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The Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
The Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree and Marker
Ontario (Ottawa Division), Ottawa — Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)(1742-1807)
On Wellington Street just from Elgin Street, on the left when traveling west.
English: A notable Mohawk warrior and statesman, and principal war chief of the Six Nations, he led his people in support of the British. After the war, he brought his people to Canada to settle near where Brantford now stands. American . . . — Map (db m83315) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Ivy GreenBirthplace of Helen Keller
The Family Home of Captain Arthur M. & Kate Adams Keller was built 1820, being the second house erected in Tuscumbia. Here on June 27, 1880 was born America's First Lady of Courage Helen Adams Keller — Map (db m29089) HM
Alabama (Jackson County), Scottsboro — Gen. Andrew JacksonSoldier, Statesman, 7th President U.S.A.
On East Laurel Street near South Broad Street (State Route 279), on the right when traveling east.
Jackson County was created by the State Legislature on December 13, 1819 while in session in Huntsville, Ala. The county was named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson who was visiting in Huntsville at the time. This Statue was presented by the . . . — Map (db m22262) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — California Quadrangle
On El Prado, on the right when traveling west.
Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the Plaza de California and its surrounding buildings created a grand entrance to the Exposition, announced by the ornate west archway. The California Building and Tower stand at the north, while the . . . — Map (db m127568) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Memory of the Mormon Battalion
Near Cabrillo Memorial Drive.
whose members made the longest military march in U.S. History of over 2000 miles from Iowa to San Diego in 1846 – 1847 during the war with Mexico. Albert Warren Dunham Private – Company B 23 May 1828 – 11 May 1847 . . . — Map (db m82319) HM WM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — B'nai BrithUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
On Eddy Street, on the right when traveling east.
Founded 1855 B'nai Brith was one of the most vibrant Jewish institutions in San Francisco. It operated seven lodges by 1900. Regional headquarters on this site once housed an extensive library especially strong in Judaica. The Building was . . . — Map (db m91511) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Bristolc. 1908
On Mason Street at Eddy Street, on the right when traveling north on Mason Street.
Formerly the Athens lodgings Hotel Belmont This Building is Listed in The National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m91804) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980Uptown Tenderloin Historic District — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks —
On Hyde Street north of Turk Street, on the right when traveling south.
The Greatful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane and many other bands created landmark albums at Wally Heider Recording, the City's first modern recording studio. The studio was a center of artistic collaboration. Crosby, Stills, . . . — Map (db m63785) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Noah Webster House
On Temple Street at Grove Street, on the right when traveling south on Temple Street.
Here stood the house of Noah Webster Class of 1778 Author of The American Spelling Book and of An American Dictionary of the English Language — Map (db m34888) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — Benedict Arnold
On Washington Street (Connecticut Route 2) at Arnold Place, on the left when traveling south on Washington Street.
          Benedict Arnold was born here in January 1741. He and a younger sister, Hannah, were the only survivors of eleven children. The original family home no longer exists.           As a young man of 14, he served an apprenticeship as a . . . — Map (db m83323) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Rehoboth Beach — Giovanni Da VerrazzanoBorn c. 1485 — Died c. 1528
On North Boardwalk, Atlantic Ocean at Olive Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Boardwalk, Atlantic Ocean.
(East face) A native of Val Di Greve in the Tuscany region of Italy, he studied navigation as a young man and became a master mariner. He was engaged by the King of France to lead a voyage to North America in 1524. The purpose of . . . — Map (db m49095) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Barney at BladensburgStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near 17th Street Southeast at G Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north.
Barney Circle honors U.S. Navy Commodore Joshua Barney. In August 1814, Barney, his Chesapeake Flotillamen, and a contingent of U.S. Marines guarded a bridge over the Eastern Branch (Anacostia River) on today's Bladensburg Road, NE. When it became . . . — Map (db m80473) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 5 — Build It And They Will ComeBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
On Missouri Avenue Northwest at Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west on Missouri Avenue Northwest.
In 1818 the Private Rockville and Washington Turnpike Co. began building a road to link Washington City to Rockville, Maryland. This road helped create a village. A toll gate on what today is Georgia Avenue between Quackenbos and Rittenhouse . . . — Map (db m72819) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Fort StevensRock Creek Park
On Quackenbos Street Northwest at 13th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Quackenbos Street Northwest.
We haven’t taken Washington, but we scared Abe Lincoln like hell! ” General Jubal Anderson Early Built between 1861-1863 this structure was originally called Fort Massachusetts and guarded the northern defenses of the . . . — Map (db m49456) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 10 — What a Beautiful Location, BrightwoodBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
On Tuckerman Street Northwest at 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Tuckerman Street Northwest.
In the 1930s as now, this area was a family friendly, "move-up" destination for hard-working government clerks and professionals. Like many DC neighborhoods, Brightwood had covenants prohibiting sales to certain white ethnics and African . . . — Map (db m72777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
On Constitution Avenue Northeast (Alternate U.S. 1) west of 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west.
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, one of the oldest residential properties on Capitol Hill, has been the historic headquarters of the National Woman's Party since 1929. Named after Robert Sewall, the original owner of the site, and Alva . . . — Map (db m70955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!”Farragut Square, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Connecticut Avenue Northwest at I Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Connecticut Avenue Northwest.
With these legendary words, naval officer David G. Farragut led the Union fleet past Confederate mines (then called torpedoes) and to victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. From the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford, . . . — Map (db m4104) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey
On 23rd Street Northwest south of Sheridan Circle Northwest.
The white stone building behind the statue, purchased under Ataturk in 1936, served as the embassy of the Republic of Turkey until 1989. It is now the embassy’s official residence. The two capitals, Ankara and Washington DC, became sister . . . — Map (db m95948) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 326 — Myrtilla MinerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
On 20th Street Northwest at N Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 20th Street Northwest.
Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), born near Brookfield, NY, was an idealistic white teacher who came to Washington to teach African Americans. In 1853, with funding from northern abolitionists, she paid $4,000 for a three-acre site at 20th and N . . . — Map (db m89607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Chesapeake and Ohio CanalNational Historical Marker
Near Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Northwest south of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling south.
One of the best preserved and least altered of old American canals, the Chesapeake and Ohio grew from Washington's vision of linking the valleys of the early west with the east by “ties of communication.” The Potomac Company fostered by . . . — Map (db m97477) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Forrest Marbury HouseCirca 1788 — Category I Landmark, National Register of Historic Places —
On M Street Northwest east of 34th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east.
• Site of a dinner hosted by General Uriah Forrest for his old friend and former commander, President George Washington, on March 29, 1791. Landowners of Carrollsburg and George town attended. An agreement was reached for the sale of half of . . . — Map (db m82654) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — John Carroll(1735-1815)
Near Carroll Walk south of Old N Way, on the left when traveling south.
First Archbishop of Baltimore Founder of Georgetown University By Sculptor Jerome Connor commissioned by alumni, faculty and Jesuits. To insure that this University treasure, placed here on May 4, 1912, will forever survive to greet . . . — Map (db m21962) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — "Surratt Boarding House"
On H Street Northewest west of 6th Street Northwest (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west.
. . . — Map (db m7046) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace Residence — African American Heritage Trail – Washington DC —
On Logan Circle Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest.
Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace (1881-1960) brought his United House of Prayer for All People of the Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith to Washington in 1927, eight years after founding the charismatic Christian denomination in . . . — Map (db m79318) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — The 25th New York Cavalry
On Georgia Avenue Northwst (U.S. 29) north of Van Buren Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m76117) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — St. Paul's Episcopal
Near Allison Street Northwest east of 3rd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west.
Here, the first church edifice within the future district of Columbia was erected in 1719; a "chapel of ease" of St. John's Church, Broad Creek. It was built of wood with earthen floor. The 100 acre tract named "Generosity" (Comprising the church . . . — Map (db m70948) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard UniversityAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Sixth Street and Howard Place, NW —
On 6th Street Northwest at Howard Place Northwest on 6th Street Northwest.
Howard University, one of the oldest Black colleges in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 to educate formerly enslaved individuals. Its name honors Freedman's Bureau Commissioner General Oliver Otis Howard, a member of the white . . . — Map (db m66401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Rock Creek Park — Rock Creek's MillsRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Tilden Street Northwest west of Beach Drive Northwest, on the right when traveling west.
At one time, Rock Creek hosted a large number of flour mills, saw mills, and other industries. The force of the creek's waters, dropping more than 160 feet over 33 miles, gave the mills their power. The region's farms provided abundant raw . . . — Map (db m80114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — General Manuel Belgrano1770 — 1820
On Connecticut Avenue Northwest south of Bancroft Place Northwest, on the right when traveling south.
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — Map (db m74989) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — Wheat Row
On 4th Street Southwest south of N Street Southwest, on the right when traveling south.
This Property Has Been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of Agriculture — Map (db m100935) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Edward “Duke” Ellington ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 1805 13th Street, NW —
On 13th Street Northwest north of S Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899—1974), the internationally renowned composer and musician born in Washington, DC, spend part of his youth here at 1805 13th Street, NW (1910—1914). During those formative years he studied . . . — Map (db m79980) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Newberry — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773 - 1777 — Deep South Region —
On US Hwy 27 & 41 (U.S. 27) at Northwest 16th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on US Hwy 27 & 41.
Blue Sink Visited by William Bartram, America's first naturalist, in 1774. Erected by Newberry Garden Club in cooperation with Dist. V. FFGC National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. Fla. Dept. of Transportation — Map (db m119044) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — Robert E. Lee
Near Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east.
Title is textMap (db m67447) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton
On Prison Site Road at Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south on Prison Site Road.
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than . . . — Map (db m12126) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Warm Springs — Franklin D. Roosevelt
Near Spring Street (Georgia Route 41) 0.1 miles west of Golf Course Road, on the right when traveling west.
(Panel #1) Beginning as the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, this hospital for polio patients was founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1927. The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is today an internationally . . . — Map (db m84458) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Hiram — 110-1 — The Hiram Rosenwald School
On Hiram Douglasville Highway (Georgia Route 92) 0 miles south of Alexander Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community school construction of public schools for African-American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local . . . — Map (db m13466) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-18 — Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson
On 7th Street near Telfair Street, on the right when traveling south.
Woodrow Wilson, later to become 27th President of the United States, lived in this Manse of the First Presbyterian Church of which his father, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, was pastor from 1858 to 1870. Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., in 1856 and he later . . . — Map (db m9856) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — 129-9 — President Jimmy Carter
On West Main Street at North Hudson Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street.
From this depot in 1975, James Earl Carter, Jr. launched a two-year campaign for the presidency of the United States. At first an unknown referred to as “Jimmy Who,” Carter was inaugurated as America’s 39th President on January 20, 1977. . . . — Map (db m21351) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — Rosalynn Smith CarterFirst Lady of the United States of America, 1977-1981 — First Lady of Georgia, 1971-1975 —
On South Bond Street (Georgia Route 308) at Botsford Road (Georgia Route 45), on the right when traveling north on South Bond Street.
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains on August 18, 1927 and grew up in this house. Her parents were Edgar and Allie Smith. She had two younger brothers and a sister: Jerry Smith, Murray Smith, and Allethea Smith Wall.

Rosalynn . . . — Map (db m40314) HM

Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-11 — General LaFayette
On North. Main Street (Georgia Route 136) at Margaret Street, on the right when traveling north on North. Main Street.
Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834) was born in the Castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, France. He entered the French Army early in life and in 1777 came to America and volunteered for service in the Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m13898) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Standard Time System in the United StatesAdopted on this Site – October 11, 1883
On West Jackson Boulevard at South LaSalle Street, on the left when traveling east on West Jackson Boulevard.
Chicago’s famous Grand Pacific Hotel, then on the site of the present Continental Bank building, was the location of the General Time Convention of 1883 which, on October 11 of that year, adopted the current Standard Time System in the United . . . — Map (db m47759) HM
Kansas (Ellsworth County), Ellsworth — 89 — Ellsworth, the Cowtown and Fort
On Douglas Avenue (State Highway 14) at Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Douglas Avenue.
When the Union Pacific built through here in 1867 this was buffalo country. As the engines chugged on west, the Hays newspaper reported: "Passengers on the cars between here and Ellsworth have almost daily fine sport shooting at buffalo, immense . . . — Map (db m53550) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mahan Hall
On Maryland Avenue.
Mahan Hall ------ Named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan USN 1840-1914 U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1859 President U.S. Naval War College — Map (db m63567) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 7 — St. John's CollegeThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship —
On College Avenue at Prince George Street, on the right on College Avenue.
St. John's College has a long, rich history dating back to the founding of our nation. Its earliest incarnation, a grammar or preparatory school named after King William III, was founded in Annapolis in 1696, one year after Maryland's capital was . . . — Map (db m63410) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Tripoli Monument
Near Decatur Road.
The oldest military monument in the United States honors heroes of the War against the Barbary Coast Pirates, the new republic's first war. In 1804, President Jefferson ordered the nation's tiny naval force to the Mediterranean to protect the . . . — Map (db m100660) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Belair - Edison — Mounted MessengersStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On St Lo Drive.
Captain Henry Thompson, Clifton Mansion’s original owner, formed the First Baltimore Horse Artillery unit in 1813. General John Stricker chose Thompson’s troop to report on enemy movements at the August 1814 Battle of Bladensburg.

Selected as . . . — Map (db m79744) WM

Maryland (Baltimore), Bolton Hill — Jacob Epstein1864-1945
On Park Avenue.
Innovative wholesale merchant to the South and collector of Old Master paintings. As a philanthropist, he inaugurated the system of matching charitable grants. — Map (db m6568) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Bromo Arts District — H. Irvine Keyser
On West Monument Street at Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Monument Street.
This site and these buildings were presented to the Maryland Historical Society as a memorial to my husband H. Irvine Keyser of Baltimore. Obit May 7, 1916. A member of the Society 1873 to 1916. — Map (db m2527) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town1729
On East Lexington Street, on the left when traveling east.
[This marker portrays the subject in a pictorial manner. It shows the major streets of Baltimore in 1729. The six stars on the map represent the locations of this and five other identical markers.]Map (db m7483) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.
In Honor of Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. Under the whose Leadership The Charles Center Project Was undertaken 1958 by his friends and The Citizens of Baltimore. — Map (db m88296) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — Peale's Baltimore Museum - 1814
On North Holliday Street.
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m6304) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — The Battle Monument
This Monument was erected by the citizens of Baltimore under the management of the Committee of Vigilance and Safety in honor of the gallant defenders of this City and Nation who fell in the Battle of North Point and during the . . . — Map (db m89203) HM WM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — The Equitable Building
On North Calvert Street (Maryland Route 2) at East Fayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Calvert Street.
This building, designed in 1889 in the Richardson-Sullivan tradition by Charles L. Carson and Joseph Evans Sperry, was considered the first skyscraper to be erected in Baltimore. It is the oldest of the existing structures on Monument Square and . . . — Map (db m6443) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Fort McHenry — Outer Battery
On E Fort Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
This complex of earthen embankments and masonry structures has been the site of Fort McHenry’s heaviest artillery since about 1840. The U.S. Army kept this battery heavily armed during the Civil War to discourage any Confederate attempts to take . . . — Map (db m10891) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Johns-Hopkins - Homewood — Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monument
On Art Museum Drive. Reported permanently removed.
The parting of General Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the eve of Chancellorsville. They were great Generals and Christian Soldiers and waged war like gentlemen. — Map (db m130483) WM
Maryland (Baltimore), Jonestown — Carroll Mansion
On Front Street 0.1 miles north of Lombard Street, on the left when traveling south.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), the last surviving, and only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, wintered here during the last twelve years of his life. Built circa 1808, the mansion is the grandest . . . — Map (db m3204) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Jonestown — Lloyd Street Synagogue
On Lloyd Street at Watson Street, on the right when traveling north on Lloyd Street.
The Lloyd Street Synagogue, dedicated in 1845, is the first synagogue erected in Maryland and the third oldest surviving synagogue in the United States. A simple, elegant building in the popular Greek Revival style, it was designed for the Baltimore . . . — Map (db m7072) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Locust Point — Civil War Magazine
Near E. Fort Avenue.
Larger cannon -- and more cannon -- came to Fort McHenry during the Civil War period. To provide safe storage for the additional gunpowder and ammunition, the Army built this magazine in 1864. From the inside it doesn't look especially strong, . . . — Map (db m66644) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Patterson Park — Spanish American War Monument
On Lafayette Street at N. Lakewood Avenue on Lafayette Street.
Dedicated to the United Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902 — Map (db m79886) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Pigtown — Site of Old Relay Station and HotelBaltimore & Ohio Railroad
Near West Pratt Street west of South Poppleton Street, on the right when traveling east.
Here in 1830, passengers on B&O horse-drawn cars stopped to eat at the Relay House. Meanwhile, the relays of horses were changed for the remainder of the 13 mile journey between Baltimore and Ellicott’s Mills, hence the name Relay. In 1835, a . . . — Map (db m2502) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), University of MD at Baltimore — Believe it or Not
Near West Fayette Street at North Greene Street.
Raised slabs mark a number of grave sites at Westminster, but none has garnered as much attention as this one. Once the subject of a "Ripley's Believe it or Not," this gravity-defying piece of marble continues to fascinate. This slab was . . . — Map (db m6639) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — Thurgood Marshall House
On Division Street, on the left when traveling north.
"Why, of all the multitudinous groups of people in this country, do you have to single out Negroes and give them separate treatment?" Thurgood Marshall reproached the Supreme Court with this and other questions in the landmark civil rights case . . . — Map (db m6636) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Baltimore — Fire PowerStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Lakeside Drive.
Bellona Gunpowder Company mills, operating from 1801 to 1856, was located in present-day Robert E. Lee Park along the banks of the Jones Falls. Bellona was one of several Baltimore powder mills and produced explosives used in the defense of . . . — Map (db m114575) HM WM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Squeeze TacticStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On North Point Road.
After an impressive victory at Washington, the British targeted Baltimore, the third largest city in the nation with a population of more than 40,000. Troops landed at North Point September 12, 1814, and began marching north to attack the city from . . . — Map (db m102886) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Hometown HeroStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Washington Avenue.
Nathan Towson, born 1784 in the area named for his family, served in the U.S. Army for 42 years. He enlisted in 1812 when war with Britain seemed imminent. As an artillery captain, Towson distinguished himself in nearly every major engagement on the . . . — Map (db m83413) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — In MemoriamCemetery — Egyptian Revival Vault, 1815 —
Near Hampton Lane 0.2 miles east of Hampton Garth, on the right when traveling east.
This gated cemetery, where generations of Ridgleys are buried, is still in use by the family. Feel free to enter and walk among the tombstones and monuments, but show proper respect. Notice the family vault at center, the names and inscriptions on . . . — Map (db m83524) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Chesapeake Beach — Chesapeake Beach Railway1897-1935
On Mears Avenue at Bayside Road (Maryland Route 261), in the median on Mears Avenue.
Built by Otto Mears of Colorado in 1897. The train track linking Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach crossed here. The original depot to the east is now the Railway Museum. Excursion steamboats also brought passengers to Chesapeake Beach from . . . — Map (db m731) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Prince Frederick — Joseph & James WilkinsonTwo revolutionary leaders who grew up on farm south of Hunting Creek
On Stoakley Road at Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the right when traveling west on Stoakley Road.
Joseph Wilkinson was colonel in the Revolution and a legislator. His younger brother James, an adventurer, first attained general’s rank in 1777 at the age of 20. James built a grist-mill nearby, became General-in-Chief of the army, was Military . . . — Map (db m3453) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — The War of 1812 Living HistoryA Living Legacy
On Jefferson Patterson Park Road.
At Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, living history is an important way to educate visitors about the museum’s important role in the War of 1812. Recognizing the importance of making history come to life, Richard Fischer, Jr. has been instrumental . . . — Map (db m80951) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Ridgely — Adkins ArboretumSlavery's Arboretum — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Eveland Road.
The forests and waterways of the Eastern Shore, traditional land of the Choptank and Nanticoke Indians, provided the backup for the austere home life, backbreaking labor, and dramatic escapes of enslaved blacks. Hundreds of acres of white oak, . . . — Map (db m113807) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Saint Ignatius' ChurchSaint Thomas' Manor
On Chapel Point Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Manor Land was acquired in 1649, under Lord Baltimore's "Conditions of Plantation." The Chapel was built probably in 1662, the manor house in 1741. Bishop Carroll laid the cornerstone of the present church in 1798. Here occurred in 1805 the viva . . . — Map (db m70788) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Finding Freedom
On High Street at Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street.
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that sheltered and shepherded hundreds of enslave African Americans to freedom in the . . . — Map (db m3964) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — The Becky Phipps
On Taylors Island Road 1.1 miles west of Smithville Road, on the right when traveling west.
This cannon was captured in 1814 from a tender of the British ship of war "Dauntless". Lieut. Phipps and crew of 17 men and one colored woman were taken prisoners at James' Point by Capt. Joseph Stewart's company of militia composed of men from . . . — Map (db m4003) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — 173 West All Saints Street
Near West All Saints Street.
In this property At 173 West All Saints Street Dr. Ulysses G. Bourne and Dr. Charles Brooks Operated a 15-Bed Hospital for African Americans from 1919 to 1928 This Plaque Erected By The Kiwanis Club of Frederick June . . . — Map (db m107230) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Slave to Soldier
On October 1, 1863, nine months after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton advised Lincoln that it was a "military necessity in the State of Maryland... for enlisting all persons capable of bearing arms... . . . — Map (db m76714) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Thomas Johnson
Near South Market Street.
In Memorium Thomas Johnson Son of Thomas Johnson and Dorcas Sedwick Born Calvert Co. November 4, 1732 Died in Frederick Co. October 25 1819 First Governor of Maryland 1777 - 1779 Erected by some of his descendants . . . — Map (db m106019) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Jefferson — JeffersonProwling Confederates and Pretty Girls
On Lander Road, on the right when traveling north.
In June 1863, Federal troops marched through Jefferson as the Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, a menacing force to the west—but where was it headed? Fearing that Lee would push through the gaps in . . . — Map (db m2100) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — The Arnett Building
On Main Street (U.S. 40 A) at Church Street (Maryland Route 17), on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
In the 1890's Mr. Ezra Minnick, a Well-known county magistrate, operated a little store at this location. In 1917 Mr. Ola E. Fink bought the property and built the present red brick structure where he owned and operated a general store. Sometime in . . . — Map (db m71455) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Deer Park — Cleveland Cottage
On Hotel Road east of Deer Park Hotel Road, on the left when traveling east.
President Grover Cleveland and his bride, the former Frances Folsom, arrived here the day following their White House wedding on June 2, 1886. They spent their honeymoon at this Deer Park Hotel cottage. — Map (db m470) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — The Oakland Hotel
Near Oak Street.
Early in the 1870's, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad realized an asset to its passenger train service would be having a resort hotel in this area. First, it built the Deer Park Hotel in 1873, which proved so successful that in 1875 they started . . . — Map (db m68876) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — British LandingStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near Lafayette Street at Concord Street.
The town's defenders -- numbering about 20 -- failed to prevent some 400 British troops from coming ashore May 3, 1813. A gun battery, probably located north of where the lighthouse now stands, was manned single-handedly by John . . . — Map (db m69226) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Savage — This Survey Point
On Fair Street.
This survey point, set September 2001, marks the symbolic center of population for the State of Maryland. This point is where an imaginary, flat, Weightless, and rigid map of the state of Maryland would balance perfectly if all its 5, 296,486 . . . — Map (db m62567) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Revolutionary Cannon
On High Street near Cross Street (Maryland Route 289), on the left.
Presented to The Historical Society of Kent County, Inc., in memory of Morris Keene Barroll 1893–1962. — Map (db m3061) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Fairlee — Caulk’s Field Monument
On Caulksfield Road 0.1 miles west of Maryland Route 21, on the right when traveling west.
The British commanded by Sir Peter Parker, Baronet and the Americans commanded by Col. Philip Reed met in engagement on this field Aug. 31st 1814. The British were defeated and Sir Peter Parker killed. Erected A. D. 1902 by Marylanders to . . . — Map (db m3070) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Beallsville — Equestrian Heritage
Near Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) 1.1 miles north of Beallsville Road (Maryland Route 109), on the right when traveling north.
Importance of Horses Horses were brought to this continent by Spanish explorers in the 16th centu­ry. Their speed and endurance were invaluable in the New World. In early America. specific breeds were relatively unknown. Horses were . . . — Map (db m86431) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Home of Samuel Wade Magruder1728-1792
Near Westlake Terrace 0.1 miles west of Westlake Drive, on the left when traveling west.
Lieutenant of Volunteers French and Indian War, Magistrate of the 1st. court, Montg. Co. MD. 1777 Major of Maryland Battalion Member of Committee to effect resolutions of first Continental Congress. — Map (db m72752) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Raven and the Sun
Near Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355) 0.1 miles south of Center Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The carvings on this bench depict a story from the Salish people of the northwestern United States and British Columbia, Canada. The story explains how Raven delivered the sun, moon, stars, and fire to humanity. These treasures are necessary for . . . — Map (db m77864) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — The Woodlands
Near Seneca Creek Road at Clopper Road (Maryland Route 117), on the right when traveling west.
The Land Francis Cassatt Clopper began assembling The Woodlands in 1812 by purchasing a patchwork of neighboring farms. An assessment of Montgomery County properties in 178 listed a variety of framed houses, log cabins, and tobacco and corn . . . — Map (db m70452) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Garrett Park — Garrett Park Waiting Room
On Rokeby Avenue near Waverly Avenue.
In 1989, this passenger waiting room was taken down from its location in Landover, MD., and brought to this site and re-assembled by the Montgomery County Conservation Corps. On behalf of the citizens of Garrett Park, the Mayor and Town Council . . . — Map (db m219) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Poolesville — An Ideal Crossing
Reported missing.
The Potomac River is calm and narrow here, making it an ideal location for a ferry crossing. In 1791 Edwards Ferry began to operate here, connecting Maryland farmers to the Goose Creek Canal in Virginia and to the Leesburg markets. The ferry closed . . . — Map (db m78350) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Poolesville — PoolesvilleStrategic Union Encampment — Gettysburg Campaign —
Near Fisher Avenue / Whites Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107), on the right when traveling west.
During the Civil War, more soldiers passed through Poolesville than any other Montgomery County town. Union forces occupied this bustling village throughout most of the war, protecting the strategic road network, lines of communication and . . . — Map (db m1730) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Washington Aqueduct
Near MacArthur Blvd/Great Falls Road Climb east of the C&O Canal Towpath when traveling south.
. . . — Map (db m54961) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 15 — Clinton A.M.E. Zion ChurchSouthwest corner of North Washington Street and Beall Avenue — Site #15 —
On North Washington Street at Beall Avenue when traveling north on North Washington Street.
In 1867, several of Rockville's African American families left Jerusalem Methodist Episcopal Church to start the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church under the leadership of Reverend Charles Pipkins. In 1890, Pipkins and his . . . — Map (db m101921) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — The Bell Tower BuildingRockville - Founded 1801
Near West Jefferson Street at North Adams Street.
The Bell Tower Building, formerly the Rockville Christian Church, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In . . . — Map (db m138689) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Sandy Spring — Quakers Practicing their Faith in Montgomery County1861-1865
Near Norwood Road.
The Civil War profoundly affected county residents because of their proximity to Washington, D.C. —the Union Capital— and Virginia, the northern reach of the Confederate States of America. No community in Montgomery County was immune to . . . — Map (db m104229) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — The Historic Seneca Schoolhouse
On River Road.
The 1866 Seneca Schoolhouse—the oldest surviving one-room school building in Montgomery County—today offers a unique “living history” experienced for Washington area children.

Leaving their cell phones and computer . . . — Map (db m96084) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — In Memory of LTC Karen J. Wagner
Near Linden Lane.
Born February 22, 1961 Washington, DC A dedicated and loyal Army Medical Service Corps Officer Died September 11, 2001 At the Pentagon Serving her country during the Terrorist attacks of that Day Dedicated September 11, 2003 . . . — Map (db m116029) WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868
On Old Muirkirk Road.
Site of the original Queen's Chapel Church, founded just after the Civil War by Thomas Queen and other Trustees. The church was build at the location of an early African-American burying ground, and became an important meeting place for the black . . . — Map (db m61021) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Hilleary-Magruder HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail —
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Kenilworth Avenue when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
The Hilleary-Magruder House was constructed circa 1742 and is the oldest building in Bladensburg, In 1763, Scottish merchant Richard Henderson bought the property . He lived here with his family and more than two dozen enslaved African . . . — Map (db m75993) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Market Square & Stone HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Kenilworth Avenue (Maryland Route 201) when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
Christopher Lowndes, a prominent English merchant, constructed a small stone building here around 1760. Although he lived at Bostwick on the hill to the east, this property stayed in the Lowndes family until 1883. Over the past 250 years, . . . — Map (db m75902) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Enemy BluffStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
Near Saint Thomas Church Road.
On August 22, 1814, American Brigadier General William Winder Spotted the enemy invasion force approaching this church, then called Page Chapel. The British marched west toward Bellefields, Woodyard, and Fort Washington, then doubled back . . . — Map (db m75349) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Firepower on the PotomacFort Washington Park
Near Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south.
(Left Panel): Three pair of these large 10-inch caliber disappearing guns were the key feature of the 1890s river defense system. Each weapon could direct its 650-pound projectile at enemy ships within a seven-mile range. Battery Humphries is . . . — Map (db m8083) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Minefields
Near Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south.
Minefields were an important part of the Endicott System of defense at the turn of the century. You are standing on the site that controlled the minefield operation. Groups of underwater mines anchored in the river downstream from the fort could be . . . — Map (db m8065) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Site of Silesia School1902-1925
On Fort Washington Road at Warburton Road, on the right when traveling east on Fort Washington Road.
In 1902 children from nearby farms traveled by horse and buggy to the Silesia School, a one room school house. The school's contribution of education for this area continued until 1925. In 1959 the school and part of this land was sold to the . . . — Map (db m7639) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Greenbelt — Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree
On Crescent Road 0.2 miles west of Greenhill Road, on the right when traveling west.
First Lady of the Land, First Lady of the World, wife of our 32nd President, First Chairman of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. From this point she surveyed the site and spurred the work of building Greenbelt, the first garden community in the . . . — Map (db m188) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Laurel: A Factory Town Bridging Two CountiesRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature
On 9th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Montpelier's Nicholas Snowden established an early Snowden family grist mill by 1811 at the fall line of the Patuxent River. A cotton mill was built and leased to a Mr. Johnson in 1824, and the site also may have included a saw mill. After . . . — Map (db m72073) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Welcome to Dinosaur Park
Near Mid Atlantic Boulevard.
A Walk Through Time As you enter Dinosaur Park you take a walk through time from the present day into Dinosaur times! Modern plants and trees give way to ginkgoes and ferns reminiscent of the early plants and tree that are fossilized here . . . — Map (db m67243) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Oxon Cove, the Potomac, and the Chesapeake — [Oxon Cove Park] —
On Oxon Hill Hiker Trail west of Bald Eagle Road, on the left when traveling north.
The history of Oxon Cove Park is a small part of the larger story of the Potomac River, which is one chapter in the long tale of the Chesapeake Bay. But the three stories overlap in many details and eras. For thousands of years, the abundance of . . . — Map (db m49288) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — This Clock
Near Queensbury Road at Rhode Island Avenue.
This clock was installed in 1995 to honor the town’s 75th anniversary. — Map (db m2549) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Temple Hills — SE5 — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 5
On Southern Avenue south of 23rd Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Louisa Adams Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m140915) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — The CourthouseQueen Anne’s County
On Maryland Route 213 at Broadway, on the right when traveling north on State Route 213.
Oldest courthouse in continuous use in the State of Maryland. The building was authorized by Acts of Assemby after the removal of the County Seat from Queenstown to Chester Mills, later Centreville. It was erected between 1791 and 1796 on land . . . — Map (db m3103) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — Port of Entry
Near Sotterley Lane.
During colonial days, English government has hopes of exporting furs, foodstuffs, timber, flax and other products from Maryland's ports to the home county. In reality, tobacco was the only notable item produced and exported to England in large . . . — Map (db m62630) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — LeonardtownSpies, Intriguers and Blockade Runners
On Courthouse Drive west of Washington Street (Maryland Route 326), on the right when traveling east.
When the white citizens of St. Mary’s County voted here in the 1860 presidential election, John Breckenridge, the secessionist candidate who carried Maryland, got 920 votes. Abraham Lincoln received 9 percent of the popular Maryland vote; the . . . — Map (db m955) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — The Great House
Near Court House Drive when traveling east.
On this site, lot 39, as designated of a plat of Leonardtown c. 1728, was constructed the “Great House” of John Stewart. Built c. 1734, the structure stood until 1960 and over the years served many purposes being referenced at various . . . — Map (db m80379) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — World War I Monument -- LeonardtownGloria Pro Patria In Armis Contendere
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 326), on the right when traveling north.
This Monument is gratefully erected by the citizens of St. Mary's County in honor of her heroes in the World War 1917-1918 and dedicated to this 11th day of November 1921 Gloria Pro Patria Mori The Names on this monument are . . . — Map (db m62749) WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Piney Point — Piney Point LighthouseThe Potomac Flotilla
On Lighthouse Road.
In 1861, the U. S. created the Potomac Flotilla (gunboats and other armed vessels) to patrol the river and intercept Confederate blockade runners. Nevertheless, St. Mary's County residents frequently ferried supplies and men across to Virginia. A . . . — Map (db m65046) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — “...a convenient place for the administration of Justice.”Governing
On Old State House Road when traveling east.
This building is a reconstruction of the colony of Maryland's State House finished in 1676. The original brick State House was located just north of here on a bluff that is now the cemetery of Trinity Episcopal Church. In that building the . . . — Map (db m81583) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Deflecting the EnemyStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Cherry Street.
Local Lore hails St. Michaels for "fooling the British" during the War of 1812 by using lanterns to misdirect gunfire high above the town. It is certain that this shipbuilding village successfully fended off two enemy assaults in 1813. On . . . — Map (db m61388) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — “Hole-in-the-Wall”
On U.S. 50 at Almshouse Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 50.
. . . — Map (db m3328) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Clear Spring — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat
On Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) at Mill Street (Maryland Route 68), on the right when traveling west on Cumberland Street.
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — Map (db m695) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Band Shell
The original band shell was built in City Park around 1915. It was since dismantled and re-erected in Hagerstown’s Wheaton Park. This structure was built in 1940. It is dedicated to Dr. Peter Buys, the Hagerstown Municipal Band’s conductor from . . . — Map (db m132316) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarGovernor William T. Hamilton, 1820-1888
On North Prospect Street.
William T. Hamilton was born in Boonsboro. He attended the Hagerstown Academy and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Hamilton passed the bar in 1845 and opened a law practice in Hagerstown. After serving one year in the Maryland Legislature, he was . . . — Map (db m60558) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Jonathan Hager1714 -1775 — Business And Industry Figure —
Near West Memorial Boulevard at South Potomac Street.
Jonathan Hager was the founder of the City of Hagerstown. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1736. In 1739, he purchased 200 acres of land in what is now the western part of Hagerstown and engaged in numerous business ventures. . . . — Map (db m107144) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — The Harmon Hotel
On Jonathan Street.
The Harmon Hotel stood here, one of more than 40 properties owned by Walter Harmon (1869-1915), a local African-American businessman who amassed a fortune in real estate. A McGaheysville, VA native, Harmon had 10 children and 20 grandchildren. Most . . . — Map (db m5675) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 9th New York InfantryHawkins' Zouaves
Near Harpers Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north.
(West Face): "Toujours Pret" Erected by the State of New York to the memory of the Ninth New York Infantry - Hawkins Zouaves - who fought on this Field, Sept. 17, 1862. (North Face): Members present for duty in action 373, . . . — Map (db m6778) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — 19 — Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps
On Boonsboro / Shepherdstown Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
U.S.A. Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, Commanding. (September 14-18, 1862.) Humphreys' Division left Washington at daylight on September 14, and reached Frederick on the afternoon of September 15. During . . . — Map (db m7140) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Mardela Springs — Trans-Peninsular Line Midpoint Marker
On Delmar Road (Maryland Route 54) west of the state line with Delaware.
In Pre-Revolutionary Colonial America, these monuments marked the South West corner of the Three Lower Counties of the Delaware—at the time a part of the Pennsylvania Colony. Originally determined by local surveyors (two small . . . — Map (db m74130) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Albert Einstein1879 - 1955
On Bayard Lane (U.S. 206) at Stockton Street, on the right when traveling south on Bayard Lane.
E = mc²‎ (1905) Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world. (1929) Born in Ulm Germany on March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein became a resident of Princeton in 1933, . . . — Map (db m64135) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 10 — 1848 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Near Paseo de Peralta near Otero Street.
In May of 1846, U.S. President James K. Polk ordered the invasion of Mexico by U.S. troops, thus beginning the Mexican War. Three months later, General Stephen Watts Kearney led a victorious U.S. Army unopposed across northern New Mexico and into . . . — Map (db m76263) HM
New York (Dutchess County), Hyde Park — Home by the Hudson
Near Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) at FDR Drive, on the left when traveling north.
All that is within me cries to go back to my home by the Hudson River. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944 It was only when passing through the gates at the end of this road that FDR felt truly at home. Roosevelt loved Springwood’s forests and . . . — Map (db m83113) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — President McKinley
On Fordham Drive 0.2 miles east of Elmwood Avenue, in the median.
In the Pan-American Temple of Music which covered this spot President McKinley was fatally shot Sept. 6, 1901. — Map (db m43890) HM
New York (Essex County), Lewis — 341 — Inez Milholland
On U.S. 9, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 9.
Lived and buried near here. Astride a white horse, led 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington DC. Died at age 30 campaigning for women's right to vote. — Map (db m136667) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — 4 — Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
On New York State Route 5S west of Plantation Road, on the left when traveling east.
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. Here was born Nicholas . . . — Map (db m57358) HM
New York (Jefferson County), Watertown — Frank Winfield Woolworth1852 - 1919
On Arsenal Street/Public Square (New York State Route 3/12) at Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Arsenal Street/Public Square.

The founder of the

F. W. Woolworth Co.

began his retailing career at this location in 1873. After the experience with the 5¢ counter here, Frank W. Woolworth established the first 5¢ and 10¢ stores. This was the . . . — Map (db m110127) HM

North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-14 — Horace Greeley1811-1872
On North Main Street (U.S. 401/158) north of East Macon Street (Business U.S. 158), on the left when traveling north.
Journalist & politician was married in Emmanuel Church on July 5, 1836, to Mary Youngs Cheney. — Map (db m69558) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Guernsey Civil War Memorial
On Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 40) at South 8th Street a.k.a. Southgate Parkway (Ohio Route 209), on the right when traveling west on Wheeling Avenue.
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Guernsey County who served in the defense of their country in the War of the Rebellion 1861–1865. Gettysburg, Atlanta, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Winchester, Antietam, Wilderness, Chickanauga. — Map (db m285) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 61-31 — Salmon Portland Chase
On East 3rd Street at Main Street, on the left when traveling west on East 3rd Street.
Side A: Salmon Portland Chase, a renowned lawyer and statesman, was born in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 13, 1808. He came to Ohio in 1820 and attended Cincinnati College (1822-23). Chase returned to New Hampshire and graduated from . . . — Map (db m24621) HM
Ohio (Morrow County), Blooming Grove — 1-59 — Harding Birthplace
On Ohio Route 97 0.2 miles east of Williamsport-Bloomingrove Road (County Route 20), on the left when traveling east.
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States was born on this site November 2, 1865. — Map (db m20376) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — 1-72 — Fort StephensonWar of 1812
On Croghan Street at High Street, on the right when traveling east on Croghan Street.
[Marker Front]: Victoriously defended by Major George Croghan. Battle of Fort Stephenson, August 2, 1813. Built on this spot 1812-1813 and named for Col. Mills Stephenson, one of its builders. [Marker Reverse]: Major . . . — Map (db m18093) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — General William Henry Harrison
On West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) near Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south.
General William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the West, selected this site in February 1813, and on it erected Fort Meigs as a defense against the military operations of the English, with whom the United States was then at war. On . . . — Map (db m19271) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Sequoyah
Cherokee - - - 1764-1843 Artist and tribal leader Famous inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet Sculptor Leonard McMurry — Map (db m28103) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Farnsworth's Cavalry ChargeJuly 3, 1863 - Third Day
On South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
"...each man felt, as he tightened his saber belt, that he was summoned to ride to death." Capt. H.C. Parsons, U.S.A. 1st Vermont Cavalry, Farnsworth's Brigade One of the last, and most futile, engagements at Gettysburg occurred here at the end of . . . — Map (db m15521) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Braddock — Braddock Carnegie Library — Historic Landmark —
On Library Street at Maple Way when traveling south on Library Street.
Braddock Carnegie Library has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance In commemorating the history of the United States of America Built in 1888-1889 and dedicated March 30, 1889, . . . — Map (db m99024) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), North Braddock — Colonel George Washington Monument
On Jones Avenue 0.1 miles south of Bell Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated July 9, 1930 to Colonel George Washington, who served as aide-de-camp to General Edward Braddock in the Battle of Braddock’s Field around this site July 9, 1755 — Map (db m58973) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Fort Duquesne
Near Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
This marks the exact site of Fort Duquesne, built by the French in 1754

The Fort was destroyed by the French on the approach of the English Army in 1758 — Map (db m43572) HM

Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion
Near Army Heritage Drive.
Francis Marion was born in 1732 on his family’s plantation in St. John’s parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Marion became famous for his highly effective use of guerilla warfare and he served as a model for the future United States Army . . . — Map (db m104965) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Shippensburg — General Samuel Sturgis: Hero of Antietam's Burnside BridgeShippensburg Civil War Trail
On King Street (U.S. 11) west of Earl Street, on the left when traveling west.

Samuel D. Sturgis, born in Shippensburg in 1822, was the son of hat-shop operator "Squire" James Sturgis who later constructed this elegant Greek Revival dwelling. After graduating from West Point in 1846, Samuel Sturgis served under General . . . — Map (db m120023) HM

Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — Dunlap’s Creek Bridge
On Market Street east of Bank Street, on the right when traveling east.
An integral part of the National Road, this was the first metal arch bridge in the United States, built 1836-39. Replacing several earlier bridges on this site, including an 1809 Finley suspension bridge, this 80-foot span was built of cast iron by . . . — Map (db m251) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Brownsville — The First Cast Iron Bridge
On Market Street east of Bank Street, on the right when traveling east.
The first cast iron bridge built in the United States, was built in 1836-1839 over Dunlap's Creek at this point. — Map (db m253) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Norristown — David Rittenhouse
On Swede Street, on the left when traveling south.
Eminent astronomer and mathematician. Born April 8, 1732 Died June 26, 1796. He calculated and observed the transit of Venus at his home in Norriton 1769 — Map (db m23566) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Norristown — Hancock the SuperbMajor General Winfield Scott Hancock
On Jackson Street.
The Stead-fast commander of the 2nd Army Corps for most of the Civil War. Afterward he held many important military commands and in 1880 was candidate for President of the United States.

Restored with funds donated by Eli Lilly Honorary . . . — Map (db m81794) HM

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Charles Thomson(1729 – 1824)
Near Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
First and only Secretary to the Continental and Confederation Congresses (1774 – 1789) A farmer and Biblical scholar in retirement at his estate called Harriton in Bryn Mawr. — Map (db m40971) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Commodore Isaac HullUnited States Naval Officer — 09 March 1773   –   13 February 1843 —
On Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
A defender of American freedom and pioneer of a new nation. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation by defeating the British on the high seas, while commanding USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” in battle with HMS Guerriere . . . — Map (db m40929) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Marian Anderson
On Fitzwater Street.
World-renowned contralto. As a child she sang in this church. Toured Europe & U.S. starting in the 1930s. Her concert at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939, drew 75,000 people. First African-American in Metropolitan Opera, 1955. Delegate to UN, 1958. Died . . . — Map (db m81908) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
On Arch Street near 5th Street, on the left when traveling west.
. . . — Map (db m9319) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — Great Crossings
On Main Street west of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
About one half mile above this point is the "Great Crossings" of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf. Washington, . . . — Map (db m351) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Railroad — Lest We Forget To Remember
On Main Street East (Pennsylvania Route 851) east of Hill Street, on the left when traveling east.
1941 - 1945 Community Honor Roll World War II Glenn L. Akins     Melvin Houston     Glen K. Reichard Robert L. Adams     Harry Jones     Richard H. Reichard Bernard D. Bailey     J. Daniel Kirchner     Charles Rinehart Elvin . . . — Map (db m137503) WM
Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — In the Miery SwampKing Philip Fell
Near Tower Street (at milepost 0.7), 0.2 miles south of Tower Street.
In the 'Miery Swamp,' 100 feet W.S.W. from this spring, according to tradition, King Philip fell, August 12, 1676, O.S. This stone placed by the R.I. Historical Society. December, 1877. — Map (db m86296) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Bamberg — 5-10 — Woodlands
On Heritage Highway (U.S. 78), on the left when traveling west.
(Front text) Woodlands was the country home of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), the most prominent and prolific writer of the antebellum South, from 1836 to his death. A novelist, poet, historian, critic, and essayist best known for his . . . — Map (db m32008) HM
South Carolina (Berkeley County), Nelson Hill — Gen. William Moultrie1730-1805
On Black's Camp Road near lake front, west shore of Lake Moultrie, in the median.
Commander of Fort Sullivan and the S.C. 2nd Regiment Jun. 17, 1775 to Sept. 16, 1776. Governor of South Carolina 1785-1787 and 1792-1794. Defeated the British ships in 1776 in the invasion of the Charleston Harbor. The fort's name was . . . — Map (db m29432) HM
South Carolina (Berkeley County), Pineville — 8-18 — Francis Marion / Francis Marion's Grave
On General Francis Marion Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
( Front Text ) Francis Marion Brigadier General of S.C. militia during the American Revolution, Francis Marion, was one of the partisan leaders who kept the war alive during the British occupation of the state. His elusive . . . — Map (db m22549) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 10-43 — William Rhett House
On Hasell Street at Maiden Lane, on the right when traveling east on Hasell Street.
(Front side) This house, built ca. 1712, is believed to be one of the oldest houses in Charleston. It was built for William Rhett (1666-1723), a merchant, sea captain, militia officer, and speaker of the Commons House of Assembly famous . . . — Map (db m31847) HM
South Carolina (Cherokee County), Gaffney — The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens
Near Chesnee Highway (Route 11).
The open forests proved well-suited for cavalry action. Fast-moving, hard-hitting mounted troops called Light Dragoons bolstered the 18th century infantry. At least seventy South Carolina and Georgia mounted militiamen, armed with pistols and . . . — Map (db m13063) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
On Main Street near S. Record Street, on the right when traveling east.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. This event changed the city – and the world – forever. As a tribute to this extraordinary man, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was . . . — Map (db m4672) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Ethan AllenPark is Site of Farm Owned by Hero of Ticonderoga
On North Avenue at Ethan Allen Parkway, on the right when traveling north on North Avenue.
Putting behind him the martial deeds of a hero, Ethan came here in 1787 to till the soil as a peaceful farmer. On Feb. 12, 1789, he died here after a trip across the ice to South Hero. Memorial Tower was built on Indian Rock, traditional Algonquin . . . — Map (db m75585) HM
Vermont (Rutland County), Danby — Pearl S. BuckJune 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973
On S. Main Street at Mt Tabor Avenue, on the right when traveling south on S. Main Street.
Mother, wife, writer, humanitarian, and civil rights activist, Pearl Buck was the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. A visionary, she worked to cross political and cultural barriers to further . . . — Map (db m95455) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge Homestead
On Calvin Coolidge Memorial Road.
Calvin Coolidge Homestead has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m62155) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Historical District — Guarding the PotomacBattery Rodgers 1863-1865
Near Jefferson Street at South Lee Street when traveling east.
The area around Jones Point, which lies just south of the nation’s capital, was an obvious location for early defensive fortifications. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Battery Rodgers was built overlooking the cove to guard the river approach . . . — Map (db m69911) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Historical District — Washington's Tenement House
On South Pitt Street north of Prince Street, on the right when traveling south.
Built for investment in 1797 by George Washington Lot purchased by Washington in 1763 Conveyed by will in 1799 to Martha Washington — Map (db m71716) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Seminary Hill — Entrance Gate to Fort WardOfficers' Hut
On West Braddock Road, on the right when traveling east.
The Fort Ward entrance gate, completed in May 1865, provided the only access to the interior of the fort. The gate's decorative details include stands of cannonballs and the insignia (castle) of the Army Corps of Engineers which designed and . . . — Map (db m7680) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Garden to GravesArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Sherman Drive 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south.
The dead from three years of Civil War filled all burial spaces in the area. In 1864, President Lincoln charged General Montgomery Meigs with locating a site for a new national cemetery. Arlington's high elevation and aesthetic beauty made it ideal, . . . — Map (db m70711) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Walter Reed, M.D.
On Miles Drive, on the left when traveling east.
Walter Reed, M.D. of The Univ. of Va; A.M. of Harvard University • L.L.D. of The Univ. of Mich; Professor of Bacteriology Army Medical School and Columbian Univ. Washington, D.C. "He gave to man control over that dreadful . . . — Map (db m51174) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — V-36 — Sherwood ForestPresident John Tyler's Home
On John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 0.2 miles east of Sturgeon Point Road (Virginia Route 614), on the right when traveling west.
John Tyler purchased this plantation one mile west in his native Charles City in 1842 while serving as tenth president of the United States, and made it his home from 1845 until his death in 1862. Tyler lengthened the wooden 18th-century house to . . . — Map (db m9518) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Bluemont — Col. George D. Wells Leads the WayBattle of Cool Spring — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
Near Parker Lane south of Alder Lane, on the right when traveling south.
(Preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee detached Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields and dispatched it to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into . . . — Map (db m133227) HM
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Dinwiddie — K-337 — The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott
On Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) at Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Boydton Plank Road.
(side 1) The War of 1812 Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America’s War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians . . . — Map (db m78064) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Detwiler HouseCa. 1900
On Chapel Road east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Samuel Detwiler lived in this house in 1905 when he was the town liveryman. With the demise of the horse and buggy, he and his son Frank began a dairy farm. Their barn was located where the Post Office now stands. Each day they would herd their cows . . . — Map (db m112292) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Huckbill1902
On Main Street (Virginia Route 645) at School Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Built by H. Longley. Oscar Woody, who was a member of the railroad and sea postal services, bought the house in 1910. He was on duty on the Titanic when she went down on his 41st birthday. He was buried at sea on April 24, 1912. — Map (db m112192) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillKearny and Stevens Monuments
Near West Ox Road.
In July 1915, John and Mary Ballard deeded a 50x100-foot lot on their farm to six trustees, three from Virginia and three from New Jersey, General Kearny’s home state. The small lot was reserved for monuments to any Confederate or Federal soldier . . . — Map (db m15170) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Groveton — Missing Views, Lost StoriesA View for All Time
Near Harrison Lane (County Route 723) at Huntley Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Before the Civil War, the only full-time Huntley residents were those who worked the land: the enslaved people and the overseers. They labored to raise profitable crops of wheat, oats, rye, and corn for the Masons. In August 1828, Bob, a . . . — Map (db m144205) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Gum Springs — E 146 — Woodlawn Methodist Church
On Fordson Road, on the right when traveling south.
African Americans in Woodlawn, four miles southwest of here, established Woodlawn Methodist Episcopal Church ca. 1866. The Woodlawn area, formerly part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, was home to African Americans who had been free . . . — Map (db m131212) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Lorton — Shiloh Baptist Church
On Gunston Road (Virginia Route 242), on the right when traveling south.
According to tradition, African Americans from the Mason Neck area and others who had recently moved to Virginia from Maryland formed a religious congregation in 1869. They built a log church on the north side of Gunston Road in 1878 where their . . . — Map (db m133759) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Home FrontCherry Hill Farm in the Civil War
On Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Although soldiers repeatedly overran and raided Cherry Hill Farm during the Civil War, this ca. 1845 farmhouse and the ca. 1856 barn behind it survived almost intact. William Blaisdell, of Massachusetts paid $4,000 for the 66-acre property in 1856. . . . — Map (db m65407) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Middletown — 128th Regt N.Y.S.V.I.
On Valley Pike (U.S. 11) north of Bowman's Ford Road, on the left when traveling north.
In Memory of The Men of This Regiment Who Lost Their Lives at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 Erected by Their Comrades and Friends Dedicated in 1907 — Map (db m117458) WM
Virginia (Henrico County), Richmond — V-28 — Pocahontas
On New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) at Farmers Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road.
Matoaka, nicknamed Pocahontas ("playful one"), the daughter of Powhatan, was born about 1595. At age eleven, she befriended Captain John Smith and later visited the English colonists. In 1613 Samuel Argall kidnapped Pocahontas to use her as a . . . — Map (db m9613) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — John Randolph
On West Randolph Road at North 3½ Avenue, in the median on West Randolph Road.
of Roanoke. Great American stateman and orator, born 1773 at "Cawson's", nearby on Appomattox River, home of his maternal grandfather Theodoric Bland St. — Map (db m30243) HM
Virginia (Orange County), Orange — JJ-4 — Bloomsbury
On Constitution Highway (State Highway 20) at Bloomsbury Road, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Highway.
A mile north is Bloomsbury, estate of the pioneer, James Taylor, ancestor of Presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor. He was a member of Spotswood's expedition over the mountains in 1716. — Map (db m4699) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Wade Hampton
Near Sudley Road (State Road 234) 0.4 miles south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north.
of South Carolina was wounded here on July 21, 1861. Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) — Map (db m8233) HM
Virginia (Richmond), Downtown — E-232 — Loving v. Virginia
On East Broad Street at North 11th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street.
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under Virginia’s 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial couple, married in June 1958 tn Washington, D.C and returned home to Caroline County, Arrested in July for violating Virginia’s laws against . . . — Map (db m108166) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher's Hill BattlefieldVeteran's Picnic Grounds
On Battlefield Road (County Route 601) at Tripplet Road (County Route 821), on the right when traveling west on Battlefield Road.
Soon after the end of the Civil War, veterans on both sides began holding reunions to walk the familiar battlegrounds and renew friendships with former comrades. Here at Fisher's Hill, veterans of the battle fought on September 22, 1864, started . . . — Map (db m4146) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Mess HallCamp Roosevelt, NF-1
Near Camp Roosevelt Road (Virginia Route 675) 0.3 miles south of Crisman Hollow Road (Virginia Route 211), on the left when traveling south.
Good and plentiful food was a rare treat for many Americans during the Great Depression. The Mess Hall served over 200 men a day and enrollees gained an average of 15 pounds during their stay. In addition to regular meals, the Mess Hall was a hub of . . . — Map (db m65739) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church
On West Washington Street at North Fort Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street.
Historic valley congregation, strasburg's oldest, organized by German settlers (c.1747) who first worshiped in log building just west of this site. Parish records date from 1769. Strasburg's first school conducted by the congregation and its . . . — Map (db m3468) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) at East Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg October 1, 1746 - October 1, 1807 Clergyman, Soldier, Statesman Major General, VIII Virginia Regiment "A time to pray...a time to fight" January 23, 1776 — Map (db m73764) HM WM
Virginia, Staunton — Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet
On South Augusta Street (U.S. 11) at East Johnson Street (U.S. 250) on South Augusta Street.
In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Staunton And Augusta County Who Served Their Country In The World War 1914-1918 The Unreturning Brave… They Give New Splendor to The Dead Oscar Taylor Almarode Gordon Argenbright Thomas Fulton Armstrong . . . — Map (db m127275) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Colonial Beach — John Washington House
Near Popes Creek Road.
In 1664, John Washington, the great-grandfather of George Washington, built a small house on this site. From these modest beginnings, a powerful and prominent Virginia family would arise. During his thirteen years here, John Washington . . . — Map (db m34079) HM
Virginia (Winchester), Old Town — Handley Library
Near West Piccadilly Street at North Braddock Street, on the right when traveling west.
. . . — Map (db m117440) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Major General Daniel Morgan
On North East Lane at East Piccadilly Street, on the right when traveling north on North East Lane.
Fought everywhere, was beaten nowhere. Major General Daniel Morgan Response Letter to Congress, c. 1798 The Epitaph on Daniel Morgan's original grave marker at this site: Major General Daniel Morgan On July 6th, 1802 in the 67th year of . . . — Map (db m4740) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Site of Fort Loudoun
On Loudoun Street near Peyton Street, on the right when traveling south.
Built by George Washington in 1756 Home and Seminary of Katherine Glass Greene Organizing regent of Fort Loudoun Chapter NSDAR - 1921 Presented by the chapter on its 75th Anniversary 1996 — Map (db m89907) HM
Virginia, Winchester — The Virginia Woolen Company and Lewis Jones Knitting MillTextiles, Transportation, and Technology
On East Piccadilly Street at North East Lane, on the right when traveling east on East Piccadilly Street.
Born near Burnt Factory in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1867, Ed Johnston was determined to escape the life of a farm laborer. He learned the mechanic's trade at the Middletown Carriage Factory, and by age 25 worked in the B&O Railroad shops in . . . — Map (db m96109) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
On German Street (West Virginia Route 230) at King Street (West Virginia Route 480), on the right when traveling west on German Street.
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 m1957) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The Mingo
On National Road (U.S. 40) at Stone Boulevard and Mt. Wood Road and Pike Street, on the left when traveling west on National Road.
The Mingo, original inhabitant of this valley, extends greetings and peace to all wayfarers. — Map (db m345) HM

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