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By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
Gunston Hall, Lewis Chapel, and Indian Attack Markers
Ontario (Essex County), Amherstburg — Major John Richardson(1796 - 1852)
Born at Queenston in Upper Canada, John Richardson served as a volunteer at Fort Malden during the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner by the Americans at Moraviantown. He was released at war's end, retired on half-pay in 1818, and spent most of the . . . — Map (db m76737) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Queenston — Major John Richardson1796-1852
This pioneer historian, author and soldier was born in Queenston. His family moved to Amherstburg about 1802, and at the outbreak of the War of 1812 Richardson joined the British army. Retired on half pay in 1818 in London, England, he published the . . . — Map (db m54135) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Queenston — Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe1763 - 1851
On October 13, 1812, following Isaac Brock's death in a preceding assault, Major-General Sheaffe assumed command and led a successful attack which dislodged an invading American force from Queenston Heights. Born in Boston, Mass., Sheaffe was . . . — Map (db m49161) HM
California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — The Art of Thomas HillHill's Studio Yosemite National Park — Inspiring Preservation
Along with other accomplished artists of his time, including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, Thomas Hill's large-scale oil paintings of Yosemite captured the attention of people across America, visually introducing them to magnificence of . . . — Map (db m84190) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan 2, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come and end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m84892) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Drakec. 1906 — Formerly Hotel Eddy, Hotel Glynn
Film director Frank Capra lived at the Hotel Eddy in 1921 when he was hired to direct his first film The Ballad of Fultah Fisher's Boarding House. This Building is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin . . . — Map (db m91805) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — Zebulon Montgomery Pike
In recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, · Soldier -- Explorer · The people of Colorado have placed this tablet on the summit of the great mountain first seen by Pike, November 15, 1806. General Pike was born at . . . — Map (db m4865) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 12 — Marian Anderson– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897. Although her early musical training was sporadic, a scholarship enabled her to study abroad under distinguished teachers. When Arturo Tosacnini heard her perform at the Salzburg . . . — Map (db m71188) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Middletown — Commodore Thomas Macdonough
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Victor at Lake Champlain Sept. 11, 1814 Born Dec. 31, 1783   Died Nov. 10, 1825 Buried in Riverside Cemetery Placed by Wadsworth Chapter D.A.R. 1932 — Map (db m94209) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — LewesZwaanendael
On north side of town was Zwaanendael, first Dutch settlement on Delaware soil. Founded 1631 on creek, named by settlers Hoorn Kil in honor of town of Hoorn in Holland. Colony was destroyed by Indians same year. DeVries, a director of company which . . . — Map (db m19407) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal connecting Rehoboth Bay and Delaware Bay was authorized by the U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912. Initially, the canal was envisioned as a means of access to the sea for farmers and saw mills along the Indian River and Bay. . . . — Map (db m19307) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Embassy of the Republic of LithuaniaMrs. Henderson's Favorite Embassy — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania. The Spanish Baroque style mansion is all that remains of what was once a duplex, or double, embassy building designed by George Oakley Totten for Mary Foote Henderson's . . . — Map (db m82711) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barry Farm — 5 — The Curative Powers of NatureAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The Fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time when . . . — Map (db m100694) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 13 — Battleground National CemeteryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
After the rebels were turned back as the Battle of Fort Stevens ended in 1864, scores of Union Soldiers lay cold and silent. Forty-one of them are buried here in this tiny plot dedicated to their sacrifice. President Abraham Lincoln, who . . . — Map (db m72825) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 14 — Park and Shop!Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Back in the 1920s, most people walked or rode a streetcar to go shopping. Then cars became affordable, and people drove everywhere. Soon the shopping center, with free parking, was born. In 1937 Brightwood's "Park and Shop" opened on Georgia . . . — Map (db m72826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — James A. Garfield
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District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Nathanael Greene Monument
(Inscription, south face of monument base:) Sacred to the memory of Nathanael Greene, Esquire, a native of the State of Rhode Island who died on the 19th of June 1786 - late Major General in the service of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m30771) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Art for the People — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Congress ordered sculptures installed at Meridian Hill Park long before the park's completion. So many sculptures were authorized that Horace Peaslee, the park's architect, called for a moratorium on installations. He told the Commission of the Fine . . . — Map (db m63658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Buchanan
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District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Francis L. Cardozo High School1928
Organized September 1928 at M Street and New York Avenue Moved February 19, 1933 to Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Moved August 1950 to Thirteenth and Clifton Street, N.W. — Map (db m23651) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Visionary and Park Champion — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Meridian Hill Park might never have been built had it not been for the determination of Mary Foote Henderson (1846 - 1931). For 22 years, she lobbied Congress for funds to buy the land and build the park. Congress's 1910 vote to authorize . . . — Map (db m63934) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Dedicated in honor of Mr. Baruch's 90th Birthday -- August 1960 For his inspiring devotion to country and distinguished service to boyhood by both the National Capitol Area Council and the . . . — Map (db m72951) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 255 — All the Row HousesDupont Circle — Diverse Visions / One Neighborhood
All the row houses in the 1700 block of Q St. (north and south pictured above) were built in the mid-1880s by one of Washington's most prolific architects/builders, Thomas Franklin Schneider. The prosperity and growth during the 1880s in DC resulted . . . — Map (db m80020) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Carl Lutz
Here Lived Carl Lutz (1895-1975) Swiss diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Who represented the interests of the United States of America in Budapest, Hungary during World War II and saved the lives of thousands of Jews. . . . — Map (db m69110) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Woman's National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. (202) 232-7363 Museum Tours by Appointment Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore . . . — Map (db m88744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882–1945. In September, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish he then . . . — Map (db m31631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Pierce Mill
The last of several grain mills operating on Rock Creek during an era when most American mills derived their power from small streams. Located near an Indian site. The land was conveyed to Isaac Pierce by the Revolution patriot William Deakins in . . . — Map (db m79739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Totten — Fort TottenCivil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865
Earthworks of Fort Totten are visible within the wooded area 50 yards at the top of this hill. Cannon mounted at Fort Totten helped repulse a Confederate attack on Fort Stevens, July 11-12, 1864. — Map (db m2993) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Totten — Fort TottenRock Creek Park
Built in 1861 and named after Brigadier General Joseph Gilbert Totten, Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Totten commanded the northeastern countryside of Washington, DC during the Civil War. Heavily armed with massive cannon that could hurl . . . — Map (db m92906) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Francis Scott Key Park
A Place With Its Own History. Before 1620 the area of the Francis Scott Key Park was inhabited by members of the Algonquian, Nacostine, Nacotchatank, Piscatoway and Patawomeke tribes. In 1634 it became part of the English Colony of . . . — Map (db m119) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Georgetown House
The Georgetown House is closely linked with the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The building was constructed about 1830 by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. for use as a storage room. Later it became a tavern but shortly thereafter turned into . . . — Map (db m111008) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan MemorialNational Mall & Memorial Parks
“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the Nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.” John A. Logan . . . — Map (db m53016) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — "Blodget's Hotel"
[The Great Seal of the United States] In 1800, the building erected on this site by Samuel Blodget was the scene of the first theatrical performance given in Washington. From 1812 to 1836 it sheltered the city post office and, for part of . . . — Map (db m103077) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Harriet Tubman escaped a life of slavery only to return south, at her own peril, time and again, to lead more than 300 fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad to safety and freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman raised money to clothe and . . . — Map (db m91877) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — National Council of Negro Women633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a . . . — Map (db m30059) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Blending meticulous research on the indiscriminate use of pesticides with her eloquent literary style, Rachel Carson laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement when she wrote Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of . . . — Map (db m91939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Miner Teachers CollegeAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
2565 Georgia Avenue, NW Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who . . . — Map (db m114359) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Ben's Chili Bowl / Minnehaha Theater1213 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Ben's Chili Bowl, founded in 1958 by Ben and Virginia Ali, is one of the oldest continuous businesses on U Street. It is also one of the few to survive both the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and the years of the disruptive . . . — Map (db m20341) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 3 of 19 — Howard TheatreLift Every Voice Georgia Avenue — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
The legendary Howard opened in 1910 as the nation’s first major theater built for African Americans. Audiences came for plays, variety shows, concerts, and movies. In the 1930s, under manager Shep Allen, the Howard became part of the . . . — Map (db m120968) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Phyllis Wheatley YWCA901 Rhode Island Avenue, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
This was the city’s first Young Women’s Christian Association and the nation’s only independent Black YWCA. It was organized in Southwest Washington as the Colored YWCA in 1905 by members of the Book Lovers Club, a Black women’s literary group led . . . — Map (db m41742) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Philip H. SheridanGeneral of the Army of the United States
SHERIDAN — Map (db m22046) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities
“More than two decades ago many of us in the disability community concluded that Americans with disabilities would never achieve full, productive citizenship and this nation made a firm statement of law protecting their civil rights. The . . . — Map (db m109250) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Harbour Square
Harbour Square, completed 1966, contains seven historic dwellings. Development of the historic structures was initiated by James Greanleaf in the early 1790's. The financier sold individual lots to Thomas Law for the "Barney House" and the Lewis . . . — Map (db m32573) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Underground Railroad and Waterway
In April 1848, the largest slave escape attempt on record in the Unites States took place at the Southwest Waterfront. Seventy-seven men, women, and children boarded the schooner Pearl to sail to freedom, but were ultimately recaptured. The . . . — Map (db m110136) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — Battleground National Cemetery — Rock Creek Park
During the late evening of July 12, 1864, 40 Union soldiers that perished while defending Washington DC from a two day Confederate attack (known as the Battle of Fort Stevens) were laid to rest here in what was once an apple orchard. President . . . — Map (db m63644) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — Battle of Fort StevensFormer Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour 1
Although nothing remains of the original landscape, this area was a battleground of the only Civil War battle fought in Washington. On July 11, 1864, Confederate troops attempted to capture the Union's capitol by first taking a meagerly defended . . . — Map (db m105292) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — From Woodley to Woodley Park
The first development called “Woodley” named after the Woodley estate (now home to the Maret School), was owned by Mrs. A. E. Kervand and was first recorded as a subdivision in 1875. Winding Woodley Lane was its main street. By 1878 lots . . . — Map (db m112394) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-42 — LaFayette Visits Augusta
This is the site of the old Planter`s Hotel, which was burned in 1839. There the Marquis de LaFayette was entertained during his visit to Augusta in March 1825. LaFayette landed at Savannah on March 19th and traveled to Augusta with Governor Troup a . . . — Map (db m35526) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward GardensIn Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free”
Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago’s lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago’s lake shore as an open space and assure the city’s “front . . . — Map (db m47782) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m94409) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George PullmanIndustrialist 1831-1897 — Chicago Tribute
George Pullman established his reputation in Chicago in 1859 by inventing a way to raise buildings to the new street level required for installation of a sewer system. In 1863, he began converting railroad passenger cars into luxury sleeping . . . — Map (db m99944) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jack BrickhouseHall of Fame Broadcaster — 1917-1998
[Front:] [Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.] 'Hey Hey' [Left Side:] Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . — Map (db m47668) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John J. Glessner HouseHenry Hobson Richardson, Architect — 1887
A mature Richardsonian design, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan and rugged Romanesque facade. Glessner House, a reminder of the fabulous Prairie Avenue era, is the only remaining Chicago building by this . . . — Map (db m69586) HM
Indiana (Clark County), Jeffersonville — General LaFayette — Visit to Jeffersonville
(General LaFayette) was the official guest of the State of Indiana at Jeffersonville on May 12, 1825 at the house of Former Governor Posey on the West corner of Front and Fort Streets. He was welcomed by the Governor of the the State, by a . . . — Map (db m46696) HM
Indiana (Switzerland County), East Enterprise — 78.1966.1 — Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D.April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913
His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index . . . — Map (db m66903) HM
Indiana (Tipton County), Kempton — The Dunham House
In 1849, Jacob Dunham and Catherine Goodnight Dunham, originally from Virginia and Pennsylvania, purchased this land, formerly part of the Miami Indian Reserve, through a U. S. Land Grant. Their grandson, William Riley Dunham, was an Indiana . . . — Map (db m37787) HM
Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — Henry Clay1777 - 1852
Visitors familiar with Lexington's Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, know it as a graceful old house, with lovely gardens and grounds. In an earlier time, when Henry Clay built it to some 2,000 acres, Ashland was also the home of Thoroughbreds. Henry . . . — Map (db m58346) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — John James Audubon Store Site
On this corner stood the General Merchandise Store of John James Audubon 1810-1820 Erected by Mann Bros. May 14, 1925Map (db m121861) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Robert E. Lee1807 – 1870
Commander in Chief Confederate States of America 1861 – 1865 Placed by Julia Jackson Chapter No. 4 Children of the Confederacy — Map (db m51593) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis Laboratory1903 - 1999
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . — Map (db m65867) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4 — Joseph Nicholson Home Site and BandstandThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up The Ship
In 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry," his wife's sister and brother-in-law lived in a house on this site. The poem quickly became famous when it was set to music and re-titled "The . . . — Map (db m63433) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of Old Fort Severn
Erected 1808. Transferred to the Navy Department 1845. Demolished 1909. In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7739) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street
This structure,built around 1808, was home to the Colvin family for several generations. In 1874 it served temporarily as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, whose original building had burned. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital opened here . . . — Map (db m61897) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 9 North Front Street
A survival from the 18th century, this house was built in the section of the city known as “Jonestown.” Designed and built in the 1790’s in the Federal style, 9 North Front Street was once part of a neighborhood of merchants, . . . — Map (db m2726) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe
"My idea in designing this monument was to produce something simple, chaste, and dignified, to strike more by graceful outlines and proportions than by crowding with unmeaning ornament." George A. Frederick, ca. 1874 The November 1875 . . . — Map (db m6627) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Star Spangled Centennial
The Francis Scott Key Tablet above was dedicated as part of the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial celebration in 1914. Designed by Hans Schuler, the bronze shield depicts and American flag and myrtle (symbolic of love and immortality) . . . — Map (db m60400) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ferdinand Clairborne Latrobe
1833 1911 Seven Times Mayor of Baltimore In grateful acknowledgment of his eminent services the City has erected this monument AD 1914 — Map (db m60936) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Former GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore’s thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s. The first U.S. Navy frigate, Constellation, launched from Stodders Shipyard in 1797 and played an active role . . . — Map (db m79670) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — General Casimir Pulaski
Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pulaski) was born in the late 1740’s in Warsaw, Poland. In his native country he fought against Imperial Russia, winning fame and respect for his brilliant and daring attacks on the Russian forces attacking his . . . — Map (db m60996) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mob SceneStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Site — War of 1812
Incited by anti-war editorials in the Federal Republican, an angry mob destroyed the newspaper’s Gay Street office in June 1812. Rioters returned when editor Alexander Contee Hanson resumed publication from the Charles Street site on July 27. . . . — Map (db m79870) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Revels
Erected circa 1844 by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Sold in 1847 to the First Presbyterian Church (now at the corner of Madison and Park). In 1850, assigned to the African American members of the church, who renamed it Madison Street Presbyterian . . . — Map (db m71892) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion1814-1914
This cannon marks Rodgers Bastion which formed part of a chain of fortifications extending from the river front to and beyond the site of the present Johns Hopkins Hospital, manned in part by an auxiliary naval force, under immediate command of . . . — Map (db m79873) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — OellaConquering the “Nine Mile Hill"
The Ellicott brothers constructed what became the first leg of the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike to get their flour to market in Baltimore. By 1787, they cut a new road east through the forests to shorten the trip to the city. This route . . . — Map (db m5741) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — The Conflict upon this Battle FieldWar of 1812
The conflict upon the Battle Field on September 12, which was followed on the 13 and 14 by the unsuccessful bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Fleet under Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane, Commander-in-Chief of all the invading forces was the . . . — Map (db m79881) WM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Fort Howard — Todd’s Inheritance(National Register of Historic Places)
Thomas Todd settled here from Gloucester County, Virginia, in 1664. Homestead has remained in Todd Family for more than three centuries. Farm once contained 1,700 acres. 17th Century brick house was burned by British Soldiers September 14, 1814, as . . . — Map (db m2123) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Preston — Mt. Pleasant Cemetery-Dangerous RendezvousHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
After Quakers sold their meetinghouse to the local black community in 1849, the new owners established Mt. Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church. The original church building has since burned, but the modern day congregation still uses the . . . — Map (db m79178) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Adam Good Tavern
Site of Adam Good Tavern visited by George Washington July 1st & 2nd 1791. — Map (db m3563) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Everyone is Welcome
Settlers like German Protestants along with the French-and English-speaking Roman Catholics brought their unique cultures and their different religious denominations to Taneytown. By the 1750s, the German Reformed Church had organized its . . . — Map (db m65104) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Extra! Extra!"Mount and Spur for Gettysburg"
Whitelaw Reid, a Civil War correspondent, began reporting for The Cincinnati Gazette in 1862. On June 30, 1863, Reid took the train from Washington, D.C, and traveled to General George Gordon Meade’s headquarters just outside of Taneytown on the . . . — Map (db m65131) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — North East
George Talbot of Susquehanna Manor renamed North East River, “The River Shannon.” The iron forges of the Principio Company were located here. Saint Mary Ann’s Parish Church is one of the oldest in Cecil County. Russell, one of the owners . . . — Map (db m1690) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Rodgers Tavern
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Maryland (Dorchester County), Vienna — Discover: The Nanticoke
In 1608, English Captain John Smith's explorations of the Chesapeake Bay led him up the Nanticoke River. He may have felt as if he were exploring the New World, but the Native Americans he encountered had been living in the region for millennia. The . . . — Map (db m63294) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — 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 m1958) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Barbara Fritchie House“Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag.” — Antietam Campaign 1862
As the Confederate army marched through Frederick on September 10, 1862, feisty local Unionists—mostly women—showed their defiance by waving the Stars and Stripes. The poet John Greenleaf Whittier immortalized one of them in “The . . . — Map (db m2693) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Birthplace of William Tyler Page
Birthplace William Tyler Page Oct. 19, 1868 Author of The American's Creed Placed by Frederick, Chapter, D.A.R. — Map (db m89037) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Braddock, Washington, and Franklin
On April 23, 1755 At a Tavern located near this spot General Edward Braddock Colonel George Washington and Benjamin Franklin Met to plan the British assault on Ft. Dusquesne During the French & Indian War This plaque erected by the Kiwanis Club of . . . — Map (db m2725) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Burning the Bridge
On July 9, 1864, a wooden covered bridge spanned the Monocacy River where you see the present-day Urbana Pike Bridge. The covered bridge provided easy movement for the Confederates, intent on speeding 15,000 troops with their horses, wagons, and . . . — Map (db m103945) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Evangelical Lutheran Church
This tablet is erected to the Glory of God and in grateful recognition of those who organized this congregation and have maintained it for two hundred years 1738   Congregation organized. 1743   Log church built on the Monocacy. . . . — Map (db m14022) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Retreat
At about 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 1864, the Confederates stormed the Union line on the Georgetown Pike. Union General Wallace ordered the withdrawal and chaos soon followed. With Confederates in hot pursuit, Union troops fled past Gambrill Mill, then . . . — Map (db m82118) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Rose Hill Manor
Built in early 1790s Last Home of Governor Thomas Johnson Delegate to Continental Congress 1774-1775 First Governor of Maryland 1777-1779 Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1792-1793 Rededicated this 1st day of November 2014 . . . — Map (db m103770) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — Middletown in the Path of War1862-1864
Union soldiers marched through Middletown by the thousands in September 1862 to repel Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. Middletown citizens turned out to cheer them on. The Union army Would face Confederate forces on nearby South Mountain . . . — Map (db m107614) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Ye Olde Ostertag-Easterday Homestead
This house, built in the 'mid 1700's, is a typical pioneer log homestead house built in this area by early German settlers. the location of such early homes was very important as it helped to provide the many necessities for their existence. For . . . — Map (db m106810) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed
Some 100 or 150 years ago, the watchman was protected from the weather by the shed that sat at the post road crossing of the north/southeast coast Washington to New York Highway, later known as route 7. When the crossing was closed the small . . . — Map (db m71992) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Hero's RewardStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
John O'Neill led a futile defense when British raiders attacked Havre de Grace May 3, 1812. As other defenders fled, O'Neill briefly manned a cannon alone. His courage earned O'Neill a presidential appointment as first keeper of the Concord Point . . . — Map (db m69182) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — John O'Neill
This cannon of the War of 1812 marks the site of the battery on Concord Point where John O'Neill 1769-1838 served the guns single handed during the British attack upon Havre de Grace May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured. He was . . . — Map (db m8182) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Out of the FlamesStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Rodgers House miraculously survived the 1813 burning of Havre de Grace. Dating from 1788, this is the town's oldest documented structure. John and Elizabeth Rodgers, parents of U.S. Naval hero John Rodgers, operated a tavern here. They also . . . — Map (db m64144) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — New Fire Station & Transit Terminal

In 1939 this new brick, two-story fire house was built. Fire Department historian B H Shipley, Jr and bride resided on the 2nd floor for seven years. It was also a trolley terminal. The HoCo Volunteer Fire Dept. operated here until 1997, when . . . — Map (db m98462) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Old Georgetown Road
Part of Old Georgetown Road Was once an Indian trail going from what is now Wisconsin Avenue to the Potomac River. In 1806, The Maryland Assembly created the Washington Turnpike Company to improve the Georgetown-Frederick Road. — Map (db m73385) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Tree of HippocratesPlantanus Orientalis
From the Greek Island of Cos, Hippocrates is said to have held classes under the parent tree. The cutting for this tree is a gift the town of Cos presented to the National Library of Medicine at the dedication of its new . . . — Map (db m62940) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Boyds — Black Hill Gold Mine
Several pits for the mining of gold formerly existed in Black Hill Regional Park. A result of gold mining fever in Montgomery County between 1850 and 1950. In this open pit extraction site, miners used simple picks and shovels. Ore containing gold . . . — Map (db m67980) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville Angel
Sculptor Stefan Saal created the Brookeville Angel over a three-month period in 1994 from a white oak tree (Quercus alba) located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (Rt. #97) south of town. "Father Don" (Donald Van Alstyne) of the Marian Fathers . . . — Map (db m368) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — A Center of Culture and Commerce
In July of 1889, John A. Belt, a leading merchant in Gaithersburg, purchased the southwest corner of Diamond and Summit Avenues for $200. On this site, Belt built a general store with a large upstairs public room, known as Norman Hall. The building . . . — Map (db m3355) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Schwartz House / City Hall Built 1895
The house that would one day become City Hall was built for Henry Miller, an active businessman in early Gaithersburg, and his wife Rosa. In 1913, the house was bought by Edward P. Schwartz, a Washington, DC real estate broker. Here he established a . . . — Map (db m3312) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — Seneca Mills During the Civil War
With only the Potomac River between Montgomery County and the Confederate South, Seneca Mills residents were always close to impending troop activity. At the beginning of the war, the Seneca Mill community was worthy of consideration by the . . . — Map (db m118667) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — Watering the Canal
Why are there two locks here? While they may look similar, the two locks played very different roles in the operation of the canal. The lock in front of you is Inlet Lock 2. The lock behind you is Lift Lock 23. Lift locks raised and lowered boats to . . . — Map (db m22039) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — ‘Most Lonesome Spot’Tools for the Trades — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
In 1912 John H. and Thomas Hunter opened Hunter Bros., a hardware and implements business, on what John described as "the most lonesome spot between Glenmont and the city of Washington." Housed in a two-story wood frame structure, the hardware . . . — Map (db m67613) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — A Downtown is BornLocal Institutions — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
The Establishment of Silver Spring's first bank and Newspaper, traditional institutions required for a community to grow and prosper, occurred on this corner with the opening of the Silver Spring National Bank in 1910 and publication of The Maryland . . . — Map (db m62165) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Blair House
In 1842, Francis Preston Blair built a country house very near this park and divided his time between his 300 acre farm and his city residence "Blair House", which is now the President's official guest house in Washington, D.C. Blair was a powerful . . . — Map (db m75736) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Burnt Mills
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission built the Burnt Mills water filtration facility in 1929 to meet increasing demand for clean water in the rapidly-growing Washington. D. C. suburbs. The two brick Colonial Revival buildings housed . . . — Map (db m74198) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Land, Lumber & LyricsSilver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
"Three ace promoters of Silver Spring in those days [1920s & 30s], they had a finger in almost every pie." So wrote editor Blair Lee III in August 29, 1947 Maryland News describing his father E. Brooke Lee, James H. Cissel and Frank L. . . . — Map (db m75761) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
One of the most significant reasons for Silver Spring's growth was its location along the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad. The railroad line stimulated the development of outlying commuter suburbs. It also allowed the County's agriculture . . . — Map (db m75802) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Burger KingSilver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
"Buy 'em by the Bag," the motto urged. For more than half a century, hamburger-hungry customers came to Maryland's first Little Tavern to do just that. Harry F. Duncan founded Little Tavern Shops, Inc., which specialized in 5¢ little . . . — Map (db m75468) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — You Are Here - 1931Mapping Silver Spring's Success — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
Brick Is Enduring. In 1931, the Lansdale, PA engineer Frank HM Klinge published the Atlas of Montgomery County; Volume One. Real estate atlases were created to assist fire insurance companies in assessing the risk associated with insuring a . . . — Map (db m75302) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bostwick
Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes. Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1798 -- 1801. — Map (db m61929) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894)
In the wake of the economic "Panic of 1893", social reformer Jacob Coxey and his "Army of the Commonwealth," consisting of approximately 500 unemployed workers, marched from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate at the Capitol for unemployment . . . — Map (db m6070) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park
In 1673, Charles Calvert, the Third Lord Baltimore, granted 1000-acres of land to Thomas Sprigg. Sprigg named the property Northampton, located in what later became Prince George's County, and was home to the Sprigg family and their slaves and . . . — Map (db m69274) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Seeking Freedom
"Billy", who went by William Whitington, and "Clem", also known as Clem Hill, escaped together on June 21, 1815, as shown in the ad printed in the Washington, D.C. newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer on June 26, 1815 It appears that . . . — Map (db m69277) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Caponiere
During the 1840s improvements were made to this wall, defensively the weakest part of the fort. The parapet was raised and an outer work, called a caponiere, was added. The protected passageway on your left will lead you to the outerwork that . . . — Map (db m8075) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Route One, Our Hometown Main StreetCity of Hyattsville
Records from the early 1700's indicate that a riverfront settlement named Beale Town was once located on the site that later became Hyattstown. The little outpost never achieved town status. In 1742, the residents petitioned to have a new town laid . . . — Map (db m14608) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Thomas R Hawkins
In Memory of Thomas R Hawkins Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 6th US Colored Infantry Civil War 1840 † 1870 — Map (db m74789) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Conservation Leaders
(See individual section text below) — Map (db m65397) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Conservation Trail
J. N. "Ding" Darling was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who advocated for the conservation of our Nation's natural resources. He inaugurated the Federal Duck Stamp Program and drew the first stamp. He was founder of the National . . . — Map (db m65391) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Patuxent RiverRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The Patuxent River is the longest river that is located entirely in the state of Maryland. It spans 115 miles from the Piedmont area near the intersection of Howard, Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties to the Chesapeake Bay. Traveling . . . — Map (db m72081) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — John HansonHonored Patriot of the American Revolution — Oxon Hill Manor
[Panel 1:] John Hanson Honored Patriot of the American Revolution [Picture of John Hanson and Seal of the "Sons of the American Revolution"] [Panel 2:] Born 3 April, 1721, Mullberry Grove, Charles Co., . . . — Map (db m46045) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale — The Riversdale Dependency
Large estates, such as Riversdale, had a number of outbuildings. These support structures, or dependencies, were essential to the operation of a large property. Historians and archaeologists have documented that a kitchen, servant quarters, wash . . . — Map (db m12117) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riversdale Park — Signs of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"We have been in a state of continual alarm." - Rosalie Steir Calvert, 1814 From her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of . . . — Map (db m75327) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Smallpox Epidemic
Near this location during the Civil War was the smallpox hospital where thousands of people were quarantined. Highly contagious, horrible to behold and often fatal, smallpox was a dreaded disease. When the scourge hit the prison camp, officials . . . — Map (db m60285) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — Disaster at Ragged PointUSS Tulip Boilers an Ongoing Problem During the War
Immediately after commissioning the Tulip experienced boiler problems. In August 1863, her boilers were building pressure to hazardous conditions and in mid-October, she was ordered to the Washington Navy Yard for boiler repairs. Steam drums were . . . — Map (db m62179) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Grave of General Perry Benson
(1757–1827) A leader in his home community and State. In the Revolutionary War he served as a captain, and was wounded twice. In the War of 1812, he commanded the militia in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. — Map (db m61387) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — St. Michaels
This town was attacked by a British force during the night of August 10, 1813, but they were driven back to their boats at sunrise. A gun used in its defense is mounted in the town square. — Map (db m61386) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — War in the ChesapeakeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
During the War of 1812 the young United States was enrolled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas. . . . — Map (db m61389) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Wye Mills — The Wye OakPreserving a Legacy
For well over 450 years, a quiet giant stood marking the passage of time for many generations. The Wye Oak survived through the birth of a nation, the Civil War, and two World Wars. Located alongside what was once a Native American Trail and later . . . — Map (db m113580) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — The Dahlgren Chapel
This chapel was built around 1881 by Madeline Vinton Dahlgren, widow of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, USN, inventor of the Dahlgren gun, the armament used by the USS Monitor against the CSS Virginia, formerly the steam frigate USS Merrimack. — Map (db m1297) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Anna Spencer Brugh Singer1878-1962 — Artistic And Business Figure
Anna Spencer Brugh Singer was born in Hagerstown and married William H. Singer, Jr. in 1895. Together they pursued an artistic life; he as an artist, she as an art collector and musician. They traveled the United States and Europe, befriended many . . . — Map (db m107264) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Thomas Kennedy1776 - 1832 — Civil Rights Figure
An advocate of religious liberty, Thomas Kennedy was born in Scotland and immigrated to America in 1795. He was elected to represent Hagerstown in the Maryland legislature in 1817 and served on a committee tasked with considering removing the . . . — Map (db m107053) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
(Upper Plaque):During the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield. The act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross . . . — Map (db m5901) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail AdamsAdams Nat’l Hist Park — Quincy, Mass
“Improve your understanding for acquiring useful knowledge and virtue, such as will render you an ornament to society, an Honour to your Country, and a Blessing to Your parents.” Abigail Adams in a letter to her 10-year-old son, . . . — Map (db m18502) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Oriole — Father Jacques Marquette1673-1973
In 1672 Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette were commissioned by King Louis XIV to discover the course of the Mississippi River. On June 17, 1673, the expedition entered the Mississippi from the Wisconsin River and began its descent by canoe. . . . — Map (db m61828) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — John P. Hale
Rear First Anti-slavery U. S. Senator He secured the abolition of flogging and the spirit ration in the Navy Born at Rochester 1806 Died at Dover 1873

Side The measure of my ambition will be full if when my wife and children . . . — Map (db m76427) HM

New Jersey (Bergen County), Fort Lee — General Henry Knox1750-1806
General Knox was the Commander of the Continental Army Artillery. He was in charge of the placement of the artillery cannons on the palisades in Fort Lee. His main objective was to stop the British fleet from sailing up the Hudson River. He was one . . . — Map (db m7650) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Birthsite
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States, was born at this site December 5, 1782. — Map (db m37472) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — Colonel Ethan Allen
Dedicated to the memory of the gallant band of Patriots led by Colonel Ethan Allen who on the 10th of May, 1775 captured this important fortress and secured for the Americans a valuable base of operations on Lakes George and Champlain. Erected by . . . — Map (db m9452) HM
New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — President James Monroe
President James Monroe Was Greeted By Survivors Of Revolution At This Bridge August 4, 1817. Saluted With 19 Guns At Arrival In Village. — Map (db m109150) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Edith Wharton1862 - 1937 — 14 West 23rd Street Manhattan
This was the childhood home of Edith Jones Wharton, one of America's most important authors at a time when 23rd street marked the northern boundary of fashionable New York. Here in her father's extensive library, young Edith Jones discovered the . . . — Map (db m49147) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of Old Hotel
Site of old hotel kept by Dr. Bildad Beach. Gen. LaFayette stopped here June 9, 1824. — Map (db m40095) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Gates Headquarters
Saratoga Oct. 7, 1777 Headquarters of General Horatio Gates The gift of George M. Pullman — Map (db m56882) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Home of Jimmy Carter
U.S. Army Rotterdam Housing Area Home of Jimmy Carter October 1952 - October 1953 James Earl Carter, Jr., President of the United States 1977-1981, and his wife Rosalynn, lived in Quarters Number 7 when he . . . — Map (db m6870) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Como — A 26 — Richard J. Gatling
Inventor of the Gatling gun and of numerous agricultural implements, was born September 12, 1818, in a house which stands 400 yards north. — Map (db m60636) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-31 — Lafayette
On his American tour, Lafayette spent the night of February 28, 1825, at the home of Henry Donaldson which stood near this spot. — Map (db m46153) HM
Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — C22X — Simon KentonOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1755 - Simon Kenton - 1836 »»«« In Oakland Cemetery, one mile east,is the grave and monument of Simon Kenton, pioneer, soldier, Indian scout. Also, "The Indian Hunter," by J.Q.A.Ward, noted sculptor and native of . . . — Map (db m44106) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Diplodocus carnegii
Diplodocus carnegii lived 150 million years ago, when dinosaurs dominated the land. Carnegie Museum paleontologists first discovered the remains in Wyoming on July 4, 1899. A new species, the dinosaur was named after Andrew Carnegie, the museums . . . — Map (db m99165) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse — National Historic Landmark
(Right side of entrance) Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Block House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

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Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — The Hiker
In Memory of her sons who served in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War with Spain and the campaigns incident thereto, 1898-1902. This monument is erected by the County of Allegheny 1925. Cuba, Porto Rico, China Relief . . . — Map (db m99164) WM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 199 — Paul Robeson(1898 – 1976)
A Rutgers athlete and Columbia law graduate, Robeson won renown as a singer and actor. He was a noted interpreter of Negro spirituals. His career suffered because of his political activism, and he lived his last years here in retirement. — Map (db m71383) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Stephen Decatur
Famed U.S. Navy officer. Born 1779 in Maryland, he grew up in a house on this site. Celebrated for his role in the Tripolitan War, 1804; capture of H.M.S. Macedonian, 1812; and the subduing of the Barbary powers, 1815. Killed in a duel in 1820. . . . — Map (db m81317) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek Township — A Field of Honor
A Common Field This land is first settled in the late 1700s. For a century and a half, much of the area remains wooded, with cultivated fields and pastures surrounding a few scattered farmhouses and barns. Beginning in the 1950s, mining . . . — Map (db m100537) HM
Tennessee (Bradley County), Cleveland — 2A 44 — Red Clay Council Ground
One mile west was this Cherokee council ground. Here was held the last council between the United States and the Cherokee nation, preceding the removal of the Indians to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. John Howard Payne, author of “Home, . . . — Map (db m49722) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — Home of Andrew Johnson
Home of Andrew Johnson 17th President of the United States --------------- Erected by Nolachuckey Chapter D.A.R. 1926 — Map (db m58464) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Vonore — 1F 15 — Sequoyah
About 1½ mi. E., in the town of Tuskegee, this son of Nathaniel Gist, an emissary to the Cherokee from George Washington, and Wurteh, daughter of a chief, was born about 1770. He designed the alphabet of 85 characters, still in use in the . . . — Map (db m60257) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records
Front In July 1954 Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first recording. That record, and Elvis' four that followed on the Sun label, changed popular music. Elvis developed an innovative and different sound combining blues, gospel, and . . . — Map (db m37261) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — General E. Kirby Smith, C.S.A.Texas Rancher — (1824-1893)
Born in Florida. Graduated from West Point. Fought in Mexican War. On the Texas frontier in the 1850s, commanded Camps Belknap, Cooper and Colorado. In 1860 and many years afterwards was a partner of J. M. Hunter of Fredericksburg in a . . . — Map (db m117735) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower(1890 - 1969)
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Texas (Medina County), Hondo — Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree
This tree planted on April 15, 2004 was grown from an acorn harvested from the live oak tree located on the site of Stephen F. Austin's death near present-day West Columbia, Texas. Under that large tree, a Texas Historical Monument marks the place . . . — Map (db m5778) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Stephen F. Austin
Born in Virginia in 1793, he brought the first 300 Anglo-American colonists to Texas in 1821. Austin became known as the "Father of Texas." Shortly after his appointment as Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Austin died of . . . — Map (db m82286) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — Philo T. Farnsworth
Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906 in a log cabin near Beaver, Utah. At an early age, he became familiar with the various components of the telephone and the gramaphone. By age 12, he had a thorough understanding of electronics. In . . . — Map (db m1421) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Gordonsville — G-25 — General Thomas Sumter
Thomas Sumter was born on 14 Aug. 1734 in this region. Sumter, a member of the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War, moved to South Carolina in 1765. He served as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army (1776–1778); in June . . . — Map (db m17501) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Mountains of Materials and Massive ManpowerFighting World War I
The concrete foundations you see here were part of a craneway servicing two shipways and launch sites -- elements of an enormous World War I-era shipyard. To speed delivery of cargo ships needed for the war effort, the Virginia Shipbuilding . . . — Map (db m62323) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Original Saint Mary's Church
About eighty feet to the west of this site the original Saint Mary's Church was constructed between 1794–1796 by father Francis Neale, S. J., at the corner of what is now Washington and Church Streets. It was the first catholic church in the . . . — Map (db m86633) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — World Wars to the Present
In the 20th century, Jones Point continued to be shaped by the changing needs of the federal government. With proximity to the capital and access to land and river transportation, the peninsula was chosen as the site for several military . . . — Map (db m62030) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Mary Randolph
Mary Randolph, wife of David Meade Randoph, and first person known to be buried at Arlington, was the eldest child of Thomas Mann and Ann Cary Randolph, of Tuckahoe. Her maternal grandfather was Archibald Cary, of Ampthill; Her paternal . . . — Map (db m70511) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Pierre Charles L’Enfant
Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-1783 Pierre Charles L’Enfant Engineer, Artist, Soldier under the direction of George Washington, designed the plan for the Federal City Major US Engineer Corps 1782 Charter member of the Society of the . . . — Map (db m10949) HM
Virginia, Fairfax — Fairfax Court House
Built in 1800. This building, designed by James Wren, served as the first permanent courthouse of Fairfax County. — Map (db m621) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Centreville — Old Stone ChurchHaven for the Wounded
Here, where the Warrenton Turnpike turned west from Braddock Road, the Union army marched from Centreville to meet Confederate forces in the first great battle of the Civil War on July 21, 1961. The afternoon, Union soldiers passed by here again, . . . — Map (db m530) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — “Pink” House1905
The house was built by the Ambler family who maintained a farm outside of town where they grew various crops. In the 1960's a business located here painted the building pink and it has been known by locals ever since as the “Pink” House. — Map (db m112194) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Groveton — E-96 — Huntley
On the hill above stands Huntley, a Federal-style villa built about 1825 for Thomson F. Mason, a grandson of George Mason of Gunston Hall. Thomson Mason, a prominent Alexandria lawyer, served on the city council, as mayor, and also as president of . . . — Map (db m7909) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Lorton — E-71 — Lewis Chapel / Cranford Memorial Methodist Church
This church is a combination of several structures built on the site of the first Pohick Church (1730–1774), making this one of the earliest sites of a religious institution in Fairfax County. Lewis Chapel, named after a Methodist circuit . . . — Map (db m204) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slave Memorial
In 1929, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association placed a marker noting the location of the slave cemetery, believed to be the first commemoration of its kind at a historic site. Despite this recognition, the burial ground lay unattended for decades, . . . — Map (db m112855) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — The Falls ChurchVandalism and Renewal
The Civil War dramatically affected this 1769 Anglican/Episcopal church that stands before you. The congregation disbanded as the war broke out, with some families fleeing the village. Confederate forces occupied the church in August and September . . . — Map (db m72085) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Battle of Aldie17 June 1863
(East Side of Marker) Facing the Confederate Position. On the afternoon of June 17, 1863, cavalry from the Army of the Potomac under General Alfred Pleasonton and the Army of Northern Virginia under General JEB Stuart battled each . . . — Map (db m1547) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Cemetery
The first burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery took place in 1852, one year after the church was constructed. It is the grave of Thomas H.A. Lynn, who died June 11, 1852. The stone was erected sometime after 1855. There are over 300 graves in the . . . — Map (db m104320) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Snickersville Turnpike
Originally an Iroquois hunting trail, it became by 1786 the first recorded operating turnpike in America, praised by Thomas Jefferson. In 1810 the Virginia Assembly chartered the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company, authorizing three toll gates between . . . — Map (db m62422) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Confederate Soldiers
In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Loudon County Va Erected May 28 1908 — Map (db m110204) WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Stationmaster's House
This building of duplex design housed the Stationmaster in one section and other railroad employees in another. The railroad traditionally provided such housing close to switching yards and depots for its always-on-call employees. The . . . — Map (db m5123) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — The Lost Locomotive
At the outbreak of the Civil War in spring 1861, Maj.Gen. Robert E. Lee sent orders to Col. Eppa Hunton in Loudoun County. Anticipating Federal seizure of the Alexandria to Leesburg railroad, Lee told Hunton to tear up track, burn bridges, and . . . — Map (db m100987) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Hibbs Bridge
Built by Uriel Glasscock in 1829 for $3,500, Hibbs Bridge replaced an 1817 wooden structure destroyed by floods in 1822. Integral to commerce along Snickers Gap Turnpike. It was called Beaverdam Bridge until 1857 when Stephen and William Hibbs . . . — Map (db m5133) HM
Virginia, Richmond — James Monroe
Born in Westmoreland County 28” April 1758. Died in the City of New York 4“ July 1831. By order of the General Assembly, his remains were removed to this cemetery 5” July 1858 as an evidence of the affection of Virginia for . . . — Map (db m8017) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Signal KnobKey Observation Post
Signal Knob, the northernmost point of Three Top Mountain, overlooks Strasburg and is 2110 ft. above sea level. During the Civil War, both sides used it as a signal station, but the Confederate signal corps occupied it almost continuously from 1862 . . . — Map (db m15176) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood6th U.S. Cavalry
Born on this site, April 6, 1853, the son of John Gatewood, Publisher of the Shenandoah Herald, Charles received his basic education in Woodstock and Harrisonburg, and was teaching school in Harrisonburg when he received his appointment to the . . . — Map (db m89305) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Conway House
Conway House was the home of Moncure Conway who freed himself from the dogmas of his culture and became an abolitionist. He is the only descendent of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers to actively lead escaping slaves to freedom, thereby . . . — Map (db m23147) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Glen Burnie
This Property Has Been Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior — Map (db m89941) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Third Battle of Winchester“Whirling through Winchester:” The Confederate Retreat — 1864 Valley Campaign
About 5 P.M. on September 19, 1864, the final, chaotic stages of the Third Battle of Winchester engulfed this area. After a day of combat east and north of the city, Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s outnumbered men were flanked, broken, and forced to . . . — Map (db m96107) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — "Travelers' Rest"
Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates, once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S. W.) — Map (db m12068) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Shepherdstown Rally Point
Near this site in July 1775, then part of Berkeley County , Va., two companies of riflemen, led by Captains Hugh Stephenson of Berkeley County and Daniel Morgan of Frederick County, Va. rallied prior to their 600-mile journey to join General George . . . — Map (db m108818) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Alexis de Tocqueville
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West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — State’s Birthplace
West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building. — Map (db m729) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The Siege of Fort HenryThe Last Battle of the American Revolution
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West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Post No. 1Oldest Post of the American Legion
At a meeting called in this building by Joselph H. Reass on March 1, 1919, was effected the first permanent organization of veterans of the World War which later became Wheeling Post No. 1 of the American Legion. At that meeting the following . . . — Map (db m71014) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — Madison is an Indian mound capitalThe Madison Heritage Series
At least 887 earthen Indian mounds once dotted the land around lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—so many that archaeologist Charles E. Brown once suggested Madison be renamed Mound City. Most southern Wisconsin mounds were . . . — Map (db m35551) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Monona — Monona’s Birthplace / Monona's History
Monona’s Birthplace Dissatisfied with the services being provided by the Township of Blooming Grove, five residents of the area – Ernie Ferchland, Ray Owen, Ed Rothman, Walter Simon and Justin Waterman – met in Ernie’s Trading . . . — Map (db m68388) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 273 — Carrie Chapman Catt
A national leader of the woman suffrage movement, Carrie Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1859 and spent most of her life as a tireless crusader for women’s rights. A gifted organizer, political strategist and public speaker, Catt . . . — Map (db m4331) HM

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