baltimore and Secretary of State.Map (db m3142) HM
22Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Odenton — Epiphany Episcopal Chapel and Church House
Only known World War I chapel in the United States. Consecrated in 1918 to minister to the soldiers at Camp Meade and serve as permanent mission in the village of Odenton. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Riggin Buckler. Used by all . . . Map (db m3162) HM
23Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Parole — Annapolis Water Company
Chartered in 1865 by the Maryland General Assembly after a fire at the State House in 1863. Waterworks began operation in 1866, designed by noted civil engineer William Rich Hutton, who had recently completed Washington Aqueduct. Innovative concrete . . . Map (db m51852) HM
24Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Parole — Camp Parole
Located in this vicinity, one of three camps established during the Civil War to accept paroled Union prisoners of war for Confederate prisoners similarly confined in the south. Over the course of the war, thousands of soldiers were held here until . . . Map (db m66303) HM
25Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Pasadena — Freetown
Established in the mid 19th century on land owned by Capt. James Spencer, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, Freetown illustrates the principles of self-sufficiency and cooperation typical of African American communities. The first . . . Map (db m13567) HM
26Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Seven — W B & A Electric Railroad1908-1935
WB&A Road was constructed on the right-of-way of the main line of the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railroad. Using the most advanced technology of the time, the high-speed line provided passenger and freight service between Baltimore . . . Map (db m35050) HM
27Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Severna Park — Governor William Stone
Born in England about 1603, he emigrated to Virginia about 1628, and he came to Maryland about 1648. He brought with him nine settlers, and many others followed. He obtained about 5,000 acres located in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. . . . Map (db m2889) HM
28Maryland, Anne Arundel County, South River — All Hallows Church
All Hallows Parish, South River, one of the orginal thirty parishes created by law in 1692 when the Anglican Church was established in Maryland. The present Georgian church was built c. 1730. Several prominent London Town merchants are buried in the . . . Map (db m2941) HM
29Maryland, Anne Arundel County, South River — The Old South River Club
Organized 1700 House built 1742 The oldest social club in America.Map (db m2946) HM
30Maryland, Baltimore, Broening Manor — Camp Holabird
Named for Quartermaster General Samuel B. Holabird (1826-1907) and established in 1917 as the Army's first motor transport training center and depot. Supplied World War I American Expeditionary Forces in France with Detroit-made vehicles. Trained . . . Map (db m115239) HM
31Maryland, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Homewood — Homewood
Property purchased in 1800 by Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a wedding present for his only son, Charles and bride Harriett Chew of Philadelphia. The younger Charles designed and oversaw the building of the . . . Map (db m18315) HM
32Maryland, Baltimore, Jonestown — Baltimore Slave Trade
Although the United States banned the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1808, a domestic trade from the Upper South to the emerging cotton-growing regions of the Deep South thrived until the 1860's. Baltimore-based dealers supplied the trade, operating . . . Map (db m71935) HM
33Maryland, Baltimore, Locust Point — Locust Point
Established as a port of entry in 1706, this peninsula was originally known as Whetstone Point. Along this road in 1814, soldiers marched to the defense of Fort McHenry, nearby. Port facilities served as a Federal supply camp in the Civil War. Later . . . Map (db m2561) HM
34Maryland, Baltimore, Lower Herring Run Park — Furley Hall
On hill to the north stood the Georgian mansion built c. 1775 by Daniel Bowley II (1745–1807), Baltimore merchant and patriot of the revolution. He was a town commissioner, 1771–1778, and three times a State Senator. In 1814, British soldiers . . . Map (db m218394) HM
35Maryland, Baltimore, Montebello — Montebello
Originally the estate of Major General Samuel Smith (1752-1839). In 1881 Lake Montebello began service as a drinking water supply for Baltimore when connected by tunnel with Loch Raven reservoir. Montebello water filtration plant was completed in . . . Map (db m96029) HM
36Maryland, Baltimore, Riverside — Fort Look-Out
During the War of 1812, a circular 180° earthen artillery redoubt was erected as a defense for Fort McHenry. On September 13, 1814, Lt. George Budd commanded naval forces that assisted in repulsing a nighttime British attack on the Ferry Branch . . . Map (db m36849) HM
37Maryland, Baltimore, Stadium Area — George Herman (Babe) Ruth
Babe Ruth was born in 1895, a few blocks northwest of here on Emory Street. In 1902 the seven-year-old was sent to Saint Mary's Industrial School, a home for unwanted children in southwest Baltimore. On the school's playfields he became an . . . Map (db m136346) HM
38Maryland, Baltimore, Stadium Area — Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The first national strike began July 16, 1877, with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Baltimore Maryland. It spread across the nation halting rail traffic and closing factories in reaction to widespread worker . . . Map (db m63862) HM
39Maryland, Baltimore, Stadium Area — Wrestling in Maryland
Wrestling was a popular sport in Maryland in the early 20th century. Baltimore was the base for nationally known professionals Gus “Americus” Schoenlein, Frank “Shad” Link, Frank Lynch, Harry Scroggs, “Kid” Taylor . . . Map (db m60957) HM
40Maryland, Baltimore, Westport — Mount Auburn Cemetery
Oldest cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, founded in 1872 by Rev. James Peck, pastor, and trustees of Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Dating to 1787, the congregation served the community and was influential in the freedom . . . Map (db m13540) HM
41Maryland, Baltimore County, Baldwin — Gunpowder ManorLong Green Valley
In this valley 7031 acres laid out, 1683, for Charles, Third Lord Baltimore. Opened to settlers, 1721 by Charles, Fifth Lord Baltimore. Frederick, Sixth Lord Baltimore, ordered manor sold, 1766. Land remaining 1782 seized and sold as confiscated . . . Map (db m129902) HM
42Maryland, Baltimore County, Butler — Scott’s Quarry
Marble from this quarry, located about a mile to the south, was used to build the Washington Monument in Baltimore. Designed by architect Robert Mills and erected between 1815 and 1829. This was the first public monument erected to George . . . Map (db m137696) HM
43Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — A Civil Rights Milestone
On September 10, 1935, Black students Lucille Scott and Margaret Williams were denied admittance to Catonsville High School. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall filed suit. Although they lost the case, Maryland's Court of Appeals . . . Map (db m128246) HM
44Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville — Catonsville Nine
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists raided the Selective Service office in Catonsville and burned several hundred draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In a highly-publicized trial, the “Nine”, who included priests Daniel and Philip Berrigan, . . . Map (db m136419) HM
45Maryland, Baltimore County, Dundalk — Logan Field
First commercial aviation facility in Maryland. Veteran World War I pilots formed club and opened Dundalk Flying Field in 1919. Renamed to honor stunt p1lot Lt. Patrick Logan, who was killed in crash during club's first major air meet. Became . . . Map (db m4338) HM
46Maryland, Baltimore County, Edgemere — RM-1223 — Sparrows Point
Developed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company in 1887-91, the Sparrows Point Steel plant and shipyard were purchased by Bethlehem Steel in 1916, and grew to become the largest in the world. Vital supplier of steel and ships during both the World Wars. . . . Map (db m95977) HM
47Maryland, Baltimore County, Fork — Fork United Methodist Church
Oldest Methodist Congregation in Maryland worshipping in its original location. Organized as Fork Meeting by Robert Strawbridge. Land near “The Forks of the Gunpowder” given in 1771 by James Baker, who converted to Methodism under the . . . Map (db m1928) HM
48Maryland, Baltimore County, Kingsville — The Sweathouse Road
Called for a branch of that name on which Native Americans practiced a spiritual purification ceremony. Still done today, by generating steam from heated rocks in a sacred lodge while prayers are made.Map (db m1923) HM
49Maryland, Baltimore County, Long Green — Maj. Gen. Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, C.S.A.
Civil Engineer, graduated West Point 1822. Among engineer officers sent to assist railroad companies, surveyed first route of B&O, 1827. Resigned commission to pursue distinguished railroad career. Enlisted in Confederate Army after Baltimore riots, . . . Map (db m40864) HM
50Maryland, Baltimore County, Lutherville-Timonium — “The Valley of Jehosophat”
Patented to Richard Smith, Jr. 10th August 1684 for 2500 acres. Daniel Dulaney acquired 1250 acres of this tract 19th November 1724, after which it was called “Dulaney’s Valley.”Map (db m2080) HM
51Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland Line — Mason and Dixon LineMile stone 46
East of this point is mile stone 46 on the line marked by English surveyors and astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. From 1763-1768 Mason and Dixon used innovative methods to settle a boundary dispute between the colonial proprietors. Each . . . Map (db m96072) HM
52Maryland, Baltimore County, Overlea — Women's Suffrage
Before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, American women were not guaranteed the right to vote. The National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a large parade in Washington, DC. for March 3, 1913. On February 12, a group of women . . . Map (db m74356) HM
53Maryland, Baltimore County, Owings Mills — Gwynnbrook State Farm No. 1
. . . Map (db m4339) HM
54Maryland, Baltimore County, Parkton — Virginia Hall
Highly effective undercover agent during WWII. Declared by Gestapo the most dangerous Allied spy. Grew up at Box Horn Farm nearby. Hunting accident forced partial amputation of leg, barring her from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. She played . . . Map (db m199023) HM
55Maryland, Baltimore County, Pikesville — Sudbrook Park
Early romantic suburb designed in 1889 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., father of landscape architecture in America. On 204 acres of James Howard McHenry’s “Sudbrook” estate. Olmsted designed a naturalistic landscape with curvilinear roads . . . Map (db m2266) HM
56Maryland, Baltimore County, Reisterstown — Oldest High School in Baltimore County
Franklin Academy founded January 10, 1820 by an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland. On January 25, 1849 became a public school. Was Reisterstown High School from 1874–1896. Became Franklin High School in 1897.Map (db m2062) HM
57Maryland, Baltimore County, Relay — Relay
Created in 1830 as a change point, or "relay," for horses hauling the first scheduled railroad cars in the U.S. The first rail link to nation's capital began here. Thomas Viaduct carries the track across Patapsco gorge; completed in 1835, it is the . . . Map (db m8764) HM
58Maryland, Baltimore County, Sparks Glencoe — Gorsuch Tavern
At “19 mile stone” on York Road built in 1810 by Captain Joshua Gorsuch, a shipbuilder. The tavern was the meeting place of the Baltimore Countians who went to Pennsylvania to reclaim their slaves, thus bringing on the Christiana Riot of 1851.Map (db m2057) HM
59Maryland, Baltimore County, Sparks Glencoe — Scott's Quarry
Marble from this quarry, located nearby, was used to build the Washington Monument in Baltimore. Designed by architect Robert Mills and erected between 1815 and 1829, this was the first public monument erected to George Washington. The construction . . . Map (db m36850) HM
60Maryland, Baltimore County, White Marsh — Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford’s Asbury Lodge No. 1
Built for the African American Community in 1874 as a school for children in the Loreley area and as home to this “benevolent” society, founded in 1872. Beginning in the late 18th century, such mutual aid societies, often formed by . . . Map (db m152189) HM
61Maryland, Calvert County, Lusby — Cove Point Lighthouse3.4 miles
Built in 1828, the oldest operating lighthouse in Maryland. The prism lens used today was manufactured in Paris and installed in 1897. The original 38-foot tower was built of locally manufactured brick and was raised about 1912 to 51 feet. In 1953 . . . Map (db m3440) HM
62Maryland, Calvert County, Prince Frederick — Old Wallville Schoolca. 1880-1934
Oldest standing one-room schoolhouse for African American students in Calvert County. Offered education for grades 1-7 in the Wallville community. Illustrates the segregated educational facilities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. . . . Map (db m54367) HM
63Maryland, Calvert County, Prince Frederick — W. S. Brooks High School
The first public high school for African Americans in Calvert County was opened in 1938 and served until desegregation in 1966. Named for William Sampson Brooks (1865–1934). Born in Calvert County, Rev. Brooks was an advocate of education, . . . Map (db m29522) HM
64Maryland, Calvert County, St. Leonard — Attention to Detail-Gertrude Sawyer, Architect
Emphasizing functional requirements as well as traditional Chesapeake Tidewater architecture, Gertrude Sawyer designed 26 Colonial Revival buildings for Patterson’s Point Farm from 1932 to 1955. A graduate of the first class (1919) of the . . . Map (db m80972) HM
65Maryland, Calvert County, St. Leonard — Sukeek’s Cabin: A Proud Tradition Lives On
JPPM archaeologists had long known that a stone house foundation, overgrown with weeds, sat in the woods in front of you. But who had lived there was a mystery. Then in 1996, two former local residents---Daniel and Minnie Octavia Gross . . . Map (db m81090) HM
66Maryland, Calvert County, St. Leonard — The Government at St. Leonard’s
You are now standing on the house site of Richard Smith, Sr., who in 1657 was appointed to fill the newly created office of Attorney General for Maryland. The following year, this plantation---“St. Leonard’s---was used by the colonial General . . . Map (db m80970) HM
67Maryland, Calvert County, St. Leonard — What is this Big White Building?
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation and collections facility. Opened in 1998, the Lab holds the State’s archaeological artifact collections. In the labs, the often . . . Map (db m81091) HM
68Maryland, Calvert County, Sunderland — Harriet Elizabeth Brown
During the period of racially segregated education, elementary school teacher Brown enlisted the N.A.A.C.P. and attorney Thurgood Marshall to challenge the inequity of separate salary scales for public school teachers based on race. Her case was . . . Map (db m5573) HM
69Maryland, Caroline County, Federalsburg — Marshyhope Creek Bridge
Until it was named Federalsburg in 1812, the community took its name from the bridge at this crossing. This 215-foot concrete structure was built in 1910 by the Luten Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania, a firm noted for its filled Spanderel . . . Map (db m60467) HM
70Maryland, Carroll County, Manchester — Miller-Warner Farm1862 — Maryland Historical Trust —
Originally built by John Miller in 1862 as a log cabin, the farmhouse was a brick-cased between 1866-1876 by Jonas Warner. Inventory of Historic Properties Carr-1314Map (db m135155) HM
71Maryland, Carroll County, Marriottsville — Henryton Center Reported missing
Opened 1923 as Maryland's first tuberculosis sanatorium for African Americans. Treatment at the time sought to provide fresh air, good food, and sanitary living conditions; Henryton featured open porches, broad windows, and southern hillside . . . Map (db m80625) HM
72Maryland, Carroll County, Marriottsville — Henryton School of Practical Nursing
In 1925, two years after the Maryland Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in Henryton, a training school for nurses was established for black students in order to help manage the increasing patient population. The program was revised in 1945 to meet . . . Map (db m96080) HM
73Maryland, Carroll County, Westminster — Just Government League
Established in 1909, became largest organization in Maryland advocating for women’s suffrage. Local chapters were founded throughout the state including in Westminster in 1913. By 1915 statewide membership numbered 17,000. The League’s campaign . . . Map (db m139586) HM
74Maryland, Cecil County, Earleville — Hazelmore
Land originally granted to Phillip Calvert, Chancellor of Maryland, and wife, Anne, in 1658. Richard Low, gentleman of Virginia, purchased tract known as "Hazelmore" and adjacent land "The Grove" in 1665. Bought by Abraham Wild, trader and mariner . . . Map (db m144250) HM
75Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East
In the early 20th century, Maryland had no waiting period for issuing marriage licenses, and couples from throughout the Northeast flocked to Elkton—the first county seat south of the State line—where they could be married without delay. . . . Map (db m154173) HM
76Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Wilna
Boyhood home of William Whann Mackall. Appointed to the U. S. Military Academy in 1834. Resigned from the U. S. Army, joined the Confederacy and served on the staffs of Generals Albert Sydney Johnston, Braxton Bragg and Joseph E. Johnston. General . . . Map (db m145439) HM
77Maryland, Cecil County, Perryville — Count de Rochambeau’s Troops
Crossed the Susquehanna River in five divisions and made their 23rd camp here at the end of August 1782 on the return from Yorktown victory to the north.Map (db m145428) HM
78Maryland, Cecil County, Perryville — The Principio Company
A leading iron producer during the Colonial period, Principio held Maryland’s first blast furnace, operating 1725, and first refinery forge, constructed 1728. After the American Revolution, Principio made cannons and other ordnance until the British . . . Map (db m1481) HM
79Maryland, Cecil County, Port Deposit — John A. J. Creswell
Born at this house at Creswell’s Ferry, now Port Deposit, in 1828, John Creswell graduated from Dickinson College and became a lawyer. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1861, became Adjutant General in 1862, was elected to Congress that same . . . Map (db m145442) HM
80Maryland, Cecil County, Port Deposit — USNTC Bainbridge
Named for Commodore William Bainbridge, who served in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge operated for 34 years. Beginning in 1942 as a recruit training command for World War II, and closing in 1976. The . . . Map (db m145443) HM
81Maryland, Charles County, Benedict — Maxwell Hall
Built circa 1768 by merchant and tobacco farmer George Maxwell, Maxwell Hall features massive twin chimneys and foundation stones of English chert. Local tradition holds that in the War of 1812, the British invasion force took possession of Maxwell . . . Map (db m28317) HM
82Maryland, Charles County, La Plata — Courthouse at Moore's Lodge
Charles County was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1658. In 1674 the first Charles County Courthouse was built near here. In the area known as Moore's Lodge, a prison, ordinary (tavern), and race track also were located there. In 1727 . . . Map (db m81196) HM
83Maryland, Charles County, Newburg — Cedar Point
February, 1766, Washington's schooner ran aground off this point. From his diary of August 25th, 1768, "Hauling seine upon the bar off Cedar Point for sheepshead but catched none."Map (db m116346) HM
84Maryland, Charles County, Newburg — Keechland
Part of large tract reserved as public land by Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Warrant issued 1667 to John Harrison for 600 acres of which 250 assigned to Thomas and Andrew Baker, called Harrison's gift. Colonel William Dent purchased in 1692. . . . Map (db m81195) HM
85Maryland, Charles County, Port Tobacco — Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Born 1723 on "Coates Retirement" Plantation. Held the office of Charles County Justice, 1749-1764. Appointed 1760 to commission on Pennsylvania and Delaware boundary dispute, resulting in the Mason-Dixon boundary settlement. Moved to Annapolis by . . . Map (db m128614) HM
86Maryland, Dorchester County, Cambridge — “Appleby”
The home of Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks. Born 1798. Died 1866. Governor of Maryland 1858-62. U.S. Senator 1862-65.Map (db m3961) HM
87Maryland, Dorchester County, Taylors Island — Battle of the Ice Mound
Last battle of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay. A tender to the British ship of war "Dauntless" was captured by Joseph Stewart and local militia near James Island on February 7, 1815. Ice along the shore allowed the militia to approach within . . . Map (db m4002) HM
88Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg — Emmitsburg Longrifles
The longrifle was a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance. Produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, it became known as the “Kentucky” rifle after a popular song commemorated its use by a . . . Map (db m1532) HM
89Maryland, Frederick County, Ijamsville — George WashingtonStopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern — Thursday June 30, 1791. —
Originally erected 1932 by the Federation of Rural Women's Clubs of Frederick County, MD., as part of a national movement to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth through recognizing places noted in his diary. Replaced 2016 . . . Map (db m102966) HM
90Maryland, Frederick County, Jefferson — Abraham Lakin 2ndBorn Oct. 16, 1713 or 1722. Died Jan., 1796.
Veteran of French and Indian War, early settler, head of family of Revolutionary patriots buried in the cemetery of homestead near here. At outset of the Revolution he and his sons Abraham, Basil, Daniel, John and his nephew Samuel were listed with . . . Map (db m203247) HM
91Maryland, Frederick County, Thurmont — 1 — Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail — No. 1 —
"a large blast furnace— the stack wheel and bellows and all the buildings… are built in the best manner" — From a notice in the Frederick Town Herald advertising the sale of the furnace property in 1871 workers employed or . . . Map (db m184182) HM
92Maryland, Frederick County, Thurmont — 2 — Dirty and DangerousCatoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail — No. 2 —
“The bones of Catoctin men and women show —almost literally— the effects of back-breaking labor. One elderly man's spine was so damaged by a lifetime of hard work that he was unable to stand up straight. Furnace labor and exposure to . . . Map (db m184333) HM
93Maryland, Frederick County, Thurmont — 3 — The Watchful EyeCatoctin African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail
"This is, indeed, gross ingratitude…It would be a serious loss to me, if they would leave for Pennsylvania." —John McPherson Brien, 1848, owner of Antietam Ironworks, Catoctin Furnace, and more than 60 enslaved men, women, and . . . Map (db m184331) HM
94Maryland, Frederick County, Thurmont — 6 — Who Built this Village?Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail
Some workers boarded1 others in their homes. In 1864, the rate for board was 12.5¢ for each meal. Single workers could also find housing in several nearby Boarding Houses. Using scrip2 in . . . Map (db m184593) HM
95Maryland, Garrett County, Grantsville — Early InnsGrantsville — A Heritage of Hospitality —
The Casselman Inn. You are standing in front of the Casselman Inn, which was opened in 1842 by Solomon Sterner. This establishment has also been known as Sterner House, Drovers' Inn, Farmers' Hotel and Dorsey Hotel. There was a large outdoor . . . Map (db m360) HM
96Maryland, Garrett County, Grantsville — Traveling the National RoadGrantsville — A Heritage of Hospitality —
Granstville's Main Street, designated today as Alt. Route 40, was once part of the National Road, the country's first federally funded highway. Visit our Town Park to learn more about the history of the National Road. Traffic on the National . . . Map (db m177981) HM
97Maryland, Garrett County, McHenry — Civilian Conservation Corps1933 - 1942
A nationwide program established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to perform emergency natural resource conservation work on public lands. The C C C employed millions during the depression and set the standards for the development of our State and . . . Map (db m206732) HM
98Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Garrett County Pilgrimage
"Suffrage hikes" were an effective tactic in gaining publicity and support for women's right to vote. From June 16-27, 1914, seven women from Baltimore crisscrossed Garrett County on foot. Marching nearly 100 miles and visiting 14 towns to spread . . . Map (db m152754) HM
99Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Hoye - Crest
Highest point in Maryland. Backbone Mountain, Garrett County, 3360 feet above sea level. Named for Captain Charles E. Hoye, founder of the Garrett County Historical Society. Dedicated September 1, 1952.Map (db m154) HM
100Maryland, Harford County, Aberdeen — ENIAC
The first large-scale, general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer) was delivered to the U.S. Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, in 1947. Built by . . . Map (db m5434) HM

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