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By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
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Ontario (Algoma District), Sault Ste. Marie — Anna Jameson1794-1860
Born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London, this famous 19th century author, illustrator and social reformer joined her husband, Robert Jameson, Attorney General of Upper Canada, at Toronto in 1836. The following June, unescorted, Mrs. Jameson . . . — Map (db m105960) HM
France, Occitanie (Hérault), Béziers — Thomas JeffersonSymbole de l’amitié Franco-Américaine — Symbol of Franco-American friendship —
Thomas Jefferson 13 Avil 1743 à Shadwell en Virginie — 4 Juillet 1826 à Monticello en Virginie Symbole de l’amitié Franco-Américaine. Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en France 1785-1789. 3eme Président des Etats-Unis . . . — Map (db m60195) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fitzgerald Home(ca. 1910)
(side 1) F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932. During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save . . . — Map (db m69187) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Marquis de Lafayette
On this site stood, until December 1899, the house in which Marquis de Lafayette was given a public reception and ball, April 4, 1825, while on his last tour through the United States. This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the . . . — Map (db m70727) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
Side A At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a . . . — Map (db m86422) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Pelham — Shelbyville, A. T.
Near this site stood Shelbyville, A. T., first county seat of Shelby County; named for Isaac Shelby, governor of Tennessee. Shelby County was established February 7, 1818 by an act of the Alabama Territorial legislature. The first orphans’ court was . . . — Map (db m28441) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom City
In 1827 “Bible Totin” Jed Smith camped here in. In 1850 these diggings became known as Negro Bar, then named Granite City after the rocks, and in 1855 Joseph Folsom lent his name to this fair city. Also in 1855 Folsom hired Theodore . . . — Map (db m57985) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Don Antonio AguirreSan Diego Merchant and Ranchero — 1799 – 1860 —
Don Jose Antonio Aguirre built his adobe mansion on this site on or just prior to 1868. Because the Casa de Aguirre was one of the first houses in Old Town, the Aguirre – Antonio, his wife Rosaria and their many children – are considered . . . — Map (db m11648) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 63 — First Raising of U.S. Flag
On this site the United States Flag was first raised in Southern California by Lt. Stephen C. Rowan U.S.N., Commanding Sailors and Marines July 29, 1846. — Map (db m143489) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — La Casa de RodriguezRacine & Laramie™
c. 1830 One-room adobe built by family of Juan Rodriguez, former presidio soldier. 1851 George Tebbetts, a future son-in-law, opened Exchange Hotel. 1869 Canadians Alexi J. Racine and Charles Laramie opened general store . . . — Map (db m137319) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Allen Ginsberg(1926-1997) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Renowned poet, leading figure of the Beat Generation of American writers and artists, champion of freedom of expression and sexual self-determination. — Map (db m99801) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Bulldog BathsUptown Tenderloin Historic District
130 Turk Street c. 1923 Formerly housed the Bulldog Baths. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m63787) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Dodds Corner
Serving Lewes with a general store and its harbor as ship chandlers, the Dodd family occupied this site from the latter part of the 18th Century until it was acquired in 1929 by Benjamin Ableman of Georgetown from one Joseph Frank Dodd, the . . . — Map (db m37099) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — 4 — Crossroads Create CommunityBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . — Map (db m72818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — Jones-Haywood School of BalletAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 1200 Delafield Place, NW —
The Jones Haywood School of Ballet was founded here by Doris W. Jones and Claire H. Haywood in 1941. Their Capitol Ballet Company, established in 1961, remained the nation's only predominantly African American, professional ballet troupe through the . . . — Map (db m65511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — 2 — Mayor Emery and the Union ArmyBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The City Park across the street was once Emery Place, the summer estate of Matthew Gault Emery. A prominent builder, Emery was Washington City's last elected mayor during the period of home rule. He was succeeded in 1874 by a presidentially . . . — Map (db m72816) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — The ›Duke‹ Ellington Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Edward Kennedy Ellington 1899-1974 Native Son Composer - Performer - Playwright International Statesman of Goodwill — Map (db m67913) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Heroes of 1814Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Congressional Cemetery, founded 1807, is the resting ground for many War of 1812 figures. Among them are Navy Yard Commandant Thomas Tingey, the first architect of the Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, State Department Clerk Stephen Pleasonton, and . . . — Map (db m80481) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Warren M. RobbinsSept. 4, 1923 ~ Dec. 4th, 2008
Founder National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution "Our hope is to provide a foundation for interracial understanding." ~W.M.R. [1977]Map (db m142067) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 16 — “Get Down You Fool”Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Hearing those words, President Abraham Lincoln ducked down from the Fort Stevens parapet during the Civil War battle that stopped the Confederates from taking Washington. On July 9, 1864, some 15,000 Rebels led by General Jubal A. Early . . . — Map (db m72829) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Cortelyou House1891 — Residence of George B. Cortelyou —
This residence was designed by architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. and built in 1891 for Daniel Birtwell. In 1900, George Bruce Cortelyou occupied the house when he became secretary to President McKinley. Cortelyou continued to serve in public office . . . — Map (db m69292) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns
These five-inch brass trophy guns were captured from the Spanish Arsenal at Cavete, in the Phillipine Islands on May 1, 1898, following the defeat of the Spanish Squadron in Manila Bay by the United States Navy. Admiral Dewey, the hero of the . . . — Map (db m71257) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Alexander Robey Shepherd
Governor, Territory of the District of Columbia (1873-1874) Born Washington, D.C. January 31, 1835 Died Batopilas, Mexico, September 12, 1902 Buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Civil War Union veteran, entrepreneur, civil leader . . . — Map (db m65158) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Daniel Webster503 D Street
503 D Street Formerly law offices and residence of Daniel Webster — Map (db m29698) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 6 Logan
Built for Capt. Allen V. Reed, USN Circa 1878 Renovated 1986 by Allan Bortel & Associates — Map (db m80163) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Vermont Avenue Baptist ChurchAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 Vermont Avenue, NW —
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church was formed in 1866 by seven formerly enslaved men and women meeting in the home of John and Amy Slaughter. They joined the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church for assistance in organizing their own church. Then, led by . . . — Map (db m54677) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — 13 — “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here”A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
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 Watts . . . — Map (db m130785) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — The Road to Fort Duquesne[National Cathedral]
. . . — Map (db m55534) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 1317 F Street, N.W.
1317 F Street, N.W. Built c. 1887 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m130367) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Two Journeys Lie Ahead. One is the tangible journey of visiting this monument and taking inspiration from the noble achievements of the men and women honored by the bronze medallions that form the pathway ahead. The other — less . . . — Map (db m92238) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and SteaksAfrican American Heritage Trail — 3515 Georgia Avenue, NW —
Billy Simpson's provided DC's African American community with an upscale venue for dining and socializing in the period when segregation was ending and African Americans claimed a larger role in city affairs. The restaurant (open 1956-1978) . . . — Map (db m66181) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Knapp Memorial Arch
In recognition of the public service of Seaman A. Knapp in extension work for the Department of Agriculture from 1898 to 1911. — Map (db m110422) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Navigating the Potomac River
Beginning in 1815, steamboats ferried passengers and goods across the river and connected the waterfront to Richmond and other points via Aquia Creek. Today's riverside activities continue to include boat day trips, excursions, and pleasure cruises . . . — Map (db m112444) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C.
On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, not far from here. On that same day, this carousel was part of a small but significant victory for Civil . . . — Map (db m68236) HM
Georgia (Camden County), Kings Bay — USS George BancroftForty-one for Freedom Cold War Warrior Peace through Deterrance
USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643 Commissioned 22 January 1966   Decommissioned 21 September 1993 (Associated Sponsor plaque excerpt) USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643 was a 640-class Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine homeported in . . . — Map (db m68749) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-1 — Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Carroll County, created by an act of the Georgia legislature in December, 1826, proudly bears the name of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He attended preparatory schools in this country . . . — Map (db m12872) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-7 — General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper
Near this spot two notable heroes of the American Revolution were mortally wounded in the ill-fated assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines here on October 9, 1779. Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish patriot, . . . — Map (db m6698) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Sequoyah
Originator of the Cherokee Indian alphabet. Two miles east of this spot is New Echota, the last Indian capital in Georgia, where Sequoyah lived. Here was published the "Cherokee Phoenix," only newspaper edited in an Indian language. . . . — Map (db m87047) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior Built 1906 — Map (db m99883) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry B. Clarke House1836
Known as the widow Clarke's house, this is Chicago's oldest building and its only surviving example of the Greek Revival style fashionable in the early 1800s. — Map (db m69587) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel Somerset
Hotel Somerset Built 1889 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m99908) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Birthplace of Herbert Hoover
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover First President of the United States born west of the Mississippi River. — Map (db m86708) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — William Howard Taft27th President — United States of America —
on this site, September 25, 1911, while on a train tour of eastern Kansas, President Taft addressed 30,000 citizens of the Coffeyville area. Dedicated September 25, 1991 — Map (db m60804) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — "The War to End War"- President Woodrow Wilson
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had lofty goals for World War I, including his hope that the war would create a set of conditions that made future wars impossible. Along with his plea that the war should be fought "to make the world safe for . . . — Map (db m114884) HM WM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — Edna St. Vincent Millay1892 — 1950
“All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight . . . — Map (db m35439) 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 — 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 — 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, Baltimore — Edith Hamilton1867-1963
Classicist author of The Greek Way. A leader in women's day-schooling First headmistress of Bryn Mawr School. *** Alice Hamilton, M.D. 1869-1970 Founder of industrial hygiene, pioneer in removing lead from paint. Harvard's first woman . . . — Map (db m6466) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire
You are standing in the most vulnerable point of Fort McHenry, and potentially the most deadly. The main entrance was the weakest part of the fort's walls. Fearing a British land attack, the defenders built the Ravelin (the structure to your right) . . . — Map (db m66509) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Infusing Style and Sophistication: The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate. The most dramatic change was a new . . . — Map (db m6645) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Orianda House
Orianda House, built in 1857 at a cost of $9,170.69, was designed by Niernsee and Neilson, architects. This country mansion was the summer home of Thomas de Kay Winans, a wealthy railroad entrepreneur, and his Russian-born wife, Celeste Louise . . . — Map (db m61050) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Site of Poe’s Death
This structure, now the east building of Church Hospital, was erected in 1836, to house the Washington Medical College. Edgar Allan Poe, author, and poet, was brought here, ill and semi-conscious, on October 3, 1849 and died four days later. In . . . — Map (db m2426) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Unitarian and Universalist)
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and . . . — Map (db m7168) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Guns that Won the Battle
The gun deck in front of you is a partial representation of the forts 1814 Water Battery. Made up of 26 cannons in two tiers, the Water Battery comprised the fort's primary means of defense.

The Cannons that stood here fired shot weighing 18 . . . — Map (db m60411) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — The Harris Bus
The race to invent a gasoline-powered motor vehicle began in earnest in the 1890's. Most investors started with the modest idea of a two-seater, but William Thomas Harris, an engineer of this city, was more ambitious. He proposed a 15-passenger bus. . . . — Map (db m6309) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Washington Monument
The Washington Monument, constructed between 1815 and 1829, was the nation's first formal tribute to the leader of the United States. Following the custom of the day, the design was chosen in a competition and the cost defrayed by a public lottery. . . . — Map (db m90316) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — A Place For Progress
"Along this section of the valley, where once the vibrant hum of a thriving industry could be heard... now the silence of the tomb prevails. The gods of progress direct its movements in mysterious ways." - L.S. LeRendu, W.J. Dickey & Sons . . . — Map (db m8838) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Hitting HomeStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
People living in the path of the British army as it marched toward Baltimore in September 1814 feared the worst. Some hurriedly hid valuables; others packed what they could and fled. Residents who remained faced the enemy with courage.

The . . . — Map (db m83039) HM

Maryland (Calvert County), Port Republic — Christ Church(Episcopal) — 1672 —
One of the original parishes of the Province of Maryland and Calvert County’s oldest continuously worshipping congregation, Christ Church began with a log church standing as early as 1672. Christ Church parish, 1692, included all the land south of . . . — Map (db m3441) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes
The arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1871 placed the town's merchants and farmers in an advantageous economic situation. Edward Reindollar expanded a grain elevator by including a steam flour mill in 1892, while Edward Zepp set up a . . . — Map (db m80556) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — The Heart of Our Town
Taneytown was founded in 1754 by Raphael Taney, a land speculator from St. Mary’s County. Some of the first buildings to line the dusty road were taverns-public houses where weary travelers could have a meal and spend the night. In fact President . . . — Map (db m65105) HM
Maryland (Charles County), La Plata — Surgeon General Revolutionary Army
Dr. James Craik, friend and family physician of Gen Washington, built this place, La Grange, about 1765 and lived here until his removal to Alexandria, VA., 1783. — Map (db m6734) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Bolivar — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m1520) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Buckeystown — Buckeystown
This street scene photo taken on the bridge crossing Rocky Fountain Creek around 1870, clearly shows the three white tannery buildings on the east side of Buckeystown Pike. The tanning of animal hides was the town's earliest industry. The red brick . . . — Map (db m19385) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — FrederickA Town becomes a City
Frederick Town was founded in 1745 when Daniel Dulany the Elder carved out an eastern portion of his 7,000 acre parcel patented as "Tasker's Chance." The town was then laid out in an orderly grid with Patrick Street designated as the east-west . . . — Map (db m2805) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — General LaFayette
Friend of America and Liberty Arrived at the bridge nearby on his way to Frederick December 29, 1824 —————— Created by a delegation of citizens including the gallant Lawrence Everhart who had come to escort him . . . — Map (db m2326) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Jane Hanson National Memorial
First Lady Jane Contee Hanson, 1728-1812 In the unmarked mass grave behind this memorial rests Jane Hanson, the original first lady of the United States. She is buried here with 285 others reinterred in 1913 from Frederick's . . . — Map (db m103170) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Laboring Sons Memorial Ground
Laboring Sons Cemetery A cemetery was established at this site in 1851 by the Beneficial Society of the Laboring Sons of Frederick to provide a burial ground for citizens of color. The Beneficial Society had been formed in 1839 “for the . . . — Map (db m110797) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Monocacy Battlefield
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Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Everedy Company
Larry J. Lebherz and his brothers incorporated The Everedy Company here in 1923 during the height of the prohibition era. The operation began with the production of bottle cappers and later would be known for its stainless steel pots and pans, . . . — Map (db m104045) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Ijamsville — George WashingtonStopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern — Thursday June 30, 1791. —
Originally erected 1932 by the Federation of Rural Women's Clubs of Frederick County, MD., as part of a national movement to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth through recognizing places noted in his diary. Replaced 2016 . . . — Map (db m102966) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — 29 West Main Street
The original frame house that was constructed on this site appears to have been constructed around 1850. Since about 1885, the first floor of the building was used for a variety of Businesses, including a confectionary, a clothing store, a harness . . . — Map (db m71439) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Blue Blazes Still
What the police discovered at the Blue Blazes Still was startling. This was not a small, family still but a big, commercial whiskey operation. Police found coils, cooling boxes, hoses, and eighteen 500-gallon-vats— the largest best equipped . . . — Map (db m79945) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — The Glades Hotel
Facing the railroad tracks directly in front of you was the Glades Hotel. Deriving its name from the nearby area called “Youghiogheny Glades,” the Glades Hotel was built in the mid-1850’s by Perry Lyle directly across the tracks from the . . . — Map (db m468) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Susquehanna Lower FerryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The taverns and the ferry made Havre de Grace, originally called Susquehanna Lower Ferry, a successful town in the early 19th century. People arrived via the Post Road, the major route of north/south travel in the day, and crossed the Susquehanna . . . — Map (db m64141) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Elk Ridge Landing
An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — Map (db m3144) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Yates Market & Hardware8247 Ca 1850's       8249 Ca 1922
In 1905 SJ Yates opened his grocery store at 8247, formerly a home from the mid 1800’s. He used a model T truck to make free home deliveries. In 1925 he move to his newly-constructed building at 8249. In 1938 his grandson, Bladen, opened a hardware . . . — Map (db m111715) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States
. . . — Map (db m62537) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Civil War MonumentChestertown Maryland
Erected by James A. Pearce June 1917 in commemoration of the patriotism and valor of a once divided but now reunited county. To the soldiers of Kent in the Confederate Army 1861-1865 Captain William I. Rasin; Macall M. Rasin; George T. . . . — Map (db m62822) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — William Beck Nicholson
“Swish” Philadelphia A.L., 1936 Chicago N.L., 1939–1948 Philadelphia N.L., 1948–1953 Born Chestertown, Kent County, Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1914. Graduate of Washington College 1936. Feared and respected . . . — Map (db m3058) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Rock Hall — Stanley B. Vansant Memorial1908–1990
Fishing shanty & wintertime portable home for waterman. Towed to suitable sites. Refurbished thru Friends of Stanley Rock Hall Lions. — Map (db m3073) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza"Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
This plaza is a tribute to the history and legacy of two great military medical institutions and their contributions to military medicine. Through this garden’s peaceful landscape, sculpture, and memorials, visitors are reminded of our commitment to . . . — Map (db m70946) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — DarnestownConfederate Visit — Gettysburg Campaign —
On June 25-27, 1863, the Federal Army of the Potomac used two temporary pontoon bridges to cross the Potomac River from Virginia back into Maryland at Edwards Ferry. On the evening and morning of June 27-28, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led 5,000 . . . — Map (db m1684) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — History and Purpose of the Gaithersburg Latitude ObservatoryLatitude Observatory Park
The Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory was constructed in 1899 as one of the original four stations selected by the International Geodetic Association to carry out systematic observations to measure the variations in latitude cause by the Earth's . . . — Map (db m128813) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Garrett Park — Garrett Park, Md.Incorporated 1898
In 1887, the Metropolitan Investment and Building Company laid out the town, named after Robert W. Garrett, President of the B. & O. Railroad. It was to be primarily residential, a short commuter train ride to Washington, D.C. Now, over one hundred . . . — Map (db m218) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary StoneLost Rockville - 1801 to 1850
Rockville began when Owen's Ordinary, an inn and tavern, was established in this area around 1750. It functioned as the seat of lower Frederick County and in 1776 became the seat of Montgomery County when it was created. In 1784, William P. Williams . . . — Map (db m117874) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Beall-Dawson HouseSlavery in Rockville — Gettysburg Campaign —
In April 1862, Congress abolished slavery in Washington, D.C. District slaveholders were eligible for monetary compensation when they manumitted (freed) their slaves. Because the Beall sisters held several slaves who worked in the District, they . . . — Map (db m5416) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Canada Dry Building
Designed in 1946 by New York City architect Walter Monroe Cory, the Canada Dry Bottling Plant is the most architecturally significant Streamline Moderne industrial structure in Montgomery County and a landmark in downtown Silver Spring. The extant . . . — Map (db m75058) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — First Bank, First HeistWest Side Development — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
Silver Spring's First Bank Robbery occurred in 1928, here on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Oak Street (today's Bonifant Street). Commerce in this block began on September 1, 1925, when the Colonial Revival-style Silver Spring . . . — Map (db m125280) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Rachel Carson House
Rachel Carson House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in the commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1991 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m75694) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring Shopping Center
The 1938 Silver Spring Shopping Center is a superb example of moderne architecture with art deco elements. Designed by noted architect John Eberson, it is a rare example of an early planned shopping center with parking forming Montgomery County's . . . — Map (db m75065) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Aloha CottageNational Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898 as a . . . — Map (db m115988) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Metropolitan Branch and Takoma Park
Geology This section of the trail is on the border of two physiographic provinces, the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Region, display traces of two different times on Earth.

The Coastal Plain stretches south and east from where you are . . . — Map (db m58425) HM

Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair on the Home FrontSouthern Sympathizers
When the Civil War began, Prince George's County was full of Southern sympathizers. To keep Maryland in the Union, President Abraham Lincoln imposed martial law, and as the Prince George's Planters' Advocate on May 8, 1861, noted, "Maryland is thus . . . — Map (db m66432) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Stable
In 1747 Maryland's Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle (1692-1752) brought to Belair the first documented breeding pair of thoroughbred horses, Spark and Queen Mab. Hailed as the Cradle of American Thoroughbred Racing, Belair's legacy continued with . . . — Map (db m66430) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie
The Levitt family revolutionized the building industry beginning in the 1920s. During World War II they created an efficient production-line assembly of houses establishing the post-war look of American suburbs. The first Levittown of Long Island . . . — Map (db m64777) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Clearing the Way to Washington
The Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, ended in defeat for the United States and allowed the British to invade Washington, D.C. Once the Americans realized the British route of advance, there was little time to prepare. They hastily . . . — Map (db m61550) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line FallsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . — Map (db m69353) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the CapitalBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . — Map (db m77080) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — BellefieldsFormerly Sim's Delight
Built after 1720 by Dr. Patrick Sim, who fled Scotland after the 1715 Rebellion to settle in this country. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Barbara Dent Brooke of nearby Brookefield Manor. c. 1728. Colonel Joseph Sim, their oldest son, . . . — Map (db m69387) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Mount Calvert Manor
1000 Acres in Mount Calvert Hundred Patented 17 February 1658 to Philip Calvert, Esq. Youngest son of George, 1st Baron of Baltimore, who was granted a lordship with seignorial rights of a Court Baron with all Royalties and Privileges Most Usually . . . — Map (db m68300) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The Duckett Cabin
This hand hewn log cabin was built in Aquasco, Maryland around 1880 as a farm tenant house. This one up and one down design with one room and a loft was typically used for slave cabins during the early 1800s. By the late 1800s, it was the standard . . . — Map (db m6096) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The Sears House
It Came in the Mail! Sears Roebuck and Co. Mail order Homes. Simplex Sectional Cottages. The mail-order home in front of you was purchased by Mr. Lowe Steed from Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1923 for $400. It is a quaint, three room, no-bath . . . — Map (db m6327) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmount Heights — 72-09-39 — Robert S. Nichols House802 58th Avenue — Historic Resource, Built c. 1908 —
The Robert S. Nichols House was one of the community's most beautiful and substantial houses. Built in 1908 by John F. Collins, who sold the house and two lots in 1909 to Robert S. Nichols. Nichols moved to Maryland from Texas, and worked in the U. . . . — Map (db m119907) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Battery Decatur and Disappearing Guns
American coastal defenses were modernized from the 1890s to 1910 with the development of the Endicott System. Emphasis in military tactics shifted the masonry fortifications to more effective weapons based on rifled steel guns, improved . . . — Map (db m7955) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Counterscarp Battery
Along the outer wall of the ditch you see the counterscarp battery, named for its location on the "counterscarp," or outer wall, of the dry ditch. This structure sheltered troops who could direct musketry toward the river or into the ditch itself. . . . — Map (db m8068) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Prince George’s CountySt. John's Church — Erected 1723 —
(King George's Parish Established 1692) Credible evidence and honest tradition record that Washington attended services here on numerous occasions. — Map (db m3662) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Glenn Dale — MariettaHome of Gabriel Duvall — (1752-1844) —
Judge Gabriel Duvall built Marietta in 1812-13 and in the 1830s added a two-story wing on the north side. Duvall was distinguished for a lifetime of public service which included election to the Maryland state legislature and the United States . . . — Map (db m3630) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Hyattsville National Historic DistrictCity of Hyattsville
Established in 1982 and expanded in 2004, over 1,000 structures encircling the Victorian core of Hyattsville were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homes built in the late 1800s located near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and . . . — Map (db m68102) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Lanham — Lincoln
A suburb established by progressive African Americans who worked in the District of Columbia. Platted in 1908 along a stop of the WB&A Electric Railway. Developed by Lawyer Educator, Civil Servant and activist Thomas Junius Calloway. Vice President . . . — Map (db m72043) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — 27 — Avondale MillCity of Laurel Walking Tour
The Avondale Mill was built on this site in 1845.Initially a flour mill, it later produced cotton cloth and lace. The building was used to manufacture tractors during WWII. The mill burned in 1991. The site is part of Laurel's Riverfront Park.Site . . . — Map (db m79027) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Laurel Factory:Prince Georges County's Only Mill Town — Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail —
Laurel was originally called Laurel Factory after the cotton mill that stood where the Laurel Pool is today. The Laurel mill originally manufactured cotton duck, used for sails, tents and the Conestoga Wagons that settled the west. Cotton ramie . . . — Map (db m79084) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill Maryland — A Farm for St. Elizabeths, 1891-1950
St. Elizabeths Hospital should be “the grandest institution of its kind in the world." -- Charles H. Nichols first Medical superintendent of St. Elizabeths For nearly 70 years, the land around you was a hospital farm. St. . . . — Map (db m100626) 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, renowned . . . — Map (db m129231) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Crossing the Narrows
The Kent Narrows was once the only crossing point from Kent Island to the Eastern Shore mainland. The earliest crossings were made by Native Americans in log canoes. Colonies crossed the marshy straits by ferry. Causeways and bridges were built to . . . — Map (db m114902) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Stevensville — British TakeoverStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Broad Creek was an obvious landing point for the 2,000-3,000 British troops coming ashore on Kent Island August 5, 1813. This had been a ferry landing since the 1600s. Stores of grain and pens of cattle, hogs, and sheep awaited transport to the . . . — Map (db m90634) WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — Steamboats at the WaterfrontLeonardtown Wharf
A Way of life...never to be seen again. David C. Holly, Tidewater by Steamboat In the midst of the War of 1812, The Chesapeake, first steamboat built to ply the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, safely made its maiden voyage . . . — Map (db m62718) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Death at Point Lookout
It is hard to imagine this tranquil site as a place of sickness, suffering and death. Yet during the Civil War, five graveyards marked Point Lookout. Why so many graves? In 1863, Union forces chose this isolated spot for a prisoner of war camp. . . . — Map (db m60286) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Shipwreck!
Centuries of storms, fogs, shoals, collisions, combat, poor judgement and bad luck have plagued local mariners. Gazing across Point Lookout's waters, we can only wonder how many of their wrecks litter the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac . . . — Map (db m8935) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Freedom's Figurehead
Where did such a big figurehead come from? A big ship? In this case, it was made for a relatively small vessel -- The 88-foot schooner yacht Freedom. But yacht designer John G. Alden never intended Freedom to have a figurehead when she was built in . . . — Map (db m61333) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Maritime Legend #21663"The Tow Rope"
Hand tonged in the Miles River in 1939 by local seafaring legend Frankie Alberto Morgan Wilkenship, this rope dates back to 1813. It was used during the British Invasion of St. Michaels. Maritime forensic experts claim the line "a true nautical . . . — Map (db m62851) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — BoonsboroLee's Headquarters — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
After Gen. Robert E. Lee issued Special Order 191 near Frederick dividing the Army of Northern Virginia into four columns, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command marched across South Mountain on September 10, 1862. His column . . . — Map (db m122154) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — The Battle for Fox’s Gap“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
As Confederate Gen. D.H. Hill’s division struggled to hold the gaps of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, the fighting here at Fox’s Gap raged throughout the day. About 9 a.m., Gen. Jesse L. Reno’s corps attacked Confederate Gen. Samuel Garland’s . . . — Map (db m454) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians In The Civil WarBrevet Brigadier General George Bell, USA 1828 - 1907
George Bell was the son of William Duffield Bell, developer of South Prospect Street and editor of the Hagerstown Torchlight newspaper. He grew up in this neighborhood. An 1853 graduate of West Point, Bell served at several posts in . . . — Map (db m44835) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Wilson BridgeLink Between East and West
Built in 1819, this five-arch structure, named for nearby village, was first stone bridge in Washington County. Erected by Silas Harry at cost of $12,000, it was a major improvement to road system between Baltimore and Cumberland, providing . . . — Map (db m697) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — The Culmination of Another Great Tragedy was at Hand
Pvt. William Goodhue, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry The night before the battle, the Union First and Twelfth Corps crossed Antietam Creek and marched onto the farm fields just behind you. It was the First Corps, commanded by Gen. Joseph Hooker, . . . — Map (db m20672) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Gen. John Henry Winder C.S.A.1800-1865
Born near Nanticoke, John Henry Winder was successively a graduate and instructor at West Point. A veteran of the Seminole and Mexican wars, Gen. Winder joined the Confederacy in 1861, and eventually directed all Confederate military prisons east of . . . — Map (db m3858) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Adams
Farmer Lawyer Patriot Diplomat First Vice President Second President of the United States Side of Monument: There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public . . . — Map (db m18052) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
Printer, Scientist, Philanthropist, Diplomat and Statesman A Man of Towering Eminence As Publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac he provided America in its upbuilding with a practical Philosophy and enriched its common speech with a wealth of . . . — Map (db m101423) HM
Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Capture of Gen. Winchester
Under attack by the British and Indians before dawn on Jan. 22, 1813, in the second Battle of the River Raisin, the U.S. 17th Infantry soon broke and fled south across the frozen river. Gen. James Winchester, the American commander, tried several . . . — Map (db m20899) HM
Missouri (Cass County), Harrisonville — Cass County
(Front): Midway on Missouri's western border, Cass County was organized in 1835 and named Van Buren. The Free-Soil Party affiliation of Martin Van Buren led to name change, in 1849 for Democrat Lewis Cass. In territory ceded by Osage tribes . . . — Map (db m20267) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette
On this site stood the residence of Elisha Boudinot one of Newark’s most distinguished citizens, Eminent jurist, Member of Newark’s Committee of Correspondence, Patriot and personal friend of Washington. Here on September 23, 1824 General . . . — Map (db m40711) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus was born into a prominent fourth generation Jewish family, one of the oldest in New York City, on July 22, 1849. Her father recognized Emma’s talent for writing at an early age and encouraged her work. In 1866, when Emma was seventeen, . . . — Map (db m49322) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Weehawken — Weehawken Dueling Grounds1700's – 1840's
Somewhere below this site, on a wooded ledge twenty feet above the Hudson River, lay the dueling grounds. Among the many known and unknown duelists who fought here were Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), Secretary of the Treasury, . . . — Map (db m7334) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton Battle Monument
Here memory lingers to recall the guiding mind whose daring plan outflanked the foe and turned dismay to hope when Washington, with swift resolve, marched through the night to fight at dawn and venture all in one victorious battle for our freedom. . . . — Map (db m5379) HM
New Jersey (Sussex County), Wantage Township — Kilpatrick's Reenactment
At the invitation of Major Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881), a native of Wantage, over forty thousand veterans of the American Civil War and guards were treated to four days of festivities from August 25-28, 1878. On the final day of the . . . — Map (db m27305) HM
New York (Bronx County), Bronx — David Glasgow Farragut
Erected by his wife and son to the memory of David Glasgow Farragut First Admiral in the United States Navy Born   July 5, 1801 Died   August 14, 1870 --------------- — Map (db m40012) HM
New York (Dutchess County), Fishkill — Maj. Genl. Marquis de Lafayette
In honor of Maj. Gen’l. the Marquis de Lafayette who was ill many weeks in the Brinckerhoff House adjoining during the American Revolution --------------- This stone given by Lafayette Post No 140 Dept of N.Y. G.A.R. to Melzingah Chapter D.A.R. May . . . — Map (db m44519) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Memory of Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States of America Born January 7, 1800. Died March 8, 1874 Dedicated by The Millard Fillmore Republican Women's Club Memorial Day May 30, 1932 — Map (db m65479) HM
New York (Essex County), Crown Point — Israel Putnam
182 feet north of this spot stood the oak to which Israel Putnam was tied and tortured by the Indians in 1758 — Map (db m9340) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Colonial Battles Fought in this VicinityA.D. 1900
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York erected this tablet to commemorate the colonial battles fought in this vicinity. Champlain with Hurons and Algonquins defeated the Iroquois July 30, 1609 near the shore. Montcalm defeated . . . — Map (db m9560) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Plymouth Church of the PilgrimsUnderground Railroad Heritage Trail
The congregation of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims hired Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) as their first minister, approving of his abolitionist sentiments. Beecher protested the Fugitive Slave Laws of 1850, exhorting his congregation to place the . . . — Map (db m33772) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Albert Gallatin1761-1849 — Swiss-born American statesman —
Gallatin served in Congress and as fourth Secretary of the Treasury under both Jefferson and Madison. He was also a diplomat, a founder of New York University and the American Ethnological Society, and president of the New York Historical . . . — Map (db m127059) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Franz Sigel StatueRiverside Park
      This bronze equestrian sculpture of military officer, educator, journalist, and public servant Franz Sigel (1824-1902) is by the distinguished sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915). Sigel is also honored with a park named for him, which is . . . — Map (db m53973) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Douglas MacArthur
Tribute to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur A soldier of true greatness whose long career of service to his country exemplifies what it means to live by the high moral code of chivalry and conduct of the Cadet Corps or West Point: Duty, Honor, . . . — Map (db m47307) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Brigadier General Simon Fraser
Born: Invernesshire, Scotland Died: Saratoga, New York This memorial commemorates the death and burial October 8, 1777 of General Simon Fraser, a loyal Highlander, trusted soldier, and respected leader of Burgoyne’s advance corps who was mortally . . . — Map (db m9374) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — This Tank
This tank is a memorial to the men and women of the Palmyra area who answered their country's call. Dedicated in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Because of them our lives are free. Because of them our nation lives! United . . . — Map (db m117642) WM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Old Covered Bridge
Near This Spot The Old Covered Bridge Spanned Wills Creek On the Old National Road 1828 – 1913 Near It Was the Ferry Cabin The First House Built in Cambridge 1798 – 1800 This Marker is Erected By Anna Asbury Stone . . . — Map (db m81828) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Williamstown — 2-32 — Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park
SIde A Fort Necessity A short distance to the northeast a small stockade and blockhouse were built on June 22, 1812 by order of General William Hull for his nearly 2000 man army on its Detroit expedition during the . . . — Map (db m95496) HM
Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — LafayetteThe Beginning of Tourism in the United States
Lafayette Landed at this point, May 25, 1825 ——— • • • ——— Returning in 1824 to the young Nation he had greatly assisted during the Revolutionary War, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du . . . — Map (db m20736) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Chief Joseph(Himnaton - Yalakit)
1838 (approx.) 1904 Famous in Military and Tactical skill for his tribe, The Nez Perce. — Map (db m11497) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Pocahontas
Powhatan --- 1595 to 1617 Noted as the Angel of Mercy who saved the starving colonists of Jamestown, Virginia Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell Donor: National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century — Map (db m7619) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt
Headquarters of Brig-General Henry J. Hunt Chief of Artillery Army of the Potomac July 2,3,4,5, 1863 — Map (db m16030) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Braddock’s Grave
Here lieth the remains of Major General Edward Braddock who, in command of the 44th and 48th regiments of English Regulars, was mortally wounded in an engagement with the French and Indians under the command of Captain M. de Beaujeu at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m304) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Trappe — Muhlenberg House
In this house Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, great Lutheran leader, lived from 1776 until his death in 1787. His son Peter Muhlenberg, a noted general of the American Revolution, lived here 1783-1802. — Map (db m21472) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Robert Morris (1734 - 1806)Financier of the Revolution
Robert Morris risked his life, wealth, and reputation to help create the United States of America. A patriot, he signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and U.S. Constitution. An immigrant orphaned at 16, Robert Morris . . . — Map (db m9223) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The Germantown White HouseDeshler-Morris House — Independence Nat’l Hist Park —
President George Washington lived here in the Deshler-Morris House twice. He came here first seeking refuge from the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The “pure and healthy air” of the rural village of Germantown, six miles from . . . — Map (db m46861) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 3 — Three Disks, One Lackingc.1968 — Alexander Calder (1898-1976) —
Alexander “Sandy” Calder descended from a family of famous Philadelphia sculptors. His father’s Swann Memorial Fountain on Logan Square and grandfather’s City Hall sculptures represent art work from three generations. Trained . . . — Map (db m107046) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek Township — September 11, 2001
The distant Laurel Mountains are outlined against a cloudless, blue sky. The weather is mild, but few people are outdoors. Many sit stunned and horrified in front of their televisions, watching the World Trade Center and the Pentagon burn. America . . . — Map (db m100576) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Springville — Jonathan Jasper Wright (1840-1885)
Jurist, educator, politician. The son of runaway slaves, Wright became the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. He supported Frederick Douglass in advocating suffrage and legal equality for blacks. During Reconstruction in 1870, he was appointed . . . — Map (db m46559) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Beallsville — 10 — Madonna of the Trail
(South Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (East Face) On this historic spot, the hunting ground of the friendly Indian Nemacolin, this monument is erected and dedicated to the memory of our pioneer . . . — Map (db m501) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Gen. Horatio Gates
This building was the residence of Gen. Gates in 1778. At that time he was President of Board of War. It was said that the "Conway Cabal" was thwarted here by Lafayette's loyalty to Washington. — Map (db m4573) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens
In memory of Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens Born in Andover, Mass. Who gave to the service of his country a quick and comprehensive mind, a warm and generous heart, a firm will and a strong arm, and who fell while rallying his command with the flag . . . — Map (db m48625) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Col. William Rhett House54 Hasell Street — circa 1712-1720 —
This residence was constructed by Col. William Rhett (1666-1722), a prominent Charleston merchant and colonial militia leader. In 1706 he led a small fleet of local ships that repulsed a combined French and Spanish invasion of the city. Rhett is . . . — Map (db m31849) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 51 — Vanderbilt University
An independent, privately supported university founded 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York shipping & railway magnate, who gave $1,000,000 to start the university & expressed his wish that it should "contribute to strengthening the ties . . . — Map (db m25435) HM
Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — David Crockett
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Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 85 — Ida B. Wells1862–1931
Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As a result, her newspaper office was destroyed . . . — Map (db m9306) HM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — 8469 — Peabody Library Building
The first campus structure to be used exclusively for library purposes, this building was erected in 1902. Built with assistance from the Peabody Education Fund (a philanthropic program created by northern banker George Peabody soon after the Civil . . . — Map (db m66313) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 78 — Grave of Brigham YoungProphet - Pioneer - Statesman
Born June 1, 1801, at Whitingham, Vermont Died August 29, 1877, at Salt Lake City, Utah Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints succeeded Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, who was martyred at . . . — Map (db m62788) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Former USCT Burial GroundRather Die Freemen Than Live To Be Slaves
This corner of the cemetery was probably reserved for members of the U.S. Colored Troops, some of whom were veterans of battles like the siege of Petersburg and the Battle of the Crater. In 1864, a group of USCT convalescing at L'Ouveruture Hospital . . . — Map (db m87058) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — L'Overture Hospital HQFebruary 15, 1864
During the Civil War, 217 was the headquarters of the L'Overture Hospital. It was named after Tousaint L'Overture — Hispaniola's (Haiti) slave revolt leader. Patients were African American Union Soldiers & “contrabands” (escaped . . . — Map (db m74279) HM WM
Virginia, Alexandria — Residence of General William Brown, M.D.Born 1748.      Died 1792.
Physician General and Director of Hospitals, Middle Department, Continental Army, Charter member, Society of the Cincinnati. Author of the first American Pharmacopoea. President of Board of Trustees of Alexandria Academy, at General Washington's . . . — Map (db m71757) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Fitting-Out DockShipshape and Cargo-Ready — 1918-1921 —
This dock, constructed of reinforced concrete on concrete and wood pilings, was once the last stop for cargo ships under construction at Jones Point's World War I shipyard. Here, ships received final fittings before heading out for service. The dock . . . — Map (db m62201) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks
The racially integrated working-class neighborhood known as the Hump, named for the high ground at its northern boundary, once spanned three blocks, centering on the 800 block of Montgomery Street. The Hump was first settled in the decade following . . . — Map (db m72500) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses
This monument was erected in 1938 and rededicated in 1971 to commemorate devoted service to country and humanity by Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses. — Map (db m12350) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — V-8 — Westover
In 1619 the first settlement was made at Westover, about 2 miles southeast. Two settlers died in the Powhatan uprising of 1622. Theodorick Bland bought Westover in 1666; William Byrd I acquired it in 1688. About 1730 his son, Colonel William Byrd . . . — Map (db m9285) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-14 — Harry F. Byrd Sr.(1887-1966)
Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (1887-1966), governor of Virginia (1926-1930) and U.S. senator (1933-1965), was a conservative Democrat who led a political organization that directed state politics for four decades. As governor, he reorganized state . . . — Map (db m138398) HM
Virginia, Danville — Q-32 — The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor
(side 1) The Gibson Girl Here stood the residence in which Irene Langhorne Gibson, 1873-1956 was born. Built in 1874, the house was moved in 1921 from its original Main Street corner to 117 Broad Street. Irene's beauty, charm, and . . . — Map (db m66045) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Clifton Baptist Church1876
In 1876, George W. Tillet, along with other area men who served with Mosby’s Rangers during the Civil War, formed a Baptist Church with services held in his home. Subsequently, they built a one-room church on this site in 1877 which was replaced by . . . — Map (db m110179) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Southard1904
In December 1904, this home on Dell Avenue's “Lot No. 1” was one of six houses put up on the just-named street. Purchased by O.C. Southard, railway mail clerk, it was built as part of a partnership between R.M. Kivett and the Buckley . . . — Map (db m114473) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — In this Church of St. Mary’sAugust 31 – September 1, 1862
The founder of American Red Cross Clara H. Barton nursed the wounded and dying soldiers from the Second Battle of Manassas and the engagement near Chantilly — Map (db m110236) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Franconia — E-125 — Birthplace of Fitzhugh Lee
To the north stood Clermont, the birthplace of Fitzhugh "Fitz" Lee. Born on 19 Nov. 1835, Lee was the nephew of Gen. Robert E. Lee. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1856. During the Civil War, Fitzhugh Lee was commissioned as a . . . — Map (db m161) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servantsof the Washington Family
Buried at Mount Vernon from 1760 to 1860. Their unidentified graves surround this spot. — Map (db m7849) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet and George BriceSeizing Freedom and Facing Challenges
You are standing across the street from land that Harriet Brice, a “free woman of color,” purchased in 1864. Together with her husband, George Brice, she struggled to farm the property during the Civil War. Although we had gained her . . . — Map (db m72112) HM
Virginia, Petersburg — Mahone
To the memory of William Mahone Major General C.S.A. A distinguished Confederate commander, whose valor and strategy at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864 won for himself and his gallant brigade undying fame. A citizen of Petersburg, Virginia, . . . — Map (db m6752) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Harry Flood Byrd
State Senator 1916-26 Governor of Virginia 1926-30 United States Senator 1933-65 The General Assembly of Virginia on March 9, 1974, authorized this memorial to Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester, Virginia, declaring that "The sum total of . . . — Map (db m4711) HM
Virginia, Richmond — James Monroe Monument
Fifth President James Monroe was born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. While attending the College of William and Mary he joined in the struggle for independence from Great Britain. James Monroe served with distinction during . . . — Map (db m95589) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — To All Confederates
Erected by Mount Jackson Chapter of the U.D.C. —May—   —1903— "Ne'er braver bled for a brighter land, Nor brighter land had a cause so grand". "Nor shall your glory be forgot While fame her record . . . — Map (db m73786) WM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Stonewall’s SurpriseBanks’s Fort
In the spring of 1862, U.S. Army Capt. Edward Hunt, an engineer, constructed a fortification on the hill where the Strasburg water tower now stands. Hunt selected the hill "because it had an effective command over the roads, the railroad, and the . . . — Map (db m9546) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee
President of his majesty's council and Commander in Chief of the colony and dominion of Virginia 1749 - 1750 A leader in the movement which resulted in the treaty of Lancaster 1744 by which Virginia was united with Maryland and Pennsylvania in . . . — Map (db m34442) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Stonewall Jackson BirthplaceOrgins of a Confederate Hero
The house in which Thomas J. Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, stood across the street and halfway down the block to your right. (marked with a bronze plaque). His father struggled to make ends meet and poverty marred Jackson’s childhood. Both . . . — Map (db m58703) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Confederate Dead
Erected to the memory of our Confederate Dead by the S. S. M. Association of Shepherdstown ——— June 6, 1870 — Map (db m107682) WM
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Charleston — KA 3/KA 4 — Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace
Marker Front: Malden Early salt-making industry that was centered here peaked in the 1850s. In 1755, Mary Ingles and Betty Draper made salt for their Indian captors here at "Buffalo Salt Licks." John Dickinson bought the site in 1785. . . . — Map (db m76880) HM
West Virginia (Marshall County), McMechen — Forman Massacre
In the "Narrows," September 27, 1777, Capt. Wm. Forman (Foreman) and his Hampshire County troops were ambushed by Indians; 21 were killed. They had joined Fort Henry garrison, located on the Ohio at Wheeling to protect western settlements. — Map (db m71010) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Roneys Point — Roney’s Point
Here is located the historic “Heimberger House,” one of the first and most famous of the numerous stopping places which sprang up to server the traffic on the National Road. Still standing, it is now called the “Old Stone . . . — Map (db m66677) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Valley Grove — Ray’s Arithmetic
North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra. — Map (db m518) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd, a prominent Ohio Countian, as part of the National Road. Constructed of uncoursed limestone, but covered by concrete in 1958, it is the oldest extant three span elliptical arch bridge in the state. Also known as . . . — Map (db m64226) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Pennsylvania DepotAccess to the Prosperous East
The mighty Pennsylvania Railroad rolled into Wheeling on February 24, 1878. It provided access north to Pittsburgh and south to Parkersburg for Wheeling's industrial products. It also enabled Wheeling's farmers and manufacturers to increase trade . . . — Map (db m71171) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — Cheyenne Corner Stone
S.W. corner of site chosen by General Grenville Dodge in 1867 for the division point of the U.P.R.R. and for the location of Cheyenne City. The original 4 sq miles were laid at an angle to give "all houses maximum sunshine throughout the year." This . . . — Map (db m68053) HM

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