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By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
163 Main Street and Marker
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 163 Main Street
The property at 163 Main Street was originally part of a section of land confiscated from British Loyalists. The lot contained the City Hotel which was a well known hostelry. After a fire destroyed the City Hotel, the lot was subdivided and in 1903 . . . — Map (db m6311) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 167 Main Street at Conduit Street
This site owned by Amos Garrett was surveyed as Lot 46 on James Stoddert's 1718 plan of Annapolis. The Lloyd Dulany family lived here from 1761 until 1783. The group of buildings known successively as Mann's Tavern, City Tavern and the City Hotel . . . — Map (db m6194) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 41 Cornhill Street
In 1771 when Annapolis merchant Charles Wallace laid out plot lines on Cornhill Street, former ship captain Beriah Maybury leased two plots and built this house which he opened as the King's Arms Tavern in 1773. In 1792 he renamed it the Sign of the . . . — Map (db m6450) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 75mm. Howitzer
Captured with its gun crew 16th August 1944 by the 8th Naval Beach Battallion and the 540th Army Engineers at St. Raphael on the French Riveria. This howitzer, set in a strong casemated position at the left flank of one of the assault beaches, . . . — Map (db m29639) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Admiral Ben Moreell — Father of the Seabees
[First Panel]:] About the Seabees Born in the early days of World War II when the nation was in dire peril, their mission was to build bases for the combat forces, to defend those bases, and to provide other support of whatever . . . — Map (db m9620) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Albert Cabell Ritchie
Albert Cabell Ritchie. 1876 – 1936. Four times Governor of Maryland. He who is worthy of honor does not die. — Map (db m2900) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Alexander Magruder
To honor the three hundredth anniversary of the coming to Maryland circa 1652 of Alexander Magruder, founder and progenitor of the Magruder family in America, and to the men of his blood who have been students at St. John's College. — Map (db m5417) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza
Honoring Alfred A. Hopkins Mayor, 1989 - 1997 — Map (db m6384) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis Laboratory — 1903 - 1999
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . — Map (db m65867) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis: Capital of Commerce
In the decades before the American Revolution, Annapolis was the customs port for the upper Bay western shore. Ships clearing in and out paid duties and fees to the local naval officer. With good shipyards (including Ship Carpenters Lot north of the . . . — Map (db m19288) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Aris T. Allen, M.D. — Dec. 27, 1910 - Feb 8, 1991
A man of honor...A distinguished career of professional and public service...As a Medical Doctor...As a member of the Maryland State Legislature...As an appointee of The President of the United States, to serve his Country on the National . . . — Map (db m5418) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Asbury United Methodist Church
Site of the oldest and most prominent African American congregation in Annapolis, MD. In 1803, seven free African Americans bought the land and established the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was closed in 1832 in a local reaction to . . . — Map (db m6191) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780 — Revolutionary War Hero
Baron Johann de Kalb was a distinguished German soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a friend and mentor of the Marquis de Lafayette.

De Kalb served at Valley Forge during . . . — Map (db m75680) HM

Maryland (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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Between Morning and Midnight — Maryland Fire Rescue Services Memorial Sculpture
The firefighter and EMS provider are ascending the staircase of time as they depart from this world. they are running to their calling to do the job of serving our community with strenght, determination and sacrifice as if going to war. The second . . . — Map (db m9286) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Brown-Leanos Memorial Park
Dedicated to the Brown and Leanos families that operated a grocery and restaurant business, respectively at this location since the late 1890's. Originally dedicated on September 10, 1990 Rededicated May 13, 2000 — Map (db m6387) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart"
Near this spot which was then the shore of the bay, the Brig “Peggy Stewart” was burned by her owner, “Anthony Stewart.” October 19, 1774 To pacify the indignation of the citizens roused by the payment of . . . — Map (db m6313) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Butler in Annapolis
The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from . . . — Map (db m6312) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force
100 Years From the Depths - Sea Power 1900 - 2000 Dedicated to those who serve beneath the seas, families and support personnel [Back of marker}:In recognition of the generosity of the following donors Lockheed Martin . . . — Map (db m6398) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 6 — Chase-Lloyd House — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship
Patriot politician and future Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Chase began building this Georgian mansion in 1769, but he couldn't afford to finish the house and sold it two years later to Edward Lloyd IV. The wealthy Eastern Shore planter . . . — Map (db m63497) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Colonial Annapolis
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m6199) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Commander William Lewis Herndon — 1813 - 1857 — Naval Officer - Explorer - Merchant Captain
In command of the Central America, home-bound with California Gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857 "Forgetful of self, in his death he . . . — Map (db m7213) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Cornhill & Fleet Streets
The oldest surviving map of Annapolis, drawn by James Stoddert in 1718, shows that the area now occupied by Corhill and Fleet Streets, had been set aside for Governor Francis Nocholson for use as a garden, summer house and vineyard. In 1771 Charles . . . — Map (db m17689) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to Maryland by direction of The Honorable John Snyder Secretary of the Treasury as the inspirational symbol of the United States savings bonds independence drive from May 15 to July 4 . . . — Map (db m63419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dred Scott, 1700 - 1858 — Freedom Denied by the United States Supreme Court
Dred Scott was born a slave in Southampton, Virginia. His family was owned by Peter Blow who sold Scott to an army doctor named John Emerson. Dr. Demerson took Scott to live in the free states of Illinois and Wisconsin where, in 1836, Scott married . . . — Map (db m75677) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — El Neptuno
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named El Neptuno Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29642) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Evolutions of Strawberry Hill — United States Naval Academy — National Historic Landmark
Historical records of colonial Annapolis show that Richard Spriggs, an important 18th Century Annapolitan, had a house built on Strawberry Hill in 1780. By 1796 Spriggs had leased the house to Henri Stier, an investment banker from Antwerp, and his . . . — Map (db m60913) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Ferry Point Road
Formerly an Indian trail to cross South River. In early colonial times it became a principle thoroughfare connecting Annapolis with southern Maryland and Virginia. George Washington remarked on the beautiful roses that still flourish there. — Map (db m9287) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis — Founded May 2, 1846
Built in 1828 as the Hallam Theatre Reconstructed in 1847 for use by the church Enlarged in 1948 and 1959 Designated May 25, 1947 as the National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church This plaque given in memory of Agnes Myers Zorn . . . — Map (db m6197) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — First Synagogue in Annapolis
Kneseth Israel (Assembly of Israel), chartered in 1906, purchased this home in 1910 for use as the first synagogue in Annapolis. The congregation used the building as a synagogue until 1912, when it moved to larger quarters on Prince George . . . — Map (db m6310) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — For Civilization Liberty Country — 1920
Erected by the Alumni of St. John's College to their fellow Alumni who in the World War gave their all. Four hundred & fifty two of our men answered their country's call. There is no records that one failed in his duty. The list of names: A. . . . — Map (db m65902) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
Ship blown up, Havana 15 Feb. 1898. Mast recovered 6, Oct. 1910. Erected here 5, May. 1913. — Map (db m6388) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Fort Nonsense
Fort Nonsense has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is the last remaining fortification of several constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries to defend Annapolis and its waterways. . . . — Map (db m63588) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Francis Scott Key
1814 - 1914. Francis Scott Key 1780 - 1843 Class of 1796 Author of The Star-Spangled Banner In loving memory of her distinguished son whose eulogy is written in the heart of this nation and whose fame has spread throughout . . . — Map (db m5421) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Gateway to Discovery — Annapolis
Look around the harbor. Imagine what the first colonists saw more than 350 years ago when they first viewed this Chesapeake Bay peninsula: a pristine, abundant natural site with deep, protected harbors that had experienced little human settlement. . . . — Map (db m19266) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — General Washington — Standing on This Spot
Standing on this spot, General Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on December 23rd, 1783. Presented by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter D.A.R. December 23rd, 1915. — Map (db m17688) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — George H. Phelps, Jr. — Visionaries of the 1960s — August 5, 1926
Growing up on South Street near the county courthouse, George Phelps' boyhood dream was to be a police officer. After WWII, Army 1st Lt. Phelps saw his dream come true when County Exective Joseph W. Alton appointed him, the first African American, . . . — Map (db m53175) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Governor Sir Francis Nicholson and Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square was named after a square in London where the Lords Baltimore, proprietors (owners) of Maryland, lived and where prospective settlers went in 1633 to get information concerning the proposed new colony of Maryland. Bloomsbury Square . . . — Map (db m5419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Hammond-Harwood House · 1774 — A National Historic Landmark
Designed and built for legislator and patriot, Mathias Hammond by the colonial architect, William Buckland, this beautiful residence is considered the pinnacle of the Georgian Style in America. A museum today, the house is almost entirely . . . — Map (db m7898) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Henry Hays Lockwood — 1814-1899
Cadet West Point 1832-6; Lieutenant U.S. Army 1836-7; Professor of Mathematics U.S.N. 1841—99. Brigadier General U.S.V. 1861-5; Naval Academy 1845-61 and 1866-71.

One of the founders of the Naval Academy, his life’s best years were . . . — Map (db m108106) HM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — History Stone
This granite block was dedicated as the cornerstone of a proposed fountain on 22 November 1908, the 200th anniversary of the Annapolis City Charter. The fountain was planned to commemorate the 1649 "Act Concerning Religion," known as the "Act of . . . — Map (db m6386) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 5 — HMS Confiance Cannon — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship
This gun tube was removed from the British flagship, the HMS Confiance, during the Battle of Lake Champlain with was fought on September 11, 1814. Early in that battle a cannon ball fired by the American flagship Saratoga struck the . . . — Map (db m69246) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 2 — HMS Macedonian Monument — The Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian. The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . — Map (db m63428) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Hockley-in-the-Hole — Patented August 25, 1664
To Edward, Joshua, and John Dorsey, sons of Edward Dorsey who settled in Maryland in 1650. The patent was signed by Charles Calvert, then Lieutenant General, and later Third Lord Baltimore. This plantation has been the homestead of the Dorseys for . . . — Map (db m2906) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Husband Edward Kimmel — U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery
Admiral, United States Navy February 26, 1882-May 14, 1968. Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. — Map (db m92708) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson — 1852 - 1931
Class of 1873. While Instructor at the Naval Academy in 11879 made first accurate measurement of speed of light. Invented interferometer. First American scientist to receive Nobel Prize, for physics in 1907. Performed with Morley ether drift . . . — Map (db m66015) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito
In memory of Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito who died in Washington on Jan 26, 1939 & whose remains were by order of President Franklin D Roosevelt conveyed on board the USS Astoria to his native land. In grateful appreciation of American . . . — Map (db m70122) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Torpedo
This type 93 Torpedo is the largest enemy weapon of its kind encountered in World War II. It is 29½ feet long, 24 inches in diameter and carries over 1,000 lbs. of explosive in the war head. At the low speed setting of 40 knots a maximum . . . — Map (db m29636) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Jeannette Arctic Exploring Expedition
Commemorative of the heroic officers and men of the United States Navy who perished in the Jeannette Arctic Exploring Expedition. 1881 — Map (db m61065) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — John Snowden Memorial
I have been imprisoned and now I am about to shake hands with time and welcome eternity, for in a few hours from now, I shall step out of time into eternity to pay the penalty of a crime I am not guilty of. God knows that I am telling the truth, and . . . — Map (db m53173) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — John Wilkes Booth — Escape of an Assassin — War on the Chesapeake Bay
Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families . . . — Map (db m72089) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4 — Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up The Ship
In 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry," his wife's sister and brother-in-law lived in a house on this site. The poem quickly became famous when it was set to music and re-titled "The . . . — Map (db m63433) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Katharine Hepburn Slept Here
"54" was built in 1911 by Dr. Sewell Hepburn, a Johns Hopkins trained physician. His niece, Kate, spent time here with the family. Reportedly, Kate's limousine had trouble navigating State Circle. Kate always wore trousers. — Map (db m6193) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — King William's School
1696 - 1946. This tablet was fixed on McDowell Hall in 1946 to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of King William's School. To this hall in 1785, in the second year of the foundation of St. John's College, . . . — Map (db m5423) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
To commemorate the arrival in this harbor of Kunte Kinte, immortalized by Alex Haley in Roots, and all others who came to these shores in bondage and who by their toil, character and ceaseless struggle for freedom have helped to make these . . . — Map (db m5572) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
The Memorial commemorates the arrival in Annapolis of Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley’s ancestor, as told in his book, Roots. That arrival was not a voluntary one. Kunte Kinte was one among one hundred-forty Africans forced into the hold of the slave . . . — Map (db m6392) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lafayette’s Encampment — March – 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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Leonard A. Blackshear Walk
A pathway to reconciliation and healing Founder and President of The Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, his inspirational leadership created this Memorial Site and his tireless efforts encouraged racial healing and promoted . . . — Map (db m6382) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Liberty Tree
Upper tablet: This tablet is placed upon the Liberty Tree by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Annapolis, Maryland, October 19, 1907 to commemorate the first treaty made here with the Susquehannocks in . . . — Map (db m9276) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4/6 — Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune
United States Marine Corps (Marker on back) Commissioned and Donated by Patrick F. Taylor, Cpl, USMCR New Orleans, Louisiana — Map (db m6315) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lincoln in Annapolis
"Induced by a dispatch from General Grant, I join you at Fort Monroe as soon as I can come." Lincoln to Secretary Seward, 9:00 am, February 2, 1865 (sent in cipher). February 2, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the Annapolis & . . . — Map (db m38081) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Lot 70 Is Historically Significant
During winter 1988/89, the area known as Lot 70 in James Stoddert’s 1718 survey will be the site of a historical archeological excavation. In 1718, this lot was owned by Charles Carroll, grandfather of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who in 1734 . . . — Map (db m2860) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Macedonian Monument
[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]: · Capture of the Macedonian · · The American Frigate United States · Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British . . . — Map (db m7419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 1 — Mahan Hall — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
U.S. Navy Trophy Flag Collection Congress in 1814 legislated that all flags captured from an enemy in war by the U.S. Navy would be preserved and sent to Washington. By order of the President this collection was relocated to the Naval Academy . . . — Map (db m63563) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mahan Hall
Mahan Hall ------ Named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan USN 1840-1914 U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1859 President U.S. Naval War College — Map (db m63567) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mann's Tavern
site of the Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Just north of this building, facing main street, stood Mann’s Tavern where twelve delegates from five states met in 1786 to discuss commercial problems of the new nation. Their call . . . — Map (db m6302) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maritime Annapolis: An Enduring Legacy
From its earliest history until the 1920s, log canoes, merchant sailing ships, workboats, ferry and steam boats, comprised the majority of vessels in these waters. But after local businessmen developed marinas to accommodate pleasure craft, the . . . — Map (db m19292) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State House
Built 1772–1779 Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784 In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the . . . — Map (db m2864) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State House — Built 1772–1779
Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784 In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the Continental Congress December 23, 1783. . . . — Map (db m6703) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 9 — Maryland State House — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
The seat of Maryland government, the State House was at the center of the state's planning for the War of 1812, both locally and in coordination with President Madison's administration in Washington, D.C. Near constant fear of invasion by the . . . — Map (db m63499) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland World War II Memorial
[Marker Panel No. 1]: Introduction With their lives before them, they left everything – their families, their loved ones, the serenity and security of their homes – to fight for a just cause. They departed on a journey to . . . — Map (db m14703) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Matthew Alexander Henson — Co-discoverer of the North Pole
With Admiral Robert Peary April 6, 1909 Born:August 8, 1866 - Died: March 9, 1955 Son of Maryland Exemplification of courage, fortitude and patriotism, whose valiant deeds of noble devotion under the command of admiral Robert Edwin Peary, in . . . — Map (db m7023) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument — Mexican War Monument
[Southwest side of Monument]: To passed Midshipmen H. A. Clemson. and J. R. Hynson lost with the U. S. Brig Somers off Vera Cruz Dec. 8th, 1846 [Northeast side of Monument]: To Midshipmen J. W. Pillsbury. and T. . . . — Map (db m66330) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Middleton Tavern
Historic Tavern Commemorating the role of taverns in the political and social life in our country Middleton Tavern Established 1750 Tavern Month, May 1970 — Map (db m6383) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Monument to the Battle of Midway
[Front top]: Dedicated to the Preservation of the Memory of Midway where one of the most decisive naval battles in military history was fought June 4, 1942 The day when the American Spirit reached unparalleled heights and, in so doing, . . . — Map (db m6491) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — N*
The N* commemorates a Navy varsity athletic team victory over Army The Army-Navy rivalry is the most revered competition in intercollegiate athletics * * * As each team strives for excellence on the field of competition, . . . — Map (db m6471) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Naval School
Naval School Founded October 10th 1845. James K. Polk. President of the United States. Geo. Bancroft Secretary of the Navy. — Map (db m63572) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Norman Scott Natatorium — Named in honor of Rear Admiral Norman Scott, U.S. Navy — U.S.N.A. Class of 1911
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Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Old Fashioned Anchors
These anchors known as “Old Fashioned” anchors were made for our Navy’s first armored cruiser “New York” the flagship of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson during the Spanish-American War and weigh approximately 10,500 lbs. — Map (db m97273) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Old Treasury Building — Restored 1950
This is the oldest state building in Maryland. It was used by the commissioners for emitting bills of credit from 1730 to 1779; by the Treasurer of the Western Shore from 1779 to 1851; by the Maryland State Treasurer from 1852 to 1903; and has been . . . — Map (db m5427) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On this site on November 25, 1960
On this site on November 25, 1960, the Annapolis citizens listed below held a "Sit-in" demonstration at the Terminal Restaurant to claim the right of all citizens to receive service. They acted as representatives of the local African American . . . — Map (db m6189) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On this spot — The Star Spangled Banner
On this spot, where the inspiring strains of the Star Spangled Banner are heard each morning, formerly stood the home of Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson, Brother-in-law of Francis Scott Key, to whom Key gave the original manuscript and who set the . . . — Map (db m63431) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy
. . . — Map (db m7415) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Our Abundant Chesapeake
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and one of the most productive estuaries in the world. Fresh water, supplied by over 150 rivers and streams, and salt water from the Atlantic Ocean combine to create the unique conditions and essential . . . — Map (db m94345) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Oyster Reef
The Chesapeake Bay’s native Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is the keystone species and building block for habitat in the Bay (shown in picture below). The survival rate and diversity of other Bay organisms are directly connected to the . . . — Map (db m79935) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Pearl Harbor Survivors Association — In Memoriam
[Front]: To those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu during the Japanese attack on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, to perpetuate the memory . . . — Map (db m7819) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Peggy Stewart House
Peggy Stewart House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National Significance In commemorating the History of the United States of America 1974 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m70123) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Prisoner of War Memorial
In Honor of American Prisoners of War and their Sacrifice and Service to our Nation — Map (db m106795) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Reynold's Tavern — Built 1737
This tablet placed by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Annapolis, Maryland Maryland Day, March 25, 1929 — Map (db m5428) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Roger Brooke Taney
Chief Justice of the United States of America. Born March 17, 1777. Commissioned March 15, 1836. Died October 12, 1864. [Right side of statue]: Attorney General of the United States 1831. [Left side of statue]: . . . — Map (db m6704) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 — Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Roger Brooke Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland. After serving as attorney general of the U.S. and secretary of the Treasury, he was sworn in as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 15, 1836. He served until his death in . . . — Map (db m75675) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb
Knight of the Royal Order of Military Merit, Brigadier of the Armies of France and Major General in service of the United States of America. Having served with honor and reputation for three years, he gave a last and glorious proof of his . . . — Map (db m2861) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — San Cayetano
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named San Cayetano Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sandy Point Farm — William Evans, Soldier and Sailor
William Evans, a slave of Capt. Thomas Mezick, the owner of Sandy Point Farm here, enlisted in the 30th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, in March 1864. The 22-year-old, thereby, gained his freedom. He joined 122 other area slaves who had been . . . — Map (db m72087) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Shiplap House — Circa 1715
One of the oldest surviving houses in Annapolis, Shiplap House served as a store and tavern in the eighteenth century. The house is named for the random-width flush siding (called shiplap) on the rear facade and northeast ell. The building now . . . — Map (db m17690) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of Old Fort Severn
Erected 1808. Transferred to the Navy Department 1845. Demolished 1909. In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7739) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of the Annapolis City Gates — 1698-1790
All roads leading to this provincial capital, marked AA to guide the traveler, entered the city here beside the city gate house. A wooden fence, enclosing the city, kept out wandering cattle and "men of ill fame." Erected by the National Society of . . . — Map (db m6190) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of the Methodist Church — 1789–1817
Francis Asbury, Father of American Methodism, founded a Methodist Society in Annapolis in 1777. They built a meeting house in 1785 within the present grounds of the Naval Academy. In 1789, the “Old Blue Church” moved to this site and . . . — Map (db m2909) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Sons of the Revolution
This monument honors unknown French soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the American War of Independence and were buried near here. Dedicated by President Williams Howard Taft, April 18, 1911 "Our soldiers rest in hallowed ground . . . — Map (db m9277) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Southgate Memorial
To the memory of Rev. William Scott Southgate, for thirty years rector of Saint Anne's Parish in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Born April 10, 1831. Died May 21, 1899. Reverse side: Erected by the citizens of Annapolis and by his old . . . — Map (db m9289) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Spanish 18-Pounder
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun cast in Lima, Peru, 1769 Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29647) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — St. Damian
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named St. Damian Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29641) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 7 — St. John's College — The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship
St. John's College has a long, rich history dating back to the founding of our nation. Its earliest incarnation, a grammar or preparatory school named after King William III, was founded in Annapolis in 1696, one year after Maryland's capital was . . . — Map (db m63410) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — St. Joseph
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named St. Joseph Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29645) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — St. Mary's City Cannon
This cannon was brought from England by the first settlers March 25, 1634 Mounted on the walls of the fort at Old St. Mary's Recovered from the St. Mary's River 1822 Presented to the state in 1840 by Rev. Joseph Carbery This tablet is . . . — Map (db m7151) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Standing Guard — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Fort Severn and Fort Madison on this stretch of the Severn River, along with a gun battery at Horn Point in Eastport, made Annapolis the best-fortified city in Maryland at the start of the War of 1812.

British ships hovered near the harbor . . . — Map (db m79920) HM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — State House Square
This square is named to commemorate the 200th anniversary on December 12, 1978, of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the state’s highest court. It encompasses Lawyers Street, shown on the earliest map of Annapolis (1718) connecting Publick Circle . . . — Map (db m2862) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Steamboats Give Way to the New Bay Bridge
"There was a wharf where the steamboats came in. Right down at the foot of Prince George Street...The Tolchester boat used to come in and they'd pick up one thing or another, an dbring them all up Prince George Street. Cows, horses, whatever they . . . — Map (db m19290) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Still on Patrol — Courage Runs Deep
U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol" We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy . . . — Map (db m6806) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Tecumseh
Figurehead of the U.S.S. Delaware 1817 Bronze Replica Gift of the Class of 1891Map (db m7470) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Tense Time — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Enemy ships lying off Sandy Point kept Annapolis on edge in August 1813, as the city braced for attack. It was a trying time for the British, too. A newspaper reported August 14: “Seven deserters came on shore at Sandy Point.” It was . . . — Map (db m79916) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Birthplace of Charles Carroll, Barrister
The birthplace of Charles Carroll, Barrister, 1723 - 1783, colonial patriot and author of Maryland Bill of Rights. Built in 1722 by his father, Dr. Charles Carroll, Chirurgeon. Moved from its original location at Main and Conduit Streets through . . . — Map (db m5420) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Charles Carroll House
Birthplace of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die. Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702 – 1782), . . . — Map (db m55298) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Under the Title of the Immaculate Conception — (Saint Mary’s Church)
Church and surrounding buildings are on land once owned by Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737 – 1832) only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and last signer to die. At rear is Carroll Manor, built c.1730, his birthplace where . . . — Map (db m55489) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The City Spared — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
British vessels anchored offshore several times in 1813 and 1814, giving Annapolis good reason to expect an attack. Lookouts watched enemy maneuvers from the statehouse dome. Public records were removed from the city for safekeeping. When British . . . — Map (db m79936) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Claude House — 26 West Street
During the second half of the 18th century, shoemaker Allen Quynn owned or leased a large portion of both sides of the first block of West Street. At one time this building was Quynn's home, but in 1767 Quynn leased the house to watchmaker William . . . — Map (db m75681) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The English Frigate “Augusta” — Sixty Four Guns
was destroyed an sunk in the Delaware River by Col. Smith's American Battery October 23rd, A.D. 1777 ——……… —— This Cannon is one of the sixty four. — Map (db m100649) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The General’s Highway
Across the road stood the three mile oak under which General George Washington passed on his way to Annapolis December 19, 1783 to resign his commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Armies. According to tradition, General Smallwood, . . . — Map (db m76022) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Government House
The Government House State of Maryland Governor's Residence — Map (db m63463) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Jonas Green House
The 1718 Stoddert survey map indicates William Bladen as the first recorded owner of lot 42. Charles Carroll purchased the property in 1725 and may have been responsible for the construction of the original side hall, double parlor plan when he and . . . — Map (db m75719) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Markers on the Plaza — Michelson and the Speed of Light
The Markers on the Plaza paving follow the line of sight for the optical experiments measuring the speed of light carried out by Ensign Albert A. Michelson, USN between 1877 and 1879 while serving as instructor of physics at the United States Naval . . . — Map (db m66014) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Maryland Inn
In 1712, Philemon Lloyd of a prominent family of the Maryland Eastern Shore, had a lot surveyed for him which was to be used by the drummer of the town. The drummer, an alternative to the town crier, was unique in Maryland. His duties were to convey . . . — Map (db m5422) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Navy Mascot
The Naval Academy has had a goat as its mascot since 1890 when, according to legend, on their march from the ferry station at Highland Falls up the steep hill to West Point to play the first Army-Navy football game, the Naval Cadets (as they were . . . — Map (db m6465) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Paddle Bell
U. S. S. Paddle (SS 263) carried this bell throughout World War II. Similar bells were carried by all U. S. Submarines. Upon this bell we toll the loss of 52 American submarines and crew of 3,621 officers and enlisted men who went down fighting . . . — Map (db m6807) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Sea Gate
Presented to the U. S. Naval Academy by the Class of 1945 June 7, 1989 Dedicated to all who have left these shores to serve our Country — Map (db m6846) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Sign of the Bible
Built about 1680 The dwelling house of Mr. Jonas Green Printer to this province 1738 - 1767 Printer and publisher of the Maryland Gazette, 1745 - 1767 Flag Day, June 14, 1932 — Map (db m75718) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Tripoli Monument
The oldest military monument in the United States honors heroes of the War against the Barbary Coast Pirates, the new republic's first war. In 1804, President Jefferson ordered the nation's tiny naval force to the Mediterranean to protect the . . . — Map (db m100660) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Tripoli Monument
To the memory of Somers, Caldwell, Decatur, Wadsworth, Dorsey, Israel. The love of Glory inspired them, Fame has crowned their deeds, History records the event. The Children of Columbia admire and Commerce laments their fall. Erected in the . . . — Map (db m100661) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The United States Naval Academy Bridge
A bridge has served this area since 1836 when a timber trestle bridge with a swing span was built across the Severn River. It was replaced with a concrete and steel low-level drawbridge in 1924. After more than 70 years it became necessary to . . . — Map (db m22547) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — This Cannon
This cannon of the type used in the defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812, presented to St. John's College, the alma mater of Francis Scott Key, through the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter, D.A.R., and the National Star-Spangled . . . — Map (db m5425) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — This tablet
Erected by the Peggy Stewart Tea Part Chapter, D.A.R., Marks the building in which Gen. Washington was entertained at dinner by the Congress of the United States on the 20th of December, 1783, when he came to Annapolis to resign his commission as . . . — Map (db m6198) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Thomas Point — Part Of The Bay Heritage
(Left side of the marker) Much of the early history of Thomas Point still lies buried under sand and water at its ever-eroding shoreline. Evidence does exist, however, that Native Americans enjoyed the bounty of the Bay’s seafood sometime between . . . — Map (db m94344) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Thurgood Marshall — 1908-1993 — Equal Justice Under Law
[Inscription in dark circle on plaza deck.] Thurgood Marshall's first major victory in his life-long struggle for equality under the law for all Americans took place in the Maryland Court of Appeals which then stood near this memorial. In . . . — Map (db m7706) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Transportation on the Chesapeake Highway
"...two Ferry boats were procured...we made the mouth of the Severn River but the ignorance of the People on board, with respect to the navigation of it run us aground first on Greenbury Point from whence with much exertion and difficulty we got . . . — Map (db m19289) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Triton Light
(Upper Marker): The globe within this monument contains water collected by the U.S.S. Triton (SSRN-586), from the twenty-two seas transited during the first submerged circumnavigation of the world in 1960. (Lower Marker): . . . — Map (db m7475) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Trunk of the Three Mile Oak
Upper Plaque: This oak tree planted in 1967 perpetuates the memory of the original Three Mile Oak which stood nearby as explained in the marker below. Lower Plaque: Trunk of the Three Mile Oak Under this tree passed General George . . . — Map (db m2877) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Twin Oaks — Frederick Douglass Summer Home
Designed by Frederick Douglass so that "As a free man I could look back across the bay to the land where I was born a slave". Built by Charles Remond Douglass. 1895 — Map (db m6173) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 3 — U.S. Naval Academy Museum — The Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Founded as the Naval School Lyceum in 1845, this is among the nation's oldest museums. It contains two full floors of exhibitions. There is extensive coverage on the War of 1812 on the first floor to the left. Inside, too, is the original signal . . . — Map (db m63851) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — USS Maryland — 1921 - 1946
Pearl Harbor · Tarawa · Roi-Namur · Palau · Leyte · Surigao Straits · Okinawa — Map (db m6803) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale — 1923 - 2005
[Panel 1:] [Rendering of the Medal of Honor (U.S. Navy/Marine Corps)] "Never give in; never give in; never, never, never--in nothing great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. . . . — Map (db m12972) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN
[Panel 1:] "Be first a person of honor." Test Pilot - First to fly Mach II in Naval Aircraft Korea, F2H Banshee Vietnam, F-4 Phantom Prisoner of War, Vietnam 1967-1973 Superintendent, United States Naval Academy . . . — Map (db m12997) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Watermen and Working Harbor
More than a dozen oyster houses ringed the waterfront by the 1870s, some built out into the harbor on pilings. Throughout the winter, local watermen harvested shellfish from the Bay and sold their catch to the packing houses. Shuckers, many of whom . . . — Map (db m19291) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — White Oak
Maryland's State Tree Offspring of the Wye Oak Planted 1987 — Map (db m5426) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Who was Henry Davis? — Maryland Lynchings
The record of lynchings in Maryland from 1891-1906 May 13, 1891 - Asbury Green, Centerville May 17, 1892 - James Taylor, Chestertown June 8, 1893 - Isaac Kemp, Princess Anne October 20, 1894 - Stephen Williams, Prince George's County . . . — Map (db m53171) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Zimmerman Bandstand
Charles A. Zimmerman USNA Band Master 1887 - 1916 Composer of "Anchors Aweigh"Map (db m7412) HM

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