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

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By Allen C. Browne, October 15, 2016
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Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site
Placed Here by the Niagara Historical Society This Marks The Spot Where Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, was buried from 1812 To 1824 — Map (db m53535) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Queenston — Laura Secord (1775-1868)
[English text]: The celebrated heroine of the war of 1812 is a renowned figure in Canadian History. Determined to warn the British of an impending attack on Beaver Dams, Secord set out from her home on June 22, 1813, on a dangerous . . . — Map (db m51613) HM
France, Occitanie (Hérault), Béziers — Thomas JeffersonSymbole de l’amitié Franco-Américaine — Symbol of Franco-American friendship
Thomas Jefferson 13 Avil 1743 à Shadwell en Virginie — 4 Juillet 1826 à Monticello en Virginie Symbole de l’amitié Franco-Américaine. Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en France 1785-1789. 3eme Président des Etats-Unis . . . — Map (db m60195) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Rogersville — General Joseph WheelerSoldier • Statesman • Patriot
(plaque) "Trusted, honored, and loved by the people of Alabama for his splendid character and distinguished service as a citizen and soldier." Born September 10, 1836, in Augusta, Georgia, Joseph Wheeler graduated from West Point in 1859, . . . — Map (db m84295) HM WM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building1902-1968 / Birthplace of Tallulah Bankhead — Alabama’s Best-Known Actress
Side A Tallulah Bankhead was the toast of the London theatre in the 1920's, and nationally renowned for her dramatic roles in “The Little Foxes” (1939), “The Skin of Our Teeth” (1942), the movie . . . — Map (db m27850) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fitzgerald Home(ca. 1910)
(side 1) F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932. During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save . . . — Map (db m69187) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Marquis de Lafayette
On this site stood, until December 1899, the house in which Marquis de Lafayette was given a public reception and ball, April 4, 1825, while on his last tour through the United States. This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the . . . — Map (db m70727) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Pelham — Shelbyville, A. T.
Near this site stood Shelbyville, A. T., first county seat of Shelby County; named for Isaac Shelby, governor of Tennessee. Shelby County was established February 7, 1818 by an act of the Alabama Territorial legislature. The first orphans’ court was . . . — Map (db m28441) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Don Antonio AguirreSan Diego Merchant and Ranchero — 1799 – 1860
Don Jose Antonio Aguirre built his adobe mansion on this site on or just prior to 1868. Because the Casa de Aguirre was one of the first houses in Old Town, the Aguirre – Antonio, his wife Rosaria and their many children – are considered . . . — Map (db m11648) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Sanford — 43 — Pike's Stockade
Near here, on the banks of the Conejos River, Zebulon M. Pike built a log stockade in early February, 1807, and for the first time raised an American flag over what is now Colorado. Pike's trek of 1806-07 was the second official United States . . . — Map (db m22701) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Dodds Corner
Serving Lewes with a general store and its harbor as ship chandlers, the Dodd family occupied this site from the latter part of the 18th Century until it was acquired in 1929 by Benjamin Ableman of Georgetown from one Joseph Frank Dodd, the . . . — Map (db m37099) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — SC-168 — The Cannonball House
The War of 1812 had a major impact on the town of Lewes and surrounding area. The naval blockade that was initiated by the British in March of 1813 lasted for most of the next two years. With maritime commerce limited, the local economy suffered. . . . — Map (db m30358) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — S-77 — Governor Ross Mansion
This residence was constructed by William Henry Harrison Ross. He was born in Laurel in 1814 and died in 1887. He served as Governor of Delaware (D) between 1851-1855. In 1859, Ross constructed this elaborate brick Italian Villa style structure . . . — Map (db m4818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — Jones-Haywood School of BalletAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
1200 Delafield Place, N.W. The Jones Haywood School of Ballet was founded here by Doris W. Jones and Claire H. Haywood in 1941. Their Capitol Ballet Company, established in 1961, remained the nation's only predominantly African American, . . . — Map (db m65511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — 2 — Mayor Emery and the Union ArmyBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
The City Park across the street was once Emery Place, the summer estate of Matthew Gault Emery. A prominent builder, Emery was Washington City's last elected mayor during the period of home rule. He was succeeded in 1874 by a presidentially . . . — Map (db m72816) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 16 — “Get Down You Fool”Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Hearing those words, President Abraham Lincoln ducked down from the Fort Stevens parapet during the Civil War battle that stopped the Confederates from taking Washington. On July 9, 1864, some 15,000 Rebels led by General Jubal A. Early defeated . . . — Map (db m72829) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Military Road School1375 Missouri Avenue, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
The Military Road School opened in 1864 here along what then was Military Road, an artery linking Civil War forts. The School was one of the first to open after Congress authorized public education for Washington's African Americans in 1862. . . . — Map (db m115232) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 10 — The Seventh Street TurnpikeBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
On July 11 and 12, 1864, this intersection was the center of the only Civil War battle fought in the District of Columbia. Here, Union sharpshooters at Fort Stevens, supported by forces across the northernmost of Washington's ring of forts, . . . — Map (db m123226) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Fiery Destruction — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
“[The British] put a slow match to the [Sewall] house … and those rockets burst until … they made the rafters fly East and West.” — Enslaved African American diarist and eyewitness, Michael Shiner. As the British . . . — Map (db m87856) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Carver Langston — Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard RobinsonAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 21st Street and Benning Road, NE
Langston Terrace Dwellings, opened in 1938, was the first federally funded public housing project in Washington and among the first in the nation. It honors John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), abolitionist, founder of Howard University Law School, . . . — Map (db m112792) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 8 — Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey
Low cost housing in Mount Pleasant in the decades following World War II made it an ideal place for immigrants to the area. Refugees fleeing World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe were the first group to arrive. A small Czech community . . . — Map (db m109231) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 4 — Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson (based in San Francisco, CA)Ursa Major 2016 — pennies, steel, Styrofoam, and concrete; Collection of Judy and Steven Gluckstern
Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson met on a dance floor at Burning Man in 2008 and fell in love. Though she lived in Canada and he in the U.S., they began a long-distance romance and artistic collaboration, inspired by the DIY, can-do attitude fundamental to . . . — Map (db m115583) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Alexander Robey Shepherd
Governor, Territory of the District of Columbia (1873-1874) born Washington, D.C. January 31, 1835 died Batopilas, Mexico, September 12, 1902 buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Civil War Union veteran, entrepreneur, civil leader . . . — Map (db m65158) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
As an influential African-American, living in a time of escalating segregation, Booker T. Washington negotiated a course between accommodation and progress in advocating greater civil rights for blacks. His philosophy of “request” not . . . — Map (db m92066) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 6 of 16 — Best in the CountryWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
Poet May Miller once remarked that unlike New York's Harlem, LeDroit Park “didn't have to have a renaissance.” In fact, before they joined the cultural movement of the 1920s and '30s, most Harlem Renaissance intellectuals spent time . . . — Map (db m110276) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — The Road to Fort Duquesne — [National Cathedral]
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District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — Washington National Cathedral
Pierre L'Enfant's plan for the Federal City in 1791 included a church, “for national purposes,” but it was not until 1893 that the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation was given a charter to establish a cathedral. Located on Mount . . . — Map (db m87907) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 5 of 17 — Avenue of ChurchesVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
To Your Left is Canaan Baptist Church. Its relocation here from Georgia Avenue in 1963 was the fulfillment of pastor Rev. M. Cecil Mills's dream to preside over the first African American church on this avenue of churches. The congregation . . . — Map (db m126070) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and SteaksAfrican American Heritage Trail
3515 Georgia Avenue Billy Simpson's provided DC's African American community with an upscale venue for dining and socializing in the period when segregation was ending and African Americans claimed a larger role in city affairs. The . . . — Map (db m66181) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Titanic Memorial
[front (north) face of statue base:] To the brave men who perished in the wreck of the Titanic April 15, 1912. They gave their lives that women and children might be saved. [reverse (south) face of statue . . . — Map (db m100951) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Arts and Industries Building
The Arts and Industries Building, the second oldest Smithsonian building, was the first building designed for the National Museum, as the Smithsonian's first museum was known. It was constructed between 1879 and 1881 to meet the need for more . . . — Map (db m108904) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C.
On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, not far from here. On that same day, this carousel was part of a small but significant victory for Civil . . . — Map (db m68236) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Causeway
After the great ice-flood of 1784 continued siltation of the river threatened to close the Georgetown Port. In an attempt to deepen the Georgetown Harbor a causeway was constructed on this location in 1805. A road connected it with John Mason's . . . — Map (db m102505) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Million Dollar Bridge
Developers first plotted the residential neighborhood of Woodley Park in 1875, attached to this high land overlooking Rock Creek, where Philip Barton Key had built an estate that he named Woodley. (You can see the Woodley mansion on the campus of . . . — Map (db m87471) HM
Florida (Osceola County), Kissimmee — F-304 — Osceola County
Osceola County was created in May, 1887 from portions of Orange and Brevard Counties. One of its sponsors was Senator J. Milton Bryan, who suggested the new county be named for Osceola, the great Seminole warrior. The new county was Florida's . . . — Map (db m54022) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-7 — General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper
Near this spot two notable heroes of the American Revolution were mortally wounded in the ill-fated assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines here on October 9, 1779. Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish patriot, . . . — Map (db m6698) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Central Station Fragments
These carved granite fragments are from the Illinois Central Station which stood at the southwest edge of Grant Park for more than 75 years. Bradford Lee Gilbert, a prolific architect of American railroad buildings, designed the massive Romanesque . . . — Map (db m99761) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Henry B. Clarke House1836
Known as the widow Clarke's house, this is Chicago's oldest building and its only surviving example of the Greek Revival style fashionable in the early 1800s. — Map (db m69587) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Reagan Home
The Reagan family—Jack, Nelle, and their two sons, Neil (age 12) and Ronald (age 9), moved to Dixon and into this house on December 6, 1920. The boys attended school at South Side School, later known as South Central School, just four blocks . . . — Map (db m78281) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Point of Discovery
Across the Mississippi is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. This is the point where on June 17, 1673 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet, in two small canoes entered the mighty Mississippi. They were the first white men to discover the Upper Mississippi . . . — Map (db m44797) HM
Kentucky (Pulaski County), Nancy — Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer
On this spot fell Gen'l Felix K. Zollicoffer of Tennessee, Jan. 19, 1862. Lieuts. Bailie Peyton Jr., H.M.R. Fogs and more than 150 of their Confederate associates in the Battle of Fishing Creek, here died with Gen'l Zollicoffer for right as they saw . . . — Map (db m43876) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Fairview — 57 — Jefferson Davis Birthplace
Here the only President of the Confederate States of America was born June 3, 1808, the son of Samuel and Jane Cook Davis. The family moved to Mississippi during his infancy. — Map (db m3032) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Race Track Sitec. 1890-1920
Marksvillians enjoyed horse racing on a hard earth track located on this site. A wood grandstand existed for visitor seating. Begun by Dr. Aristide Barbin who also organized a baseball field and golf course in this area. Dr. Barbin played on the . . . — Map (db m117463) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Macedonian Monument
[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]: · Capture of the Macedonian · · The American Frigate United States · Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British . . . — Map (db m7419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State House
Built 1772–1779 Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784 In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the . . . — Map (db m2864) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Peggy Stewart House
Peggy Stewart House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National Significance In commemorating the History of the United States of America 1974 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m70123) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Charles Carroll House
Birthplace of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die. Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702 – 1782), . . . — Map (db m55298) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The General’s Highway
Across the road stood the three mile oak under which General George Washington passed on his way to Annapolis December 19, 1783 to resign his commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Armies. According to tradition, General Smallwood, . . . — Map (db m76022) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Armistead
To Col. George Armistead, April 10, 1779 – April 25, 1818, commander of this fort during the bombardment by the British Fleet, Sept. 13-14 1814. War of 1812. Erected Spet. 12, 1914 by the City of Baltimore, Soc. War of 1812 . . . — Map (db m2595) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Edith Hamilton1867-1963
Classicist author of The Greek Way. A leader in women's day-schooling First headmistress of Bryn Mawr School. *** Alice Hamilton, M.D. 1869-1970 Founder of industrial hygiene, pioneer in removing lead from paint. Harvard's first woman . . . — Map (db m6466) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Home of Edward JohnsonMayor of Baltimore 1808-1814 and 1822
• Mayor in 1812 when the city prepared for war with the British. Known as “Baltimore's War”, Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and Safety and rallied Baltimore's citizens for battle. • The mayor was nearly killed while . . . — Map (db m97280) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Orianda House
Orianda House, built in 1857 at a cost of $9,170.69, was designed by Niernsee and Neilson, architects. This country mansion was the summer home of Thomas de Kay Winans, a wealthy railroad entrepreneur, and his Russian-born wife, Celeste Louise . . . — Map (db m61050) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore(Unitarian and Universalist)
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and . . . — Map (db m7168) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument
To Commemorate the Centennial of the Writing of the "Star Spangled Banner," the Pupils of the Public Schools of Baltimore have erected this Memorial upon Hampstead Hill * where, in September, 1814 the Citizen Soldiers of Maryland . . . — Map (db m61891) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Woodrow Wilson1864-1932
Coming to this house as a Hopkins Ph.D. candidate was the first step towards Princeton University's presidency, New Jersey's governorship and the White House. — Map (db m6558) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Avalon — A Place For Progress
"Along this section of the valley, where once the vibrant hum of a thriving industry could be heard... now the silence of the tomb prevails. The gods of progress direct its movements in mysterious ways." - L.S. LeRendu, W.J. Dickey & Sons . . . — Map (db m8838) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Cockeysville — Gilmor's RaidCapturing Cockeysville — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
(preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen .Jubal A. Early’s corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter’s army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . — Map (db m75286) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Chesapeake Beach — Chesapeake Beach Historic Heritage Trail
Near this spot in the early 20th century, steam trains from The Chesapeake Beach Railway discharged passengers from Washington DC. They arrived with great expectations for a busy day enjoying the many amusements of the beach and park. The park . . . — Map (db m109665) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Port Republic — Christ Church(Episcopal) — 1672
One of the original parishes of the Province of Maryland and Calvert County’s oldest continuously worshipping congregation, Christ Church began with a log church standing as early as 1672. Christ Church parish, 1692, included all the land south of . . . — Map (db m3441) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Saint Leonard — BrewhouseSurveyed 1651
5½ Miles. ← Mackall’s Landing. Birthplace of Thomas Johnson (1732–1819), member of Continental Congress 1774. Nominated Washington as Commander-in-Chief Continental Army 1775. First elected Governor of Maryland 1777. Associate . . . — Map (db m3467) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Faulkner — "Huckleberry"
Home of Confederate Mail Agent, Thomas A. Jones, who helped to shelter, and aided the escape of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in their flight, April 16th to 21st 1865. — Map (db m4528) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from SlaveryHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
It is no accident that for years more fugitives escaped from slavery in Maryland than any other state—the 1850 census recorded 259 runaways. Location played a critical role in these escapes. Networks of black and white abolitionists helped . . . — Map (db m78815) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Civil War: Abolitionist, Scout, Spy and NurseCivil War Era — 1858 - 1865
The Slavery Conflict Deepens During the 1850's the deep-rooted conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Americans intensified. The 'abolitionists' were united around the common long-run goal of abolishing slavery. But they differed . . . — Map (db m109916) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Chapel of Ease
This building was constructed sometime between 1707 and 1720 as a Chapel of Ease for members of Dorchester Parish who lived too far away from their parish church; Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Church Creek, MD, to conveniently attend services. . . . — Map (db m114987) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Buckeystown — Buckeystown
This street scene photo taken on the bridge crossing Rocky Fountain Creek around 1870, clearly shows the three white tannery buildings on the east side of Buckeystown Pike. The tanning of animal hides was the town's earliest industry. The red brick . . . — Map (db m19385) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — “Frederick's Other City”
When Frederick Town was laid out in 1745, founder Daniel Dulany provided lots to different faith denominations to build churches. These would serve as centers of religious, educational and social life for the new settlers in Maryland's colonial . . . — Map (db m104185) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Edgewood
The success of miller James H. Gambrill became apparent when he built Edgewood, the grand house on the hill. When it was constructed around 1872, the brick, three-story Second Empire style house was one of the largest single-family residences in . . . — Map (db m90479) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — FrederickA Town becomes a City
Frederick Town was founded in 1745 when Daniel Dulany the Elder carved out an eastern portion of his 7,000 acre parcel patented as "Tasker's Chance." The town was then laid out in an orderly grid with Patrick Street designated as the east-west . . . — Map (db m2805) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Roger Brooke Taney
Chief Justice Of the United States 1836-1864 Secretary of the Treasury 1833-1834 Attorney General Of the United States 1831-1833 Attorney General Of Maryland 1827-1831 Citizen of Frederick And lawyer practicing in the Frederick County Court . . . — Map (db m106649) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Thomas Johnson
** Revolutionary Patriot ** Bosom Friend of Washington **** Diligent worker for independence and nominator of Washington for commander in chief of Continental Army ** Member of Council of Safety, Continental Congress and of Maryland Convention . . . — Map (db m103773) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Ulysses Grant Bourne
In this Property at 30 West All Saints Street Ulysses Grant Bourne (March 17, 1873 - July 15, 1958) practiced medicine from 1903 to 1953. Founder & first President of the Maryland Negro Medical Society; co-founder Frederick . . . — Map (db m107200) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657)
Front: The first ship of the fleet named for Francis Scott Key, Author of the National Anthem. Born 1 August 1773, Died 11 January 1843. Wrote the verse for our National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" during the British Fleet's bombardment of . . . — Map (db m75756) HM WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — Valley Savings Bank
Built in 1888, this Queen Anne building was constructed to house the Valley Saving Bank (VSB) until 1923, and then served as a U.S. Post Office until the 1960s. When the Post Office relocated, the building began functioning as a private residence. . . . — Map (db m107653) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Urbana — UrbanaCapture and Escape — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
(preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Jubal A. Early’s corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter’s army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early . . . — Map (db m76643) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Susquehanna Lower FerryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The taverns and the ferry made Havre de Grace, originally called Susquehanna Lower Ferry, a successful town in the early 19th century. People arrived via the Post Road, the major route of north/south travel in the day, and crossed the Susquehanna . . . — Map (db m64141) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Andrew Ellicott
‹Andrew Ellicott› was born in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 1st month, 22nd, 1733; to which place his grandfather emigrated from near Falmouth, England about the year 1700. Soon after his marrying to ‹Mary Fox›, Andrew moved from his mills . . . — Map (db m112433) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Wootton Law OfficesCirca 1869
Built for Henry Edgar Wootton, Esquire (1837-1894), this is the oldest of the professional buildings which now comprise Ellicott City’s Lawyers’ Row. Constructed on a 28’ 4” square native granite foundation, it is located on the solid . . . — Map (db m111839) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Bordley Corner
Building built in 1883 by Thomas S. Bordley as a two-story men’s haberdashery. Gutted by fire in 1910. Rebuilt in 1911. Owned and operated as a men’s store by Carl and Ruth Bordley 1922-1950. Now rented by the Bordley family. — Map (db m6157) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States
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Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Civil War MonumentChestertown Maryland
Erected by James A. Pearce June 1917 in commemoration of the patriotism and valor of a once divided but now reunited county. To the soldiers of Kent in the Confederate Army 1861-1865 Captain William I. Rasin; Macall M. Rasin; George T. . . . — Map (db m62822) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — William Beck Nicholson
“Swish” Philadelphia A.L., 1936 Chicago N.L., 1939–1948 Philadelphia N.L., 1948–1953 Born Chestertown, Kent County, Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1914. Graduate of Washington College 1936. Feared and respected . . . — Map (db m3058) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Georgetown — Mistress Kitty Knight
In Honor of Mistress Kitty Knight Revolutionary Belle and Beauty A Friend of General George Washington When the British burned Georgetown in 1813 Her Heroic Efforts Saved this House which later became her home. Placed by London . . . — Map (db m62345) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Rock Hall — Stanley B. Vansant Memorial
1908–1990. Fishing shanty & wintertime portable home for waterman. Towed to suitable sites. Refurbished thru Friends of Stanley Rock Hall Lions. — Map (db m3073) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — Lockhouse 10Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
After being neglected for nearly a decade, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal received new life with the New Deal programs in the late 1930s. Two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps were setup at nearby Cabin John and Carderock to restore . . . — Map (db m105328) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — DarnestownConfederate Visit — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 25-27, 1863, the Federal Army of the Potomac used two temporary pontoon bridges to cross the Potomac River from Virginia back into Maryland at Edwards Ferry. On the evening and morning of June 27-28, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led 5,000 . . . — Map (db m1684) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — White’s Ferry
Before you is the last operating ferry on the Potomac River. Early settlers recognized these relatively still waters would provide an ideal location for a ferry. The first known ferry operation here was Conrad’s Ferry in 1817. After the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m741) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — “A riotous country jumble”Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton's property was a reflection of her personality: practical, thrifty, and just a bit eccentric. Visitors to her home frequently commented on the utilitarian grounds filled with fruit trees and rows of vegetables instead of formal gardens. . . . — Map (db m103973) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Clara Barton TrailClara Barton National Historic Site
Did you know a heroine lived right here in Glen Echo, Maryland? Fearless, selfless. and determined, Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. Know as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and founder of the . . . — Map (db m104015) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Hyattstown — HyattstownUninvited Guests — Antietam Campaign 1862
The roadside village of Hyattstown became the front line when Confederate cavalry stationed to the north in Urbana clashed with Union cavalry reconnoitering from Clarksburg to the south. On the evening of September 8, 1862, Maj. Alonzo W. Adams and . . . — Map (db m1727) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — George Washington Carver Junior CollegeEstablished 1950-51
Carver was the first accredited two-year junior college conducted under County Board of Education for post-secondary education of Negro students in Montgomery County. At the time, Lincoln High School, located in a historic black community in . . . — Map (db m106396) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Rockville Town Square
Rockville started in the 1750s as a tiny Village Crossroads. It was called Owens Ordinary, Hungerford's Tavern, Montgomery Court House, Williamsburgh, and finally in 1803 Rockville. § Route 355 began as an Indian path that later became a . . . — Map (db m102370) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — The Prettyman House
This house was built on a 13.5-acre lot on the outskirts of Rockville in 1842. A stone marking the southwest corner of the original 1803 Rockville Plan is between this house and the adjacent Rockville Academy grounds. Matilda Holland, widow of . . . — Map (db m74) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Wootton's MillRockville's History in Your Own Backyard
You are standing on the tract of land where Wootton's Mill once stood near Watts Branch stream. The gristmill was constructed and began operations in 1821. The saw and gristmill was powered by an overshot wheel, in which the weight of water . . . — Map (db m108378) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park
This carousel, circa 1915, was operated by Jim Wells on the National Mall for many years as the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. It was purchased and renamed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as part of the dedication of the . . . — Map (db m111571) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post OfficeTRANSORMA/TRANSFORMA © 2005
[Panel 1:] Blair Mansion: Silver Spring Prior to the development of modern Silver Spring, this immediate area was a bucolic, rural landscape in a portion of Montgomery County then known as Sligo. The property was owned by Francis . . . — Map (db m23488) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Forest Glen Railroad StationNational Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. Hotel guests and seminary students arrived . . . — Map (db m115992) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Rachel Carson
Ms. Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her adult life in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. She was a renowned biologist and owed her love of nature to the encouragements of her mother, . . . — Map (db m74150) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The ‘Mayor’ of Silver Spring
“Don’t Worry About It” The ‘Mayor’ of Silver Spring. Norman Lane 1911-1987.

Remembering the Loving Kindhearted Forbearance of the People of Silver Spring

The “Mayor of Silver Spring” was our . . . — Map (db m79247) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Lee JordanCoach Extraordinaire & Civil Rights Leader
Lee Jordan was one of the most influential citizens in Takoma Park history. By the time of his death in 1988 he achieved legendary status for his inspirational role in the lives of hundreds of children through the Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club and . . . — Map (db m75220) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — The Metropolitan Branch and Takoma Park
Geology This section of the trail is on the border of two physiographic provinces, the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Region, display traces of two different times on Earth.

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

Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair on the Home FrontSouthern Sympathizers
When the Civil War began, Prince George's County was full of Southern sympathizers. To keep Maryland in the Union, President Abraham Lincoln imposed martial law, and as the Prince George's Planters' Advocate on May 8, 1861, noted, "Maryland is thus . . . — Map (db m66432) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Stable
In 1747 Maryland's Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle (1692-1752) brought to Belair the first documented breeding pair of thoroughbred horses, Spark and Queen Mab. Hailed as the Cradle of American Thoroughbred Racing, Belair's legacy continued with . . . — Map (db m66430) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie
The Levitt family revolutionized the building industry beginning in the 1920s. During World War II they created an efficient production-line assembly of houses establishing the post-war look of American suburbs. The first Levittown of Long Island . . . — Map (db m64777) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Holbrook HouseCity of College Park
The Holbrook House was built in 1927. It is a two-story, stucco-covered frame dwelling in the Spanish Mission style with a hip roof, decorative-shaped parapets, projecting bays and an open porch. It is an excellent example of a mail-order house . . . — Map (db m115081) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Clearing the Way to Washington
The Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, ended in defeat for the United States and allowed the British to invade Washington, D.C. Once the Americans realized the British route of advance, there was little time to prepare. They hastily . . . — Map (db m61550) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Crossroads of Trade and TravelBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Standing here, where the 120-foot long wooden bridge would have carried the road between Bladensburg and Washington D.C., a traveler in 1814 would have experienced all manner of travel in and out of the popular community. Established in the . . . — Map (db m75905) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Second Line FallsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Second of three defensive lines blocking the British advance on Washington stretched along here. It was located on the first set of hills overlooking the river. The American militia was unprepared to face seasoned war veterans. Holding firm . . . — Map (db m69353) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Lincoln Oak
This gnarled and ringed stump, attesting to its age, is all that remains of the majestic oak tree that once shaded the old Spring House. Steeped in history, it was put to rest by the forces of nature. Its passing will never be forgotten and its . . . — Map (db m5071) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — BellefieldsFormerly Sim's Delight
Built after 1720 by Dr. Patrick Sim, who fled Scotland after the 1715 Rebellion to settle in this country. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Barbara Dent Brooke of nearby Brookefield Manor. c. 1728. Colonel Joseph Sim, their oldest son, . . . — Map (db m69387) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Columbia Air Center
Columbia Air Center provided access to aviation for African American pilots during an era of discrimination. It began operations in 1941 as Riverside Field with one east-west turf runway an office and a hangar. The land was leased by pilot John W. . . . — Map (db m105996) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Mount Calvert Manor
1000 Acres in Mount Calvert Hundred Patented 17 February 1658 to Philip Calvert, Esq. Youngest son of George, 1st Baron of Baltimore, who was granted a lordship with seignorial rights of a Court Baron with all Royalties and Privileges Most Usually . . . — Map (db m68300) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The Duckett Cabin
This hand hewn log cabin was built in Aquasco, Maryland around 1880 as a farm tenant house. This one up and one down design with one room and a loft was typically used for slave cabins during the early 1800s. By the late 1800s, it was the standard . . . — Map (db m6096) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmount Heights — 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School737 61st Avenue — Historic Site, Built 1912
The Fairmount Heights Elementary School is one of the largest buildings in the community. Before its construction, classes were held in nearby Charity Hall (715 61st Avenue). in early 1911, a group of residents approached the Prince George’s County . . . — Map (db m119825) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Battery Decatur and Disappearing Guns
American coastal defenses were modernized from the 1890s to 1910 with the development of the Endicott System. Emphasis in military tactics shifted the masonry fortifications to more effective weapons based on rifled steel guns, improved . . . — Map (db m7955) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Capital GuardianThe First Fort
Troubles with Britain caused Congress in 1807 to authorize an improved system of forts along the Atlantic Coast to guard harbors, rivers, and seaports. The first fort, Fort Warburton, was completed in 1809. Located near the river in front of the . . . — Map (db m7980) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Counterscarp Battery
Along the outer wall of the ditch you see the counterscarp battery, named for its location on the "counterscarp," or outer wall, of the dry ditch. This structure sheltered troops who could direct musketry toward the river or into the ditch itself. . . . — Map (db m8068) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Water Battery
Construction of this inverted V-shaped outerwork began in 1814. Traces of its shape are visible today. Surrounded by a dry ditch, the Water Battery mounted 24-pounder guns that provided an additional level of firepower to the fort. The Water . . . — Map (db m8061) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Osborne Perry Anderson
In Memory of Osborne Perry Anderson July 17, 1830   December 11, 1872 This dedicated and brave Christian traveled from Chatham, Canada to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, to fight beside John Brown in quest to abolish slavery. He later . . . — Map (db m90964) HM WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Hyattsville National Historic DistrictCity of Hyattsville
Established in 1982 and expanded in 2004, over 1,000 structures encircling the Victorian core of Hyattsville were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homes built in the late 1800s located near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and . . . — Map (db m68102) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — An Angel Among USFebruary 28, 1922 - February 14, 2006
Dr. Luis M. Arbona stepped through the doors of Reality in 1972 as its medical director. Often described as "not of this planet," he rose from humble beginnings in rural Utuado, Puerto Rico to become a gifted and pioneering physician and . . . — Map (db m78932) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The Capture of AlexandriaOxon Cove Park
It was indeed a day and night of horrors, the fleet … lay directly before our house.Mary DeButts, writing to her sister Millicent on March 18, 1815. From this farm, Mary DeButts saw a small fleet on . . . — Map (db m48959) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland - Mount Welby — [Oxon Hill Farm]
[Panel 1:] The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland Samuel DeButts was born in Ireland in 1756. He began a career as a doctor in England and there met and married his wife, Mary Welby, in 1785. Samuel’s medical practice was difficult, . . . — Map (db m49056) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Cat and MouseStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
American and British forces prepared for combat. American troops gathered at nearby Woodyard Plantation. They then marched northwest to an encampment at Long Old Fields. The British camped in what is now Andrews Air Force Base. Before the . . . — Map (db m74971) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Restless TimeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
About 3,200 American Troops waited at Long Old Fields on August 22, 1814,while Brigadier General William Winder Considered his next move. Camped eight miles from Washington, they could respond if the enemy advanced from either the Patuxent or . . . — Map (db m73986) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Lexington Park — The F9F-8B “Cougar”
The F9F-8B “Cougar” that you see here was graciously donated and transported to this museum by the city of Richmond, Virginia. It had been displayed at their visitors center for many years and had fallen into disrepair. As noted, . . . — Map (db m101033) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — Tobacco's Impact
Tobacco farming dramatically changed Southern Maryland's natural environment by depleting the rich soils of nutrients. In the 18th and 19th centuries, farmers rotated fields, introduced fertilizers and guano (bat dung), and employed deeper plowing . . . — Map (db m62613) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — Center of CitizenshipTarget of Three-Prong Attack
Leonardtown's Early Years Carved from a large land grant named New Towne Hundred by an act of Maryland's Early Colonial government to advance commerce, this area had been known by several other names --Sheppard's Old Fields, Seymour Towne, . . . — Map (db m81523) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Leonardtown — Steamboats at the WaterfrontLeonardtown Wharf
A Way of life...never to be seen again. David C. Holly, Tidewater by Steamboat In the midst of the War of 1812, The Chesapeake, first steamboat built to ply the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, safely made its maiden voyage . . . — Map (db m62718) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross
2000 acres granted Sept. 8th, 1639 to Thomas Cornwaleys who came to Maryland with “The Ark and The Dove.” He and Jerome Hawley were appointed “His Lordship’s Commissioners for the government of said Province” 1633 with . . . — Map (db m977) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Tulip Disaster
On November 11, 1864, U.S.S. Tulip converted lighthouse tender gunboat, acting master William H. Smith, U.S. Navy commanding, departed this area for Washington for boiler repair. When off Piney Point, she blew up and sank, presumably . . . — Map (db m62177) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Sharing Land and LegacyCommemorating
This ancient corner of St. Mary's City includes lands held by St. Mary's Parish (Trinity Episcopal Church), and the Historic St. Mary's City Commission. They have a long intertwined history. After Maryland's capital was moved to Annapolis in . . . — Map (db m80417) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Freedom's Figurehead
Where did such a big figurehead come from? A big ship? In this case, it was made for a relatively small vessel -- The 88-foot schooner yacht Freedom. But yacht designer John G. Alden never intended Freedom to have a figurehead when she was built in . . . — Map (db m61333) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Nathaniel HopkinsSoldier from Trappe
This was the home of Nathaniel Hopkins, known affectionately in Talbot County as "Uncle Nace." He was born a slave near here in 1831. After leaving his owner, Percy McKnett, and serving in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m3332) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Fort Ritchie — The Ice Lakes
Until the mid-1920s, the Buena Vista Ice Company of Germantown (now Cascade), Maryland, was located on this site for the harvesting of natural ice used to preserve produce and dairy products during shipment. It was one of the southernmost operations . . . — Map (db m103023) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarMargaret Greenawalt, 1824-1911 Catharine Bonebrake Bowman, 1821-1902
Many communities in this region boast of stories similar to Frederick's Barbara Fritchie or Middletown's Nancy Crouse, who defied the Confederates during their invasions of Maryland. Hagerstown is no exception. Although the specific date of . . . — Map (db m107235) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Ransom of Hagerstown
This courthouse was built in 1873, replacing the courthouse that stood at this site during the Civil War. In 1864, Confederate General John McCausland met with town officials and the directors of the Hagerstown Bank in the court clerk's office to . . . — Map (db m20848) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — West Baltimore Street
The development and use of this area was heavily influenced by the presence of two rail yard areas owned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Western Maryland Railroad. Hood Street was named after John Mifflin Hood, a former Confederate army . . . — Map (db m108046) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Gen. John Henry Winder, C.S.A.1800-1865
Born near Nanticoke, John Henry Winder was successively a graduate and instructor at West Point. A veteran of the Seminole and Mexican wars, Gen. Winder joined the Confederacy in 1861, and eventually directed all Confederate military prisons east of . . . — Map (db m3858) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Quincy Adams
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Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Noah Webster Home
Noah Webster created America’s first dictionary. He suggested a single - and distinctly American - way to spell a word, such as “logic” instead of “logick.” This home was built for Noah Webster’s retirement, but he never . . . — Map (db m78798) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette
On this site stood the residence of Elisha Boudinot one of Newark’s most distinguished citizens, Eminent jurist, Member of Newark’s Committee of Correspondence, Patriot and personal friend of Washington. Here on September 23, 1824 General . . . — Map (db m40711) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Weehawken — Weehawken Dueling Grounds1700's – 1840's
Somewhere below this site, on a wooded ledge twenty feet above the Hudson River, lay the dueling grounds. Among the many known and unknown duelists who fought here were Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), Secretary of the Treasury, . . . — Map (db m7334) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Dorothea Dix
Pioneered to establish this first mental hospital in New Jersey in 1848. She was later Chief Nurse in the Union Army. — Map (db m76924) HM
New York (Clinton County), Plattsburgh — Thomas Macdonough Memorial Monument
Thomas Macdonough Monument This majestic memorial to the American naval victory at Plattsburgh in September 1814 was designed by John Russell Pope (1874-1937) and commands the park opposite Plattsburgh City Hall, also designed by Pope. . . . — Map (db m110126) HM WM
New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — NY-30/MA-1 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
New York Side:Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by . . . — Map (db m24006) HM
New York (Dutchess County), Fishkill — Maj. Genl. Marquis de Lafayette
In honor of Maj. Gen’l. the Marquis de Lafayette who was ill many weeks in the Brinckerhoff House adjoining during the American Revolution --------------- This stone given by Lafayette Post No 140 Dept of N.Y. G.A.R. to Melzingah Chapter D.A.R. May . . . — Map (db m44519) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — In Memory of Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States of America Born January 7, 1800. Died March 8, 1874 Dedicated by The Millard Fillmore Republican Women's Club Memorial Day May 30, 1932 — Map (db m65479) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Plymouth Church of the PilgrimsUnderground Railroad Heritage Trail
The congregation of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims hired Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) as their first minister, approving of his abolitionist sentiments. Beecher protested the Fugitive Slave Laws of 1850, exhorting his congregation to place the . . . — Map (db m33772) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum. — Map (db m40150) HM
New York (Orleans County), Medina — Grover Cleveland & Frances FolsomArea 6
Grover Cleveland and Oscar Folsom were both Buffalo lawyers and law partners. Upon the untimely death of Oscar Folsom in July, 1875, his young daughter Frances departed the Queen City to live in Medina with her grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Harmon. . . . — Map (db m83242) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Cur Non?
Cur Non! On June 11, 1825 Major General Marquis De Lafayette, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen of France And of the United States, Was the Guest of the Honorable Joseph C. Yates, Governor of The State . . . — Map (db m34319) HM
North Carolina (Durham County), Durham — G-80 — Bennett Place
Farm home of James Bennett, where Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his army to Gen. William T. Sherman, April 26, 1865. Johnston’s surrender followed Lee’s at Appomattox by 17 days and ended the Civil War in the Carolinas, Georgia, . . . — Map (db m1495) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Four Oaks — Confederate General Joseph E. JohnstonA Soldier's General — Carolinas Campaign
General Johnston's Military Career Named after Captain Joseph Eggleston, under whom his father Peter Johnston served in Lighthorse Harry Lee's Legion during the Revolutionary War, General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was born February 3, 1807 . . . — Map (db m101024) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Lancaster — 10-23 — Camp Anderson(1861–1865)
Fairfield County quickly mobilized after the attack on Ft. Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861 and the beginning of the Civil War. Parts of the county fairgrounds became Camp Anderson, in honor of Major Robert Anderson who commanded Fort Sumter . . . — Map (db m119493) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Theodore Roosevelt Memorial OakBorn October 27th, 1858 • Died January 6th, 1919
This tree (a Scarlett Oak) was placed here by the Roosevelt National Living Memorial Association, as a living tribute to the great lover and defender of Country and Flag, and our youngest President of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt. . . . — Map (db m9866) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — William Henry Harrison Memorial
William Henry Harrison Secretary of the Northwest Territory Delegate of the Northwest Territory to Congress Territorial Governor of Indiana Member of Congress from Ohio Ohio State Senator United States Senator from Ohio Minister to Colombia Ninth . . . — Map (db m93185) HM
Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — LafayetteThe Beginning of Tourism in the United States
Lafayette Landed at this point, May 25, 1825 ——— • • • ——— Returning in 1824 to the young Nation he had greatly assisted during the Revolutionary War, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du . . . — Map (db m20736) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Chief Joseph(Himnaton - Yalakit)
1838 (approx.) 1904 Famous in Military and Tactical skill for his tribe, The Nez Perce. — Map (db m11497) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Pocahontas
Powhatan --- 1595 to 1617 Noted as the Angel of Mercy who saved the starving colonists of Jamestown, Virginia Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell Donor: National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century — Map (db m7619) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Edith Darlington Ammon
“Men…with but the thought of gain and gold were dreaming of tracks and trains, of massive walls and wreathing smoke from towering chimneys, while we dreamed of fame and power, of peaceful paths where once was strife, of space and breeze, of . . . — Map (db m99061) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Horace Greeley
Herein resided during the years of 1830-1831 Horace Greeley printer, editor and founder of the New York Tribune "Go west, young man, go west" — Map (db m116409) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Wilkes-Barre — George Catlin
The great painter of Indian portraits was born here July 26 1796 of Connecticut ancestry. Until 1823 he practiced law here and nearby. He began painting Indian pictures six years later. — Map (db m18590) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Trappe — Muhlenberg House
In this house Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, great Lutheran leader, lived from 1776 until his death in 1787. His son Peter Muhlenberg, a noted general of the American Revolution, lived here 1783-1802. — Map (db m21472) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush(1745-1813)
Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969. — Map (db m82038) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Robert Morris (1734 - 1806)Financier of the Revolution
Robert Morris risked his life, wealth, and reputation to help create the United States of America. A patriot, he signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and U.S. Constitution. An immigrant orphaned at 16, Robert Morris . . . — Map (db m9223) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The Germantown White HouseDeshler-Morris House — Independence Nat’l Hist Park
President George Washington lived here in the Deshler-Morris House twice. He came here first seeking refuge from the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The “pure and healthy air” of the rural village of Germantown, six miles from . . . — Map (db m46861) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Beallsville — 10 — Madonna of the Trail
(South Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (East Face) On this historic spot, the hunting ground of the friendly Indian Nemacolin, this monument is erected and dedicated to the memory of our pioneer . . . — Map (db m501) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Fort Moultrie
Military reservation Named in Honor of Col. William Moultrie who commanded Fort Sullivan (now Fort Moultrie) comprising the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of infantry and a detachment of the 4th South Carolina Regiment (Artillery) during the . . . — Map (db m19125) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 51 — Vanderbilt University
An independent, privately supported university founded 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York shipping & railway magnate, who gave $1,000,000 to start the university & expressed his wish that it should "contribute to strengthening the ties . . . — Map (db m25435) HM
Tennessee (Gibson County), Rutherford — 4B 27 — David Crockett's Last Home
This pioneer finally settled on a farm about 4 1/2 mi. east. Following his last defeat for reelection to Congress, he went to Texas, where he died in the Alamo massacre. This cabin, restored partly from timbers of his original dwelling by . . . — Map (db m81555) HM
Tennessee (Lawrence County), Lawrenceburg — David Crockett
The Frontier Industrialist Using probably every cent of her inheritance and savings, Elizabeth Patton Crockett invested in a business venture with her husband that made sense to this growing frontier community. She and David built a crude . . . — Map (db m107435) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — First Holiday Inn
The world’s first Holiday Inn was opened on this site, August 1, 1952 by Memphis entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson as a result of his unsatisfactory lodging experiences on a vacation the prior summer with his wife Dorothy and their five children. He soon . . . — Map (db m63364) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 85 — Ida B. Wells1862–1931
Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As a result, her newspaper office was destroyed . . . — Map (db m9306) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 2875 — Juan Nepomuceno Seguin(1806-1890)
Born in San Fernando de Bexar (San Antonio), son of Erasmo Seguin, whose ancestors came to America about 1700. Juan N. Seguin and his father in 1834 rallied fellow Texans against dictator Santa Anna. Young Juan Seguin raised Mexican-Texan troops, . . . — Map (db m128124) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10721 — Site of Lubbock Ranch
Texas statesman Francis Richard Lubbock (1815-1905) owned a 1300-acre ranch near this site. A native of South Carolina, Lubbock came to Houston in 1837. He soon opened a general store and was a business, political and civic leader. He served as . . . — Map (db m50142) HM
Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 2786 — John H. Reagan
County Named for Texas Confederate John H. Reagan 1818-1905Delegate Texas Secession Convention. While member 1st Confederate Congress, made postmaster general C.S.A. 1861. Difficult job begun by raid on U.S. Postal Dept. for southern personnel . . . — Map (db m118028) HM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — 8469 — Peabody Library Building
The first campus structure to be used exclusively for library purposes, this building was erected in 1902. Built with assistance from the Peabody Education Fund (a philanthropic program created by northern banker George Peabody soon after the Civil . . . — Map (db m66313) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 78 — Grave of Brigham YoungProphet - Pioneer - Statesman
Born June 1, 1801, at Whitingham, Vermont Died August 29, 1877, at Salt Lake City, Utah Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints succeeded Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, who was martyred at . . . — Map (db m62788) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — E-88 — Alexandria Library Sit-In
On 21 August 1939, five young African American men applied for library cards at the new Alexandria Library to protest its whites-only policy. After being denied, William Evans, Edward Gaddis, Morris Murray, Clarence Strange, and Otto L. Tucker each . . . — Map (db m82774) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — First Original Federal Boundary StoneDistrict of Columbia
Placed April 15, 1791. Protected by Mount Vernon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, April 30, 1926. — Map (db m60178) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — E-109 — Freedmen’s Cemetery
Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alexandria confiscated for use as a burying ground an abandoned pasture from a family with Confederate . . . — Map (db m122082) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Hooff's Run BridgeAlexandria Heritage Trail
The bridge is one of the last remnants of Alexandria's first railroad, the Orange & Alexandria. The “O&ARR,” as it was commonly called, opened in 1851 and had 148 miles of track in 1860. The bridge was constructed by the railroad as it . . . — Map (db m99330) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Fitting-Out DockShipshape and Cargo-Ready — 1918-1921
This dock, constructed of reinforced concrete on concrete and wood pilings, was once the last stop for cargo ships under construction at Jones Point's World War I shipyard. Here, ships received final fittings before heading out for service. The dock . . . — Map (db m62201) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses
This monument was erected in 1938 and rededicated in 1971 to commemorate devoted service to country and humanity by Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses. — Map (db m12350) HM
Virginia, Danville — Q-32 — The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor
(side 1) The Gibson Girl Here stood the residence in which Irene Langhorne Gibson, 1873-1956 was born. Built in 1874, the house was moved in 1921 from its original Main Street corner to 117 Broad Street. Irene's beauty, charm, and . . . — Map (db m66045) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — McDaniel House1895
Built on a lot owned by a freed slave. This house was in the Pitkin family for over 60 years. A major addition in 1995 changed the focus to a brick courtyard in the rear of the house. — Map (db m114179) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet and George BriceSeizing Freedom and Facing Challenges
You are standing across the street from land that Harriet Brice, a “free woman of color,” purchased in 1864. Together with her husband, George Brice, she struggled to farm the property during the Civil War. Although we had gained her . . . — Map (db m72112) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Clara Barton
1862 - 1962 In Memory of Clara BartonFounder of the American Red Cross. A devoted nurse and tireless organizer who knew no enemy but the unfeeling heart. We walk the ways she took in easing the suffering at the Battle of Fredericksburg when the . . . — Map (db m14428) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Historic Park
Welcome to Mt. Zion Historic Park, a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Built in 1851, this Old School Baptist Church was a place of worship, and also a critical site during the Civil War because of its location at the . . . — Map (db m104559) HM
Virginia (Orange County), Locust Grove — Battle of the Wilderness
Here May 5, 6, 1864, 70,000 Confederates under Lee defeated 120,000 Federals under Grant. Confederate loss 11,500. Federal 18,000. This battle, fought with conspicuous bravery, in a Wilderness on fire, will take it’s place among the great battles of . . . — Map (db m6007) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Weems Botts Museum
The Weems-Botts House offers a fascinating history on Virginia’s oldest chartered town and two of the more colorful personalities to have lived here: the Rev. Mason Locke Weems and attorney Benjamin Botts. Weems, biographer of George Washington, was . . . — Map (db m5371) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Harry Flood Byrd
State Senator 1916-26 Governor of Virginia 1926-30 United States Senator 1933-65 The General Assembly of Virginia on March 9, 1974, authorized this memorial to Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester, Virginia, declaring that "The sum total of . . . — Map (db m4711) HM
Virginia, Staunton — Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
Commemorating the Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson this enclosing wall and garden laid out as of the period of 1846 – 1857 is dedicated by the Garden Club of Virginia — Map (db m58784) HM
West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Harriet B. Jones(b. 3 June 1856; d. 28 June 1943)
Born 3 June 1856, in 1885 was first licensed woman physician in state; opened private practice then hospital in Wheeling, 1892. Jones was active in temperance and women's suffrage; and promoted establishment of state sanitariums in Terra Alta & . . . — Map (db m57247) HM
West Virginia (Marshall County), McMechen — Forman Massacre
In the "Narrows," September 27, 1777, Capt. Wm. Forman (Foreman) and his Hampshire County troops were ambushed by Indians; 21 were killed. They had joined Fort Henry garrison, located on the Ohio at Wheeling to protect western settlements. — Map (db m71010) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Valley Grove — Ray’s Arithmetic
North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra. — Map (db m518) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd, a prominent Ohio Countian, as part of the National Road. Constructed of uncoursed limestone, but covered by concrete in 1958, it is the oldest extant three span elliptical arch bridge in the state. Also known as . . . — Map (db m64226) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Independence HallBeginning of Statehood — The First Campaign
This building, erected as a Federal customs house in 1859, is known as West Virginia Independence Hall. Considered the birthplace of West Virginia, it is the site of a series of events that led to the state’s creation in 1863. In spring and . . . — Map (db m34566) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — Ceredo - Kenova
Ceredo - Founded in 1857 by Eli Thayer of Massachusetts, an Abolition leader, in his plan to create sentiment against slavery in western states. Kenova - named for the meeting place of three states, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. — Map (db m35202) HM

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