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Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell National Historic ParkParc historique national Alexander Graham Bell
Near Chebucto Street (Nova Scotia Route 205), on the right when traveling west.
English: The Park commemorates the humanitarian and scientific achievements of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and his associates Frederick W. Baldwin • John A.D. McCurdy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Thomas E. Selfridge Most of the . . . — Map (db m80007) HM
Ontario (Essex County), Windsor — Hull's Landing 1812
On 2072 Riverside Drive East west of Walker Road, on the left when traveling east.
On July 4, 1812, Brigadier-General William Hull, commander of the North Western Army of the United States, landed with about 2,000 men near this site. He issued a proclamation stating that he came here to liberate Canada from oppression. The British . . . — Map (db m34302) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — General Montgomery’s Army
On Côte de la Citadelle just from Rue Saint Louis, on the left when traveling north.
The subject of these two markers is the burial of General Richard Montgomery and a number of soldiers from his army. The remains of the thirteen soldiers of General Montgomery’s Army killed in the assault of Quebec . . . — Map (db m80800) HM
California (Madera County), Oakhurst — Madera Sugar Pine Flume
On California Route 41 at Cain Drive, on the right when traveling north on State Route 41.
Taking two years to construct and opening in August 1876, The flume ran 52 miles from Sugar Pine Sawmill to the Planing mill and railroad in Madera. This wooden flume transported lumber and loggers to Madera across deep canyons, streams and . . . — Map (db m84537) HM
California (Mariposa County), Wawona — Wawona Hotel
On Wawona Road.
After several pioneer lodging structures were destroyed by fire, Henry Washburn and John Bruce had this building, opened in April, 1879, erected. Bruce died in it in 1882, but Henry, John, Edward, and later Clarence Washburn owned and operated it . . . — Map (db m70572) HM
California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — A Varied ViewTunnel View - Yosemite National Park
Near Southside Drive, on the left when traveling east.
Ever-Changing Scene In Yosemite, you may never witness the same scene twice. This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise, somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal . . . — Map (db m63596) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Harbor Lights
Near Cabrillo Memorial Drive.
No lighthouse kept vigil over the harbor four centuries ago when Cabrillo sailed into the bay. There were no channel buoys, fog horns, or local charts to guide mariners safely to anchor. Today, however, the Coast Guard and Port of San Diego provide . . . — Map (db m84888) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Homage to the Spanish Expedition
En homenaje a la expedición española integrada por los buques San Salvador, Victoria y San Miguel que arribó a San Diego el 28 de septiembre de 1542 a mando de Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo quien tomó posesión de estas tierras en . . . — Map (db m85405) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Labor SchoolUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1947 - 1951
Near Golden Gate Avenue west of Leavenworth Street.
An ethnically diverse student body experienced a “Worker's Culture” here through painting, dance, music, theater, labor history and social science courses. Such artists as Anton Refregier, Ralph Stackpole, and Pablo O'Higgins taught . . . — Map (db m91526) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Isadora Duncan1878 – 1927
On Taylor Street near Derby Street, on the left when traveling north.
Daughter of California Pioneers America’s Genius of Dance was born on this site. She created a new art form, liberating the dance as an expression of life. She believed and taught that “no education is complete without the . . . — Map (db m72365) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — John's GrillFriends of Libraries U.S.A. — Literary Landmarks Register
John's Grill site where Dashiell Hammett wrote "The Maltese Falcon" "Spade went to John's Grill and asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes... and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when... " is . . . — Map (db m74107) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Screening Room - 1966-1980'sUptown Tenderloin Historic District — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
On Jones Street north of Turk Street, on the right when traveling north.
Alex De Renzy produced "Pornography in Denmark: a New Approach", and billed it as a documentary to avoid legal problems. The film, the first full-length adult oriented hardcore feature legally shown in the U.S., premiered here in 1970 at The . . . — Map (db m63752) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Fenwick Island — Fenwick Island Lighthouse
On Lighthouse Road (146th Street), on the right when traveling west.
On December 29, 1858, the Lighthouse Board issued the following announcement: “Notice to Mariners New Light-House at Fenwicks Island, Delaware” Notice is hereby given that the new tower at Fenwicks Island, Delaware, is . . . — Map (db m63345) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — Family Home of William H. H. Ross
Near Ross Station Road.
William Henry Harrison Ross Delaware's 27th and youngest governor from 1851 - 1855 Following his term as governor, Ross began construction of this Italian Villa style house. This was a popular 19th century architectural style. This structure . . . — Map (db m71670) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 19 of 20 — Mother Churches and Their DaughtersAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
On 13th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north.
Across This Intersection is St. Teresa of Avila, the first Catholic Church east of the Anacostia River. It is called the “mother church” because many area congregations are its offshoots. As Uniontown grew, so did its Catholic . . . — Map (db m112818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial
Near 17th Street Southeast at G Street East, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims of the U.S. Arsenal Explosion on June 17, 1864 Ellen Roche Julia McEwen Bridget Dunn W. E. Tippett Margaret Horan Johanna Connors Susan Harris Lizzie Brahler Margaret Yonson . . . — Map (db m80961) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Capitol in Flames — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Pennsylvania Avenue near 3rd Street when traveling west.
The U.S. Capitol was the British troop's first target when they arrived in Washington on August 24, 1814, only hours after their afternoon victory at the Battle of Bladensburg. The invaders fired rockets through the Capitol's windows. When the . . . — Map (db m80844) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Old Brick Capitol[Old Capitol Prison] — [U.S. Supreme Court Building National Historic Landmark]
Near 1st Street, NE north of East Capitol Street when traveling north.
The Old Brick Capitol July 4, 1815 The cornerstone of the Old Brick Capitol built by Washington citizens to house the Congress was laid on this site. The Congress met here from December 13, 1815 through March 3, 1819. President Monroe was . . . — Map (db m39411) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — e.9 — Mary Surratt's Boarding HouseCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
On H Street, NW just west of 6th Street, NW (U.S. 1/50), on the right when traveling east.
"The nest in which the egg was hatched."President Andrew Johnson, April 1865. The building at 604 H Street is intimately connected to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater, just five blocks from . . . — Map (db m16585) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Drum and Spear Bookstore Site1371 Fairmont Street, Northwest — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
Near 14th Street Northwest at Fairmont Avenue.
The Drum and Spear Bookstore, founded in 1968 by Charlie Cobb, a former secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, specialized in books written by black authors, and books on Asian, African, and African American subjects. Growing . . . — Map (db m85756) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — A Fortress of FinanceThe US Treasury Building
Near Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972, the US Treasury Building is the oldest departmental building in Washington. The building serves as the headquarters of the Treasury Department. Treasury's responsibilities encompass revenue collection, . . . — Map (db m100443) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski1748 - 1779
On Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on the right when traveling west.
(Bronze Plaque):Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski 1748-1779The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary War hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on March . . . — Map (db m17615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
On Jackson Place at Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on the right when traveling north on Jackson Place.
700 Jackson Place has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America National Park Service 1974 From 1910 to 1948 it served as the first . . . — Map (db m32879) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Francis Preston Blair
On Pennsylvania Avenue at Jackson Place, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue.
This plaque marks the home of Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876) Founder and Editor of The Globe (1830-1845) A newspaper which championed Democratic causes and vigorous journalism notably during the administration of President Andrew Jackson . . . — Map (db m4047) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Wormley's Hotel SiteAfrican American Heritage Trail — 1500 H Street, Northwest
On 15th Street Northwest near 15th Street when traveling north.
James Wormley (1819-1884), free-born like his parents, was one of a number of African Americans entrepreneurs with downtown hospitality and service businesses. His five-story Wormley's Hotel opened here in 1871, catering primarily to wealthy and . . . — Map (db m87577) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Davis — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 2
On Southern Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Marcia Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m73105) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Freedmen's HospitalAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 520 W Street, NW
Near W Street Northwest at 6th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west.
Freedmen's Hospital was established by the federal government in 1862 to address the needs of thousands of African Americans who poured into the city seeking freedom during the Civil War. The hospital's first administrator was Major Alexander T. . . . — Map (db m84805) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 1 of 16 — The Flower Garden of WashingtonWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
On Florida Avenue NW (U.S. 29) near 6th Street NW, on the right when traveling west.
A Peaceful Landscape With City Conveniences for wealthy Washingtonians: that was the goal of the men who made LeDroit Park. Brothers-in-law Amzi L. Barber and Andrew Langdon purchased land here, and in 1873 hired local aIchitect/builder James . . . — Map (db m110273) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 5 of 15 — “Contraband” to CommunityA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
On R Street at Vermont Avenue when traveling west on R Street.
The Entire Block to Your Left was once a Civil War-era camp and hospital for formerly enslaved African Americans After the Civil War broke out in 1861, thousands walked away from bondage. When some sought shelter at Fortress Monroe, . . . — Map (db m110916) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), McLean Gardens — Friendship Estate
On Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Friendship was the country estate for two generations of the McLean family. The English style manor house “Eden Bower” was built around 1800 by British Col. Richard Pyle. Pyle was succeeded by Georgetown University, which used the . . . — Map (db m88722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Joseph Baer Danzansky1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian
Near 15th Street NW.
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Near 15th Street Northwest.
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . — Map (db m92025) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Daguerre Monument
On 7th Street, NW at F Street, NW, on the right when traveling south on 7th Street, NW.
[Inscription on Monument's front, 1890]: DAGUERRE [Inscription on 1890 monument's south side]: To commemorate the half century in photography 1839 - 1889. Erected by the photographers association of America Aug. 1890. . . . — Map (db m28545) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department
The facade of the original house for Engine Company 24 was located at 3702 Georgia Avenue, N.W. just north of this site. Built in 1911, the firehouse was designed by Luther Leisenring and Charles Gregg. It originally housed horses and horse-drawn . . . — Map (db m65515) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 13 of 17 — “Sweet Daddy” GraceMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
On M Street, NW, west of 6th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west.
Along this block is the world headquarters of the United House of Prayer for All People. Founded in 1919 in Massachusetts by Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace, the church moved its headquarters to Washington in 1926. Soon after, it . . . — Map (db m27731) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Lincoln Theatre and Lincoln Colonnade1215 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
On U Street, NW, on the right when traveling west.
The Lincoln Theatre , built by white theater magnate Harry Crandall, opened in 1922 under African American management as U Street's most elegant first-run movie house. With 1,600 seats, it also was one of the biggest. In addition to films, the . . . — Map (db m33736) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 1 of 14 — You Had to Wear a TieCity within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
On U Street, NW at 13th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on U Street, NW.
You are standing on Washington’s historic Black Broadway–the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first . . . — Map (db m17186) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Milford School Bell
On Maryland Avenue. Reported permanently removed.
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . — Map (db m115930) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Walter Reed
On B Street.
Walker Reed 1851 – 1902 Major, Medical Corps United States Army Solider, Physician, Teacher, Scientist Major Reed died in this building on November 3, 1902. In 1900 Walter Reed led the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Board that . . . — Map (db m80493) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Legacy of War
On August 24, 1814, the British brought the war to the streets of Washington. After soundly defeating the Americans at nearby Bladensburg, enemy soldiers invaded the Nation's Capital—burning the President's House, U.S. Capitol, and other . . . — Map (db m74939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
Near George Washington Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
Theodore Roosevelt: 1858-1919 [Quotations, Panel 1]: NATURE There is delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and . . . — Map (db m10738) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington Highlands — Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 6
On Southern Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 6 District of Columbia 1791–1792 Plaque placed in 2014 by Martha Washington Chapter NSDAR Washington, DC — Map (db m82366) HM
Florida (Polk County), Fort Meade — Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Memorial1861 – Deo Vindice – 1865
On 3rd Street Northeast east of North Cleaveland Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
(Front face) In memory of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson 21 Jan. 1824 - 10 May 1863 Com. 2d Corps. Army of Northern Va., CSAGraduated from West Point US Military Academy 1846 ⋆ Breveted Major for Gallantry in the Mexican War . . . — Map (db m57030) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Candidate
On West 2nd Street.
People in Cass County knew Abraham Lincoln not only as a lawyer but also as a candidate for the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress. Those earlier campaigns allowed Lincoln to hone his political skills for the 1858 senatorial content . . . — Map (db m57861) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fort Dearborn
On East Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue on East Wacker Drive.
Defense Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot. After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve, the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort. Led by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the . . . — Map (db m47670) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jean Baptiste Beaubien
On North Michigan Avenue at East Randolph Street, on the right when traveling south on North Michigan Avenue.
On this site, then the lake shore, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, Chicago's second civilian, in 1817, built a “mansion” to which he brought his bride, Josette LaFramboise. It remained their home until 1845. — Map (db m72205) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Paul MuniActor 1895-1967
Near West Roosevelt Road.
Paul Muni, “the man with a thousand faces,” was one of Hollywood's finest character actors. Yet he performed in more than 300 Yiddish-speaking roles before uttering a single word in English on Broadway. Born Muni Weisenfreund, the . . . — Map (db m99911) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 77 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago
On East Roosevelt Road west of South Columbus Road, on the right when traveling west.
[Side A:] The "Great Migration" from the South to "the Promised Land" of Chicago brought more African Americans here from Mississippi than any other state, especially during and after World War II. With the migrants came the Delta blues . . . — Map (db m47901) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — 02.1992.1 — Home of Philo T. Farnsworth
On St. Joseph Blvd at E. State Blvd, on the right when traveling south on St. Joseph Blvd.
Home 1948-1967 of Farnsworth, inventor of television. Farnsworth (1906-1971) was instrumental in perfecting the image formation mechanism which enabled the first effective image transmission in 1927. Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation in . . . — Map (db m65186) HM
Kentucky (Crittenden County), Marion — 1160 — County Named, 1842
On Kentucky Route 91 0.1 miles east of Court Street, on the left when traveling west.
For John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, one of Kentucky’s great statesmen. 15th Governor of the state. Attorney General under three Presidents. US Senator five times. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and . . . — Map (db m79187) HM
Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 1 — "Ashland"
Near Sycamore Road just from Richmond Road.
Historic home of Henry Clay Orator - Statesman - Patriot Kentucky's favorite son Born - 1777 Died - 1852. — Map (db m35838) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Zachary Taylor
On North 3rd Street at Spanish Town Road, on the left when traveling south on North 3rd Street.
To honor Zachary Taylor U.S. Army General and twelfth President of the United States Known to Americans as "Old Rough and Ready" and who lived for a time some 200 yards southwest of this spot This marker placed in 1951 by . . . — Map (db m87482) HM WM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — John Slidell1793-1871
John Slidell rose to prominence as a Louisiana politician in the decades before the War Between the States. A lawyer who began his career as a businessman, he moved to New Orleans in 1819. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in . . . — Map (db m103519) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . — Map (db m25391) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Francis Scott Key
Near College Avenue (Maryland Route 450) at Prince George Street, on the left when traveling east.
1814 - 1914. Francis Scott Key 1780 - 1843 Class of 1796 Author of The Star-Spangled Banner In loving memory of her distinguished son whose eulogy is written in the heart of this nation and whose fame has spread throughout . . . — Map (db m5421) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Matthew Alexander HensonCo-discoverer of the North Pole
Near State Circle.
With Admiral Robert Peary April 6, 1909 Born:August 8, 1866 - Died: March 9, 1955 Son of Maryland Exemplification of courage, fortitude and patriotism, whose valiant deeds of noble devotion under the command of admiral Robert Edwin Peary, in . . . — Map (db m7023) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On this spotThe Star Spangled Banner
On Blake Road.
On this spot, where the inspiring strains of the Star Spangled Banner are heard each morning, formerly stood the home of Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson, Brother-in-law of Francis Scott Key, to whom Key gave the original manuscript and who set the . . . — Map (db m63431) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Government House
On State Circle.
The Government House State of Maryland Governor's Residence — Map (db m63463) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Edgewater — Prized PropertyStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
On Contee's Wharf Road.
A victory off the coast of Brazil inspired John Contee to name this property “Java’s Farm.” Contee was a lieutenant on the USS Constitution when it captured and burned the British frigate HMS Java, December 29, 1812.

Contee . . . — Map (db m80857) HM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Parole — Camp Parole
On Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2) 0.2 miles south of Sommerville Road, on the right when traveling north.
Located in this vicinity, one of three camps established during the Civil War to accept paroled Union prisoners of war for Confederate prisoners similarly confined in the south. Over the course of the war, thousands of soldiers were held here until . . . — Map (db m66303) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Among the Illustrious Men
Near North Greene Street near West Fayette Street.
Among The Illustrious Men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence are the Following ─── ─── ─── In the Revolution and the War . . . — Map (db m88377) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bombproofs
The arched chambers on either side of the sally port are identical bomb shelters for the fort's soldiers. They were built immediately after the bombardment of 1814, when it became obvious that such places were needed. Fortunately, Fort McHenry was . . . — Map (db m12246) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Flag House1793-1957
Near East Pratt Street.
. . . — Map (db m97401) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Grand Army of the Republic
On Warren Avenue 0 miles east of Battery Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Mother Sperling Tent No. 1, April 23, 1933. [rear of marker] [Engraving of a 13-star flag] Our fathers saved. [text on top . . . — Map (db m66592) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church-Asbury House
On East Mount Vernon Place.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m102349) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old Post Office
On North Calvert Street (Maryland Route 2), on the right when traveling north.
This structure, designed by James A. Wetmore and completed in 1932, is the second post office to occupy this site. Erected at a cost of $3.3 million, the neo-classical building, with its marble halls and paneled court-rooms, contained the most . . . — Map (db m6160) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Witness to BattleStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
On North Point Road.
The Methodist Meeting House that stood near this site saw action September 11-12, 1814. Brigadier General John Stricker camped 3,200 troops here to await the enemy’s advance. When the Americans withdrew, British soldiers camped on the same grounds. . . . — Map (db m83036) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — John Stuart SkinnerWitness to Fort’s Bombardment
On Jefferson Patterson Park Road.
“Ruffian, Patriot, and Philanthropist…” John Quincy Adams.

Born in Calvert County, by 1813 John Stuart Skinner was a Purser for the U.S. Navy, in charge of purchases and accounts for the United States Chesapeake Flotilla. When . . . — Map (db m81064) HM

Maryland (Caroline County), Denton — Caroline Courthouse-In the Shadow of JusticeHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
On Courthouse Square.
Many facets of 19th century rural life focused on a county’s courthouse. Elected officials, lawyers, merchants, and ordinary citizens all had reasons to gather at the Caroline County Courthouse Square. For the enslaved and abolitionists, the square . . . — Map (db m79340) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — “Stanley Institute”
On Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) at Bayly Road, on the right when traveling east on Church Creek Road.
Oldest community-owned one-room schoolhouse still intact in Dorchester County. First constructed c. 1865 near Church Creek. Moved here in 1867, it was used continuously until July 15, 1966, as Rock Elementary School for students in grades 1 through . . . — Map (db m3968) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — 6 — MausoleumGathland State Park — Walking Tour Stop 6
Near Gapland Road.
Townsend regarded Gapland as a lasting monument to himself and his craft and wanted to rest here for all time. Townsend designed and erected his Mausoleum in 1895. Its four vaults were intended to house his remains and those of his wife and parents. . . . — Map (db m65854) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Desperate Escape
Near Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355) at Araby Church Road, on the right when traveling west.
After Union General Wallace ordered the covered bridge burned, the railroad bridge became the only route of escape for Lieutenant Davis and his men, who were seperated from the rest of the Union forces by the river. His troops fought bravely all . . . — Map (db m82115) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott KeyThomas Johnson Barbara Fritchie
On South Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south.
Francis Scott Key Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”Born in Frederick County, Maryland, 1779. Died in Baltimore 1843 and there buried. Removed to Federick 1866 and interred in family lot. In 1898 the remains of Francis Scott . . . — Map (db m2731) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott KeyWar of 1812 Soldier — Aug. 1, 1779 - Jan. 11, 1843
Near South Market Street.
Lieutenant who first served with the Georgetown Artillary in July 1813, and later under Major George Peter as a Lieut. and Quartermaster from June 19 to July 1, 1814. On Aug. 24, 1814 he helped with the deployment of troops in Bladensburg defending . . . — Map (db m103219) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott Key
On North Market Street, on the left when traveling north.
Frederick's favorite son is celebrated throughout the US before every kickoff, face-off and first pitch. The author of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key was born in Frederick County and launched his law career here in 1801. . . . — Map (db m107306) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Mary Quantrill's Stand
On West Patrick Street (Maryland Route 144) west of South Bentz Street, on the left when traveling west.
“I remained in the same position, resting the staff of my flaglet on the railing of the porch, when a soldier stepped up behind me, and with his bayonet cut off my staff close to my hand.… turning about I saw him tear my flag into . . . — Map (db m107197) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Maryland's “Cemetery Beautiful”
Near South Market Street.
Mount Olivet Cemetery is considered one of the most distinguished burial grounds in the country. Here, in peaceful tranquility, rest national and local heroes, veterans of every major conflict in our country's history, inventors, artists, business . . . — Map (db m103753) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — May 17, 1943
On West Patrick Street (Maryland Route 144).
Sir Winston Churchill visited the Barbara Fritchie House while en route with Franklin D. Roosevelt from "Shangri-la" to Washington, D.C. — Map (db m78351) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Nick of Time
On Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north.
On July 9, 1864, at 2:00 a.m., the last train of Union reinforcements pulled into Monocacy Junction just hours before the battle. The addition of 3,400 veterans increased Wallace's total to 6,600 men. While Wallace was successful in delaying the . . . — Map (db m76713) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Ramsey House
On Record Street, on the right when traveling south.
In this house President Abraham Lincoln October 4, 1862 visited General George L. Hartsuff Wounded In the Battle of Antietam Placed by Frederick Chapter DAR & Cdr. & Mrs. D.M. Page, USN 1975 — Map (db m2818) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Richfield“The Boy General of the Golden Lock”
On Catoctin Mountain Highway (U.S. 15) at Willow Road, on the right when traveling north on Catoctin Mountain Highway.
It was here that George Armstrong Custer was first introduced as a general to the troops he would command. The first order signed by Gen. George G. Meade as the newly appointed commander of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863 promoted three . . . — Map (db m1539) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Making Whiskey
Near Park Central Road.
This Still is typical of one on a family farm. Cracked corn, yeast, sugar, and water were put into a wooden barrel to ferment. The solids were removed, and the liquid was poured into the (1) kettle and heated over a (2) wood fire. Because alcohol . . . — Map (db m80123) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Deer Park — James Cardinal Gibbons
On Hotel Road.
It was here that Archbishop James Gibbons of Baltimore was notified personally by the Papal Nuncio in 1886 that he had been made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII; only the second appointment in the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m469) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Orange Grove: A Small Neighborly Community
On River Road, on the right when traveling east.
"Life was quite and serene. The difference between then and now much like the difference between the raucous blare of the Diesel horn and friendly warmth of the whistle on a distant locomotive." - Thomas Phillips, Orange Grove in 1900 . . . — Map (db m73255) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Mount Idaca 1828
Near Sarahs Lane.
William Ellicott commissioned architect N. G. Starkweather and builder C. Timanus to build this home of rubble stone, stuccoed in old Maryland Gold. In the 1850's. Home to Judge John Snowden Tyson, whose surviving maiden daughter Ida lived here . . . — Map (db m74280) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Savage — Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall
On Baltimore Street at Foundry Street on Baltimore Street.
Constructed of river rocks hauled by horse and cart from the nearby Little Patuxent River, the stone building on Baltimore Street has been a landmark in the town of Savage since 1922. Its distinguishing features include large windows with stone . . . — Map (db m70883) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — American Victory
On North Cross Street.
Kent County braced for the return of the British in August 1814. Enemy raiders has destroyed nearby Georgetown the previous year while terrorizing Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now they were back in an attempt to divert attention from their main . . . — Map (db m62509) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — White & Black, Blue & GraySocial Battlefield Split Kent Families
On High Street, on the left when traveling south.
In June 1917, Judge James A. Pearce commemorated the Civil War soldiers of Kent County by erecting a monument to honor the patriotism and valor of a once divided, but now reunited country. The rough-cut and polished granite monument behind you . . . — Map (db m5585) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Walter Johnson
On Rock Spring Drive.
A champion on and off the field His Greatness An Enduring Contribution to Baseball.         Games Won ________ 414         Shut Outs __________ 113         Strike Outs ________ 3497         Opening Game Shut Outs 7 Scoreless . . . — Map (db m84499) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — White’s FordCrossing the Potomac — Antietam Campaign 1862
Near Martinsburg Road 2.2 miles north of Whites Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107).
A wing of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen. James Longstreet, as well as part of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry, crossed into Maryland just south of here on September 5-6, 1862. Other parts of the 40,000-man force, . . . — Map (db m812) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Forest Glen — The National Park SeminaryHistoric District
Near Dewitt Drive.
. . . — Map (db m115821) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station
On South Summit Avenue south of East Diamond Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
Built: 1884. The Gaithersburg Railroad Station and freight house were built in 1884 as handsome replacements for the adjacent small frame structure which served as a freight depot when the Metropolitan Branch of the B & O Railroad was extended . . . — Map (db m1039) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Nike Missile Local Park
Near Snouffer School Road.
This park occupies seven parcels of land in Montgomery county used by the U. S. Army for the air defense of Washington D.C. from the mid-1950's to the mid-1970's In the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced high-speed high-altitude . . . — Map (db m61671) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Beall-Dawson House and Park
On North Adam Street near West Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The Beall-Dawson property originally extended from Montgomery Avenue west to Forest Avenue and north to Martins Lane. The house was built in 1815 by Upton Beall, Clerk of the Montgomery County Court. It is a 2 1/2 story brick Federal-style home . . . — Map (db m224) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Christ Episcopal Church
On South Washington Street near Vinson Street, on the right when traveling south.
The first Episcopal church in or near Rockville was built in 1739 on a two-acre parcel of land, part of which is now the Rockville Cemetery. It was constructed of clapboards and logs and was called both the "Chapel of Ease" and Rock Creek Chapel. . . . — Map (db m91) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 4 — Dr. James Anderson House100 South Washington Street — Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
On South Washington Street at East Jefferson Street (Maryland Route 28) on South Washington Street.
Long before the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, some enslaved people freed themselves by escaping to Canada. In 1856, Alfred Homer walked and ran more than 500 miles from this site to freedom, despite the dangers of the Fugitive Slave Law. . . . — Map (db m43557) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Rockville Town Square
On Gibbs Street at East Middle Lane, on the right when traveling south on Gibbs Street.
In 1784 William Prather Williams divided part of his farm into 85 building lots, making “Williamsburgh” the first subdivision in Rockville. § 15 Cemeteries can be found with Rockville's borders. The oldest known burial — . . . — Map (db m102013) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — The Seneca Aqueduct
On Rileys Lock Road south of River Road.
Canal engineers build aqueducts to bridge canal boats over rivers and large stream such as Seneca Creek. Eleven aqueducts were needed between here and the canal’s western terminus at Cumberland, Maryland; all required skilled quarrymen and . . . — Map (db m760) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — A New Deal in TownSilver Spring Post Office — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
On Georgia Avenue (U.S. 29) at Bonifant Street, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue.
Silver Spring During the Civil War If you has used our post office between 1937 and 1981 you would have seen a mural depicting a possible Civil War scenario. Opened on March 1, 1937, the Georgian Revival style Silver Spring post office at . . . — Map (db m76411) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Confederate Monument
On Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) at Grace Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Georgia Avenue.
To the Memory of →•← Seventeen — Unknown — Confederate Dead, Who Fell in Front of Washington, D.C. July 12, 1864. — By Their — Comrades. — Map (db m76032) WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — First Bank, First HeistWest Side Development — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
On Georgia Avenue near Bonifant Street when traveling south.
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 m68023) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Luther Rice1783 • 1836
On University Boulevard West (Maryland Route 193) north of Eisner Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Royal Ambassadors of the Southern Baptist Convention made possible this memorial by their gifts and dedicated it to the memory of Luther Rice on August 14, 1963 during the Third National • Royal Ambassador Congress • . . . — Map (db m114892) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Original Federal Boundary Stone North
Near East West Highway (Route 410) 0.3 miles west of 16th Street (Route 390), on the right when traveling east.
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Maryland Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m111573) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring Experienced by a Mother and Child, 1861-1865
Near Jesup Blair Drive east of Georgia Avenue (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east.
6 August 1863: “Our weather continues intensely hot, so far Blair endures it well — cheerful as a bird — out under the trees all day about the Spring where it is cool from the dense shade & the cool waters, he makes mill dams, . . . — Map (db m82236) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee Jordan FieldFrom Cows to Games, Fireworks & Festivals
Near Piney Branch Road.
When Takoma Park was founded in 1883 the parcel of land that today is Lee Jordan Field was part of a large farm belonging to the Brashears family. A stream known as Brashears Run flowed here across a lush, soggy pasture. A son-in-law, Roger Hodges . . . — Map (db m75214) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Casualties of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450), on the left when traveling west.
The Hilleary-Magruder House was likely one of many sites in town where more than 200 British and American soldiers wounded in the Battle of Bladensburg were taken for treatment and convalescence. Built in 1742 by William Hilleary, later the home of . . . — Map (db m61106) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Dinosaur Alley
On Annapolis Road (State Highway 450) at 46th Street on Annapolis Road.
Bladensburg lies in the geologic region known as "Dinosaur Alley." It is the area on the East Coast of the United States were the greatest number of dinosaur bones have been found. Dinosaur Alley runs along the Route 1 corridor between Baltimore and . . . — Map (db m33227) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The First Telegraph Line (1844)
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
In 1844, the first magnetic telegraph line was being constructed between Washington and Baltimore by its inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse. The line followed the railroad tracks from Washington, through Bladensburg, and on to Baltimore. Congress had . . . — Map (db m6072) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Undaunted In BattleThe Battle of Bladensburg — August 24, 1814
Near Bladenburg Road (U.S. 450) at Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) when traveling west.
Undaunted War of 1812 This Monument Stands as A Tribute to the American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who fought and Died here defending their Nation's Capital This monument depicts Commodore Joshua Barney of the U.S. Navy a . . . — Map (db m78136) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Brandywine — St. Paul's Episcopal ChurchBaden
On Baden Westwood Road at Horsehead Road, on the right when traveling west on Baden Westwood Road.
Parish Church of St. Paul's Parish, one of the thirty original parishes established in 1692 in the Province of Maryland. The present structure was built in 1733 to replace the earlier church at Mt. Calvert that was in existence prior to 1692. . . . — Map (db m3568) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Clinton — Surratt TavernConfederate Safe House — John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin
Near Brandywine Road (Maryland Route 381) 0.1 miles south of Woodyard Road (Maryland Road 223), on the left when traveling south.
Owned and operated by the ardently pro-Southern Surratt family, this building was used by Confederate agents as a safe house during the Civil War. Built in 1852, the structure was a tavern, hostelry and post office. Surratt's son, John, Jr., a . . . — Map (db m4188) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — African-Americans at Mount Calvert
On Mount Calvert Road 0.4 miles east of McClure Road, on the right.
A Tobacco-based Ecomony For more than 200 years, slave-based tobacco plantations dominated the economy of Prince George's County. After the county seat moved from Mount Calvert to Upper Marlboro in 1721, Mount Calvert was the center of a large . . . — Map (db m68289) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — First Americans at Mount Calvert
On Mount Calvert Road 0.2 miles east of McClure Road, on the right.
Melting Ice, Rising Seas American Indians arrived in this region at the end of the last Ice Age (12000-15000 years ago). As the earth warmed and the ice melted, sea levels rose dramatically. By 5,000 years ago, ancient lands and rivers once . . . — Map (db m68294) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The Blacksmith Shop
Near McClure Road.
Blacksmithing is an ancient profession which began over six thousand years ago. It is the craft of forging and shaping iron with a hammer and anvil. The work of the blacksmith allowed for advances in transportation and industry by providing the . . . — Map (db m80576) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Edmonston — The Remarkable Plummer FamilyFrom Riversdale to Mount Rose — Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
On Decatur Street at Taylor Road, on the right when traveling west on Decatur Street. Reported missing.
Near this spot at Ingraham Street and 46th Avenue in the town of Edmonston, Adam Francis Plummer a former slave at Riversdale, moved his family to the house he built, Mount Rose, in 1870. The ten acre property adjoining Riversdale became a family . . . — Map (db m68108) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — New Guns for an Old Fort
Near Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south.
Remnants of former gun emplacements are the reminders of the three generations of armaments that occupied this V-shaped Water Battery. Each generation reflects the latest technologies and precision in the manufacture of armaments. 1830 - The first . . . — Map (db m8080) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — The Northwest Demi-Bastion
Near Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south.
The demi-bastion is a section of the fort that projects beyond the main wall and provides concentrated defensive fire. The bastion design includes two levels of artillery. Guns were to be mounted on the parapet above and in the casemates you see . . . — Map (db m7998) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Kettering — “Mount Lubentia”
On Largo Road (Route 202) 0.1 miles south of Kettering Drive, on the right when traveling south.
(Patented by Ninian Beall as “Largo,” 1686) Known as “Castle Magruder” where lived Rev. Jonathan Boucher, tutor to “Jackie” Custis. George and Martha Washington, Nelly and John Parke Custis, Benedict . . . — Map (db m3631) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale MillRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The Patuxent River was actually dammed in two places in Laurel to power its mills. In addition to its much larger cousin up stream, The Avondale Mill, downstream from here, was fed by water created by the “Little Dam” located at the foot . . . — Map (db m79253) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Judah and Resistance
Near Oxon Hill Rd. (Maryland Route 414) south of Harborview Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Resistance to slavery took many forms – some more extreme and more cruel than others. In November 1834, house slave Judah, a 14 year-old, girl confessed to fatally poisoning three of Dr. Bayne’s children and attempting to set fire to . . . — Map (db m117030) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 7
On South Capitol Street Southeast at Southern Avenue when traveling north on South Capitol Street Southeast.
Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 7 District of Columbia Placed in 1791-1792 This plaque placed here on the 222nd anniversary of the founding of Washington, DC 1790-2012 Stone maintained by National Society . . . — Map (db m73137) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Saint Lorenzo RuizFirst Filipino Saint — St. Columba Church
On St. Columba Church west parking lot drive south of Livingston Road.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz First Filipino Saint Born: Binondo, Manila, Philippines, 1600[?] Died for the Faith: Nagasaki, Japan, 1637 -- Spirit of the Living God Charismatic Community, Filipino Ministry and St. Columba Parish. Dedicated, . . . — Map (db m40715) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Nottingham
On Nottingham Road at Tanyard Road on Nottingham Road.
A port town with a population of 1500. During the Revolution the British camped here on August 21, 1814 on their march to Washington. — Map (db m61291) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Enemy OccupationStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
On Piney Narrows Road.
Kent Island served as an ideal base of operations for the British in August 1813, as it was already an important link between Maryland’s eastern and western shores. The British took over the Kent Island-Annapolis ferry, including a cargo of cattle, . . . — Map (db m80825) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Chaptico — Prosperous Port TownRaided by British, July 1814
Near Budd's Creek Road at Maddox Road.
Colonial Settlement followed the rivers inland, and harbors with deep water became commercial and social centers. The Maryland colony was founded in 1634, and Chaptico was officially established by 1683. In 1689, Chaptico's John Goode organized a . . . — Map (db m62741) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — Rosedale
Near Rosedale Manor Lane 0.2 miles north of Steer Horn Neck Road.
Part of Resurrection Manor An original grant in 1650 of 4000 acres to Thomas Cornwaleys, Esq. with Court Leet and Court Baron "and all things belonging therunto by law and custom of England" Dedicated May 1972 by the National Society of . . . — Map (db m62460) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — War Hits HomeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Sotterley Lane.
Sotterley and other nearby plantations paid a heavy price in the War of 1812. British blockades impeded trade of their principal cash crop -- tobacco -- and enemy raids plundered the region. In June 1814 British forces landed near Sotterley, . . . — Map (db m62610) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — Trade on the WaterfrontLeonardtown Wharf
Near Washington Street.
The Wharf Connected Leonardtown to the outside world. Before roads were built, or rails laid for trains, goods and people traveled by ship. In the mid-1600s, ships called directly at the wharves of Maryland plantations to pick up tobacco, . . . — Map (db m62678) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — Tudor Hall
Near Tudor Place.
Formerly Americus Felix Secundus Built by Abraham Barnes in 1750 Extensively Enlarged by Philip Key In 1796 Is Now Dedicated to All Citizens of St. Mary's County As a Free Public Library The Gift of Mary Patterson Davidson 1950 . . . — Map (db m80358) HM WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — A Crucial PointStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5).
This site, where the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River merge, was an observation post for Americans during the War of 1812. It was also staging area for local militia in early summer of 1813. Two- to Three-thousand British troops occupied the . . . — Map (db m62446) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary’s City — Commemorating Maryland’s Pride and Glory“Freedom of Conscience”
On Trinity Church Road west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling west.
In the early 1880s, Marylanders began to commemorate the “lost city” of St. Mary’s as a place of special significance. The 300th anniversary of Maryland’s founding in 1934 brought renewed attention and enthusiasm. The State House replica . . . — Map (db m959) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Discovering Layers of the Past
Near Old State House Road.
This area demonstrates that there are many layers of the past at St. Mary's City. Artifacts have come out of the ground here from a span of nearly nine thousand years, starting with prehistoric Native American sites and continuing through recent . . . — Map (db m80293) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Fear of War, People of Peace
Near Point Lookout Road.
When Maryland's first Settlers arrived in 1634 they expected to encounter trouble, both from local American Indians and from rival English Colonists across the Potomac River in Virginia. To assure a place of safety they built a fort at St. Mary's . . . — Map (db m94429) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Fort Ritchie — D-Day Anniversary
On Castle Drive, on the left when traveling north.
On this day, June 6, in the year 1944 allied forces invaded Normandy - the most massive invasion attempt in history. By nightfall, they had liberated 80 miles of French soil and a toehold for the consequential drive into Germany was established. . . . — Map (db m103019) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Ocean City — Eastern End of Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania(Now Delaware) — (Fenwick Island)
On Coastal Highway (Maryland Route 528), on the left when traveling north.
First run 1751, Agreed upon 1760 and finally ratified 1769 by King George, III, thus ending almost a century of controversy between the proprietors of the two provinces. — Map (db m64331) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — William Lloyd GarrisonGarrison the Liberator
On Pleasant Street, on the left when traveling east.
1805-1879 Garrison the Liberator Presented by William H. Swasey July 4 1893 Side 2 I solicit no man’s praise. I fear no man’s censure. The Liberty of a People. Is the gift of God and Nature Side 3 Neither God nor the . . . — Map (db m84824) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Adams National Historical Park
On Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south.
John Adams John Quincy Adams Birthplaces — Map (db m40653) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), North Oxford — Clara Barton’s Birthplace1630 – 1930
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 12) at Clara Barton Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
One mile westward Clara Barton, "the angel of the battlefield," was born in 1821. A volunteer nurse in the Civil War, she served the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, founded the American Red Cross and served as its president for . . . — Map (db m48042) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Laclede — General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home
On Pershing Drive at Worlow Street, on the left when traveling north on Pershing Drive.
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m67051) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Harriet Scottca. 1815 - 1860s
American Patriot Wife of Dred Scott Mother of Eliza and Lizzy Co-Plaintiff in the historic Dred Scott Case Your plea for equality was raised in obscurity, but in time it became the rallying cry of a people determined to abolish . . . — Map (db m61991) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Paul RobesonIn Recognition Of
On Wiggins St. (aka Robeson Place) at Witherspoon St., on the right when traveling west on Wiggins St. (aka Robeson Place).
World Renown Athlete, Actor, Singer, Scholar — Map (db m46165) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Great War Heroes.
On Cowperthwaite Road, on the right when traveling south.
In honor of our great war heroes. — Map (db m100847) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Governor DeWitt Clinton
On Bayside Avenue.
Born March 2, 1769 at Little Britain, New York, DeWitt Clinton was one of the greatest statesmen produced by the State of New York. He was a State Senator, United States Senator, Mayor of the City of New York and Governor of the State of New York. . . . — Map (db m40099) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Cooper UnionLandmarks of New York
On Astor Place at Cooper Square, on the right when traveling east on Astor Place.
For the advancement of science and art Peter Cooper, inventor, civic leader, philanthropist, founded this institution offering free education to all. In its great hall, birthplace of many important social and political movements, America’s leading . . . — Map (db m41171) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Eleanor Roosevelt
On Washington Square North.
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962 Humanitarian, reformer, stateswoman made this her Greenwich Village home from 1942 - 1949 — Map (db m97476) HM
New York (Oneida County), Waterville — Birth Place of George Eastman
On Stafford Avenue North (New York State Route 12) 0.1 miles from Putnam Street, on the left when traveling north.
Birth Place of George Eastman Inventor of Kodak Born July 12, 1854 Died in Rochester March 14, 1932 — Map (db m34752) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — John Burroughs
On Main Street at Veterans Way, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921 As a young man, the poet- naturalist taught school near this spot. Here he wrote his poem “Waiting”. — Map (db m52715) HM
New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Red Jacket.
On New York State Route 89 0.3 miles north of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south.
SA-GO-YA-WAT-HA (He keeps them awake) The orator of the Six Nations of Iroquois A chief of the Wolf Clan of the Senecas Born near this spot-died at Buffalo N.Y. 1750            1830 . . . — Map (db m8179) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Birthplace of Andrew Johnson
On Cedar Street at Wake Forrest Road, on the left when traveling west on Cedar Street.
Birthplace of Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, was born in this house on December 29, 1808. At that time the house stood on Fayetteville Street. In July 1904, it was purchased by the Colonial Dames and later . . . — Map (db m63146) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Washington — Morgan’s Raiders
On Old National Road.
Morgan's Raiders were here overtaken and defeated by Union cavalry under Gen. Shackelford, July 24, 1863. A memorial to the fortitude and patriotism of our fathers and mothers. — Map (db m4956) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Point FarmWilliam Henry Harrison’s gift to son and grandson — Site of Fort Finney
On Brower Road, on the left when traveling west.
(DAR emblem) Point Farm given by William Henry Harrison February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841 ninth president of the United States of America to his son, John Scott Harrison, Congressman who reared his son Benjamin Harrison August . . . — Map (db m78690) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — William Henry Harrison Tomb
On Cliff Road at Brower Road, on the right when traveling west on Cliff Road.
(Text same as Marker Title.) (there are multiple other markers with text on this site) — Map (db m78754) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — 2-48 — House of Four PillarsOhio Historical Marker
On East Broadway Street 0 miles from Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling west.
Theodore Dreiser wrote in 1900 his famous novel, Sister Carrie, in this house. It was built in 1835 and altered to Greek Revival Style in 1844. Dreiser acquired it in 1899. The house possesses most of the features typical of the American . . . — Map (db m25878) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Making His Way With WordsPaul Laurence Dunbar — Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park
On Edison Street west of North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, on the left when traveling west.
As a poet, novelist, and popular lecturer, Paul Laurence Dunbar used his extraordinary way with words to achieve international fame. In just ten years, Dunbar rose from a job running a downtown Dayton elevator to receiving an invitation to President . . . — Map (db m67590) HM
Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Will RogersQuarter-Blood Cherokee — Roll Number 11384
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead." Will Rogers We honor the memory of Oklahoma's beloved native son. A modest, unspoiled child of the Plains, cowboy, actor, humorist and world traveler whose homely philosophy and . . . — Map (db m41986) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — U.S.S. United States
On South Columbus Blvd.
First vessel completed for new U.S. Navy. Frigate was launched near here May 10, 1797. Flagship of Capt. John Barry; builder was Joshua Humphreys. In 1812, under Capt. Stephen Decatur, Jr., occurred its celebrated capture of H.M.S. Macedonian. . . . — Map (db m83452) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer InfantryMustered into service September 1, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865 — "The love of country guides us"
On Union Street, on the left when traveling east.
The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Robert Parson Cummins, former Somerset County Sheriff, enrolled 935 officers and men in 1862. Companies C, D & F were raised in Somerset County. The regiment took part in over twenty . . . — Map (db m23097) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek — America Attacked!
Near Approach Road.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial U.S. airliners that are departing from East Coast airports. The terrorists fly two jet airliners into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City and a third . . . — Map (db m100613) HM
Pennsylvania (Venango County), Franklin — Major General Jesse L. Reno(1823-1862)
On 13th Street (U.S. 322) at Otter Street, on the right when traveling south on 13th Street.
Jesse Reno's boyhood home was here where his father, Lewis, operated a hotel. He left in 1842 to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1846 as a Second Lieutanant in the Ordnance Corps. After distinguishing himself in the . . . — Map (db m74627) HM
South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Aaron Burr Rock
On Main Street at Gadsden Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
In 1806 Aaron Burr, while passing through Chester a prisoner, dismounted on this rock and appealed in vain to the citizens for help. — Map (db m14273) HM
Tennessee (Henry County), Paris — 4A 15 — James Davis Porter
On East Ruff Street east of North Brewer Street, on the right when traveling east.
Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant . . . — Map (db m108999) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Limestone — Davy Crockett’s Birthplace
On Musket Lane, on the right when traveling south.
On this spot Davy Crockett was born Aug. 17, 1786 — Map (db m58401) HM
Texas (Austin County), San Felipe — 249 — Stephen F. Austin's Cabin
On Farm to Market 1458 0.2 miles from 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north.
Replica of Stephen F. Austin's Cabin This structure is a replica of the only Texas home of Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas.” The chimney contains bricks from original (1828) cabin. Other materials were made as authentically . . . — Map (db m43761) HM
Utah (Washington County), Saint George — Brigham Young Home
On North Main Street at St. George Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Brigham Young was prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 30 years. During those three decades he directed the establishment of more than three hundred communities throughout the American West. It was "Brother . . . — Map (db m59229) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge1872 - 1933
On Vermont Route 100A.
Born July 4, 1872 in a house back of store, Calvin Coolidge from 4 years of age lived in the homestead across the road, now owned by the State of Vermont. Here on Aug. 3, 1923 he was inaugurated President and he spent many vacations. In the Notch . . . — Map (db m74473) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — "Pursuers of Booth the Assassin"Alexandria National Cemetery
On Cemetery Circle south of Wilkes Street, on the right when traveling south.
. . . — Map (db m73446) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — James Bland Homes
Near North Alfred Street at Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling north.
Funded by the U.S. Public Housing Administration and built by the Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority (ARHA) between 1954 and 1959, the James Bland Homes was Alexandria's fourth public housing project, and it more than doubled the city's . . . — Map (db m72374) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — John Douglass Brown House
On Prince Street at South Saint Asaph Street, on the right when traveling west on Prince Street.
Farm house in Fairfax County, Virginia, located upon part of a seven hundred acre land patent granted to Margaret Brent in 1654. Owned and occupied by descendants of John Douglass Brown and Mary Goulding Gretter since 1816. Placed by John . . . — Map (db m71738) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — E-91 — Lee’s Boyhood Home
On Oronoco Street east of North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling east.
Robert E. Lee left this home that he loves so well to enter West Point. After Appomattox he returned and climbed the wall to see “if the snowballs were in bloom.” George Washington dined here when it was the home of William Fitzhugh, . . . — Map (db m8548) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Saint Mary's Catholic Parish
On South Royal Street north of Wolfe Street, on the right when traveling north.
Founded 1795 by Very Rev. Francis Jonatus Neale, S.J. of Georgetown College and Colonel John Fitzgerald, Aide de Camp to General George Washington and one time Mayor of Alexandria Prior to 1785, the Catholic community of Alexandria . . . — Map (db m72355) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Nations Capital Begins Here 1791-1793Jones Point Park
Near Jones Point Drive east of South Royal Street, on the right when traveling east.
After the Revolutionary War, the new nation searched fora permanent seat of government. President George Washington favored a 10-mile square territory along the Potomac River that encompassed the economically important ports of Georgetown and . . . — Map (db m60165) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Within Its WallsA Foundation for Education and Opportunity
Near West Braddock Road 0.1 miles east of North Howard Street, on the left when traveling east.
Clara Shorts Adams and Robert Adams conveyed a quarter-acre to the Falls Church School District of Fairfax County in 1898 for the purpose of educating African American children. The one-room "Colored School Building at Seminary" was the first public . . . — Map (db m81515) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 5
On South Walter Reed Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Original Federal Boundary Stone 1921 - 1952 District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Keystone Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m73024) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Arlington Estate, 1860
Near Sherman Drive 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south.
In 1778, John Parke Custis purchased most of the 1,100 acres comprising this estate from the Alexander family. John's son, George Washington Parke Custis, came in 1802 and completed the house in 1818. He named it “Arlington” after the . . . — Map (db m70738) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Lexington Minute Men
On Humpherys Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In Memory Of The Men of the Lexington Militia Killed In Action • 19 April 1775 During the First Battle of the American Revolution John Brown     Robert Munroe Samuel Hadley     Isaac Muzzy Caleb Harrington      Jonas Parker . . . — Map (db m62373) WM
Virginia, Charlottesville — Q-29 — Edgar Allan Poe
On McCormick Road south of University Avenue (Business U.S. 250), on the left when traveling south.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)—writer, poet, and critic—was born in Boston, Mass. Orphaned at a young age, Poe was raised by John and Frances Allan of Richmond. He attended schools in England and Richmond before enrolling at the . . . — Map (db m8765) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Devereux StationOrange and Alexandria Railroad
On Main Street / Clifton Road (Virginia Route 645), on the left when traveling south.
Devereux Station, constructed in 1863 on the Orange and Alexandria (O&A) Railroad, was located down the tracks to your left. After the Confederate army withdrew from northern Virginia toward Richmond in March 1862, the U.S. Military Railroad (USMRR) . . . — Map (db m57200) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Wine House1905
On School Street at Pendleton Avenue on School Street.
Originally built in 1905 by C.H. Wine who was a builder as well as one of the organizers and treasurer of the Bull Run Power Company. The house was enlarged and restored in 1973 and retains the charm and architecture of the Victorian era. — Map (db m113656) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Wm. E. Beckwith House1771
On Chapel Street, on the right when traveling west.
The original portion was built of logs and contained a huge stone fireplace still visible today. Modified through the years its most illustrious moment in history as during the Civil War years 1862, when it served as General Pope's headquarters. — Map (db m110280) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Groveton — Huntley
On Huntley Meadows Lane west of Harrison Lane (County Route 723), on the right when traveling west.
The Huntley mansion house and its surrounding farm complex were built circa 1820 as a secondary residence for Thomson Francis Mason and his wife Elizabeth Clapman Price. Thomson Francis Mason, a prominent Virginia lawyer, was active in Alexandria . . . — Map (db m7911) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Origin of the Purple Heart TrailMount Vernon, Virginia
Near George Washington Parkway (Virginia Route 400) at Mount Vernon Highway (Virginia Route 235).
This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782. The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the . . . — Map (db m14173) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slavery at Mount Vernon
Near Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Route 235) at Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway.
In 1799, this estate was home to a community of 317 enslaved men, women, and children who had no choice but to live here. Most of these enslaved people lived and worked on the four outlying farms as rural laborers. About one quarter of the . . . — Map (db m112852) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Hostages
On Princess Anne Street at Amelia Street, on the right when traveling south on Princess Anne Street.
In the summer of 1862, Confederate authorities imprisoned four Union men from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. The arrested Unionists were local citizens in good standing, but who refused to renounce their allegiance to the United States. . . . — Map (db m1146) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Seeking Civil Rights
On William Street (Virginia Route 3) at William Street and Caroline Street, on the right when traveling east on William Street.
On July 2, 1960, minority citizens of Fredericksburg began a protest to effect social and political change through direct action. A larger Civil Rights Movement had begun in earnest following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down as . . . — Map (db m1059) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Lee Moves North AgainScreening Lee's Infantry — Gettysburg Campaign
On John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east.
(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . — Map (db m3750) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — In Memory of the Heroic Dead
On East Market Street (Business Virginia Route 7) at North King Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on East Market Street.
In Memory of the Heroic Dead of Loudoun County who gave their lives for their country in the Second World War and in Korea World War II Spitler H. Abell • Frederick F. Grossi Stanley C. Alder • Vernon T. Hackley . . . — Map (db m110178) WM
Virginia (Tazewell County), Pocahontas — XP-4 — Pocahontas
On Bramwell Road (County Route 644) 0 miles from Virginia Route 102, on the right when traveling west.
This region was visited by the explorer, Dr. Thomas Walker, in 1750. Following a report by Captain I. A. Welch in 1873, the first coal mine was opened here in 1882. Shipment of coal followed in 1883, when the Norfolk and Western Railroad reached . . . — Map (db m1846) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Q 4i — Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer
On South Kent Street at East Monmouth Street, on the right when traveling north on South Kent Street.
Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), world-famous singer, lived in this house. She was born in Winchester Memorial Hospital on 8 Sept. 1932. On 21 Jan. 1957 she won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts national television show’s competition singing . . . — Map (db m2248) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Max Meadows — KD--8 — Austin's Birthplace
On Fort Chriswell Road (U.S. 52) just north of Lead Mine Road (Virginia Route 69).
Near Austinville, five miles west, was born Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", November, 1793. He began his colonization work in 1821. — Map (db m24971) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Marshall House — Officers Row
On E. Evergreen Boulevard, on the left when traveling east.
As part of a natural reorganization, the U.S. Army returned the headquarters of the Department of the Columbia from Portland, Oregon to Fort Vancouver in 1878. As a result, the Army funded construction of several new buildings on Officers Row, . . . — Map (db m8959) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Spirit of 1775 Beeline March to Cambridge
On S King Street (County Route 480/2) near W German Street, on the right when traveling south.
On 11 June 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the raising of ten companies of riflemen in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to aid General George Washington at the British siege of Boston. The Berkeley County Committee of . . . — Map (db m123005) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Triadelphia — Triadelphia
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Chapel Mill Road (Local Route 8), on the left when traveling east.
Named for three friends. Near this spot, on Middle Wheeling Creek, Jonathan Link built a blockhouse in 1780. Next year a band of 20 Indians killed Link and two companions and captured and tomahawked Presley Peak and William Hawkins. — Map (db m64379) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Fort Henry"The Bloody Year of the Three Sevens" — Wheeling National Heritage Area
On Wheeling Heritage Trail.
Planned by General George Rogers Clarke and constructed in 1774 by Wheeling settlers, Fort Henry withstood a number of sieges. The first major battle was during the Revolutionary War in September 1777 when the British led 300 Wyandot, Mingo, and . . . — Map (db m71165) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Marsh Wheeling StogiesA "Workingman's Stogie"
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
Operating in Wheeling for over 161 years, Marsh Wheeling Stogies was the oldest continuous cigar manufacturing operation in the United States. Reflecting Wheeling's early pioneer heritage and spirit, these stogies and their boxes became a symbol of . . . — Map (db m71129) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Slave Auction Block"Sold down river"
On 10thStreet (U.S. 40) at Market Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the left when traveling west on 10thStreet.
Although the residents of the western part of Virginia owned far fewer slaves than their counterparts to the east, antebellum Wheeling was part of the social and political fabric of slaveholding Virginia. A slave-auction block stood at the . . . — Map (db m71029) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The Athenaeum"Lincoln's Bastille"
On 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2) at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on 16th Street.
The Athenaeum, once the biggest building in Wheeling, stood here. It was constructed in 1854, with three stories supported by cast-iron roof and floor beams. It served as an adjunct of the nearby Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station, to encourage . . . — Map (db m71019) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The National Pike
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west.
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md. — Map (db m512) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Suspension BridgeGateway to the West
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, designed and erected by Charles Ellet, Jr., was completed in 1849. Known as the "Gateway to the West," the bridge was the first to cross the Ohio River carrying people and products to the West along the National Road. . . . — Map (db m71038) HM
West Virginia (Preston County), Aurora — Old Stone Tavern
On George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) west of West Virginia Route 24, on the right when traveling west.
Built by Henry Grimes circa 1825. It was opened as a tavern in 1841 and kept by George G. Houser, Hiram Hanshaw and William H. Grimes. This was the first tavern in Union District on the Northwestern Turnpike. — Map (db m474) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Monona — Ernie's Trading Post1925
On Winnequah Road at Midmoor Road, on the left when traveling west on Winnequah Road.
Built originally as a garage, this brick structure served from 1932 to 1952 as the only neighborhood grocery. Operated by early settler Ernie Ferchland, the store served as a meeting place for Blooming Grove Township residents who planned . . . — Map (db m68396) HM

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