“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, September 23, 2017
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Ontario (Essex County), Amherstburg — Major John Richardson(1796 - 1852)
Born at Queenston in Upper Canada, John Richardson served as a volunteer at Fort Malden during the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner by the Americans at Moraviantown. He was released at war's end, retired on half-pay in 1818, and spent most of the . . . — Map (db m76737) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), Queenston — Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe1763 - 1851
On October 13, 1812, following Isaac Brock's death in a preceding assault, Major-General Sheaffe assumed command and led a successful attack which dislodged an invading American force from Queenston Heights. Born in Boston, Mass., Sheaffe was . . . — Map (db m49161) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Camden — Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Lived in a house on this site 1824-1829 Later to be the home of The David Copperfield Childrens Library 1922-1932 — Map (db m117151) HM

Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe Daughter of The Reverend Lyman and Roxanna Foot Beecher Born Litchfield Connecticut 14 June 1811 Married at Cincinnati Ohio 6 January 1836 To Calvin Ellis Stowe Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at Brunswick Maine in 1851 . . . — Map (db m53155) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 16 of 20 — Education MattersAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Anacostia's Ketcham School (across Good Hope Road) opened in 1908 to serve white elementary school children. For junior and senior high school, whites crossed the river until 1935, when Anacostia Junior-Senior High School opened at 16th and R . . . — Map (db m112790) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barry Farm — 5 — The Curative Powers of NatureAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The Fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time when . . . — Map (db m100694) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 13 — Battleground National CemeteryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
After the rebels were turned back as the Battle of Fort Stevens ended in 1864, scores of Union Soldiers lay cold and silent. Forty-one of them are buried here in this tiny plot dedicated to their sacrifice. President Abraham Lincoln, who . . . — Map (db m72825) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 6 — School DaysBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
The School Building Just Ahead of You Opened In 1912 as the Military Road School, the area's third public elementary for African Americans. For decades it was the only public school serving black children in Upper Northwest and nearby . . . — Map (db m110235) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — James A. Garfield
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District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — Michael Kovats de Fabricy
“Fidelissimus Ad Mortem” Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy A Hungarian American Hero, who gave his life for Freedom in the Battle of Charleston in 1779 Sculptor Paul Takacs Executed in Bronze by Attila Dienes . . . — Map (db m79452) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Art for the People — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Congress ordered sculptures installed at Meridian Hill Park long before the park's completion. So many sculptures were authorized that Horace Peaslee, the park's architect, called for a moratorium on installations. He told the Commission of the Fine . . . — Map (db m63658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Buchanan
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District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Charles R. Drew and Lenore Robbins Drew3324 Sherman Avenue, NW, Apartment 1 — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
Dr. Charles R. Drew (1904-1950), renowned for his blood plasma research, was associated with Howard University College of Medicine during most of his career. In 1941 Drew joined a national effort to set up a blood banking process but left because . . . — Map (db m65523) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Design Challenges — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Limited funds and dramatic change in elevation at the Meridian Hill Park site -- falling 75 feet from north to south -- challenged the Commission of Fine Arts and their designers. The 16th Street edge required massive retaining walls to transition . . . — Map (db m63944) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 255 — All the Row HousesDupont Circle — Diverse Visions / One Neighborhood
All the row houses in the 1700 block of Q St. (north and south pictured above) were built in the mid-1880s by one of Washington's most prolific architects/builders, Thomas Franklin Schneider. The prosperity and growth during the 1880s in DC resulted . . . — Map (db m80020) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Carl Lutz
Here Lived Carl Lutz (1895-1975) Swiss diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Who represented the interests of the United States of America in Budapest, Hungary during World War II and saved the lives of thousands of Jews. . . . — Map (db m69110) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Woman's National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. (202) 232-7363 Museum Tours by Appointment Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore . . . — Map (db m88744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882–1945. In September, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish he then . . . — Map (db m31631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Totten — Fort TottenRock Creek Park
Built in 1861 and named after Brigadier General Joseph Gilbert Totten, Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Totten commanded the northeastern countryside of Washington, DC during the Civil War. Heavily armed with massive cannon that could hurl . . . — Map (db m92906) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Georgetown House
The Georgetown House is closely linked with the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The building was constructed about 1830 by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. for use as a storage room. Later it became a tavern but shortly thereafter turned into . . . — Map (db m111008) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — A Neighborhood RebornLogan Circle — National Mall & Memorial Parks
The Logan Circle Historic District has a rich history of change. A fashionable, exclusive neighborhood had evolved by the 1870s – home to members of Congress, such as Senator John Logan of Illinois. By the turn of the 20th century, Iowa . . . — Map (db m63401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — John Logan MemorialNational Mall & Memorial Parks
“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the Nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.” John A. Logan . . . — Map (db m53016) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — "Blodget's Hotel"
[The Great Seal of the United States] In 1800, the building erected on this site by Samuel Blodget was the scene of the first theatrical performance given in Washington. From 1812 to 1836 it sheltered the city post office and, for part of . . . — Map (db m103077) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Harriet Tubman escaped a life of slavery only to return south, at her own peril, time and again, to lead more than 300 fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad to safety and freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman raised money to clothe and . . . — Map (db m91877) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — National Council of Negro Women633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a . . . — Map (db m30059) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Miner Teachers CollegeAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
2565 Georgia Avenue, NW Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who . . . — Map (db m114359) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 17 of 19 — The Next WaveLift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
Caribbean immigrants discovered this stretch of Georgia Avenue in the 1940s, bringing island culture along with jerk chicken, curry, and coco bread. Many, like Eric Williams, who later led Trinidad and Tobago to independence in 1962, came to . . . — Map (db m66559) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 3 of 19 — Howard TheatreLift Every Voice Georgia Avenue — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
The legendary Howard opened in 1910 as the nation’s first major theater built for African Americans. Audiences came for plays, variety shows, concerts, and movies. In the 1930s, under manager Shep Allen, the Howard became part of the . . . — Map (db m120968) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 7 of 14 — Like a VillageCity Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
Churches have deep roots in the life of this historic African American community. A number of congregations in this immediate area, including Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ on this corner and Vermont Avenue Baptist Church just one block . . . — Map (db m79838) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 8 of 14 — The Whitelaw Hotel and “the Duke”City Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
They found a lobby with fine rugs and potted palms, a richly decorated dining room, comfortable rooms, and convenience shops on the first floor. The Whitelaw was the creation of African America business entrepreneur John Whitelaw Lewis, who . . . — Map (db m41952) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Philip H. SheridanGeneral of the Army of the United States
SHERIDAN — Map (db m22046) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities
“More than two decades ago many of us in the disability community concluded that Americans with disabilities would never achieve full, productive citizenship and this nation made a firm statement of law protecting their civil rights. The . . . — Map (db m109250) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — African-American History in Southwest
The Southwest Waterfront’s history is closely tied to African-American history. Leading up to the Civil War many people of color—those still enslaved as well as some freed individuals—lived and worked here, and some helped build the . . . — Map (db m109580) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Creating the Waterfront
Before the 1800s, the Southwest Waterfront formed the eastern bank of the Potomac, but sediment accumulated as farming increased, making the river hard to navigate and prone to flooding. In 1882, plans to dredge the river were approved, with . . . — Map (db m109748) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Underground Railroad and Waterway
In April 1848, the largest slave escape attempt on record in the Unites States took place at the Southwest Waterfront. Seventy-seven men, women, and children boarded the schooner Pearl to sail to freedom, but were ultimately recaptured. The . . . — Map (db m110136) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — Battleground National Cemetery — Rock Creek Park
During the late evening of July 12, 1864, 40 Union soldiers that perished while defending Washington DC from a two day Confederate attack (known as the Battle of Fort Stevens) were laid to rest here in what was once an apple orchard. President . . . — Map (db m63644) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Trinidad — UntitledArtist: Mikhail Hardy — 2009
The repairs and restoration of this call box and five others were made possible in 2009 by Trinidad Neighborhood Association. Fabrication and installation: Gelberg Signs. Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the . . . — Map (db m115196) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — Battle of Fort StevensFormer Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour 1
Although nothing remains of the original landscape, this area was a battleground of the only Civil War battle fought in Washington. On July 11, 1864, Confederate troops attempted to capture the Union's capitol by first taking a meagerly defended . . . — Map (db m105292) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — 6 of 17 — Working for the RaceMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History, worked and lived at 1538 Ninth Street from 1912 until 1950. The son of formerly enslaved people. Woodson received a Ph.D. from Harvard, and became an acclaimed scholar, educator, and advocate. He . . . — Map (db m108663) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — From Woodley to Woodley Park
The first development called “Woodley” named after the Woodley estate (now home to the Maret School), was owned by Mrs. A. E. Kervand and was first recorded as a subdivision in 1875. Winding Woodley Lane was its main street. By 1878 lots . . . — Map (db m112394) HM
Florida (Duval County), Mandarin — F-40 — Harriet Beecher Stowe Home
In 1867, Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband Calvin bought thirty acres of the Fairbanks Grant in Mandarin which served as their winter home until the winter of 1883-1884. The move to Florida was due to plans for philanthropy among the . . . — Map (db m62490) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Second Seminole War1835-1842
The Second Seminole War was the most costly war, in lives and money, ever fought by the United States government against Native Americans. This second of three wars resulted from the Treaty of Payne's Landing in 1832 which required the Seminoles to . . . — Map (db m57542) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward GardensIn Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free”
Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago’s lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago’s lake shore as an open space and assure the city’s “front . . . — Map (db m47782) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort DearbornAugust 15, 1812
From roughly 1620 to 1820, the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, and included the Chicago area. In 1803, the United States government built Fort Dearborn at what is today Michigan . . . — Map (db m67806) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — George PullmanIndustrialist 1831-1897 — Chicago Tribute
George Pullman established his reputation in Chicago in 1859 by inventing a way to raise buildings to the new street level required for installation of a sewer system. In 1863, he began converting railroad passenger cars into luxury sleeping . . . — Map (db m99944) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jack BrickhouseHall of Fame Broadcaster — 1917-1998
[Front:] [Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.] 'Hey Hey' [Left Side:] Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . — Map (db m47668) HM
Indiana (Clark County), Jeffersonville — General LaFayette — Visit to Jeffersonville
(General LaFayette) was the official guest of the State of Indiana at Jeffersonville on May 12, 1825 at the house of Former Governor Posey on the West corner of Front and Fort Streets. He was welcomed by the Governor of the the State, by a . . . — Map (db m46696) HM
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 (Fayette County), Lexington — Henry Clay1777 - 1852
Visitors familiar with Lexington's Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, know it as a graceful old house, with lovely gardens and grounds. In an earlier time, when Henry Clay built it to some 2,000 acres, Ashland was also the home of Thoroughbreds. Henry . . . — Map (db m58346) HM
Kentucky (Hardin County), Elizabethtown — 1534 — Commodore Joshua Barney / First Brick House
(side 1 – Commodore Joshua Barney) Famous American privateer and naval hero in War of 1812. Barney owned many acres of land in Hardin CO. A friend of George Washington, John Paul Jones and Napoleon Bonaparte. His greatest desire . . . — Map (db m119791) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — John James Audubon Store Site
On this corner stood the General Merchandise Store of John James Audubon 1810-1820 Erected by Mann Bros. May 14, 1925Map (db m121861) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to Maryland by direction of The Honorable John Snyder Secretary of the Treasury as the inspirational symbol of the United States savings bonds independence drive from May 15 to July 4 . . . — Map (db m63419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 4 — Joseph Nicholson Home Site and BandstandThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up The Ship
In 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry," his wife's sister and brother-in-law lived in a house on this site. The poem quickly became famous when it was set to music and re-titled "The . . . — Map (db m63433) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Roger Brooke Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland. After serving as attorney general of the U.S. and secretary of the Treasury, he was sworn in as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 15, 1836. He served until his death in 1864. . . . — Map (db m123235) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 3 — U.S. Naval Academy MuseumThe Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Founded as the Naval School Lyceum in 1845, this is among the nation's oldest museums. It contains two full floors of exhibitions. There is extensive coverage on the War of 1812 on the first floor to the left. Inside, too, is the original signal . . . — Map (db m63851) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street
This structure,built around 1808, was home to the Colvin family for several generations. In 1874 it served temporarily as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, whose original building had burned. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital opened here . . . — Map (db m61897) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 9 North Front Street
A survival from the 18th century, this house was built in the section of the city known as “Jonestown.” Designed and built in the 1790’s in the Federal style, 9 North Front Street was once part of a neighborhood of merchants, . . . — Map (db m2726) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe
"My idea in designing this monument was to produce something simple, chaste, and dignified, to strike more by graceful outlines and proportions than by crowding with unmeaning ornament." George A. Frederick, ca. 1874 The November 1875 . . . — Map (db m6627) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — A Star Spangled Centennial
The Francis Scott Key Tablet above was dedicated as part of the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial celebration in 1914. Designed by Hans Schuler, the bronze shield depicts and American flag and myrtle (symbolic of love and immortality) . . . — Map (db m60400) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Ferdinand Clairborne Latrobe
1833 1911 Seven Times Mayor of Baltimore In grateful acknowledgment of his eminent services the City has erected this monument AD 1914 — Map (db m60936) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Former GloryStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore’s thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s. The first U.S. Navy frigate, Constellation, launched from Stodders Shipyard in 1797 and played an active role . . . — Map (db m79670) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 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 — 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 — Mob SceneStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Site — War of 1812
Incited by anti-war editorials in the Federal Republican, an angry mob destroyed the newspaper’s Gay Street office in June 1812. Rioters returned when editor Alexander Contee Hanson resumed publication from the Charles Street site on July 27. . . . — Map (db m79870) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — OellaConquering the “Nine Mile Hill"
The Ellicott brothers constructed what became the first leg of the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike to get their flour to market in Baltimore. By 1787, they cut a new road east through the forests to shorten the trip to the city. This route . . . — Map (db m5741) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — The Conflict upon this Battle FieldWar of 1812
The conflict upon the Battle Field on September 12, which was followed on the 13 and 14 by the unsuccessful bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Fleet under Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane, Commander-in-Chief of all the invading forces was the . . . — Map (db m79881) WM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — Fate of the FlotillaStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Some of the fiercest fighting of the war occurred here, where St. Leonard Creek meets the Patuxent River. During the summer of 1814, the British navy tried to flush out and destroy Commodore Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Flotilla—a rag-tag . . . — Map (db m80899) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Denton — William Still Center-Families Divided & UnitedHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
William Still’s mother Sidney and several of his siblings lived in a cottage on the plantation where they were enslaved. Sidney escaped with her children to join her husband in New Jersey, but she was soon recaptured and returned to Maryland. . . . — Map (db m79313) 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 (Carroll County), Taneytown — Zile's Ice Cream
The Downtown Taneytown Main Street Organization dedicates this sign restoration to the Taneytown community. The "Zile's Ice Cream“ sign was originally completed in the 1920's by Roy Strine and restored in the year 2001 by Lewis Shlitt. It . . . — Map (db m80463) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Frederickstown — Fort Duffy
Erected to honor the heroism of the men who so bravely defended Fort Duffy and Fredericktown against the British Fleet May 5, 1813 Colonel Thomas Ward Veazey, commanding Samuel Wroth, D.F. Heath; Moses Cannon; Nicholas Franks; John W. . . . — Map (db m62347) WM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — North East
George Talbot of Susquehanna Manor renamed North East River, “The River Shannon.” The iron forges of the Principio Company were located here. Saint Mary Ann’s Parish Church is one of the oldest in Cecil County. Russell, one of the owners . . . — Map (db m1690) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Perryville — Rodgers Tavern
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Maryland (Charles County), Ironsides — Durham ParishEstablished 1692
One of the original thirty parishes established by an act of the General Assembly of Maryland on June the 2nd 1692. A log church was first erected on this site as reported by the vestry to the Governor in 1694. Existing church was constructed in . . . — Map (db m68588) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Eastern Shore InfantryGlorious Achievements
During the Civil War, U.S. Col. James Wallace, commander of the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, used this building as his headquarters. The regiment which camped east of here, drew most of its members directly from the Eastern . . . — Map (db m113141) 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), Church Creek — St. Mary, Star of the Sea Chapel & Cemetery“Tubman Chapel”
Built before 1767 by Richard Tubman II, to serve the Roman Catholics who had worshipped in this area since the second half of the the 17th century. Early unmarked burial vault on site. Chapel enlarged in 1819 and in 1888. Surpressed and sold in . . . — Map (db m3998) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Vienna — Discover: The Nanticoke
In 1608, English Captain John Smith's explorations of the Chesapeake Bay led him up the Nanticoke River. He may have felt as if he were exploring the New World, but the Native Americans he encountered had been living in the region for millennia. The . . . — Map (db m63294) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Vienna — John Smith Explores the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. Smith and his crew sailed and . . . — Map (db m63333) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Burkittsville — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m1958) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Birthplace of William Tyler Page
Birthplace William Tyler Page Oct. 19, 1868 Author of The American's Creed Placed by Frederick, Chapter, D.A.R. — Map (db m89037) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Burning the Bridge
On July 9, 1864, a wooden covered bridge spanned the Monocacy River where you see the present-day Urbana Pike Bridge. The covered bridge provided easy movement for the Confederates, intent on speeding 15,000 troops with their horses, wagons, and . . . — Map (db m103945) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Evangelical Lutheran Church
This tablet is erected to the Glory of God and in grateful recognition of those who organized this congregation and have maintained it for two hundred years 1738   Congregation organized. 1743   Log church built on the Monocacy. . . . — Map (db m14022) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Final Resting PlaceFrancis Scott Key
In the final months of his life Francis Scott Key enjoyed visits to Terra Rubra farm, his boyhood home not far from Frederick Town. He thought and wrote about the end of life and his hopes of immortality in a life to come.

Key died at his . . . — Map (db m75758) HM WM

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 — Rose Hill Manor
Built in early 1790s Last Home of Governor Thomas Johnson Delegate to Continental Congress 1774-1775 First Governor of Maryland 1777-1779 Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1792-1793 Rededicated this 1st day of November 2014 . . . — Map (db m103770) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — They Lie Here, Beneath Our Feet
For nearly a century, many of Frederick's African American residents were laid to rest here in the Laboring Sons Cemetery. As the name implies, they repaired the shoes, painted the houses, cleaned the stables, nursed the sick, and performed . . . — Map (db m110801) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — Middletown in the Path of War1862-1864
Union soldiers marched through Middletown by the thousands in September 1862 to repel Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. Middletown citizens turned out to cheer them on. The Union army Would face Confederate forces on nearby South Mountain . . . — Map (db m107614) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Ye Olde Ostertag-Easterday Homestead
This house, built in the 'mid 1700's, is a typical pioneer log homestead house built in this area by early German settlers. the location of such early homes was very important as it helped to provide the many necessities for their existence. For . . . — Map (db m106810) HM
Maryland (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 (Garrett County), Oakland — Tradition of Washington Spring
The flat land beside the little Youghiogheny River on the western edge of Oakland has two items of historic interest. First, it contains a spring, and according to tradition, George Washington stopped at the spring on the morning of September 26, . . . — Map (db m68806) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Out of the FlamesStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Rodgers House miraculously survived the 1813 burning of Havre de Grace. Dating from 1788, this is the town's oldest documented structure. John and Elizabeth Rodgers, parents of U.S. Naval hero John Rodgers, operated a tavern here. They also . . . — Map (db m64144) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Disney’s TavernCa. 1790
Deborah Disney ran her tavern, a popular gathering place for men, on this site from 1840-1862. The building continued as a tavern thought the late 19th century. Later a fabric store, women's boutique, and antique bookstore, it is one of the oldest . . . — Map (db m111737) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Word Wars I, II and Korea Memorial
In Memory of The Citizens of Howard County Who Served in World Wars I and II And The Korean Conflict Erected by V.F.W. Post No. 7472 Ellicott City Lions Club Ellicott City Rotary Club — Map (db m111705) WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided
War on the Chesapeake Bay. During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland’s residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in . . . — Map (db m62758) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Tree of HippocratesPlantanus Orientalis
From the Greek Island of Cos, Hippocrates is said to have held classes under the parent tree. The cutting for this tree is a gift the town of Cos presented to the National Library of Medicine at the dedication of its new . . . — Map (db m62940) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville Angel
Sculptor Stefan Saal created the Brookeville Angel over a three-month period in 1994 from a white oak tree (Quercus alba) located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (Rt. #97) south of town. "Father Don" (Donald Van Alstyne) of the Marian Fathers . . . — Map (db m368) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Dowden’s Ordinary
This tablet marks the site of Dowden's Ordinary Where Gen. George Edward Braddock and Col. Dunbar's Division of the Colonial and English Army made a second encampment In Maryland April 15-17, 1755 Erected by the Janet . . . — Map (db m43631) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — Washington's Farm
519 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 . . . — Map (db m5098) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — A Center of Culture and Commerce
In July of 1889, John A. Belt, a leading merchant in Gaithersburg, purchased the southwest corner of Diamond and Summit Avenues for $200. On this site, Belt built a general store with a large upstairs public room, known as Norman Hall. The building . . . — Map (db m3355) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Schwartz House / City Hall Built 1895
The house that would one day become City Hall was built for Henry Miller, an active businessman in early Gaithersburg, and his wife Rosa. In 1913, the house was bought by Edward P. Schwartz, a Washington, DC real estate broker. Here he established a . . . — Map (db m3312) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), 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), Rockville — 12 & 14 — Rockville’s First Colored SchoolsRockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
Rockville's First Colored School 246 North Washington Street In March, 1867, twenty African Americans pledged to support a school by taking responsibility for money "as may be necessary to pay the board and washing of the teacher and . . . — Map (db m43556) 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), Seneca — Seneca Mills During the Civil War
With only the Potomac River between Montgomery County and the Confederate South, Seneca Mills residents were always close to impending troop activity. At the beginning of the war, the Seneca Mill community was worthy of consideration by the . . . — Map (db m118667) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — Watering the Canal
Why are there two locks here? While they may look similar, the two locks played very different roles in the operation of the canal. The lock in front of you is Inlet Lock 2. The lock behind you is Lift Lock 23. Lift locks raised and lowered boats to . . . — Map (db m22039) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — ‘Most Lonesome Spot’Tools for the Trades — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
In 1912 John H. and Thomas Hunter opened Hunter Bros., a hardware and implements business, on what John described as "the most lonesome spot between Glenmont and the city of Washington." Housed in a two-story wood frame structure, the hardware . . . — Map (db m67613) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — 24-Hour ServiceSwitching Places — Silver Spring Geogia Avenue Heritage Trail
From 1946 to 2000, Tastee Diner's 24-hour service could be enjoyed three blocks south at 8516 Georgia Avenue. Designated a Montgomery County Master Plan Historic Preservation site in 1994, this classic Streamline Moderne-style diner was . . . — Map (db m66995) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — A Downtown is BornLocal Institutions — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
The Establishment of Silver Spring's first bank and Newspaper, traditional institutions required for a community to grow and prosper, occurred on this corner with the opening of the Silver Spring National Bank in 1910 and publication of The Maryland . . . — Map (db m62165) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Early's Raid on Washington
Washington, D.C. was raided in 1864 by 14,000 Confederate troops led by General Jubal Early. Skirmishes took place in Silver Spring and Washington, with the attack finally being stopped at Fort Stevens - just a few miles south of this site. . . . — Map (db m76026) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler
(Center Plaque): Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler October 7, 1770 - November 20, 1843The first superintendent of the United States' survey of the coast, founded in 1807, led America's efforts in establishing the geodetic framework for all land . . . — Map (db m54502) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Matthew HensonA Lifetime of Exploration
August 8, 1866 - Born in Charles County, Maryland. 1877-1879 - At the age of 12, leaves home to live in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 1879-1884 - Joins the crew of the ship "Katie Hines" as a cabin boy and explores the . . . — Map (db m114209) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Founding of Takoma Park
Erected by the citizens in commemoration of the founding of Takoma Park by Benjamin F. Gilbert November 24, 1883 Dedicated July 4, 1939 — Map (db m58378) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bostwick
Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes. Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1798 -- 1801. — Map (db m61929) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894)
In the wake of the economic "Panic of 1893", social reformer Jacob Coxey and his "Army of the Commonwealth," consisting of approximately 500 unemployed workers, marched from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate at the Capitol for unemployment . . . — Map (db m6070) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair
Governor Samuel Ogle (1692-1752) owned Belair, built circa 1745. The Georgian Palladian style house stands on a tobacco plantation that included gardens, a vineyard, deer park, horse stables and numerous dependencies. Ogle's son, Benjamin . . . — Map (db m66434) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Blacksox Park
The Washington Blacksox In 1961, William "Doffey" Jones, owner and manager of the Washington Blacksox team built a sandlot baseball stadium on this site. They played on this field until ca. 1971. The Blacksox team was established in 1928 and . . . — Map (db m78752) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park
In 1673, Charles Calvert, the Third Lord Baltimore, granted 1000-acres of land to Thomas Sprigg. Sprigg named the property Northampton, located in what later became Prince George's County, and was home to the Sprigg family and their slaves and . . . — Map (db m69274) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmount Heights — 72-09-41 Bungalow Row62nd Avenue Between Foote Street and Addison Road — Documented Properties, Built Circa 1920
In 1920, developer Robinson White built 19 small frame bungalows of identical form and style on Fairview (now 62nd Avenue). This area was the original Fairmount Heights Subdivision. These houses closely resembled the “Rosita” style of . . . — Map (db m120729) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Elizabeth Keckly1818 - 1907 — Enslaved     Modiste   Confidante
Born into slavery, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom using her exceptional skills as a seamstress. After establishing her own business, she was employed as a modiste (dressmaker) by Mary Lincoln, becoming her trusted friend and confidante. Mrs. . . . — Map (db m73161) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Route One, Our Hometown Main StreetCity of Hyattsville
Records from the early 1700's indicate that a riverfront settlement named Beale Town was once located on the site that later became Hyattstown. The little outpost never achieved town status. In 1742, the residents petitioned to have a new town laid . . . — Map (db m14608) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Conservation Trail
J. N. "Ding" Darling was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who advocated for the conservation of our Nation's natural resources. He inaugurated the Federal Duck Stamp Program and drew the first stamp. He was founder of the National . . . — Map (db m65391) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — 18 — St. Philip's Episcopal ChurchCity of laurel Walking Tour
St. Philip's Church was built in 1848 through the efforts of Horace and Louisa Snowden Capron and Parishioners. It was probably the first building in Laurel designed by a professional Architect. It houses a bell from St. Paul's Church in Baltimore . . . — Map (db m79070) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — "Rockets on the Hill"Oxon Hill Farm - Oxon Cove Park
We found three rockets on our hill evidently pointed at our house but fortunately did not reach it” Mary DeButts, writing to her sister Millicent on March 18, 1815 Samuel and Mary DeButts were lucky not to be home . . . — Map (db m48954) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Slavery in the Potomac Valley"Salubria"
Only Black Slavery Was Legal in Maryland Maryland institutionalized the enslavement of Africans at the same time they were being shipped to this section of the Potomac Valley from St. Mary’s City, Port Tobacco, and Virginia. Indians and Whites . . . — Map (db m75283) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Eternal Tribute
The town of Riverdale Park offers eternal tribute to members of our armed forces who defend the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States of America — Map (db m76051) WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Shaded ReprieveStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
Well-shaded Fenno Road provided relief for sweltering British soldiers marching from Benedict. On August 22, 1814, their fourth day of travel, they set out from Nottingham along the road that has existed since at least 1729. Vestiges of the sunken . . . — Map (db m75376) 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), Leonardtown — Invasion!Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Imagine the scene here on July 19, 1814, as Breton Bay filled with barges of British Royal Marines intent on attacking Leonardtown. Rear Admiral George Cockburn led the invasion force that came ashore at the town wharf. Raiders also approached the . . . — Map (db m62640) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — Disaster at Ragged PointUSS Tulip Boilers an Ongoing Problem During the War
Immediately after commissioning the Tulip experienced boiler problems. In August 1863, her boilers were building pressure to hazardous conditions and in mid-October, she was ordered to the Washington Navy Yard for boiler repairs. Steam drums were . . . — Map (db m62179) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — St. Michaels
This town was attacked by a British force during the night of August 10, 1813, but they were driven back to their boats at sunrise. A gun used in its defense is mounted in the town square. — Map (db m61386) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Wye Mills — The Wye OakPreserving a Legacy
For well over 450 years, a quiet giant stood marking the passage of time for many generations. The Wye Oak survived through the birth of a nation, the Civil War, and two World Wars. Located alongside what was once a Native American Trail and later . . . — Map (db m113580) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — The Dahlgren Chapel
This chapel was built around 1881 by Madeline Vinton Dahlgren, widow of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, USN, inventor of the Dahlgren gun, the armament used by the USS Monitor against the CSS Virginia, formerly the steam frigate USS Merrimack. — Map (db m1297) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Anna Spencer Brugh Singer1878-1962 — Artistic And Business Figure
Anna Spencer Brugh Singer was born in Hagerstown and married William H. Singer, Jr. in 1895. Together they pursued an artistic life; he as an artist, she as an art collector and musician. They traveled the United States and Europe, befriended many . . . — Map (db m107264) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — 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), Hagerstown — Thomas Kennedy1776 - 1832 — Civil Rights Figure
An advocate of religious liberty, Thomas Kennedy was born in Scotland and immigrated to America in 1795. He was elected to represent Hagerstown in the Maryland legislature in 1817 and served on a committee tasked with considering removing the . . . — Map (db m107053) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — 119 — Meetinghouse Hill1630 - 1930 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Site of chapel erected in 1653 for John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. Here he preached to the Wamesit and Pennacook Indians, converting many and establishing a village of Christian Indians called Wamesit. — Map (db m122299) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail AdamsAdams Nat’l Hist Park — Quincy, Mass
“Improve your understanding for acquiring useful knowledge and virtue, such as will render you an ornament to society, an Honour to your Country, and a Blessing to Your parents.” Abigail Adams in a letter to her 10-year-old son, . . . — Map (db m18502) HM
Missouri (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
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Birthsite
Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States, was born at this site December 5, 1782. — Map (db m37472) HM
New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — President James Monroe
President James Monroe Was Greeted By Survivors Of Revolution At This Bridge August 4, 1817. Saluted With 19 Guns At Arrival In Village. — Map (db m109150) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Edith Wharton1862 - 1937 — 14 West 23rd Street Manhattan
This was the childhood home of Edith Jones Wharton, one of America's most important authors at a time when 23rd street marked the northern boundary of fashionable New York. Here in her father's extensive library, young Edith Jones discovered the . . . — Map (db m49147) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Home of Jimmy Carter
U.S. Army Rotterdam Housing Area Home of Jimmy Carter October 1952 - October 1953 James Earl Carter, Jr., President of the United States 1977-1981, and his wife Rosalynn, lived in Quarters Number 7 when he . . . — Map (db m6870) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Como — A 26 — Richard J. Gatling
Inventor of the Gatling gun and of numerous agricultural implements, was born September 12, 1818, in a house which stands 400 yards north. — Map (db m60636) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-31 — Lafayette
On his American tour, Lafayette spent the night of February 28, 1825, at the home of Henry Donaldson which stood near this spot. — Map (db m46153) HM
Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — C22X — Simon KentonOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1755 - Simon Kenton - 1836 »»«« In Oakland Cemetery, one mile east,is the grave and monument of Simon Kenton, pioneer, soldier, Indian scout. Also, "The Indian Hunter," by J.Q.A.Ward, noted sculptor and native of . . . — Map (db m44106) HM
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 (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
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Stand Watie's Surrender
Here at Doaksville, June 23, 1865, Brigadier General Stand Watie, Cherokee Indian, was the last Confederate General to surrender. — Map (db m52562) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Diplodocus carnegii
Diplodocus carnegii lived 150 million years ago, when dinosaurs dominated the land. Carnegie Museum paleontologists first discovered the remains in Wyoming on July 4, 1899. A new species, the dinosaur was named after Andrew Carnegie, the museums . . . — Map (db m99165) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), West Chester — General Lafayette
After visiting the Brandywine Battlefield on July 26, 1825, General Lafayette came to West Chester. From a point half a block west from here, he reviewed troops parading in his honor. — Map (db m50265) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Stephen Decatur
Famed U.S. Navy officer. Born 1779 in Maryland, he grew up in a house on this site. Celebrated for his role in the Tripolitan War, 1804; capture of H.M.S. Macedonian, 1812; and the subduing of the Barbary powers, 1815. Killed in a duel in 1820. . . . — Map (db m81317) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek Township — A Field of Honor
A Common Field This land is first settled in the late 1700s. For a century and a half, much of the area remains wooded, with cultivated fields and pastures surrounding a few scattered farmhouses and barns. Beginning in the 1950s, mining . . . — Map (db m100537) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Oakland — Joseph Smith
The founder of Mormonism lived in this vicinity about 1825-29. His infant son is buried in this cemetery. Much of the translation of the Golden Plates for the Book of Mormon was done at a house nearby. — Map (db m47589) 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
Tennessee (Bradley County), Cleveland — 2A 44 — Red Clay Council Ground
One mile west was this Cherokee council ground. Here was held the last council between the United States and the Cherokee nation, preceding the removal of the Indians to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. John Howard Payne, author of “Home, . . . — Map (db m49722) HM
Tennessee (Greene County), Greeneville — Home of Andrew Johnson
Home of Andrew Johnson 17th President of the United States --------------- Erected by Nolachuckey Chapter D.A.R. 1926 — Map (db m58464) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Vonore — 1F 15 — Sequoyah
About 1½ mi. E., in the town of Tuskegee, this son of Nathaniel Gist, an emissary to the Cherokee from George Washington, and Wurteh, daughter of a chief, was born about 1770. He designed the alphabet of 85 characters, still in use in the . . . — Map (db m60257) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records
Front In July 1954 Sun Records released Elvis Presley's first recording. That record, and Elvis' four that followed on the Sun label, changed popular music. Elvis developed an innovative and different sound combining blues, gospel, and . . . — Map (db m37261) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower(1890 - 1969)
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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 — The Emerging Nation
From the late 1700s into the 1800s, the pastoral calm of the Point was interrupted repeatedly—by soldiers manning cannon emplacements, by surveyors laying out the boundaries of the nation's capital, by workers at a ropewalk and the lighthouse, . . . — Map (db m62029) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Original Saint Mary's Church
About eighty feet to the west of this site the original Saint Mary's Church was constructed between 1794–1796 by father Francis Neale, S. J., at the corner of what is now Washington and Church Streets. It was the first catholic church in the . . . — Map (db m86633) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Race to Build Ships on Jones PointAlexandria Goes to War — 1918 - 1921
In response to a shortage of ships and shipbuilding facilities at the start of World War I, the U.S. government decided to enter the shipbuilding business. In 1917, the U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation was created and eventually oversaw construction . . . — Map (db m62022) 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 — Drew School
In 1945 a new segregated elementary school was built for Arlington’s African American population in the Green Valley, now Nauck, neighborhood. It was the only Arlington school to be built in the Art Moderne architectural style. Originally called the . . . — Map (db m69192) HM
Virginia (Caroline County), Milford — ND-15 — Lt. Col. George Armistead (1780-1818)The War of 1812
Marker front Lt. Col. George Armistead (1780-1818) Known for his service in the War of 1812, George Armistead was born here at Newmarket plantation. Armistead distinguished himself in 1813 during the capture of Fort George, Canada, but . . . — Map (db m82167) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — “Pink” House1905
The house was built by the Ambler family who maintained a farm outside of town where they grew various crops. In the 1960's a business located here painted the building pink and it has been known by locals ever since as the “Pink” House. — Map (db m112194) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Buckley Storec. 1900
“From a pin to a plow” was the Buckley Brothers' motto for their general store which was the largest store between Alexandria and Front Royal at one time. Since the Clifton School did not own a scale, the scales in the store were used to . . . — Map (db m110135) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Davis Buckley House1913
Built in 1913 for Lucy Virginia Davis Buckley, who lived here with her youngest daughter unti1 1923. It has been the home of two of Clifton's Mayors, W. Swem Elgin and James C. Chesley. Clifton's third elementary school (1895-1912) and the first . . . — Map (db m114077) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Fulmer Brill Houseca. 1912
Owned by just two families before its first restoration in 2002 this house was built by J .M. Fulmer just one year after finishing a larger home on Chapel Street next to the Clifton Baptist Church. The Spring House in the front yard once provided . . . — Map (db m114528) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Fulmer House
Built in 1910 by Clifton lumber merchant J. M. Fulmer. Two times mayor of Clifton, 1920 — 1924 and 1930 — 1936, Fulmer was known as the town strong man. This house is an excellent example of the Carpenter Gothic architectural syle . . . — Map (db m114196) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — The Fairfax HeraldJune 29, 1917
“Mr. J.M. Fulmer was unfortunate enough to lose one of his horses, Saturday night. He had been plowing during the day and it is supposed that the horse drank too much water while warm.” This walking plow lay intact in the weeds . . . — Map (db m114530) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Skirmish at St. Mary’sVictory or Death
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 (Fairfax County), Lorton — E-71 — Lewis Chapel / Cranford Memorial Methodist Church
This church is a combination of several structures built on the site of the first Pohick Church (1730–1774), making this one of the earliest sites of a religious institution in Fairfax County. Lewis Chapel, named after a Methodist circuit . . . — Map (db m204) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slave Memorial
In 1929, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association placed a marker noting the location of the slave cemetery, believed to be the first commemoration of its kind at a historic site. Despite this recognition, the burial ground lay unattended for decades, . . . — Map (db m112855) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Battle of Aldie17 June 1863
(East Side of Marker) Facing the Confederate Position. On the afternoon of June 17, 1863, cavalry from the Army of the Potomac under General Alfred Pleasonton and the Army of Northern Virginia under General JEB Stuart battled each . . . — Map (db m1547) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Cemetery
The first burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery took place in 1852, one year after the church was constructed. It is the grave of Thomas H.A. Lynn, who died June 11, 1852. The stone was erected sometime after 1855. There are over 300 graves in the . . . — Map (db m104320) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Snickersville Turnpike
Originally an Iroquois hunting trail, it became by 1786 the first recorded operating turnpike in America, praised by Thomas Jefferson. In 1810 the Virginia Assembly chartered the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company, authorizing three toll gates between . . . — Map (db m62422) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Confederate Soldiers
In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Loudon County Va Erected May 28 1908 — Map (db m110204) WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Stationmaster's House
This building of duplex design housed the Stationmaster in one section and other railroad employees in another. The railroad traditionally provided such housing close to switching yards and depots for its always-on-call employees. The . . . — Map (db m5123) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — The Lost Locomotive
At the outbreak of the Civil War in spring 1861, Maj.Gen. Robert E. Lee sent orders to Col. Eppa Hunton in Loudoun County. Anticipating Federal seizure of the Alexandria to Leesburg railroad, Lee told Hunton to tear up track, burn bridges, and . . . — Map (db m100987) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), 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 (Louisa County), Louisa — W-222 — John Mercer Langston Birthplace
John Mercer Langston was born 5.5 miles N.W. of here on 14 Dec. 1829, son of plantation owner Ralph Quarles and his former slave Lucy Langston. A graduate of Oberlin College (1849), in 1855 Langston became township clerk of Brownheim, Ohio - the . . . — Map (db m41698) HM
Virginia, Richmond — James Monroe
Born in Westmoreland County 28” April 1758. Died in the City of New York 4“ July 1831. By order of the General Assembly, his remains were removed to this cemetery 5” July 1858 as an evidence of the affection of Virginia for . . . — Map (db m8017) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
The longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia, 200 feet in a single span supported by the Burr Arch, was built by Franklin H. Wissler in 1892-93. It is Virginia's only covered bridge open to vehicular traffic. Placed on the Virginia Landmark . . . — Map (db m73822) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 10 — Historic StrasburgStop # 10
South Holliday Street did not extend beyond the top of the hill until the river bridge was constructed in 1970. The North Fork of the Shenandoah River has always been a vital part of Strasburg. Today it is the town's main water supply. Early . . . — Map (db m73936) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Signal KnobKey Observation Post
Signal Knob, the northernmost point of Three Top Mountain, overlooks Strasburg and is 2110 ft. above sea level. During the Civil War, both sides used it as a signal station, but the Confederate signal corps occupied it almost continuously from 1862 . . . — Map (db m15176) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood6th U.S. Cavalry
Born on this site, April 6, 1853, the son of John Gatewood, Publisher of the Shenandoah Herald, Charles received his basic education in Woodstock and Harrisonburg, and was teaching school in Harrisonburg when he received his appointment to the . . . — Map (db m89305) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — The oldest business in WoodstockThe Shenandoah Valley-Herald
Combining two of Virginia’s oldest weekly newspapers. Shenandoah Valley Est. 1806 – Woodstock Herald Est. 1817. — Map (db m117602) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Glen Burnie
This Property Has Been Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior — Map (db m89941) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Third Battle of Winchester“Whirling through Winchester:” The Confederate Retreat — 1864 Valley Campaign
About 5 P.M. on September 19, 1864, the final, chaotic stages of the Third Battle of Winchester engulfed this area. After a day of combat east and north of the city, Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s outnumbered men were flanked, broken, and forced to . . . — Map (db m96107) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Kearneysville — "Travelers' Rest"
Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates, once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S. W.) — Map (db m12068) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Fountain Rock"Crows..,will have to carry their provender with them" — 1864 Valley Campaign
(Preface): The Federal offensive in the Shenandoah Valley begun in May 1864 faltered in the summer with Confederate victories and Gen. Jubal A. Early's Washington Raid in July. Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan took command in August, defeated . . . — Map (db m58671) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Shepherdstown Rally Point
Near this site in July 1775, then part of Berkeley County , Va., two companies of riflemen, led by Captains Hugh Stephenson of Berkeley County and Daniel Morgan of Frederick County, Va. rallied prior to their 600-mile journey to join General George . . . — Map (db m108818) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — State’s Birthplace
West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building. — Map (db m729) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The Siege of Fort HenryThe Last Battle of the American Revolution
. . . — Map (db m71096) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Post No. 1Oldest Post of the American Legion
At a meeting called in this building by Joselph H. Reass on March 1, 1919, was effected the first permanent organization of veterans of the World War which later became Wheeling Post No. 1 of the American Legion. At that meeting the following . . . — Map (db m71014) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Suspension Bridge - 1849
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), Monona — Monona’s Birthplace / Monona's History
Monona’s Birthplace Dissatisfied with the services being provided by the Township of Blooming Grove, five residents of the area – Ernie Ferchland, Ray Owen, Ed Rothman, Walter Simon and Justin Waterman – met in Ernie’s Trading . . . — Map (db m68388) HM

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