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

Submitted by Allen C. Browne

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By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2015
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Quebec (Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec), Québec — General Richard Montgomery
To the memory of General Richard Montgomery who fell at Pres de Ville, at the foot of Cape Diamond during the December 31, 1775 attack. The next day, his body was brought to the house of Jean Gaubert which stood on this spot, and encoffined prior . . . — Map (db m80803) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dahlia Hotel
Dahlia Hotel c. 1907 Formerly Hotel Taylor Hotel Thames This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic DistrictMap (db m91514) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Men of Vision
Joseph Strauss dreamed of a golden bridge spanning San Francisco Bay. But people opposed it fearing it would never survive the strong tides, it would lower property values, it would ruin the view. More than 2,000 lawsuits were filed to stop . . . — Map (db m90765) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Hamden — Eli Whitney1765 - 1825 — Inventor of the Cotton Gin —
On this site in 1798, Eli Whitney established the first manufactory for the production of fire arms in the United States. Here he invented and used the uniformity system of manufacture now adopted throughout the world. — Map (db m28744) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Harriet Tubman(born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 - March 10, 1913)
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." Born on Maryland's eastern shore, Harriet Tubman's family of eleven suffered the . . . — Map (db m130473) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), South Fenwick Island — S.C.-74 — Transpeninsular Line
This stone monument, erected April 26, 1751, marks the eastern end of the Transpeninsular Line surveyed 1751-1751 by John Watson and William Parsons of Pennsylvania and John Emory and Thomas Jones of Maryland. This line established the east-west . . . — Map (db m1234) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 18 — The Sage of AnacostiaAn East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
This imposing property once belonged to Anacostia’s most famous resident: Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery as a young man, Douglass rose to become a distinguished abolitionist, writer, publisher, and orator. By the 1860s Douglass was . . . — Map (db m88723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Congressional Cemetery Government Lots
Civil War Washington City Over the course of the Civil War, the nation's capital was transformed. The dignified government city Pierre Charles L' Enfant laid out in 1791 was hardened into a sprawling military center. Encircled by strong . . . — Map (db m139512) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 12 — Automobiling on The AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
This busy section once was a "Country Road" to Washingtonians looking for peace and recreation. If you drove by here a century ago, you would have passed woods and large estates, and might even have seen fox hunters. Across Georgia was the . . . — Map (db m72813) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 11 — 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 . . . — Map (db m123226) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 2 — Faith and ActionAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
You are standing at the main crossroads of Barry Farm, a post-Civil War (1861-1865) village settled by the formerly enslaved. Some Barry Farm-era churches still serve the neighborhood. Macedonia Baptist Church, about a block to your left . . . — Map (db m100825) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Alva Belmont House
Of this House The oldest part is one of the earliest buildings in this region. Robert Sewall bought the property and enlarged the house in 1799, and rebuilt and greatly altered it after war damage in 1814. Residence and office of . . . — Map (db m69271) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — NSDAR Founders Memorial
The NSDAR was founded in Washington DC on October 11, 1890. On April 17, 1929, Grace L. H. Brosseau, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated this memorial to the four founders of the NSDAR: Mary Desha, . . . — Map (db m50836) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The Octagon
Built between 1799 and 1802 by Colonel John Tayloe III (1771-1828) and his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe (1772-1855) Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828) Architect Occupied by President and Mrs. Madison from August 1814 to March 1815 after the burning . . . — Map (db m40225) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Chapel HallGallaudet College
Chapel Hall Gallaudet College 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 . . . — Map (db m40459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Holy Trinity Church[Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola]
Erected 1792 First place for public Catholic worship in what is now the District of Columbia — Map (db m22075) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 5 — “Contraband” to CommunityA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
The Entire Block to Your Left was once a Civil War-era camp and hospital for formerly enslaved African Americans After the Civil War broke out in 1861, thousands walked away from bondage. When some sought shelter at Fortress Monroe, . . . — Map (db m130849) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 13 — The Presidents' ChurchA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
Through The 1960s President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family worshipped across the street to your left at National City Christian Church. The First Family sat near the front in the pew deemed safest by their Secret Service agents. The church . . . — Map (db m130858) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Palisades — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 4
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed • 1791 • 1792 Protected by Columbia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution July 12, 1915 — Map (db m140886) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Park View — 16 — From Beer Garden to Park ViewLift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
"Innumerable colored Chinese lanterns ... shedding that dim uncertain light which is the delight of lovers and the poetry of beer drinking" — Washington Post, June 1879 Back when this area was open fields, . . . — Map (db m99221) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 601 Pennsylvania Avenue
On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. . . . — Map (db m66714) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Melvin JonesThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Voluteer Pathway —
Believing in the power of cooperative altruism, Melvin Jones helped shape Lions Club International into the largest network of services clubs in the world. The organization is committed to assisting the visually impaired and supporting sight . . . — Map (db m91918) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . — Map (db m6618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Northern Baptist Convention
In This Building On May 16-17, 1907 —The— Northern Baptist Convention was Formed and the Hon. Charles Evans Hughes elected Its First President — Map (db m100889) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Vaqueromodeled 1980/cast 1990 — acrylic urethane, fiberglass, and steel armature —
Luis Jiménez began making monumental sculptures in the midst of the Latino civil rights movement. He dedicated himself to contemporary subjects that represented a racially diverse and working class America. Vaquero, which means cowboy in . . . — Map (db m113216) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Wallace Campbell, together with Lincoln Clark and Arthur Ringland, founded Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) in 1945 to rush lifesaving assistance to the survivors of World War II in Europe and Asia. Over 100 . . . — Map (db m91984) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 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), Southwest Waterfront — Urban Renewal
At the beginning of the 20th century, Southwest was considered a decaying neighborhood suffering from poor housing and urban blight. In 1945, the Redevelopment Land Agency was created and its urban renewal efforts saw the displacement of . . . — Map (db m109664) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Fort Reno
At 409 feet above sea level, this site is the highest point in Washington, D.C. It is no coincidence that in 1861, the Union army designed one the largest and most heavily armed Civil War fortifications at this location. Originally named . . . — Map (db m136006) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 6 — Reno CityTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Before the Civil War (1861-65), the land behind you was part of the 72-acre farm of Giles Dyer. As a Southerner, Dyer depended on enslaved people to work his fields. Because of its elevation, Dyers land was taken by the Union Army in 1861 . . . — Map (db m130924) 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), 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 . . . — Map (db m102505) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — The Mason Estate
In contrast to the island today, this 1818 map by Robert King portrays the island as one continuous garden rich in native and cultivated plants, flowers, and fruits and divided by an avenue planted with trees. The estate was the summer . . . — Map (db m19988) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — 1 — You Had to Wear a TieCity within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail —
You are standing on Washington’s historic Black Broadway–the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first . . . — Map (db m130799) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — F-818 — John Wesley Hardin
Texas fugitive, John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) was captured here on August 23, 1877. Hardin was wanted and dangerous, and his capture became national news that brought notoriety to Pensacola. Hardin had reportedly killed 27 men. He bragged he had . . . — Map (db m91105) HM
Florida (Lee County), Fort Myers — The South Florida EcosystemA century and a half of change…
South Florida Restoration Project: Working to save an ecosystem at risk… At one time, water moved through the Everglades in vast, shallow flow, which led Marjory Stoneman Douglas to call the Everglades: “River of Grass.” . . . — Map (db m106673) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-41 — Battle of Allatoona
After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement. . . . — Map (db m21843) 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 — John A. Logan
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Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Fort Dearborn
Here • Stood Old • Fort • Dearborn 1803 – 1812 — Map (db m79616) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Stephen A. Douglas MemorialLeonard W. Volk, designer and sculptor 1881 — Chicago Landmark —
United States Senator Stephen Douglas, who died in 1861 at the age of forty-eight, was a firm believer in the future of Chicago. He held states offices and became nationally known for his debating skill in the Senate and in his campaign against . . . — Map (db m120728) HM
Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — The Lost Speech
"I look upon that enactment not as a 'law,' but as 'violence' from the beginning. It was conceived in violence, passed in violence, is maintained in violence, and is being executed in violence. I say it was 'conceived' in violence, because . . . — Map (db m57456) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe
"I am glad to get into Kansas again..." President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("FDR") told the audience in Syracuse, Kansas in 1936. The president was returning to Washington, D.C. after a campaign trip by train to Colorado. When he reached Olathe . . . — Map (db m21671) HM
Kentucky (Pulaski County), Nancy — George Henry ThomasThe Rock of Chickamauga, the Sledge of Nashville
Note: this marker is weathered and partly illegible. Some words are inferred and others are indecipherable. George Henry Thomas was born in Southampton County, Virginia, July 31, 1815. At the age sixteen he was forced to flee his home along . . . — Map (db m62970) 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
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — La Salle's Landing
In 1682 the French explorer, Robert Cavalier de la Salle, landed in an Indian village later to be known as the city of Kenner. Proclaiming ownership in the name of Louis XIV, King of France, he erected a cypress cross to commemorate the historic . . . — Map (db m96428) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The Original Teddy Bear
According to a famous story, a Louisiana Black Bear was the inspiration for the first “teddy bear.” In 1902, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was hunting in Louisiana and Mississippi. The hunt went on for days without . . . — Map (db m117201) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito
In memory of Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito who died in Washington on Jan 26, 1939 & whose remains were by order of President Franklin D Roosevelt conveyed on board the USS Astoria to his native land. In grateful appreciation of American . . . — Map (db m70122) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Naval School
Naval School Founded October 10th 1845. James K. Polk. President of the United States. Geo. Bancroft Secretary of the Navy. — Map (db m63572) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Bolton Hill — Francis Scott Key
1780-1843 Presented to the City of Baltimore Charles L. Marburg [this marker tells its story in a pictorial manner] On one side, ships are depicted bombarding Fort McHenry. On the other, the view is from Fort McHenry out onto the ships in . . . — Map (db m6548) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Bolton Hill — Mergenthaler House
From 1894 to 1899, this house was the residence of Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant who revolutionized the art of printing with his invention of the Linotype. Previously a typesetter searched for a single character, then placed it in a line . . . — Map (db m6582) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Downtown — Joshua Johnson
[The majority of the text on the photocopy of the picture of the marker is unreadable. It ends as follows:] His painting now hang in many museums, including the Metropolitan in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Below are two . . . — Map (db m9478) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Federal Hill-Montgomery — Federal Hill
Since the founding of Baltimore, 1729, this hill has been a popular point for viewing the city’s growth. Here 4,000 people feasted 1780, to celebrate the ratification by Maryland of the Federal Constitution and in honor of the new government gave . . . — Map (db m2555) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Fort McHenry — O'er the Ramparts We Watch!Which Flag Flies Today?
The forts walls are called ramparts. An American flag flies over Fort McHenry twenty four hours a day by Presidential Proclamation. The size of the flag varies. On clear days with the right amount of wind, a full-size replica of the . . . — Map (db m61434) HM
Maryland (Baltimore), Mount Vernon — Lafayette Monument
La Fayette, immortal because a self-forgetful servant of justice and humanity. Beloved by all Americans because he acknowledged no duty more sacred than to fight for the freedom of his fellow men. —Woodrow Wilson En 1777 La Fayette . . . — Map (db m2394) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Battle of North Point1814
Who Dies for Country, doth not yield To death’s uncompromising sway He soars Immortal from the field And dwells untouched by time’s decay               Wm. M. Marine This one-acre of the North Point Battlefield was set aside . . . — Map (db m2136) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — To Honor the HeroesStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
Baltimore successfully resisted the British assault in September 1814, thanks to thousands of determined volunteer citizen-soldiers. The following year a grateful city laid the cornerstone for the Battle Monument in downtown Baltimore, the first War . . . — Map (db m83041) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Port Republic — School #7Rural One-Room School During Segregation — Calvert County — Port Republic —
Port Republic School #7 was built on this site around 1870 and remained in continuous use until it was closed in 1932. This school is from a time when free public education for all was a new concept in post-Civil War America. This schoolhouse . . . — Map (db m66097) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — June 1814 — War Visits the Patuxent — Battle At The Mouth of St. Leonard Creek —
Instead of this peaceful scene in front of you, imagine the air. hazy with smoke brightened by the flare of gunfire and rockets. Hear booming cannons, screaming rockets, yelling and shouting. Right here at the mouth of St. Leonard Creek is' where . . . — Map (db m95871) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Keysville — Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key Author of The Star Spangled Banner Gave This Ground For Church And School Purposes In 1823 Erected by The P.O.S. of A. Of Maryland June 10, 1916 — Map (db m80086) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Sykesville — SykesvilleCapturing Joe Hooker — Gettysburg Campaign —
In June 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia marched north, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s Confederate cavalry rode east of the main army. Soon, Federal cavalry hunted Stuart. Before dawn on June 29, several former area residents . . . — Map (db m13883) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas StoneBorn 1744-Died 1787
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Member of Congress 1775-1784. One time its presiding officer. He lies buried at his home “Haber de Venture” one mile south. — Map (db m1002) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas Stone1743 - 1787
Signer of the Declaration of Independence Member of Congress Placed by the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution July 4, 1978 — Map (db m94358) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — World War II
In grateful memory of our veterans of World War II. Peace to the mighty dead, 1941-1945. — Map (db m3973) 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 (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — New Revived Church-Family & Faith ConnectionsHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Founded in 1876 as Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Church, New Revived United Methodist Church was one of five African American congregations established in this vicinity between 1864 and 1880. These churches were rooted in faith communities that had . . . — Map (db m78782) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4–6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. . . . — Map (db m2708) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4–6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. . . . — Map (db m97907) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Frederick’s Poet LawyerFrancis Scott Key
Born in what was then northeast Frederick County, Key’s parents first brought him to “Frederick-Town” to be baptized. His parents often rode to the county seat here. Key walked these streets whenever the family came to Frederick. . . . — Map (db m67248) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — History of the Monocacy River Valley
The earliest inhabitants of the Monocacy River Valley lived here about 12,000 years ago. These Native Americans lived in territorial, semi-nomadic groups dependent upon hunting, fishing, and food gathering. When European settlers first came to . . . — Map (db m3287) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Hospitals in FrederickCaring for the Wounded
In this building, soldiers who died in one of the many area hospitals following the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy were embalmed and prepared for interment at nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery or for shipment home. James . . . — Map (db m97908) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Jug Bridge Monument
The stone demijohn and memorial plaque, placed by the Sons of the American Revolution, were originally located on a bridge crossing the Monocacy River about 2 miles east of this site. The stone bridge of four arches and two 65-foot spans was . . . — Map (db m136898) 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), 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), Thurmont — ThurmontFormerly Mechanicstown — Gettysburg Campaign —
On June 29, 1863, Mechanicstown was full of the noise of an army on the move as Union Gen. John F. Reynolds marched I Corps to Emmitsburg. Until then, residents had only heard rumors of the advancing Confederates as nervous farmers hurried horses . . . — Map (db m1540) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Jerusalem Mills — Harry Gilmor's Raid"Great excitement in... Harford County," July 11, 1864
What caused the “great excitement” in Harford County during the summer of 1864? It was the arrival of a detachment of the Confederate cavalrymen led by partisan Major Harry Gilmor. He and his trooper, mostly Marylanders, were part of a . . . — Map (db m76608) 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 — Day-French-Puhl HouseCa 1842
Day, a master stone mason, purchased this lot from the Ellicotts an built this federal style home, one of the oldest brick structures in the district. Rear and side additions were prior to 1887. Later home to the French’s for many years, then . . . — Map (db m112257) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Howard County Jail, 1851:National Park Service Underground Railroad — Network to Freedom —
The Howard County Jail, located at 1 Emory Street, in the Historic District of Ellicott City, Maryland, was the location where freedom seekers and those charged with encouraging enslaved persons to run away or rise up against their masters or . . . — Map (db m111721) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Barnesville — Barnesville“Before night our town changed hands five times!” — Antietam Campaign 1862 —
On the evening of September 5, 1862, Gen. Wade Hampton’s and Gen. Fitzhugh Lee’s Confederate cavalry brigades bivouacked around Barnesville. They rode the next day to their base camp at Urbana, leaving the 9th Virginia Cavalry to guard Barnesville. . . . — Map (db m146190) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Bear and the Steelhead
The carvings on this bench depict a story from the Salish people of the northwestern United States and British Columbia, Canada. The story teaches respect for natural cycles, represented by the salmon’s annual migration upriver from the sea to . . . — Map (db m77878) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — The Church that Named a Community
The Church that Named a Community was built on this site in 1820 and called Bethesda House of Mercy The entire district came to be called by that name. The community of Bethesda is known the world over as a center of . . . — Map (db m77895) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Walter Johnson House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m84498) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — In This House
In this house August 26-27 1814 President James Madison and Richard Rush Attorney General • were sheltered after the burning by the British of the public buildings at Washington August 24-25, . . . — Map (db m364) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — Lockhouse 10Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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), Chevy Chase — Clean Drinking Manor
This Spring is on the site of Clean Drinking, a land grant surveyed for Col. John Courts in 1699. Descendants of Courts, the Jones family, lived at nearby Clean Drinking Manor for many years. Placed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames . . . — Map (db m61517) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — A 19th Century CrossroadsDarnestown
The thriving crossroads community of Darnestown during the 1880s looked much different than it does today. Photographs from that time, however, help us understand what someone traveling through Darnestown might have experienced. Darnestown grew . . . — Map (db m69722) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Civil War Troops & Darnestown ResidentsThe Civil War
Military Hardships Before becoming soldiers with military spirit, the men endured a series of hardships and deprivations. Even with their close proximity to Washington D. C. the men of Banks' division suffered shortages of clothing, . . . — Map (db m69839) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — Washington's Farm519 Acres Owned 1794-1799 by the First President
Thomas Sprigg, Jr., patented in 1725 as "Woodstock" 1,102 acres here, inherited in 1782 by Sprigg's three granddaughters, Sophia, Rebecca, and Elizabeth. Sophia married John Francis Mercer (later Governor of Maryland, 1801-1803.) in 1794. Nearly . . . — Map (db m5098) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — John A. Belt BuildingBuilt: 1903
According to an 1880’s newspaper report, John A. Belt was the proprietor of the largest mercantile establishment in Montgomery County. Belt’s store and upstairs hall, known as Norman Hall, became the pivotal structure of Gaithersburg’s social, . . . — Map (db m99502) 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), Martinsburg — White’s Ford
About 2 miles northwest was White’s Ford. This Potomac crossing was used by Gen. R. E. Lee entering Maryland in September, 1862, and Generals J.E.B. Stuart and Jubal A. Early returning to Virginia in 1862 and 1864, respectively. — Map (db m811) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Historic Montrose School
Constructed 1909 Designed by Thomas C. Groomes as a two room schoolhouse for white elementary students in rural communities of Montrose and Randolph. Used coal-burning stove, water from a well, and outhouses. Students planted the red cedar . . . — Map (db m67063) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Poolesville — Edwards FerryStrategic Crossing — Gettysburg Campaign —
Gen. Joseph Hooker’s 75,000-man, seven-corps Army of the Potomac crossed the Potomac River here, June 25-27, 1863, on the way to Gettysburg. The army crossed on two 1,400-foot-long pontoon bridges. Heavy rains during those three days made the single . . . — Map (db m33741) 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 — Glenview Mansion
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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 — Rocky Glen Farm / Dawson Farmhouse: Built 1874Dawson Farm Park – Rockville’s History in Your Backyard
Lawrence A. Dawson (1807-1875), was born in nearby Dawsonville, Maryland. He came to Rockville to study law and served in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 1840, he purchased this land from Benjamin Forrest, who later became his law partner. In . . . — Map (db m135502) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — Rowser’s Ford5,000 Confederate Cavalrymen Crossed — Gettysburg Campaign —
On June 24, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, leaving 3,000 cavalrymen in Rectortown, Virginia, to monitor Federal activity, led three Confederate cavalry brigades to Haymarket. Encountering Union Gen. Winfield S. Hancock’s corps marching north, Stuart sent . . . — Map (db m761) 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 at . . . — Map (db m115992) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Springing UpMasonic Temple — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue —
At three stories, this was Silver Springs tallest building. Occupying the prime corner lot at 8435 Georgia Avenue was the Masonic Temple, home of the Silver Spring Lodge No. 215 A.F. & A.M. of Maryland. (Ancient and Free Accepted Mason). About three . . . — Map (db m62102) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Walt Penney Field
In honor of Walt Penney who found enjoyment on Takoma Park's sports fields and returned it ten fold. The spirit of “Coach Walt” will be alive in the glee of children at play and the pride of cheering parents. — Map (db m2489) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — British AdvanceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
This house from the days when Bladensburg was a busy port town where George Washington stopped as he traveled the Old Post Road. On August 24, 1814, the British established an artillery position nearby and fired cannon and rockets at American . . . — Map (db m61081) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Colonial Ropemaking
One of the maritime industries that was present in the colonial port of Bladensburg was the making of rope and various other types of cordage. In colonial and nineteenth century America, this activity took place in a manufacturing facility known as . . . — Map (db m8222) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Weary WarriorsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Exhausted from marching, battling at Bladensburg, and invading Washington, British soldiers stopped to rest. Many slept on Northampton Plantation property on August 26, 1814, before resuming their march to Upper Marlboro. By August 30, after the . . . — Map (db m78146) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Harrison StoreTrolley Stop Sweet Shop — City of College Park —
These two structures, built circa 1910 in the Colonial Revival style, represent the first commercial resources in the neighborhood. Both buildings were apartments with ground floor commercial space. The store drew its customers from riders of the . . . — Map (db m115078) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Blown to AtomsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
A series of explosions rocked the Patuxent on August 22, 1814. Commodore Joshua Barney’s armed barges had eluded the British until their escape ended in the shallows of the river. His orders were clear: destroy the flotilla to keep it from enemy . . . — Map (db m61398) 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), Fairmount Heights — 72-09-33 — Henry Pinckney House608 60th Place — Historic Resource, Built, c. 1905 —
The Pinkney House is representative of the American Foursquare, a popular dwelling type with a square floor plan. The Henry Pinckney House is a large two-story dwelling with a hip roof pierced by gable dormers on three-planes of the roof. The . . . — Map (db m120077) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Addison Family at National Harbor
Bird's Eye View of Alexandria, 1863 Ships that docked at Alexandria's bustling wharves carried tobacco all over the world and brought fine goods from Europe for wealthy Maryland planters. Addison Family at National Harbor . . . — Map (db m144024) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Front Door to Maryland HistoryExperience Salubria
Experience Salubria is a curated collective of historic facts that establishes Southern Prince George’s County as the front door to Maryland’s epic heritage. The collective within the Tanger Outlets National Harbor consists of four . . . — Map (db m74970) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — The History of Watkins Regional Park
The Robert M. Watkins Regional Park is 864 acres in size. It was named in honor of Robert Watkins, who served as the Chairman of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)from 1951 until 1954 and played a significant role . . . — Map (db m109698) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — “Wye Plantation”
Home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twice Governor of Maryland. Born at Chilbury Hall, Harford County 1740. Died and lies buried here, 1799. The unusual house probably dates about 1740. — Map (db m3137) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Lexington Park — The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park
The Monument, a project of Unified Committee for Afro­-American Contributions of St. Mary's County, was dedicated On July 29, 2000, Its purpose is to serve as an external reminder of the contributions of African Americans to the growth and . . . — Map (db m128945) 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), Gapland — “Crampton Gap”
An important part of the Battle of South Mountain was fought here September 14-15, 1862, when the Federal forces pressed back the Confederate troops into Pleasant Valley and to Sharpsburg. — Map (db m144954) 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 — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarThe Rebels MacGill
A local doctor and father of 11, Charles MacGill (1806-1881) was a co-founder of the Hagerstown Herald and was a major general in the Maryland Militia. On September 30, 1861, Union troops came to his home to arrest him “on the authority . . . — Map (db m129169) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Mary Lemist Titcomb1857 - 1932 — Education And Business Figure —
Titcomb began her career in library science in Concord, Massachusetts. in 1901, she became the first director of the newly-created Washington county free library on Summit Avenue. She served for over 30 years. Titcomb was an innovator in county-wide . . . — Map (db m107092) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Ransom of Hagerstown
The existing City Hall was constructed in 1939, replacing the 1818 City Hall on this location. Town Treasurer and City Councilman Matthew Barber negotiated with Confederate General John McCausland regarding the ransom of Hagerstown in 1864. Retreat . . . — Map (db m20767) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
During the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield. The act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross Additional . . . — Map (db m141486) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Sharpsburg's Big Spring
Native Americans, travelers, and early settlers used this water source long before Joseph Chapline, Sr., chartered Sharpsburg on July 9, 1763. Chapline laid out the town so that the spring was one-half block from the town center. The never-failing . . . — Map (db m141367) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Historic Byrd Tavern
On this spot stood the historic Byrd Tavern, a famous hostelry in stage coach days. — Map (db m3857) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail Adams Cairn
From this spot, with her son, John Quincy Adams, then a boy of seven, by her side, Abigail Adams watched the smoke of burning Charleston, while listening to the guns of Bunker Hill. Saturday, 17 June, 1775. < Lower Marker : > The Adams . . . — Map (db m107409) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Webster — Chaubunagungamaug1630 - 1930
Site of Praying Indian town established by John Eliot and Daniel Gookin in 1674 and known as Chaubunagungamaug. — Map (db m48783) HM
Michigan (Ingham County), Lansing — Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981
Joe Louis learned to box as a teenager at Detroit’s Brewster Recreation Center. With power in both hands and great strength, Louis quickly rose through the amateur ranks and turned pro in 1934. He won the world heavyweight title in 1937 at the . . . — Map (db m103682) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Independence — Harry S. Truman Historic District
Harry S. Truman Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America National Park Service United States . . . — Map (db m44354) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Independence — Truman's First Job
"It was in the Clinton's Drugstore that Harry S. Truman obtained his first job at three dollars a week. He opened the store every morning at six thirty, mopped the floor, cleaned away the trash, polished the jugs and bottles, worked at the . . . — Map (db m34789) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Birthplace of George Washington Carver
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New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Francis Hopkinson House
Francis Hopkinson House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating . . . — Map (db m33453) HM
New Jersey (Gloucester County), National Park — Battle of Red Bank
This monument was erected on the 22 Oct 1829 to transmit positively a grateful remembrance of the patriotism & gallantry of Lieuit Colonel Christopher Greene who with 400 men defeated the Hessian army of 2000 troops then in the British Service at . . . — Map (db m13434) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Aaron Burr
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New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Brigham Young
The Mormon prophet lived in the house 100 yards east of here in 1831. He was baptized a Mormon in 1831 at Mendon, N.Y. — Map (db m65342) 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 (New York County), New York — Alexander Hamilton's HouseThe New Home of the Hamilton-Grange — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The New Home of the Hamilton-Grange. Alexander Hamilton’s house, named “The Grange” after his family’s ancestral home in Scotland, was moved from its original site on W. 143rd Street to 287 Convent Avenue in 1889. Studies have been . . . — Map (db m62336) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow
In memory of Captain James Lawrence of the United States Navy, Who fell on the 1st day of June 1813, in the 32nd year of his age, in the action between the frigates Chesapeake and Shannon. He was distinguished on various occasions, but . . . — Map (db m24486) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Site of the Wall of New AmsterdamLandmarks of New York
In 1653 the City of New Amsterdam erected a wall along the northern edge of town to protect the inhabitants from attack. This wall, five to six feet high, was constructed of heavy planks laid horizontally, and ran from the Hudson River to the East . . . — Map (db m127942) HM
New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Daniel D. Tompkins1774 - 1825
Governor of the State of New York 1807 – 1817 Vice-President of the United States 1817-1825 and a resident of Staten Island. Among many meritorious acts he aided the passage of the law abolishing slavery within the state, added to the . . . — Map (db m42616) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — John Howard Payne
To the memory of John Howard Payne, the author of Home Sweet Home. A student at Union College in the Class of 1810. ‘Mid the pleasures and palaces Though I may roam Be it ever so humble There’s no place like home A charm from the . . . — Map (db m130631) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Amelia Bloomer
1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily — Map (db m65244) HM
New York (Westchester County), Katonah — 1 — Welcome to John Jay HomesteadState Historic Site
In 1801, after a distinguished career in public service, John Jay retired to Bedford where until his death in 1829, he enjoyed spending time with his family and improving his farm. Four succeeding generations of the Jay family resided here until . . . — Map (db m24700) HM
Ohio (Delaware County), Delaware — President Hayes Memorial
This tablet marks the birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes Nineteenth President of The United States Born October 4th, 1822 — Map (db m39762) HM
Ohio (Hardin County), Kenton — This Tablet Marks Hull’s Trail; 1812
This Tablet marks Hull’s Trail; 1812. One-half mile south of this is the site of Old Fort McArthur. Built in 1812 on yonder hillside, Gen. Tupper and 1,000 men camped the entire winter of 1812-13. At the foot of the hill is their “Spring of . . . — Map (db m18416) HM
Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
(Left):Erected in honor of Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan U.S. Navy. Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808 Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890. Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congress for Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863. . . . — Map (db m19195) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — Paul Laurence Dunbar1872 - 1906
Paul Laurence Dunbar, born on Howard Street in Dayton, was the first African American to be accepted into the discipline of American literature. The son of a fugitive slave, Paul was an eloquent poet, short story writer, and novelist, as well as . . . — Map (db m17559) HM
Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
Julia Marlowe Julia Marlowe was a world-renowned Shakespearean actress during the late 1800's and early 1900's. She was born in England in 1865 and lived three years of her childhood in Portsmouth in the Front St. town house shown in the . . . — Map (db m63538) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Braddock — Joe Magarac • 1940
Joe was of eastern European stock and worked in the steel mills of Pittsburgh. His physical power and his courageous, giving and industrious character made Joe the greatest steelworker who ever lived. In fact, Joe was made of steel, born in an . . . — Map (db m98943) 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 (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Sacred to the memory of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg who was born on the 1st day of January, 1750 and departed this life on the 4th day of June, 1801 Aged 51 years, 5 months and 5 days ------------------------------ Lutheran Pastor in Colonial . . . — Map (db m54382) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — The Great War1917 - 1919
In Honor of those of Somerset County who served their Nation and the cause of World Liberty in the Great War and in memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice Erected by Great Crossings Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m106222) WM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — William Gilmore Simms
William Gilmore Simms 1806 - 1879 Author, Journalist, Historian — Map (db m19169) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Oceola / Patapsco Dead
(Grave Marker): Oceola Patriot and Warrior Died at Fort Moultrie January 30th 1838 (Historical Marker): A Seminole Leader Perhaps Fort Moultrie's most celebrated resident was Osceola, famed Seminole leader who led . . . — Map (db m15425) HM
South Carolina (Chesterfield County), Cheraw — 13-6 — Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace
[Front]: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in a house on this site on Oct. 21, 1917. His family lived here until they moved to Philadelphia in 1935. A founder of modern jazz, Gillespie was an innovative trumpeter and bandleader known . . . — Map (db m28273) HM
South Carolina (Lancaster County), Van Wyck — Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument
[Carving Side] "I was born in So Carolina, as I have been told, at the plantation whereon James Crawford lived about one mile from the Carolina Road X of the Waxhaw Creek" Andrew Jackson to J.H. Witherspoon, August 11, 1824. Jackson . . . — Map (db m23781) HM
South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Theodore Roosevelt26th President — 1901-1909 —
Born: October 27, 1858, New York, New York Married: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow (1861-1848), December 2, 1886 Children: Alice, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, Quentin Died: January 6, 1919, . . . — Map (db m89459) HM
Tennessee (Franklin County), Winchester — James Winchester(1752 - 1826)
Soldier of the American Revolution Speaker of the First Tennessee Legislature Brigadier General, War of 1812The town of Winchester was created as the seat of justice for Franklin County, November 22, 1809, by Act of the Tennessee Legislature Marker . . . — Map (db m31650) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Welcome to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. This site commemorates the life and work of the seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson. Born in poverty, Johnson rose from Greeneville tailor to the nation’s highest office. . . . — Map (db m93078) HM
Tennessee (Knox County), Farragut — Birthplace of Admiral Farragut
Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Born July 5th 1801 Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter D. A. R. Knoxville Dedicated by Admiral Dewey May 15th 1900 — Map (db m32218) 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 (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 27 — Daniel Boone
0.2 miles along this road is the waterfall under which Boone hid himself from raiding Indians; the falls were then about 4 feet high. 1.1 mile along the road, a marker indicates the site of the beech tree where "D. Boon Cilled a bar in . . . — Map (db m83060) 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 (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
Vermont (Franklin County), Fairfield — Chester A. Arthur21st President of the United States
Research indicates Chester Alan Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, on October 5, 1829. When he was less than a year old his parents moved to a new parsonage built at this site. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Union College, he became a . . . — Map (db m36936) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Historical District — 115 Prince StreetCaptain's Row
George Washington's 1749 Survey shows this lot fronting the Potomac River. The original house on this site was built in 1783. It was destroyed in the great fire of January 18, 1827, which consumed 53 houses and numerous outbuildings in Old Town. . . . — Map (db m71794) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Historical District — Historic Street
In the 1790's many Alexandria streets were paved with cobblestones. According to legend, Hessian soldiers provided the labor to cobble Princess Street. These cobbles remained essentially untouched until 1979, when the street was restored using the . . . — Map (db m71813) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — 1323 Duke Street – From Slavery to Freedom and Service — Alexandria Heritage Trail —
Text, upper half of marker panel: This house, built by Emmanuel Jones by 1888, stands at the corner of a block that witnessed the extremes of 19th century African American experience. From a slave trading company to significant . . . — Map (db m46124) HM
Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — 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 (Arlington County), Arlington — C-1 — Clay and Randolph Duel
Although dueling was illegal in Virginia, Secretary of State Henry Clay challenged U.S. Senator John Randolph of Roanoke. Clay called Randolph out to defend his honor after Randolph insulted him in a speech on the Senate floor. Randolph confided to . . . — Map (db m2315) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Fort Ethan Allen—What to Look For
The earthen mounds that surround you are the remains of the fort's construction. The model behind you re-creates Fort Ethan Allen as it was depicted in U.S. Army engineering drawings published after the Civil War. Use the drawing and model . . . — Map (db m129237) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Protecting the Fort
Fort Ethan Allen depended on more than its thick exterior walls to protect it from enemy attack. Guards stationed outside the fort in sentry boxes checked unfamiliar wagons for valid passes before allowing entry to the fort. Inside, guards . . . — Map (db m129242) HM
Virginia (Chesapeake), Pleasant Grove West — Pleasant Grove Baptist Church CemeteryHome of the Jackson Greys
This is the former site of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The monument to the "Jackson Greys" honors the regiment that was formed on the grounds of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Capt. (later Lieutenant Colonel) William H. Stewart who lived . . . — Map (db m45788) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Cool SpringUnion Advance and Confederate Counterattack — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
(Preface): In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent 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 m133228) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Alexandria — Bethlehem Baptist Church
According to tradition, the earliest congregation, which would become the Bethlehem Baptist Church, was organized circa 1863 by Samuel K. Taylor, a former slave, who preached in the homes of the African-American residents of Gum Springs. Shortly . . . — Map (db m100708) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Alexandria — Explore Historic HuntleyAnd take in a Refreshingly Different View
Cool Breezes on the hilltop provide relief form the summer heat and tempt you to relax while taking in the expansive view. From the top you can see Maryland, Ft. Belvoir and the forested oasis of Huntley Meadows Park. In years past, the . . . — Map (db m127850) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Sangster’s Station“Tears And Love For the Blue—Love and Tears for the Grey”
During the Civil War, the Orange & Alexandria Railroad was strategically important to both the Union and the Confederate armies. Sangster's Station, located 1-3/4 miles to your right where Colchester Road crosses under the railroad tracks, was the . . . — Map (db m110134) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Fairfax Station“The angel of the battlefield.”
The first Fairfax Station depot, built by Irish immigrants in 1852, was a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad from Alexandria to Gordonsville. Early in 1862, after Confederate forces withdrew, the railroad carried military supplies and . . . — Map (db m885) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Skirmish at St. Mary’sVictory or Death — Mosby's Confederacy —
Monday, August 8, 1864, was a hot and sultry day. Capt. John McMenamin of the 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry and Capt. James Fleming of the 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry had stopped at St. Mary's Church on the Ox Road (now Fairfax Station Rd.), . . . — Map (db m186) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — Star Tavern
(Front Side of Marker): After no luck in western goldmines Walter H. Erwin in 1852 bought two acres for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammel grant). Built frame tavern on this site which became a landmark on Leesburg Pike. 1861 sketch shows it . . . — Map (db m2874) 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 (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Glenfiddich HouseFormerly Harrison Hall
This property has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior Circa 1840 — Map (db m114510) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Haud Pluribus Impar
At Ball’s Bluff, near this town on the threshold of Virginia and the Confederacy, the invading army of the North was, on Oct. 21st 1861, utterly defeated and driven into the Potomac. This monument is erected to the memory of those who died in . . . — Map (db m110685) HM WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Loudoun County Court SquareWartime in Leesburg
Before the war, the courthouse square was the location of slave auctions and militia recruiting activities. On October 21, 1861, after the Battle of Ball's Bluff, more than 500 Union prisoners, including Col. Milton Cogswell, 42nd New York Infantry, . . . — Map (db m63738) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Our Glorious Dead
“Their Bodies are buried in Peace But their name liveth for evermore” 1917 † 1918 Russell T. Beatty, Corp. † Frank Hough, Lt. Charles A. Bell, Pvt.  † Alexander Pope Humphrey, Pvt. Charles E. Clyburn, Pvt. † Robert A. . . . — Map (db m109864) WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Sterling — Vestal's Gap Road
Extending from Alexandria to Vestal's Ferry near Charles Town, West Virginia, this colonial highway was a principal route from the Northern Neck of Virginia through the Blue Ridge to the Ohio Country. In the early 1770's, the road became the major . . . — Map (db m20031) HM
Virginia (Orange County), Locust Grove — John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack
On the morning of May 6, Confederate General John B. Gordon occupied the far Confederate left, in this vicinity, with his brigade of Georgians. Gordon reconnoitered to his left and front and discovered the Union right flank to be vulnerable to an . . . — Map (db m7384) HM
Virginia (Rappahannock County), Amissville — Twilight of Slavery“Enlightened” Accommodations No Match for Freedom
The three brick cabins in the field before you are tangible connections to the enslaved people of Rappahannock County before and during the Civil War. Many slaves escaped to Union lines here and elsewhere, and some former bondsmen served in the U.S. . . . — Map (db m49451) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — The Confederate Hospital
The Confederate Hospital was established at Mount Jackson under the direction of Dr. Andres Russell Meem by order of the Confederate Medical Department in Richmond, Virginia about September 15, 1861. Dr. Meem, a native of the area, was a graduate of . . . — Map (db m11696) HM
Virginia (Winchester), Old Town — Jacob H. Yost Building
Erected in 1872 by Col. F.W.M. Holliday (Governor of Virginia, 1878–1882) on land originally owned by Lord Fairfax, this building often referred to as “Lawyer's Row,” was completely renovated and restored in 1974 by the Farmers and . . . — Map (db m90155) HM
Virginia (Winchester), Old Town — 4 — Rouss City Hall Historical Tour>>> Civil War Cannon, Stage Entrance, Arch & Cornerstone
Fairfax Square — Council designated the grounds of Rouss City Hall as “Fairfax Square” in 1899 to recognize the importance of Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron who owned the land upon which Winchester was founded. . . . — Map (db m90152) HM
Virginia (Winchester), Old Town — WinchesterThe Valley Campaigns — 1862 & 1864 Valley Campaigns —
Winchester’s location at the north end of the Shenandoah Valley made it a place of strategic importance during the Civil War. From here, roads led north and east threatening Washington, D.C., and the Valley Turnpike led south and west endangering . . . — Map (db m2657) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Dr. Taylor F. FinleyDentist, Teacher, Recreation Center Operation
Birth: June 5, 1901 Death: February 5, 1957 Dr. Finley, whose dental office was located at 232 East Piccadilly Street from 1936 until the 1950s, was the black community's only practicing dentist beginning in 1928. He also taught science and . . . — Map (db m96111) HM
Virginia, Winchester — The Women of Winchester
In Honor Of The Women of Winchester The Ladies Confederate Memorial Association Organized in 1865 And Turner Ashby Chapter #184 United Daughters of the Confederacy For Five Generations They Have Cherished the Memory of The . . . — Map (db m117486) HM WM
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Major General Benjamin Lincoln and His Division1781 Siege of Yorktown — Colonial National Historical Park —
“I am fully convinced that the Siege will not last more than twelve days more and that Cornwallis & his troops must in that time be ours.” Major General Benjamin Lincoln to his wife, October 12, 1781 On May 12, 1780, Major . . . — Map (db m10979) HM
West Virginia (Clay County), Nebo — Clay County / Calhoun County
Clay County. Formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas. Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay, who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road to Wheeling. . . . — Map (db m137951) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling
Indian word. Settled, 1769, by Ebenezer, Jonathan, Andrew, and Silas Zane. Fort Henry, once Fort Fincastle, built, 1774. Mail boats, 1794, National Pike, 1818, and B&O Railroad, 1852, combined with its iron mills to make Wheeling a great . . . — Map (db m534) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Suspension Bridge - 1849Historic National Road
In 1816, with a strong interest in internal improvements, the legislatures of Virginia and Ohio authorized the formation of the Wheeling and Belmont Bridge Company (Belmont because the bridge company was to connect from Wheeling, Virginia to Belmont . . . — Map (db m561) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — Toward Revolution / 1970's Vision
Toward Revolution In the 70s Williamson Street Was primarily a working class industrial area. Artists, activists, poets, musicians, and theater folks found cheap rent here and minimal restriction on out artistic and political . . . — Map (db m105520) HM

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