“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men Stone Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Fuchs, January 14, 2006
Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men Stone Marker
Ontario, Ottawa — Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)(1742-1807)
English: A notable Mohawk warrior and statesman, and principal war chief of the Six Nations, he led his people in support of the British. After the war, he brought his people to Canada to settle near where Brantford now stands. American . . . — Map (db m83315) HM
California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — 1015 — Richard Nixon Birthplace"I was born in a house my father built." — President Richard Nixon (1913-1994)
In 1912 Frank and Hannah Nixon built this modest farmhouse on their small citrus ranch. Here Richard Nixon was born, January 9, 1913, and spent his first nine years. He served his country as Congressman, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and 37th . . . — Map (db m50342) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 49 — Adobe Chapel of The Immaculate Conception
Originally built as the home of San Diego’s John Brown in 1850, the house was converted to a church by Don Jose Aguirre in 1858. Father Antonio D. Ubach , formally a missionary among the Indians, was parish priest here from 1866 to 1907. It is said . . . — Map (db m11652) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Lt. George H. Derby
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California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 220 Golden Gate Ave.c. 1909 Former San Francisco Central YMCA
Oldest surviving YMCA Building in California. In 1908 U.S. President William Howard Taft presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for this new building, which replaced the original central branch on Ellis and Mason streets. The original 1853 . . . — Map (db m90942) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bank of Italy(Later Bank of America)
Headquarters from 1908 to 1921 From here A.P. Giannini launched the branch system that transformed the nature of banking in California National Historic Landmark This site is of national significance in commemorating the . . . — Map (db m71998) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Admission DaySept IX MDCCCL
This Fountain is Dedicated to the Native Sons of the Golden West To Commemorate The Admission of California Into the Union September the Ninth Anno Domini MDCCCL “The unity of our empire hangs on the decision of this . . . — Map (db m90968) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dalt Hotel c. 1910Former Hotel Dale
The tenants' mobilization and resistance to the planned conversion of the hotel in 1979 to a tourist hotel provided the catalyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enactment of the SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Hotel Anti-Conversion Ordinance. . . . — Map (db m91001) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Noah Webster House
Here stood the house of Noah Webster Class of 1778 Author of The American Spelling Book and of An American Dictionary of the English Language — Map (db m34888) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Zwaanendael House
Zwaanendael House A memorial of the first settlement in Delaware by the Dutch, on Lewes Creek A.D. 1631 — Map (db m63578) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Rehoboth Beach — Funland50 Summers of Family Fun 1962 - 2011
Founded on this corner in 1939 as a Spill-the-Milk game by Anthony (Jack) and Margaret Dentino and operated as Sports Center for twenty-three years by the Dentino family. Kiddie rides, five of which are still in operation, were added after . . . — Map (db m50381) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 18 — Live on Our Stage!Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
When NBC radio and television and its local affiliate, WRC, moved to these new headquarters in 1958, the average TV screen measured 12 inches. The facility opened with six studios—three TV and three radio. Soon history happened here. On . . . — Map (db m47866) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Barney at Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Barney Circle honors U.S. Navy Commodore Joshua Barney. In August 1814, Barney, his Chesapeake Flotillamen, and a contingent of U.S. Marines guarded a bridge over the Eastern Branch (Anacostia River) on today's Bladensburg Road, NE. When it became . . . — Map (db m80473) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 5 — Build It And They Will ComeBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
In 1818 the Private Rockville and Washington Turnpike Co. began building a road to link Washington City to Rockville, Maryland. This road helped create a village. A toll gate on what today is Georgia Avenue between Quackenbos and Rittenhouse . . . — Map (db m72819) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 3 — Hold the Mayo!Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
English, Irish and German settlers, as well as enslaved and free African Americans, were the first non-natives to claim Brightwood. Farmers dominated until the Civil War. Then in the 1890s electric streetcars allowed government workers to live . . . — Map (db m72817) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Florida House
This house belongs to and is for the use of the people of the State of Florida. Through their contributions the building was purchased and renovated to create Florida house, the first state house in the Nation’s Capital. It is dedicated to all . . . — Map (db m113706) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — The Fedora
In 1920, Washington D. C. was home to the largest African American Community in the country. Numerous venues in the U Street area showcased prominent musicians and politicians of the day. On this site stood the Pitts Motel and its Red Carpet Lounge. . . . — Map (db m63678) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — "Surratt Boarding House"
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District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men"
Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) was born in County Wexford, Ireland, but by age 15 called Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home. He commanded several Continental Navy ships during the Revolutionary War and won decisive victories over the British. In . . . — Map (db m55504) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!”
With these legendary words, naval officer David G. Farragut led the Union fleet past Confederate mines (then called torpedoes) and to victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. From the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford, . . . — Map (db m4104) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Alexander Hamilton Memorial
[ on the front (south face) of pedestal :] Alexander Hamilton 1757-1804 First Secretary of the Treasury Soldier, Orator, Statesman Champion of Constitutional Union, Representative Government and National Integrity . . . — Map (db m32740) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Ballington and Maud BoothThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Founded Volunteers of America in 1896 with the mission to reach and uplift all people. The Booths envisioned a movement that would care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Their vision lives on in a national organization that . . . — Map (db m92086) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — National Press Club
At this site, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in March 1908, the National Press Club, now located at 529 14th Street, was formed through the adoption of a constitution and bylaws and the election of the club's first officers. The . . . — Map (db m6586) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.1 — The Church of the EpiphanyCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
“Carpets, cushions, and hymnbooks were packed away ... ambulances began to stop ... lastly come the surgeons....” Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington. Church spires dominated the skyline of the city of Washington at the . . . — Map (db m29618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Dolly Madison House
Site of dwelling house owned by Ex-President of the United States James Madison 1828 to 1836 ———— Home of his widow Mrs. Dolly Payne Madison 1837 to 1849 ———— Home of Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes, . . . — Map (db m2174) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.6 — Willard Inter-Continental HotelCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House or the State Department. . ." Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic Monthly At 6:30 a.m. . . . — Map (db m10905) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Samuel Francis Du PontMemorial Fountain in Du Pont Circle
Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy, 1803 - 1865 This memorial fountain replaces a statue erected by the Congress of the United States in recognition of his distinguished services. — Map (db m32426) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Marquis de Lafayette Hall
Dedicated in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a hero of the American Revolution, defender of liberty, statesman, and good friend of George Washington. In 1777 the 20-year old Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis . . . — Map (db m95180) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Rock Creek's Mills
At one time, Rock Creek hosted a large number of flour mills, saw mills, and other industries. The force of the creek's waters, dropping more than 160 feet over 33 miles, gave the mills their power. The region's farms provided abundant raw . . . — Map (db m80114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Georgetown Historic District 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m98981) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Forrest Marbury House
Forrest Marbury House Circa 1788 Category I Landmark National Register of Historic Places • Site of a dinner hosted by General Uriah Forrest for his old friend and former commander, President George Washington, on March 29, 1791. . . . — Map (db m82654) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Francis Scott Key
1779-1843. The author of our National Anthem was a lawyer, patriot, community leader and poet. His home and law office stood approximately 100 yards west of here. Francis Scott Key lived there from 1803 to about 1833 with his wife, the former Mary . . . — Map (db m120) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Francis Scott Key Bridge
This Bridge is named in honor of Francis Scott Key Author of the Star Spangled Banner September 14, 1814 Then conquer we must for our cause it is just And this be our Motto     In God is our Trust Erected by the National Society . . . — Map (db m111006) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Samuel F. B. Morse
Artist and inventor opened and operated on this site under the direction of the Post Office Department the first public telegraph office in the United States April 1st 1845 "What Hath God Wrought" — Map (db m66518) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — 13 of 15 — “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here”A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
Front: On, May 18,1966, Crowds Gathered here to witness Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) rededicate eight acres of Watts Branch Park. “No one more than the residents of this area knows what magic has been wrought here at . . . — Map (db m110487) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Marshall Heights — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 1
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Sarah Franklin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m82452) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — John Muir 1838 - 1914The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
John Muir's enduring legacy is evident in the vast acreage comprising our National Park System and the Worldwide influence of the Sierra Club, created to advocate for the survival of the world's natural resources. Initially driven by his spiritual . . . — Map (db m91961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Juliette Gordon LowThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Juliette Gordon Low Founded Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912 to encourage girls to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, to provide support, kindness and compassion to those in need; and to prepare to serve as . . . — Map (db m92229) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard HallAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.
607 Howard Place, NW Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands . . . — Map (db m65707) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard UniversitySixth Street and Howard Place, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Howard University, one of the oldest Black colleges in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 to educate formerly enslaved individuals. Its name honors Freedman's Bureau Commissioner General Oliver Otis Howard, a member of the white . . . — Map (db m66401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 9 of 19 — Teachers and PreachersLift Every Voice — Georgia Avenue./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
As the Civil War was ended in 1865, most formerly enslaved African Americans arriving in the District could not read or write. The following year members of the First Congregational Society considered organizing a school to train teachers and . . . — Map (db m87853) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 14 of 19 — Urban OasisLift Every Voice — Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
These Rowhouses Were Built by developer Harry Wardman, whose houses, hotels, and apartment buildings are known for elegant, solid construction. When these became available in 1912, buyers snapped them up. Among them were an electrician, a . . . — Map (db m85319) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Edward “Duke” Ellington ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
1805 13th Street, NW Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899—1974), the internationally renowned composer and musician born in Washington, DC, spend part of his youth here at 1805 13th Street, NW (1910—1914). During . . . — Map (db m79980) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — General Manuel Belgrano1770 — 1820
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — Map (db m74989) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Smithsonian National Zoo — Black and Gray SquirrelsA historic tale of animal rescue — Backyard Biology
"We ask every American to lend a hand to save Silver-Tail" -- William Temple Hornaday (1913) When the gray squirrel nearly disappeared The gray squirrel once was considered such a pest that bounties were put on it. In 1749, . . . — Map (db m67836) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m97694) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low
(Top): Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low Founder of Girl Scouts In The United States Owned and Operated By The Girl Scouts Of The U.S.A. (Bottom): The Juliette Gordon Low birthplace Has Been Designated A . . . — Map (db m5582) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than . . . — Map (db m12126) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Warm Springs — Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Panel #1) Beginning as the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, this hospital for polio patients was founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1927. The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is today an internationally . . . — Map (db m84458) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-18 — Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson, later to become 27th President of the United States, lived in this Manse of the First Presbyterian Church of which his father, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, was pastor from 1858 to 1870. Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., in 1856 and he later . . . — Map (db m9856) HM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-11 — General LaFayette
Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834) was born in the Castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, France. He entered the French Army early in life and in 1777 came to America and volunteered for service in the Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m13898) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
He was aggressive in war without hate; he never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. (E.R. Potter, 1976) Born to Frederickburg, Texas in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz was accepted into the United States naval . . . — Map (db m73127) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago River
This river originally flowing eastward from the prairie home lands of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes into Lake Michigan, linked the waters of the Atlantic, the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes with those of the Illinois, the Mississippi and . . . — Map (db m99534) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Crane Company BuildingBuilt 1913
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m99757) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull House
Jane Addams' Hull House 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 . . . — Map (db m99710) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Nicholaus CopernicusMikołai Kopernik - — 1473-1543
By reforming astronomy he initiated modern science Mikołai Kopernik Nicolaus Copernicus Polish Astronomer 1473-1543 Erected in 1973 by the Copernicus Foundation and the Polish American Congress to Commemorate the 500th . . . — Map (db m101264) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1963.1 — Brig. General Benjamin Harrison
1833–1901. Entered the Union Army as 2nd Lt. of the 70th Indiana Regiment. He insisted on turning raw recruits into disciplined soldiers. He later was United States Senator from Indiana and the twenty-third President of the United States. — Map (db m565) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette1757 - 1834
Sculpture by Charles Correia. Cast by Shidoni Foundry. Erected by the Lafayette Centennial Commission on July 2, 1987 as a gift to the people of Lafayette, Louisiana following the celebration of the centennial of the city's name change in 1884 from . . . — Map (db m68722) 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), Galesville — Overlooking West RiverCedar Park, Tulip Hill
Cedar Park Patented to Richard Ewen in 1666 as “Ewen upon Ewenton.” Brick house built c.1697 by Richard Galloway II around earlier frame structure possibly dating back to 1656. Known as “West River Farm” in 18th Century. . . . — Map (db m65889) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Believe it or Not
Raised slabs mark a number of grave sites at Westminster, but none has garnered as much attention as this one. Once the subject of a "Ripley's Believe it or Not," this gravity-defying piece of marble continues to fascinate. This slab was . . . — Map (db m6639) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Captain John O'Donnell1749-1805
Captain John O’Donnell, the founder of the Canton Community, was a man of great vision and accomplishment. He initiated trade between Canton, China and Baltimore in 1785 operating his own merchant sailing vessels. This public square once the site of . . . — Map (db m62256) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carroll Mansion
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), the last surviving, and only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, wintered here during the last twelve years of his life. Built circa 1808, the mansion is the grandest . . . — Map (db m3204) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Charles Center & One Charles Center
The 14-block Charles Center project, begun in 1958, was the first piece of Baltimore's nationally recognized downtown Renaissance. the 33-acre project was strategically placed between the financial district on the east side and the retail district . . . — Map (db m88236) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Civil War Magazine
Larger cannon -- and more cannon -- came to Fort McHenry during the Civil War period. To provide safe storage for the additional gunpowder and ammunition, the Army built this magazine in 1864. From the inside it doesn't look especially strong, . . . — Map (db m66644) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Discover Baltimore: The Monumental CityHeritage Walk
The Battle Monument was America's first public war memorial and the first since antiquity to honor the common soldier. Designed by Maximilian Godefroy, its construction began in 1815, shortly after the event it commemorates: in 1814, after the . . . — Map (db m89395) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus
July 10, 1916 Hamburg, Germany November 20, 2004 Baltimore, MD Physician, Humanist, Author Working as an interpreter with Scandinavian political prisoners held by the Third Reich during World War II, she bravely afforded many medical aid and . . . — Map (db m2710) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Expanding the American Intellect: Icons and IconoclastsMount Vernon Cultural Walk
“My library,” Enoch Pratt said, “shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them.” In 1886, with . . . — Map (db m88270) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal HillBuilding the Fort
On the evening of May 13, 1861, U.S. General Benjamin E. Butler’s troops occupied Federal Hill and brought their guns to bear on Baltimore. For the next four years the hill, garrisoned by 10 different regiments, served as a strategic Union strong . . . — Map (db m2560) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — H. Irvine Keyser
This site and these buildings were presented to the Maryland Historical Society as a memorial to my husband H. Irvine Keyser of Baltimore. Obit May 7, 1916. A member of the Society 1873 to 1916. — Map (db m2527) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mounted MessengersStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Captain Henry Thompson, Clifton Mansion’s original owner, formed the First Baltimore Horse Artillery unit in 1813. General John Stricker chose Thompson’s troop to report on enemy movements at the August 1814 Battle of Bladensburg.

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Maryland, Baltimore — Old St. Paul's
St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) stands on the only property that has remained under the same ownership since the original survey of Baltimore Town in 1730. In that year, Lot. No. 19, the highest point in the new town, was granted to St. Paul's Parish; . . . — Map (db m92305) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Parren Mitchell House
This stately rowhome at 828 North Carrollton Avenue has served a number of purposes since its construction in 1880. Over the years it has been used as a private residence, office space, and briefly as a retirement home. Its most notable resident was . . . — Map (db m101638) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Rembrandt Peale1778-1860
Rembrandt Peale, founder of the Gas and Light Company of Baltimore (now Baltimore Gas and Electric Company), was a famous portrait painter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He had a unique and groundbreaking connection to Baltimore.

In 1816, to . . . — Map (db m101657) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Romance of a Romantic
This bench was the famed make out spot of F Scott Fitzgerald, one of Mt. Vernon's most famous residents. The American author and playboy was known for bringing his dates here for a romantic rendezvous. Of course, this all happened after his wife, . . . — Map (db m7722) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Battle Monument
Battle of North Point, 12th September, A.D. 1814, and of the Independence of the United States, the thirty-ninth Bombardment of Fort McHenry, 15th September, A.D. 1814, and of the Independence of the United States, the thirty-ninth. James . . . — Map (db m89172) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground
Westminster's carriage gates, completed in 1815, were among the nation's first examples of Egyptian Revival architecture. Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church, the gates were designed by Maximilian Godefroy (1765-ca.1840), a French . . . — Map (db m6629) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Walters Art Museum
William T. Walters (1819-94) made his fortune in the liqour trade and in East Coast railroads. He assembled a splendid collection of 19th cenutry European painting and Asian art. When William died, he bequeathed his collection to his son Henry . . . — Map (db m10248) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Relay — Site of Old Relay Station and Hotel
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Here in 1830, passengers on B&O horse-drawn cars stopped to eat at the Relay House. Meanwhile, the relays of horses were changed for the remainder of the 13 mile journey between Baltimore and Ellicott’s Mills, hence . . . — Map (db m2502) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Hometown HeroStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Nathan Towson, born 1784 in the area named for his family, served in the U.S. Army for 42 years. He enlisted in 1812 when war with Britain seemed imminent. As an artillery captain, Towson distinguished himself in nearly every major engagement on the . . . — Map (db m83413) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — In MemoriamThe Ridgely Family Cemetery — Egyptian Revival Vault, 1815
This gated cemetery, where generations of Ridgleys are buried, is still in use by the family. Feel free to enter and walk among the tombstones and monuments, but show proper respect. Notice the family vault at center, the names and inscriptions on . . . — Map (db m83524) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — On to YorktownWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail — Road to Victory
Upon arrival of French forces in Newport, Rhode Island in July 1780, Baron Ludwig von Closen, a captain in the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, was selected by General Rochambeau as one of his aides-de-camp. Closen accompanied Rochambeau on most of his . . . — Map (db m62756) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — St. Ignatius Catholic ChurchSt. Thomas Manor — Chapel Point, Maryland
Dating from 1662 the oldest continuously active parish in the United States. Founded 1641 by Father Andrew White, S.J., who named Chapel Point. Present church built 1798. St. Thomas Manor has been a Jesuit residence since its erection in 1741. — Map (db m39525) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco Village — Saint Ignatius' ChurchSaint Thomas' Manor
The Manor Land was acquired in 1649, under Lord Baltimore's "Conditions of Plantation." The Chapel was built probably in 1662, the manor house in 1741. Bishop Carroll laid the cornerstone of the present church in 1798. Here occurred in 1805 the viva . . . — Map (db m70788) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John BarthA literary pioneer from Cambridge
Rooted in Cambridge John Barth – called “one of the greatest novelists of our time” – was born in Cambridge on May 27, 1930 and grew up on Aurora Street. While living here, Barth frequented his father’s soda fountain, . . . — Map (db m113436) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Thomas Holliday Hicks1798-1865
In this cemetery is the grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland 1858-1862 and United States Senator from Maryland 1862-1865. At the beginning of the Civil War during his tenure as governor, the position of Maryland was more important . . . — Map (db m3971) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — George Alfred TownsendA Man and His Mountain — Antietam Campaign 1862
None of the structures you see here in Crampton’s Gap existed during the battle on September 14, 1862. George Alfred Townsend constructed all the stone buildings and walls, as well as the Correspondents’ Arch, between 1884 and 1896. Townsend, . . . — Map (db m1931) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — “South Magnetic”
The compass Meridian Stones of Frederick County. One of two stones set in 1896 by USC&GS to establish a true meridian line. Used by surveyors to check compass variations pursuant to Article 25, Code of MD ──── . . . — Map (db m89631) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — B & O Railroad Station"No malice in my heart" — Antietam Campaign
At this intersection, President Abraham Lincoln spoke from a railroad car platform to Frederick residents assembled in the street on October 4, 1862. He had just returned from viewing the battlefields of South Mountain and Antietam and had called on . . . — Map (db m60166) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott KeyRotary International
The Thirty Fourth District ·Rotary International· At Its First Conference March 1923 Pays This Tribute to Francis Scott Key · Author of· Our National Anthem ⟵·⟶ “And the Star Spangled Banner, Oh, . . . — Map (db m104597) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Historic Frederick BarracksWar of 1812 Period
The limestone barracks in front of you, built in 1778, is among the oldest and most important surviving American military structures in the nation. The barracks consisted of two L-shaped buildings, but only the eastern wing remains today. During the . . . — Map (db m103369) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Thomas Johnson
** Revolutionary Patriot ** Bosom Friend of Washington **** Diligent worker for independence and nominator of Washington for commander in chief of Continental Army ** Member of Council of Safety, Continental Congress and of . . . — Map (db m106718) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — A Bit of History - The Fireside
The large stone fireplace that now stands like a sentinel along the railroad tracks is a solitary reminder of Oakland's colorful hey-day. In the late 1800’s the area from here to the B&O station was a virtual beehive of activity. With twelve . . . — Map (db m488) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Abingdon — Gov. William PacaOld Post Road — Established 1666
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799. — Map (db m1249) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Ellicott’s MillsA Town Divided
By the 1850s, a prosperous community was located here around the Ellicott family gristmills and ironworks established in the 1770s. When the Civil War began in 1861, the town's population exceeded 2,000. Although the mill workers and merchants of . . . — Map (db m37545) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Miller ChevroletCa 1930
In the 1930’s Charles Miller built a new showroom for his Chevrolet dealership here before relocating to Route 40. In 1968 Stromberg Publishing consolidated its offices, warehouse and printing operation here for its Ellicott City then Howard County . . . — Map (db m111834) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — The Lauman HouseCa 1800
Among the oldest homes in EC, after the turn of the century owned by the Kraft’s, among others. After the 1972 flood, restored by Alda Baptiste Castaldi, who operated a specialty dress shop here for 30 years. Then during renovations for the Obladi . . . — Map (db m111734) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Revolutionary Cannon
Presented to The Historical Society of Kent County, Inc., in memory of Morris Keene Barroll 1893–1962. — Map (db m3061) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Tercentenary CelebrationKent County Maryland — -1942-
In Honor of James Alfred Pearce Born 1840 -- Died 1920 Distinguished Citizen - Eminent Jurist Christian Gentleman Chief Judge of Second Judicial Circuit Member Court of Appeals of Maryland 1897 - 1912 Erected August 1, . . . — Map (db m62849) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Fairlee — Caulk’s Field Monument
The British commanded by Sir Peter Parker, Baronet and the Americans commanded by Col. Philip Reed met in engagement on this field Aug. 31st 1814. The British were defeated and Sir Peter Parker killed. Erected A. D. 1902 by Marylanders to . . . — Map (db m3070) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — A RefugeUnited States Capital for a Day — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Many Washington residents fleeing the British invasion in August 1814 converged on this quiet village. Brookeville also provided a haven for hungry soldiers as they headed for Baltimore following the American Defeat at Bladensburg. On . . . — Map (db m76403) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — Drop Gate Locks
The “drop gate” on this lift lock was a technological advance over the more common swing-gate lock. It was faster and could be more easily operated by a single employee. Only a few drop-gates were installed on the canal, most of . . . — Map (db m103200) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Chevy Chase — Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 9
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed - 1791 - 1792 Protected by the Margaret Whetten Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m78776) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — A Real Field of Dreams
James “Jim” Wims, who acquired this land in 1919 operated a farm with an orchard on this land. In an effort to provide a local place for his children to play ball, Jim took acrage out of crop production and converted it into the . . . — Map (db m95723) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Women on the Homefront in Montgomery County1861 – 1865
During the Civil War, most women attempted to live “normally,” maintaining homes, attending to children, and even taking over traditional male responsibilities on the farm. Yet the war brought severe hardships to most absent family men, . . . — Map (db m90435) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Clues to the Past: Oral History and ArchaeologyThe Graveyard — Darnestown
Several recorded accounts identified that 20 to 30 individuals, including members of the Darne family, were buried here. Given the high infant mortality rates until the mid-19th century even the youngest residents of Darnestown were vulnerable to . . . — Map (db m69787) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Derwood — Bussard Farmhouse
The main house was built by Thaddeus Bussard in 1908 on the foundations of an original house that had been built by Nathan Magruder around 1778. The oldest part of the structure is the kitchen wing to the right, thought to date to the early 1800s. . . . — Map (db m105115) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Grusendorf Log House
The Grusendorf Log House is one of a few remaining pre-Civil War structures in the Germantown/Gaithersburg area. The Cabin was relocated to its present site next to the Seneca Creek State Park Visitor Center in the 1990s to preserve it from . . . — Map (db m70455) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — The Woodlands
The Land Francis Cassatt Clopper began assembling The Woodlands in 1812 by purchasing a patchwork of neighboring farms. An assessment of Montgomery County properties in 178 listed a variety of framed houses, log cabins, and tobacco and corn . . . — Map (db m70452) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Garrett Park — Garrett Park Waiting Room
In 1989, this passenger waiting room was taken down from its location in Landover, MD., and brought to this site and re-assembled by the Montgomery County Conservation Corps. On behalf of the citizens of Garrett Park, the Mayor and Town Council . . . — Map (db m219) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Norwood — The Holland Red Door Store
In 1860 James Holland purchased this land and built the general store that still stands today. Located at the intersection of the toll roads to Baltimore and Olney, the store was at the heart of a community that became known as Holland's Corner. . . . — Map (db m49924) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men
To commemorate the encampment in Maryland of Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and his men at Owen's Ordinary, now Rockville, April 20, 1755. This stone is placed by the Janet Montgomery Chapter, Daughters of he American Revolution, Mrs. Morris L. Croxall, . . . — Map (db m77) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Montgomery County Court House
There have been four court houses in Rockville since it was established as the County seat in 1776. Court was originally held at Hungerford Tavern. A frame court house existed in the late 18th century but was sufficiently outgrown by 1810 to . . . — Map (db m101964) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Rockville Town Square
When Montgomery County was created in 1776, the village today known as Rockville was selected as the seat of local government. Since that time, five court houses have been built in Courthouse Square. § Postal Service began in Montgomery . . . — Map (db m102844) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 4 — Saint Mary's Catholic ChurchPeerless Rockville
1817 Historic Saint Mary's Catholic Church and Cemetery Original cost: $4,000.00 Renovations: 1885   │   1929 1889   │   1981 No. 4 — Map (db m108322) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Sandy Spring — The Sandy Spring
The Sandy Spring community took its name from this spring, which provides fresh water filtered through the sandy soil. In 1745, the spring was located on what was once known as “Snowden's Manor” and later known as “Harewood”. . . . — Map (db m104248) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — SenecaChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Eleven aqueducts were built from Georgetown to Cumberland to carry water over water. The aqueducts, literally “water bridges,” carried the canal over large streams and rivers flowing into the Potomac River. This aqueduct enters directly . . . — Map (db m96115) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Finding a NicheEarly Family Businesses — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
“…A Full Line of Dry Goods and Clothing” was available at Moses Sclar's Grand Leader Store (8221 Georgia Avenue), which opened in 1926 and adjoined John and Joseph Dolan's project (see opposite side) to the south. In operation for . . . — Map (db m79236) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868
Site of the original Queen's Chapel Church, founded just after the Civil War by Thomas Queen and other Trustees. The church was build at the location of an early African-American burying ground, and became an important meeting place for the black . . . — Map (db m61021) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Hilleary-Magruder HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
The Hilleary-Magruder House was constructed circa 1742 and is the oldest building in Bladensburg, In 1763, Scottish merchant Richard Henderson bought the property . He lived here with his family and more than two dozen enslaved African . . . — Map (db m75993) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Market Square & Stone HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Christopher Lowndes, a prominent English merchant, constructed a small stone building here around 1760. Although he lived at Bostwick on the hill to the east, this property stayed in the Lowndes family until 1883. Over the past 250 years, . . . — Map (db m75902) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Mansion
Belair was built circa 1740 by Samuel Ogle, Governor of Maryland. Through the years the mansion became known as the "House of Governors" because governors Thomas Bladen, Benjamin Tasker Sr., Benjamin Ogle I, Oden Bowie and Christopher Lowndes were . . . — Map (db m66436) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Battle of Bladensburg
This is the site of the Battle of Bladensburg which took place in the War of 1812. Commodore Joshua Barney and his 500 Marines were greatly outnumbered by the British Expeditionary Force of 4,500 trained regulars. The battle raged for four hours but . . . — Map (db m70037) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Billingsley's Point
At Billingsley's Point, just north of Mount Calvert, archaeologists have recovered thousands of artifacts from both the American Indian and colonial periods. American Indian Legacy American Indians inhabited Billingsley for at least 8,000 . . . — Map (db m68290) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Site of Silesia School1902-1925
In 1902 children from nearby farms traveled by horse and buggy to the Silesia School, a one room school house. The school's contribution of education for this area continued until 1925. In 1959 the school and part of this land was sold to the . . . — Map (db m7639) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes
On the site of the Marlborough High School stood the residence of Dr. William Beanes. Here General Ross made his headquarters August 22, 23, 1814, on his march to Bladensburg and Washington. Here Dr. Beanes was made a prisonor for instigating the . . . — Map (db m70126) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Tried for TreasonStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
John Hodges, the wealthy merchant who owned Darnall’s Chance, jailed the British soldiers that his neighbor William Beanes and other citizens arrested on August 27, 1814. The British threatened to “lay the town in ashes” unless their men . . . — Map (db m74020) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Birthplace of Charles Willson Peale
     First Free School of Queen Anne’s County erected near here 1724. Its sixth master was Charles Peale, father of the distinguished portrait painter and museum founder—born 1741 in living quarters near the school.      Luther Martin, . . . — Map (db m3110) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Ridge — Cardinal Gibbons Institute
History of Cardinal Gibbons Institute In November 1916, three Catholic priests, Fathers LaFarge, Emerick, and Matthews met with blacks from St. Mary’s county to discuss their plans to have a national industrial school. In May 1917, land was . . . — Map (db m101027) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Scotland — Point Lookout Prison Camp
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelo To the memories of our past Who are patient and who wait, True and faithful to the last, For Easter morning . . . — Map (db m101095) WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — Port of Entry
During colonial days, English government has hopes of exporting furs, foodstuffs, timber, flax and other products from Maryland's ports to the home county. In reality, tobacco was the only notable item produced and exported to England in large . . . — Map (db m62630) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — LeonardtownSpies, Intriguers and Blockade Runners
When the white citizens of St. Mary’s County voted here in the 1860 presidential election, John Breckenridge, the secessionist candidate who carried Maryland, got 920 votes. Abraham Lincoln received 9 percent of the popular Maryland vote; the . . . — Map (db m955) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Lexington Park — Cedar Point Lighthouse
Panel 1: Chronology The Cedar Point Lighthouse marked the southern point of the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River during the years from its completion in 1896 until it was abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1928. This . . . — Map (db m62467) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Union's Defense
Potomac Flotilla Created to Protect Chesapeake Tidelands Maryland, especially Southern Maryland, was not "neutral" in the Civil War. The U.S. Navy realized early in the conflict that the Potomac River was both a conduit for attacks to the . . . — Map (db m104747) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Edward Mayberry Mobley1825-1906 — Military Figure
In 1862 Mobley organized volunteers from Hagerstown to serve in the Civil War, forming Co. A, 7th Maryland Infantry (US). He served as its captain. He was promoted to major in January, 1864 and commanded the regiment in numerous battles. on August . . . — Map (db m107262) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarGovernor William T. Hamilton, 1820-1888
William T. Hamilton was born in Boonsboro. He attended the Hagerstown Academy and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Hamilton passed the bar in 1845 and opened a law practice in Hagerstown. After serving one year in the Maryland Legislature, he was . . . — Map (db m60558) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — William Othello Wilson1867 - 1928 — Military Figure
Born and raised in Hagerstown, Wilson enlisted in the 9th U.S. Cavalry (“Buffalo Soldiers”) in 1889. on December 30,1890 (the day after the battle of Wounded Knee), Corporal Wilson was in a party escorting a supply train when they . . . — Map (db m107094) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Mardela Springs — Trans-Peninsular Line Midpoint Marker
In Pre-Revolutionary Colonial America, these monuments marked the South West corner of the Three Lower Counties of the Delaware—at the time a part of the Pennsylvania Colony. Originally determined by local surveyors (two small . . . — Map (db m74130) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), North Weymouth — Abigail Adams Birthplace
Abigail Smith Adams, the wife of John Adams, 2nd President, and mother of John Quincy Adams, 6th President, was born here in 1744. — Map (db m107380) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Worcester — Indian Village Pakachoag1630 - 1930
One-half mile up Malvern Road is the Indian spring and the site of the Indian village Pakachoag, clear spring, one of the three Indian villages on Worcester ground. John Eliot preached here in 1674. — Map (db m88496) HM
Missouri (Barton County), Lamar — Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial
This shrine is dedicated to Harry S. Truman Thirty second [sic] President of the United States of America who was born at this location May 8, 1884 [died] Dec. 26, 1972 "I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord . . . — Map (db m37113) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Daniel Webster
Born at Salisbury New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1782 Died at Marshfield Massachusetts Oct. 24th 1852 Presented by Benjamin Pierce Cheney to the State of New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1886. — Map (db m76428) HM
New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Clara BartonWomen's Heritage Trail
Clara Barton, best known as a Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, was significant in New Jersey history for beginning the first "free" public school in the state. Barton took a teaching position in Hightstown in 1851, at the . . . — Map (db m36470) HM
New Jersey (Salem County), Upper Pittsgrove — Pole Tavern Cannon
The Cannon Il Lugano which was forged in Naples in 1763 weighs 800 Pounds. Il Lugano was used in battle against the Austrians. Napoleon who visited Italy once in 1796 and again in 1800 dragged the cannon over the Alps and Eventually back to France. . . . — Map (db m58280) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 10 — 1848 — Commemorative Walkway Park
In May of 1846, U.S. President James K. Polk ordered the invasion of Mexico by U.S. troops, thus beginning the Mexican War. Three months later, General Stephen Watts Kearney led a victorious U.S. Army unopposed across northern New Mexico and into . . . — Map (db m76263) HM
New York (Dutchess County), Hyde Park — Home by the Hudson
All that is within me cries to go back to my home by the Hudson River. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944 It was only when passing through the gates at the end of this road that FDR felt truly at home. Roosevelt loved Springwood’s forests and . . . — Map (db m83113) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Marquis de Lafayette
This monument was erected and presented by Henry Harteaua distinguished citizen of Brooklyn to be an enduring tribute to the memory of one who as friend and companion of the immortal Washington fought to establish in our country those vital . . . — Map (db m30768) HM
New York (Livingston County), West Sparta — Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy
1 Mile West, site of fulling mill where President Millard Fillmore worked when a boy in 1814. — Map (db m76196) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Chester Alan Arthur
Here on September 20, 1881, at 2:15 A.M., Chester Alan Arthur took his oath of office as 21st president of the United States upon the death of president James A. Garfield, killed by a disgruntled office seeker. Garfield's death stirred nationwide . . . — Map (db m99292) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur President 1881-1885 lived in Hoosick, N.Y. Union College Graduate 1848 — Map (db m97253) HM
North Carolina (Mitchell County), Bakersville — N 19 — Asa Gray
American botanist and Harvard professor. In July, 1841, investigated flora of this region. He visited Roan Mountain, 12 miles north. — Map (db m84684) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — William McKinleyTwenty-Fifth President of the United States
“Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.” “Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, . . . — Map (db m9887) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga. — Map (db m285) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — General William Henry Harrison
General William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the West, selected this site in February 1813, and on it erected Fort Meigs as a defense against the military operations of the English, with whom the United States was then at war. On . . . — Map (db m19271) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
"Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." With these words, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles of the United States Army and thus . . . — Map (db m60427) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Dwight D. Eisenhower
The future President of the U.S., General of the Army, and Supreme Commander in Europe in WW II lived in this house with his wife Mamie and infant son Icky in the spring and summer of 1918. An Army captain, he was then commanding Camp Colt at . . . — Map (db m6179) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Fourth Ward Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in sincere tribute to the living and dead whose valiant efforts and unselfish sacrifices have made America great. God grant that the liberty of humanity won only by brave souls and vigilantly guarded, shall live on with . . . — Map (db m100468) WM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt
This restored wall presents a section through a typical masonry rampart of Fort Pitt. Originally built of brick burned at the site and stone quarried in the area. The fort was a five-sided structure with a bastion at each corner and measured a . . . — Map (db m99064) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Stonycreek — Flight 93 National MemorialA common field one day, a field of honor forever.
September 11, 2001 10:03 AM United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field two miles ahead of you, shattering the quiet of the Pennsylvania countryside. Those who rush to the scene look on in disbelief at charred trees and a smoldering crater. . . . — Map (db m100529) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Dunlap’s Creek Bridge
An integral part of the National Road, this was the first metal arch bridge in the United States, built 1836-39. Replacing several earlier bridges on this site, including an 1809 Finley suspension bridge, this 80-foot span was built of cast iron by . . . — Map (db m251) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — The First Cast Iron Bridge
The first cast iron bridge built in the United States, was built in 1836-1839 over Dunlap's Creek at this point. — Map (db m253) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Commodore Isaac HullUnited States Naval Officer — 09 March 1773   –   13 February 1843
A defender of American freedom and pioneer of a new nation. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation by defeating the British on the high seas, while commanding USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” in battle with HMS Guerriere . . . — Map (db m40929) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — Great Crossings
About one half mile above this point is the "Great Crossings" of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf. Washington, . . . — Map (db m351) HM
Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Ligonier — Johnston House
William F. Johnston, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1848-1852, was born near here, 1808. This house, built by his father, 1815, was his boyhood home. Known as Kingston House, it has been cited as a fine example of colonial style. — Map (db m48077) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — Captain Thomas Cresap
1703 - 1790 A Marylander Settled on these indian lands of Conejohela in 1730 and held them for Lord Baltimore against the Penn Proprietors until 1736, when in the border war he was burned out of this log house or fort near this . . . — Map (db m5861) HM
Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — In the Miery SwampKing Philip Fell
In the 'Miery Swamp,' 100 feet W.S.W. from this spring, according to tradition, King Philip fell, August 12, 1676, O.S. This stone placed by the R.I. Historical Society. December, 1877. — Map (db m86296) HM
South 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
South Carolina (Pickens County), Pickens — John C. Calhoun
In Memoriam John C. Calhoun 1782-1850 Apostle of States Rights, and Nullification. Vice-President U.S. — Map (db m11741) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — Welcome to David Crockett State Park — Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
In the summer of 1817, just before his 31st birthday, David Crockett entered Lawrence County with his second wife Elizabeth (his first wife, Polly, died in 1815), her two children from her first husband (James Patton, died in the Creek Indian War in . . . — Map (db m107420) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 123 — Mary Church Terrell1863 - 1954
Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was noted as a champion of human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later made her home in Washington, D.C. In 1904, she was a . . . — Map (db m63342) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — LBJ Boyhood Home
Lyndon Johnson spent most of ten years living in this home - a decade that profoundly affected the future president's view of the world. A neat landscape in front of you bears little resemblance to the backyard Lyndon Johnson knew. In Johnson's . . . — Map (db m31036) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. This event changed the city – and the world – forever. As a tribute to this extraordinary man, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was . . . — Map (db m4672) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Calvin Coolidge Homestead has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m62155) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Viewmont
Birthplace of Lottie Moon Baptist Missionary to China 1873-1912 — Map (db m23041) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Colross-Alexandria's Urban PhoenixAlexandria Heritage Trail
For over a century, this two-acre block was occupied by a mansion known as Colross. Built in 1800 by John Potts, the mansion, with its outbuildings, gardens, orchard, and a "clover lot" was in effect a small plantation. Colross's owners . . . — Map (db m72384) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Entrance Gate to Fort WardOfficers' Hut
The Fort Ward entrance gate, completed in May 1865, provided the only access to the interior of the fort. The gate's decorative details include stands of cannonballs and the insignia (castle) of the Army Corps of Engineers which designed and . . . — Map (db m7680) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Gazette House
This building dates to 1801. Between 1852-1911 the Alexandria Gazette newspaper was printed here. In 1862 while Alexandria was occupied by the North during the Civil War, Union soldiers burned this building because it was reported here that St. Paul . . . — Map (db m41832) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Mistress Margaret Brent(c1601–c1671)
On September 6, 1654, this site was included in a patent of 700 acres granted by the Colony of Virginia to Mistress Margaret Brent (c1601–c1671). An extraordinary woman, she spent most of her adult life fighting discrimination of her sex, she . . . — Map (db m62020) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Purple Heart MemorialWounded Combat Veterans — 1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932
. . . — Map (db m82494) WM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Garden to GravesArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
The dead from three years of Civil War filled all burial spaces in the area. In 1864, President Lincoln charged General Montgomery Meigs with locating a site for a new national cemetery. Arlington's high elevation and aesthetic beauty made it ideal, . . . — Map (db m70711) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — V-36 — Sherwood ForestPresident John Tyler's Home
John Tyler purchased this plantation one mile west in his native Charles City in 1842 while serving as tenth president of the United States, and made it his home from 1845 until his death in 1862. Tyler lengthened the wooden 18th-century house to . . . — Map (db m9518) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Clara H. BartonFounder of the American Red Cross
Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded . . . — Map (db m102) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Dedicated September 19, 1858 by Rt. Rev. John McGill, Bishop of Richmond. — Catholic workers, who were employed in building the Fairfax Railroad pass, began work on the structure in 1856. They were assisted by members of the nearby Hamill . . . — Map (db m184) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Richmond — V-28 — Pocahontas
Matoaka, nicknamed Pocahontas ("playful one"), the daughter of Powhatan, was born about 1595. At age eleven, she befriended Captain John Smith and later visited the English colonists. In 1613 Samuel Argall kidnapped Pocahontas to use her as a . . . — Map (db m9613) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Arthur Ashe Monument — Monument Avenue Historic District
[Inscription on east face of monument:]Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. 1943 - 1993 World Champion, Author, Humanitarian, Founder of Virginia Heroes, Incorporated, Native of Richmond, Virginia. This Monument was placed at Monument Avenue and . . . — Map (db m22823) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Fort Valley Church of God in Christ Jesus1878            1949 — Seven Fountains Virginia
This building was erected in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine by the Brethren of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, organized November 2, 1878 at Dry Run Meeting House. It was dedicated to God by Elder G. E. Marsh on July . . . — Map (db m102476) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church
Historic valley congregation, strasburg's oldest, organized by German settlers (c.1747) who first worshiped in log building just west of this site. Parish records date from 1769. Strasburg's first school conducted by the congregation and its . . . — Map (db m3468) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — The Great Train RaidReenactment - May 29, 2011
This image, entitled Heavy Traffic on the Valley Pike, is the third in a series of paintings by renowned historical artist Mort Künsler, depicting the arrival in Strasburg of disassembled locomotives seized by Confederate forces under Col. . . . — Map (db m73820) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg October 1, 1746 - October 1, 1807 Clergyman, Soldier, Statesman Major General, VIII Virginia Regiment "A time to pray...a time to fight" January 23, 1776 — Map (db m73764) HM WM
Virginia (Warren County), Front Royal — The CourthouseFront Royal Street Fighting — Battle of Front Royal, May 23, 1862
As Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s army pushed its way into Front Royal, Col. Bradley T. Johnson’s 1st Maryland Infantry (CSA) confronted Col. John R. Kenly’s 1st Maryland Infantry (US). The street fighting grew especially hot here, . . . — Map (db m588) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Colonial Beach — John Washington House
In 1664, John Washington, the great-grandfather of George Washington, built a small house on this site. From these modest beginnings, a powerful and prominent Virginia family would arise. During his thirteen years here, John Washington . . . — Map (db m34079) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Q 4-k — Fort Loudoun
Here in May 1756, overlooking the frontier town of Winchester, construction began on Fort Loudoun during the period of the French and Indian War (Seven Year’s War in Europe). The fort, named for John Campbell, earl of Loudoun, was a square . . . — Map (db m2653) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Taylor Hotel“Packed with Confederate wounded”
The Taylor Hotel was a major stopping point for travelers because of its location on the Valley Turnpike and also was the center of town life. During the war, it was the headquarters for several commanders, including Confederate Gen. Thomas J. . . . — Map (db m92380) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shenandoah Junction — The Greenback RaidMosby's Men Strike It Rich — 1864 Valley Campaign
(Preface): The Federal offensive in the Shenandoah Valley begun in May 1864 faltered in the summer with Confederate victories and Gen. Jubal A. Early's Washington Raid in July. Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan took command in August, defeated . . . — Map (db m108815) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Elmwood Cemetery Vault
It is believed this unique brick structure was built shortly after Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1867. Newspaper accounts from 1892 verify that the vault was used for temporary storage of bodies awaiting interment. In 1999, Richard H. . . . — Map (db m107679) HM
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Charleston — Thomas J. Jackson"Stonewall"
[South Side] Born Jan. 21, 1824 Clarksburg, VA. Now West Virginia, Confederate General Died May 10, 1863 [East Side] This monument first located on original state capitol grounds Sept. 27, 1910; relocated to the present . . . — Map (db m23016) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station
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West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — McColloch’s Leap
Major Samuel McColloch daring scout, gallant soldier while attempting the relief of Fort Henry at Wheeling September, 1777 escaped an overwhelming body of Indians by forcing his horse over this precipice — Map (db m513) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Walter ReutherLeader in the Making
Born in Wheeling on September 1, 1907, fittingly just one day before Labor Day. Walter P. Reuther (1907-1970), went on to become one of the most innovative, influential, and charismatic labor leaders of the 20th Century. Walter Reuther's father, . . . — Map (db m71223) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — Sherman Avenue Crossing
The original Sherman Avenue crossing over the Yahara River was a wooden bridge built by Leonard Farwell circa 1848. It was replaced in 1874. By 1904 the bridge consisted of steel beams, plates and rivets with a wooden plank deck. There are four . . . — Map (db m32172) HM

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