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By William Pfingsten, June 21, 2007
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New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Campobello — James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage
On this site, in 1885, James Roosevelt, businessman and country gentleman of Hyde Park, New york, built the cottage shown below. The Cottage was intended to be a summer retreat for his wife, Sara Delano, and their son Franklin Delano Roosevelt. . . . — Map (db m25456) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 2 — The Foot Soldiers
When notoriously racist police commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor sicced dogs on the "Foot Soldiers" of the movement, civil rights leaders hoped it would shine a national spotlight on their plight, but the country at large remained woefully ignorant. . . . — Map (db m73398) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Molly Brown House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Building under the provisions of the historic site act of 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the State of Colorado United States Department . . . — Map (db m47192) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — Rainbow Arch Bridge
Spanning the South Platte River, the Rainbow Arch Bridge carried vehicular traffic from its completion in 1923 until its closure in 1988. Engineer James B. Marsh of Des Moines, Iowa, designed the structure in 1922. Denver bridge contractor Charles . . . — Map (db m47194) HM
Colorado (Sedgwick County), Julesburg — 223 — Colorado's Wildlife Story
From the eastern prairie to the Rocky Mountains and the western plateau country beyond, Colorado enjoys a rich abundance of wildlife. Protecting this heritage has been a challenge, and Colorado's success is due to the efforts and cooperation of . . . — Map (db m47323) HM
Colorado (Sedgwick County), Julesburg — The Pony Express Trail1860 -1861
The first Pony Express trip between St. Joseph and San Francisco was 1943 miles. This first trip took 10 days. The Pony Express operated from April 3, 1860 to November 20, 1861. The trail was located 1100 feet North and Overland City was 6 miles . . . — Map (db m47328) HM
Colorado (Sedgwick County), Julesburg — The Town that Wouldn't Die
Today Julesburg is a thriving agricultural center and the seat of Sedgwick County government. But the town was not always this successful. This modern-day community is the fourth to bear the name of "Julesburg."

The First Julesburg began as a . . . — Map (db m47366) HM

Delaware (Kent County), Cheswold — Little Creek Hundred
Originally embraced all lands south of Leipsic Creek and north of Little Creek from Delaware River to Maryland line. In 1869 western half was detached and joined to western half of Duck Creek Hundred to form Kenton Hundred. — Map (db m39049) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Caesar Rodney
Statesman, Soldier and Patriot. Member of Stamp Act Congress and of First and Second Continental Congresses. Signer of Declaration of Independence. Member and Speaker of Colonial Assembly of “Three Lower Counties on Delaware.” Member of . . . — Map (db m39067) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover — In the Council Chamber of Elizabeth Battell's Golden Fleece Tavern
On this site, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. December 7, 1787.

We, the deputies of the people of the Delaware state, in Convention met, having taken in our serious consideration the Federal . . . — Map (db m39074) HM

Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-89 — The Capitol Theater
In 1904, the Dover Opera House opened at this location. The theater was built with funds from a public subscription, and included a stage that was used for a variety of purposes including vaudeville, photoplays, magic lantern shows, and in later . . . — Map (db m39104) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Smyrna — KC-78 — Sgt. John B. MaberryMedal of Honor Recipient
Born December 17, 1841, John B. Maberry was the son of John and Temperance Brockson Maberry of Duck Creek Hundred. Responding to the call of his country, he enlisted in the Union Army’s Company F, First Regiment, Delaware Infantry Volunteers, in . . . — Map (db m39024) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Claymont — NC-160 — Robinson House
The oldest portion of this structure is believed to have been built circa 1730. In the 1740s the house and surrounding property were sold to Philadelphia merchant Thomas Robinson. Other holdings included a milling operation and landing on nearby . . . — Map (db m14704) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Hockessin — NC-194 — First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin
Local tradition states that a school was present at this location as early as 1829. However, in 1878 the first documented school for African-Americans in Hockessin was established in this vicinity. The school was funded and built primarily by the . . . — Map (db m94251) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Hockessin — NC-208 — Tweed's Tavern
Formerly known as "MudFort," this log structure was built circa 1790. The original two-story building measured 21 X 27 feet, and featured an attic and full stone basement. A later tax assessment describes the house as d"large" and cites the presence . . . — Map (db m94256) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NC-16 — Commodore Thomas Macdonough
Early home of Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Hero of Battle of Lake Champlain 1814. Born 1783. Died 1825. Commodore 1813. Assisted Commodore Decatur in capturing and burning the "Philadelphia" off the coast of Tripoli, 1804. Original name of village . . . — Map (db m10305) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — NC-15 — Buena Vista
Built in 1845 by John M. Clayton (1796-1856) Secretary of State in President Taylor's cabinet. He also served Delaware as U.S. Senator, jurist and Secretary of State. He drafted the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, which eventually guaranteed that the Panama . . . — Map (db m14131) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Read House & GardensDelaware Historical Society
In 1797 the foundation of George Read II's mansion was laid only feet from his statesman father's home on a busy New Castle street. By 1805 the stylish Federal period house towered over its neighbors. A fire claimed the home of George Read I, as . . . — Map (db m54704) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — NC-28 — The Green or Market Plaine
Laid out by Petrus Stuyvesant, Dutch Governor, 1655. On this green stood the old jail and gallows. Here were held the great fairs and weekly markets from early times. — Map (db m3423) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-116 — R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home
Completed in 1886, this was the home and place of business of Theodore F. Armstrong, a prominent local merchant and civic leader. Reflecting the growing prosperity of the community and its residents, this hybrid of Queen Anne and Gothic architecture . . . — Map (db m9905) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — The Battle of Cooch's Bridge
On September 3, 1777 over 800 Americans forming the Light Infantry Corps of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged about 2,000 British Light Infantry and Hessian and Anspach "Jägers" (light infantry) in a series of skirmishes ending at . . . — Map (db m10055) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-96 — Ashley Mansion
Ashton Richardson built Ashley Mansion in 1804 on land he inherited from his father. A prominent Quaker, Ashton Richardson owned several milling operations and was considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the area. after marrying in 1807, . . . — Map (db m13556) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-6 — Gunning Bedford, Jr.
1747-1812. Member of Continental Congress and of Annapolis Convention. A framer of United States Constitution, which Delaware was first to ratify. Appointed First District Judge of Delaware by President Washington. Purchased this property 1793 as . . . — Map (db m14706) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-76 — Meeting House 1816Religious Society of Friends
Grew from New-Wark Meeting established 1682. Present house is third in this vicinity. Friends School begun here in 1748 has operated continuously. Among 3,000 buried in yard are founders of Wilmington, John Dickinson, "Penman of the Revolution," and . . . — Map (db m10943) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-112 — Scott AME Zion Church
Zion Church in New York City, organized in 1796, was the catalyst by which the African Methodist Episcopal Zion denomination was established in 1821. By the 1870’s a number of Wilmington residents had affiliated themselves with this growing . . . — Map (db m11011) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-154 — Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery
In May 1852, this parcel of land was purchased by Bishop (now Saint) John N. Neumann of Philadelphia. From the early 1850s through the late 1870s, this was the primary cemetery for Wilmington’s Catholics. Those buried here represented all walks of . . . — Map (db m10916) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-212 — William "Judy" Johnson Park
Regarded as one of the best third basemen to have played in the Negro Leagues, William Julius "Judy" Johnson (1899-1989) grew up nearby on the west side of Delamore Place. During his youth, Johnson played baseball at various sand lots in the city, . . . — Map (db m94212) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-125 — Wilmington Friends MeetingBurial Place of Thomas Garrett
The first Meeting House on this site was built in 1738. It was replaced in 1748 when a larger building was constructed. The old Meeting House was then converted into a school. Known as Wilmington Friends School, it was relocated to a new facility in . . . — Map (db m10941) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — S-72 — George Alfred Townsend Birthplace
George Alfred Townsend, famous Civil War newspaper correspondent, journalist and author, was born on this block on January 30, 1841. Townsend’s novels and poetry reflect his deep love for his native region. His best-known historical novel, The . . . — Map (db m38692) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — Old Courthouse
Constructed in 1791 at the direction of the State Legislature, this structure served as the seat of Sussex County government until 1837, when it was sold and moved to this location to make way for the construction of the present County Courthouse. . . . — Map (db m38685) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — Sussex County Vietnam Veterans MemorialWelcome Home
1Lt Thomas B. Adams, USA - Selbyville LCPL Linden Wayne Brittingham, USMC - Milton PFC William Joseph Bunting, USA - Frankford CPL Reginald Wayne Burris, USA - Ellendale SGT Richard Samuel Dennison, USA - Bethel PFC Elmer Lee Faulkner, Jr., USMC - . . . — Map (db m38687) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milford — SC 26 — Milford
Town laid out by Joseph Oliver 1787. Village was located on tract then called "Saw-Mill Range". Named Milford from fording place near mill-dam erected by Rev. Sydenham Thorne across Mispillion Creek, 1787. First incorporated 1807. Old town in Kent . . . — Map (db m38638) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — Leon County Civil War Monument
To Rescue from oblivion and perpetuate in the memory of succeeding generations the heroic patriotism of the men of Leon County who perished in the Civil War of 1861 - 1865 This monument is raised by their country women Western Battles Shiloh, . . . — Map (db m73047) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — National Prisoner of War Museum
This building is a memorial to all Americans held as prisoners of war. Through exhibits and video presentations the museum is a reminder that American's freedoms can come at great cost. The museum's architecture is not based on a specific place . . . — Map (db m73170) HM WM
Georgia (Sumter County), Americus — Welcome to Africa/Middle EastHabitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has built houses in more than 20 countries in the Africa/Middle East region. The continent of Africa is larger than the United States. China, India and Argentina combined, and to home to nearly 1 billion people. . . . — Map (db m73166) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — M and M Cash Store
Building was erected in 1902 by Everett Lunsford, Jon E. French and Edwin Timmerman and was named the General Store. In 1909, the building was sold to Alton Carter and renamed Plains Mercantile Company. In 1934, Mr. Carter sold the building to . . . — Map (db m73059) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — A Quincy "Copperhead"
Singleton had succumbed "Hook and Line" to the Democrats, stated Lincoln in 1854. He and Quincyan James W. Singleton had been fellow Whigs and disciples of Henry Clay. They had campaigned together in 1848 during Whig Zachary Taylor's . . . — Map (db m58787) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Quincy
With a population of nearly 13,000 in 1858, Quincy was the Adams County seat and the third largest city in Illinois. Quincy boasted a strong, growing economy based on its transportation, milling, pork packing, and light industry. In 1853 . . . — Map (db m58755) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Allies
Abraham Lincoln and John Wood shared similar political views, Both were members of the Whig Party and were strongly allied against slavery. Lincoln and Wood worked to establish the Republican Party, and each campaigned for the other's . . . — Map (db m58737) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Campaigning in 1858
Quincy was in a festive mood for the all-day event with bands, banners, and thousands of people in attendance. Historian E.B. Long said, "It was a carnival time in Illinois. Mobs of thousands journeyed by wagon, horseback, boat and . . . — Map (db m58780) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln Photograph
Abraham Lincoln had just won an acquittal for his client William Duff Armstrong in what is now known as the celebrated Almanac Trial of May 7, 1858. At the conclusion of the trial, held on the second floor of the Cass County Courthouse . . . — Map (db m57858) HM
Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Lincoln and Agriculture
Agricultural life has defined the very essence of Hancock County from the earliest days of its Anglo-American settlement. Lincoln, however, seemed indifferent to agriculture. Once he left his father's home, Lincoln never farmed again. . . . — Map (db m57876) 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
Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — The Lost Speech
Horace Greeley's New York Tribune reported on the Bloomington convention for its national readership: "It was most emphatically a convention of the people, where all classes, opinions and shades of belief were represented---but all inspired . . . — Map (db m57458) HM
Illinois (Menard County), Petersburg — Lincoln the Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln surveyed the town of Petersburg certifying his plat on February 17,1836, five days after his 27th birthday. At the time he was still living in New Salem. He later surveyed several additions to the Petersburg plat. Though . . . — Map (db m57371) HM
Illinois (Menard County), Tallula — Mentor Graham1800 - 1886 — Teacher of Abraham Lincoln
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his . . . — Map (db m124185) HM
Illinois (Morgan County), Jacksonville — 1858 Senate Race Here
Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Stephen A. Douglas spent ten weeks in 1858, contesting for the U.S. Senate. During the grueling campaign, Lincoln made sixty-three speeches across the state; Douglas made 130. Both men spoke separately in . . . — Map (db m57637) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Building the Lincoln Tomb
On April 24, 1865, several associates of Abraham Lincoln formed the National Lincoln Monument Association to raise funds for and build a fitting memorial over the president's grave. An 1868 competition chose the monument design of sculptor Larking . . . — Map (db m49002) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Republican Wigwams
During the 1860 election Illinois Republicans held conventions in temporary wood and canvas structures dubbed "Wigwams." "Wigwams" were reminiscent of the "Log Cabins" from the 1840 presidential campaign. They quickly became symbols of . . . — Map (db m57073) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — The Grave of Abraham Lincoln
This structure marks the graves of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four children. Members of the Lincoln family chose the site in May 1865. Planned and built in the years following the president's shocking death, the tomb remains . . . — Map (db m49000) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — The National Road
Cumberland M.D. to Terre Haute Ind. 1806 - 1839 — Map (db m99992) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Hoover Home1879 - 1884
The Hoovers bought a home on this site in 1879. During the winter Theodore, herbert and Mary enjoyed sledding with the Peter Smith youngsters who lived in the green house just south of here. Jesse Hoover died in 1880. Hulda passed away three years . . . — Map (db m48316) HM
Iowa (Polk County), Des Moines — Iowa Revolutionary War Monument
Front Dedicated to soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who are buried in Iowa

December 28, 1846 Iowa Our liberties we prize our rights we will maintain

Reverse George Perkins, N. and S. Carolina, Lee County . . . — Map (db m48277) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — Boat Building at the Cumberland Basin
Cumberland, the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, was the location where the George's Creek coal from western Allegany County was transferred from the short line railroads to canal boats for shipment east. Cumberland was also the . . . — Map (db m67484) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — The National RoadThe Road that Built the Nation
“. . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance.” —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — Map (db m67479) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Mount Savage — Mount Savage Iron Works1839
In 1844, the first iron rails made in the United States were produced on this spot by the Mount Savage Iron Works. Erected in 1839, the iron works contributed extensviely to the development of the Mount Savage Community. — Map (db m5846) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore City Fire Department
Dedicated to the Members of the Baltimore City Fire Department, Past, Present and Future. — Map (db m2704) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Davidge Hall
Davidge Hall, constructed in 1812, is named for the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. John B. Davidge. Noted for its unique classical appearance, it is the oldest building in the country used continuously for medical . . . — Map (db m15057) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus
July 10, 1916 Hamburg, Germany November 20, 2004 Baltimore, MD Physician, Humanist, Author Working as an interpreter with Scandinavian political prisoners held by the Third Reich during World War II, she bravely afforded many medical aid and . . . — Map (db m2710) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — 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 — Federal HillBuilding the Fort
On the evening of May 13, 1861, U.S. General Benjamin E. Butler’s troops occupied Federal Hill and brought their guns to bear on Baltimore. For the next four years the hill, garrisoned by 10 different regiments, served as a strategic Union strong . . . — Map (db m2560) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fells Point
A colonial maritime community established 1726 by William Fell, shipbuilder of Lancashire, England. In this area were built more than six hundred ships from the colonial era through the Civil War. Birthplace of the U.S. Frigate . . . — Map (db m2517) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — First Baptist Church, Baltimore
On this site purchased in 1773, the first permanent meeting house, a dwelling for the pastor and a school house were erected and a cemetery established for the First Baptist Church of Baltimore Town. The present and fourth building of the church is . . . — Map (db m2599) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — O Say Can You See?
If you had been standing on this rampart with the American gunners on the morning of September 14, 1814, you would have had a close-up view of the dramatic scene Francis Scott Key described in our National Anthem. About two miles downstream, . . . — Map (db m2572) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Brooklandville — Rockland
The first inhabitant of this village, dating back to 1706, was Richard Gist, father of the Revolutionary War hero, Mordecai Gist. The industrial development of the Jones Falls Turnpike Road, circa 1806, and later by the Baltimore and Susquehanna . . . — Map (db m2272) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Benjamin Banneker(1731–1806)
The self-educated Negro mathematician and astronomer was born, lived his entire life and died near here. He assisted in surveying the District of Columbia, 1791, and published the first Maryland Almanac, 1792. Thomas Jefferson recognized his . . . — Map (db m5407) 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), Glyndon — Glyndon1871–1971
By 1860 the Western Maryland Railroad reached this site. In 1871 Dr. Charles A. Leas employed Augustus Bouldin, surveyor, to plan the town. The railroad and ideal climate encouraged the early development as a resort center with Victorian summer . . . — Map (db m2067) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Lutherville — Jones Falls Watershed
Congratulations! You are helping to protect the environment. By choosing to ride the Light Rail instead of driving a car to your destination, you are conserving fuel, decreasing emissions, and reducing pollutants in the air and water. Many . . . — Map (db m8483) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Monkton — My Lady’s Manor
“Lord Baltemore’s Guift” Deeded 1713 — Map (db m2053) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Owings Mills — Garrison Forest Church(St. Thomas Parish)
A frontier parish church authorized by Act of Assembly 1742 as “a Chapel of Ease for the Forest Inhabitants” of Saint Paul’s Parish (Baltimore). Reverend Thomas Craddock inducted as first minister January 14, 1745. — Map (db m2070) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Baltimore County Courthouse
Separation of Baltimore City and County effective July 4, 1851. Towsontown was chosen as County Seat by popular vote February 13, 1854. The Courthouse of local limestone and marble was completed in 1855 at a cost of $30,000. Enlarged in . . . — Map (db m36852) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Denton — Neck Meeting House Native Garden
These native plants have evolved in this region over 10,000 years and are well adapted to the area's uniq;ue conditions. They contribute to the health and the environment by filtering pollutants, moderating storm water runoff and preventing . . . — Map (db m98436) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Manchester — Manchester
The Second Cavalry Division and the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, camped about Manchester June 30, 1963. Headquarters for Major General John Sedgwick was located on nearby Old Fort School House Road. On the night of July 1, the Corps left . . . — Map (db m2989) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Union Bridge — Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey
Gettysburg Campaign Union Gen. John E. Reynolds was killed at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 while directing his command along the Chambersburg Turnpike in the early fighting. His body was carried to a house in town. Orderlies searched for a coffin . . . — Map (db m3017) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service
In the United States was inaugurated by the post office department on December 20, 1899 covering the whole of Carroll County and small parts of adjacent counties with Westminster as the central distributing point. — Map (db m3023) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Charlestown
Laid out and erected as a town by Act of Assembly in 1742 “there being as yet no such place settled at, or near the head of Chesapeake Bay.” George Washington records many visits to Charlestown in his diary. He lodged here August 10, . . . — Map (db m1685) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Charlestown — Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay
Member of Council of Safety and Courageous Officer of the Maryland Line in Revolutionary War, native of Pennsylvania, Princeton Graduate (1767) and lawyer. He settled in brick house near this site after his marriage in 1771 to Margaret Jean Peale. . . . — Map (db m1687) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Chesapeake City — G400 — McReynolds-Woods HouseC. 1870
This home was occupied by several notable people over the years. The bridge tender for the long bridge, Mr. Hevelow, used the railing from the bridge to fence in the yard. Capt. Ed Sheridan operated the ferry which would transverse the canal, until . . . — Map (db m33569) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Chesapeake City — B208 — Sarah Beaston HouseC. 1848
Sarah Beaston was a prominent business person in Chesapeake city (Bohemia Village) in the early 1800's. she had this house built circa 1848 as her retirement home. Previously, she owned and operated the Bayard House, having sold it to Richard Bayard . . . — Map (db m33576) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Earleville — BohemiaFormerly Milligan Hall
Home of George Milligan (1720–1783), Scotch trader, purchased from his son, Robert, by Louis McLane (1784–1857) who represented Delaware in the United States House and Senate, was Minister to Great Britain, Secretary of the Treasury, . . . — Map (db m1568) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Rock Run MillBuilt circa 1725
Owned by John Steel, this grist mill was in successful operation as early as 1731. At the same period a ferry was operated about one-half mile downstream at a crossing known as Upper Ferry. — Map (db m1768) 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 (Harford County), Abingdon — “Constant Friendship”
Acquired 1761 by Colonel Thomas White (1704–1779). Largest colonial landowner in this part of Maryland. Deputy Surveyor-General of Baltimore (then including Harford) County. Father of Bishop William White, first presiding Bishop of the . . . — Map (db m1281) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Abingdon — Gov. William PacaOld Post Road — Established 1666
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799. — Map (db m1249) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Bel Air — Historic Bel Air
Walking Tour North (60 min) 1. Bel Air Methodist Episcopal Church, 20 North Main Street
Map (db m104847) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Bel Air — In Grateful Recognition
In Grateful Recognition of Those Men and Women From Harford County Who Gave Their Lives in the Wartime Service of Their Country

World War I Cpl Maurice L. Abbott • Pvt. James Alley • Pvt Everett F. Asher • Pvt Okey R. Chenoweth • Prv. . . . — Map (db m101857) WM

Maryland (Harford County), Bel Air — Medical HallTwo miles north of this point
Birthplace and home of Dr. John Archer, 1741-1810. First gradate of medicine in America, signer of the Bush Declaration March 22, 1775. Member of Congress 1802. One of the founder of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. Father of five . . . — Map (db m1236) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Darlington — Keziah's Diary
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior 1810 — Map (db m94509) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Fallston — Annie McGann Cumpston1/7/97 - 3/23/03
Annie was a six year old child who was killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street with her family as they left the Circus. She was known as "Momma Annie" since she always cared for others before herself. Annie loved everyone and everyone . . . — Map (db m13263) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Lure of the Chesapeake
Canvasback ducks float quietly on the water The hunter waits Flocks of ducks appear in the sky, cup their wings and drop down to the waiting canvasbacks The hunter's ploy has worked For it was not real canvasbacks that lured the ducks but well . . . — Map (db m9694) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Susquehanna River Crossing
Beginning in 1838,the cars of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad were carried across the Susquehanna River by the first railroad ferry in the U.S. A rail bridge replaced the ferry in 1866. The surviving granite piers carried the . . . — Map (db m79601) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Joppatowne — Rumsey Mansion
The colonial home of Benjamin Rumsey, influential landowner and member of the First Continental Congress. Erected in 1720-24 with bricks imported from England. It remains an outstanding example of Colonial Georgian architecture. — Map (db m1231) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Norrisville — Crown Stone Mile 40
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Maryland (Harford County), Norrisville — Mason and Dixon Line 40th Mile Stone
Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line surveyed and marked 1763-68 by two English astronomers, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. This is one of the "Crown" stones, set every five miles displaying the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore on south and Penns . . . — Map (db m113428) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — From This Point
From this point on May 23, 1774, a group of Chestertown citizens, undisguised and in broad daylight boarded the brigantine Geddes and threw its cargo of tea into the Chester River. — Map (db m3060) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Galena — Downs’ Cross RoadsGalena, Maryland
On this site stood the tavern erected by William Downs in 1763. Burned in 1893, George Washington stopped here in 1774 en route to and from the first Continental Congress. He traveled this road on his eight visits to Kent County. — Map (db m3040) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Rock Hall — Rock Hall Landing
Site of Rock Hall Mansion for which the town was named. Landing of Annapolis - Rock Hall Packet used by George Washington on eight known trips through Kent County. A convenient route used by many prominent persons of Colonial and Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m3074) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Tried for TreasonStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
John Hodges, the wealthy merchant who owned Darnall’s Chance, jailed the British soldiers that his neighbor William Beanes and other citizens arrested on August 27, 1814. The British threatened to “lay the town in ashes” unless their men . . . — Map (db m74020) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Birthplace of Charles Willson Peale
     First Free School of Queen Anne’s County erected near here 1724. Its sixth master was Charles Peale, father of the distinguished portrait painter and museum founder—born 1741 in living quarters near the school.      Luther Martin, . . . — Map (db m3110) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Cordova — St. Joseph’s Church
Originally a mission of Old Bohemia founded March 18, 1765, by Father Joseph Mosley, S.J. Oldest section built 1782, additions made 1848 and 1903. Father Mosley is one of three priests interred under Chapel. Since 1868, except during wars, . . . — Map (db m3157) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby
“Morgan’s Neck” “Morgan’s Neck” (300 acres) was patented by Cecil Calvert on January 26, 1658, to “Henry Morgan, of the Isle of Kent, gentleman,” for transporting into the province Frances Malyn and Francis . . . — Map (db m3125) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Princess Anne — Manokin Presbyterian Church
One of five churches organized by the Rev. Francis Makemie in 1683. First preaching on this ground, 1672. Original church constructed prior to 1692. Present walls erected 1765. Tower added 1888. — Map (db m3874) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Easton — Peachblossom Meetinghouse
Built 1880, by people of Swedenberg, Lutheran, Methodist and Brethren Faiths near Peachblossom Creek and used by each denomination every fourth Sunday. The building originally known as Peachblossom Meetinghouse, was so named because the first peach . . . — Map (db m3325) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Easton — Third Haven
Meeting House of the Society of Friends 1682-1684 One of the oldest frame houses of worship in the United States. In continuous use since it was built. — Map (db m3306) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Rose Hill
Part of an original grant of 10,000 acres known as Conococheague Manor, the mansion house was built early in the 1800's and tradition attributes its design to Benjamin H. Latrobe. It is noted for its Adam woodwork and for its great hall with a . . . — Map (db m7997) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Wicomico Presbyterian Church
On March 12, 1672, Somerset County granted Presbyterians permission to conduct regular services on the Wicomico River. The first church located six miles down river, was one of five churches organized by Francis Mackemie in 1683. It moved to . . . — Map (db m3828) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Ocean City — "Genesar"Also "Genzar," "Genessar," "Genezir" and "Genezer"
2,200 acres "lying on the sea board side of Boquetonorton (Poqadenorton) Hundred" patented May 10, 1676, to Col. William Stevens, and on January 10, 1679, to Charles Ratcliffe. Brick house believed built in 1732 by May. John Purnell. During the . . . — Map (db m3774) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Snow Hill — Askiminokonson Indian Town
In 1671 the largest indian town in Maryland, jointly occupied by the Pocomoke, Annamessex, Manokin, Nassawattex and Acouintica Indians. A large reservation laid out here in 1686. — Map (db m3793) HM
Michigan (Ingham County), Lansing — Michigan
This memorial presented to the State of Michigan by Michigan's veterans organizations and auxiliaries is one of the first multi-conflict memorials erected in the United States to memorialize the service and sacrifices of a states servicemen and . . . — Map (db m99957) WM
Michigan (Kent County), Grand Rapids — Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford
Beyond these gates is the final resting place of our Nation's 38th President Gerald R. Ford and his wife Elizabeth R. Ford

President of the United States 1974 -1977 Vice President of the United States 1973 - 1974 United States House of . . . — Map (db m99970) HM

Michigan (Kent County), Grand Rapids — L120 — Ladies Literary Club
In 1870, six women who had been meeting for a year to study history, organized Grand Rapids' first Ladies Literary Association. The group was also instrumental in opening the first public library in the city that same year. In 1882 the association . . . — Map (db m99985) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — S158 — America's First Bessemer Steel Mill
Eber B. Ward, pioneer industrialist in many fields, built the Eureka Iron Works in Wyandotte in 1854. Here iron ore from Upper Michigan was smelted into iron in furnaces that were heated by charcoal made from wood cut in the surrounding forests. . . . — Map (db m99949) HM
Minnesota (Clay County), Moorhead — St, John's Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Church was designed on an Elizabethan model by the noted architect, Cass Gilbert, among whose other significant buildings is the present Minnesota State Capitol. Construction of St. John's began on August 1, 1898.On February 12, . . . — Map (db m43829) HM
Missouri (Callaway County), Fulton — The Berlin Wall
Following the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, the country was divided into four zones of occupation by the World War II Allies. The United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Berlin, located deep within the Soviet zone also was . . . — Map (db m59080) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), St. Louis — New Buildings for White HavenUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Grant's plans for developing the farm resulted in many improvements, including a barn and stable built between 1869 and 1872. The stable you see today housed Grant's horses. The barn that also appears in the 1875 illustration of the farm sheltered . . . — Map (db m124996) HM
Montana (Big Horn County), Crow Agency — Sharpshooter Ridge
June 25-26, 1876 - From the ridge to your right, Custer first views the village. Needing more information about the extent of the encampment, he moves further north. After witnessing the beginning of Reno's charge, Custer's five companies descend . . . — Map (db m45587) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail
Visit the interpretive trail across the river and take a pleasant walk on an improve trail or enjoy a picnic. A series of interpretive signs will take you on a journey through time to some fascinating eras of history.

Past, present and future . . . — Map (db m46260) HM

Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 436 — The Nebraska State Historical Society
In 1878 public-spirited citizens, led by former governor Robert W. Furnas, organized the Nebraska State Historical Society. The legislature designated the Society a state institution in 1883 and began providing financial support.

The Society's . . . — Map (db m47377) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Daniel Webster
Born at Salisbury New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1782 Died at Marshfield Massachusetts Oct. 24th 1852 Presented by Benjamin Pierce Cheney to the State of New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1886. — Map (db m76428) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Nation's Oldest Bank
[Upper Marker:] 22/26 Market Square Built 1803 The Oldest Bank Building New Hampshire Bank 1803-1842 Portsmouth Savings Bank 1823-C.1950 Piscataqua Bank 1842-1863 Piscataqua Exchange Bank 1844-1863 First National Bank of . . . — Map (db m74731) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), Lincoln University — Hosanna Meeting House
Founded by free Blacks who had settled in this area, it was first known as the "African Meeting House," Formally organized in 1843 as an African Union Methodist Protestant church. A station stop on the Underground Railroad, its many visitors . . . — Map (db m8133) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), West Chester — Joseph T. Rothrock
Conservationist, father of the State Forest idea in Pennsylvania, lived in this house from 1876 until his death in 1922. He pioneered in the development of forest fire control, reforestation, and scientific forestry. — Map (db m8240) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Camp Hill — Peace Church
Present building erected in 1798 by a Reformed congregation. Half-interest in 1806 by a Lutheran congregation; in joint use until 1866. Kept in its original form; used for special services. — Map (db m26957) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Carlisle — Carlisle
Founded in 1751 as the seat of Cumberland County. Historic old frontier town. Supplied a contingent for the first regiment of the Continental Army in 1775. March against the Whiskey Rebels began here, 1794. — Map (db m30318) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — 333 Market Street
At 341 feet in height, 333 Market Street represents the pinnacle of Harrisburg's robust skyline and is not only the city's tallest building, but also the tallest of any building located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Built in 1977 as part of . . . — Map (db m6686) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — C. Delores Tucker(1927 - 2005)
Civil rights leader and activist for women, she was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment and policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail, and lowering the voting age to . . . — Map (db m6767) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge
The coming of the railroad to Harrisburg in 1836 led to the construction of the first bridges to span the Susquehanna, since the building of the Camelback Bridge in 1817, which planted the seed for what would become the city's trademark of . . . — Map (db m44405) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel
On the site directly across the street stood the Eagle Hotel, a three-story brick structure opened by George Buehler in January of 1812. It was here that Charles Dickens stayed when touring America in 1842 during which time he authored "American . . . — Map (db m6750) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Grand Opera House
On the southeast corner of N. Third and Walnut Streets stood the Grand Opera House, erected in 1873 at a cost of $160,000, by the Masonic Fraternity and designed by architect Frank E. Davis. Serving also as the Harrisburg Masonic Temple, lodge rooms . . . — Map (db m6748) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mexican War Monument
Erected by the State of Pennsylvania 1868. Commemorative of her citizens who lost their lives during the War with Mexico in 1846, 47 & 48. — Map (db m81622) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Church
Organized as a congregation in 1732, with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region. — Map (db m6822) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — State Arsenal
As early as the days of John Harris in the mid-18th Century, Harrisburg has well provided for the storage and distribution of military munitions and supplies. Even prior to the completion of the first state capitol building in 1822, an arsenal was . . . — Map (db m6852) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Civic Club of Harrisburg
This building, one of only two to survive on the west side of Front Street and ensconced within the idyllic setting of Riverfront Park, was erected between 1901 and 1903 by William Reynolds Fleming as a single family home which he named "Overlook." . . . — Map (db m6329) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Claster Building
This building was erected in 1920 for the offices of the Pennsylvania Public Services Commission and was one of the first buildings in downtown Harrisburg intended to be leased for state offices. Originally known as the Claster Building, having been . . . — Map (db m6604) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania State Capitol
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission declares The Pennsylvania State Capitol A Commonwealth Treasure for all to protect and preserve as a vital architectural and artistic monument to government by and for all Pennsylvanians. — Map (db m6772) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Zembo Shrine Temple
The growth in the activities and membership of the Harrisburg Masonic Shriners had by the end of the 1920's, resulted in the demand for a grand new facility. The emergence of Italian Lake Park, William Penn High School and the establishment of . . . — Map (db m6482) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Hershey's Chocolate Workers Local 1 (CIO) responded to a labor-management impasse on April 2, 1937 by initiating the first sit-down strike in Pennsylvania and in the confectionery industry. The strike was ended by strike-breaking violence and . . . — Map (db m7135) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chester — Washington House
Built in 1747 on this site. Was known as "Pennsylvania Arms" until after Washington stopped here following the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. Noted stopping place on the old Post Road. Building stood here until 1952. — Map (db m14955) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Essington — Governor Printz Park
Site of the first permanent settlement in present Pennsylvania in 1643, and of the Swedish Capitol, the Printzhof. — Map (db m14760) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — Joseph Winters(c.1816-1916)
African American inventor who secured a U.S. patent for the first fire escape ladder and hose conductor in 1878. In 1879 Winters was issued a second U.S. patent for improvements to the original invention. Winters was active in the Underground . . . — Map (db m8058) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Greencastle — Gettysburg Campaign
Here on June 22, 1863, the First N.Y. Cavalry attacked the Southern advance force of cavalry under Gen. A.G. Jenkins. Here died the first Union soldier killed in action in Pennsylvania. Corporal William H. Rihl of Philadelphia serving in a . . . — Map (db m8005) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Saint Thomas — Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox(1927-1975)
1997 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. Second baseman for the Chicago White Sox (1950-1963). Known for his passion and work ethic, Fox was an AL MVP (1959), a 3-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a 12-time All-Star. His boyhood home stands nearby. — Map (db m8052) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Waynesboro — John Wallace, Jr.
Laid out the present town in 1797 and named it Waynesburg in honor of General Anthony Wayne. In 1831, name changed to Waynesboro. Stone portion of the Wallace house still stands about 200 yards southeast of here. — Map (db m8003) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Christiana — William C. Sproul
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23, was born .4 mile SW, in 1870. The house is marked. His term is noted for road building, the Edmonds Act improving the public school system, and the creation of the Department of Welfare. He died near Chester in . . . — Map (db m5714) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Columbia — Lincoln Highway
The country's first coast-to-coast highway was established in 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association, largely by improving and linking existing roads between New York and San Francisco. The highway changed the way people traveled and the landscape . . . — Map (db m5761) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D.
Soldier of the Revolution, Adjutant General & friend of Washington. Born in Clydruff, Ireland. He first fought for British rights, then for American liberty. Lancaster County's Historical Society erected this tablet Sept. 20, A.D. 1912, to honor a . . . — Map (db m5231) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Edward Shippen1703 - 1781
Chairman of Committee of Correspondence During American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster at time of Paxton Massacre Judge of the County Court One of Founders and a Trustee of Princeton University Grandfather of Peggy, wife of . . . — Map (db m5207) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hale Steinman, A.B., LL. B., LL.D.
October 22, 1886 - December 31, 1962 Graduate of the Yeates School, The Hotchkiss School, Yale University University of Pennsylvania School of Law President and publisher of Lancaster newspapers Chairman of the board, Intelligencer Printing . . . — Map (db m5163) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — S. Dale Kaufman(1911 - 1977)
S. Dale Kaufman, senior partner in the architectural firm of Haak, Kaufman, Reese and Beers, was the principle architect in the nationally recognized restoration of this market which captured the 1976 H.U.D. honor award for design excellence. A . . . — Map (db m5157) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Wheatland
Home of President James Buchanan from 1849 to his death is a few blocks away. Statesman and diplomat, as Member of Congress, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Minister to England. Elected President in 1856. — Map (db m5232) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — William Augustus Atlee1735-1793
Chairman of Committee of Safety during American Revolution Chief Burgess of Lancaster Judge of first Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church — Map (db m5214) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Witmer's Tavern
One of the best surviving structures of its type. Original east end built about 1725 by Benjamin Witmer, agent for the London Land Company. Passed on to his son, tavern-keeper John Witmer. Enlarged by Henry Witmer, 1773. Family was prominent in many . . . — Map (db m8269) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Washington Boro — Great Minqua Path
This was the chief trail used by the Minqua (Susquehannock) Indians to carry great wealth in beaver skins to the white settlements on the Delaware during the mid-seventeenth century. The Swedes, Dutch and English warred for the control of this trade. — Map (db m5765) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Washington Boro — Martin Chartier
- Died 1718 - Noted indian trader and interpreter in early Pennsylvania and Maryland Frenchman from Canada who resided at Fort St. Louis of the Sieur de la Salle in present Illinois, 1684-1690 A leader thence of the Shawnee Indians . . . — Map (db m5763) HM
Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Cornwall — Cornwall Banks
One of world's greatest iron mines, oldest operated continuously in the New World. It has been mined for more than two centuries, and is still the greatest iron ore deposit east of Lake Superior. — Map (db m30275) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Milton — Milton's Early Park and Recreation Programs
In 1948, the Milton Borough Recreation Commission was formed and during the summer months four community parks were used under organized supervision for youth programs. The parks included Center Street, Marsh Park, Lincoln Street and Pollock . . . — Map (db m87617) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Milton — Shikellamy's Town
The earlier residence of the noted Oneida chief was near here. As the Six Nations' overseer or vice-regent of the Delaware and other refugee Indians, he spent the most of his time from 1728 to 1748 at Shamokin, now Sunbury, where he died. — Map (db m87635) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Joseph Priestley
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum. — Map (db m87649) HM
Pennsylvania (Perry County), New Bloomfield — Carson Long Military Institute
A military school since 1919, it is the oldest in Pennsylvania. Originally Bloomfield Academy, founded in 1837. Owned 1914-21 by Theodore K. Long and renamed as a memorial to his son, William Carson Long. First building, "The Maples" was completed . . . — Map (db m23364) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Arch Street Friends1681
The Arch Street Meeting House stands as an enduring symbol of the people who created Pennsylvania as a "Holy Experiment." Built to house the men's and women's Yearly Meetings, the business sessions of the Religious Society of Friends for . . . — Map (db m9324) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Enslaved Africans in the Household of George and Martha Washington
At various times during Washington's stay in Philadelphia, nine enslaved Africans were known to have lived and worked here at the President's House. They were dynamic participants in the daily life of the presidential household and the surrounding . . . — Map (db m8919) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — First Continental Congress
The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New yorkers, New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian but an American.—Patrick Henry, Carpenters' Hall, 1774 In 1774 the American colonies felt threatened. Their grievances . . . — Map (db m9656) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — General Stephen MoylanAmerican Patriot
1734 ----1811 Erected by Stephen Moylan General Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Woodhaven, N.Y. — Map (db m9137) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — In This BuildingSat the First Senate and the First House of Representatives
. . . — Map (db m9262) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Manuel Torres1764–1822
In Memory of Manuel Torres, 1764–1822. As minister of the Republic of Columbia He was the first Latin American Diplomatic representative in the United States of America Tribute from the Government of Colombia and from Philadelphia . . . — Map (db m9112) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society
Organized in 1833 by Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott, this society, headquartered here, originally consisted of sixty women who sought to end slavery. After the Civil War, the society supported the cause of the freed slaves. — Map (db m9322) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Second Bank of the United States
“The portico of the glorious edifice . . . always repays me for coming to Philadelphia” —Philip Hone, 1838 Here stands the Second Bank of the United States. Established in 1816 to hold government deposits and regulate . . . — Map (db m9222) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Sorrow and Joy
Until the 19th century this was often a sorrowful place. Many people knew it as a potters field, a "publick burying place for all strangers," for soldiers, sailors, convicts, and the "destitute whose remains are walked over." A lonely Acadian . . . — Map (db m9044) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — The President's House - Washington and Adams
Presidents Washington and Adams lived and worked in a house on this site from 1790 to 1800. Here they established traditions and protocols that our presidents follow to this day. The Washington Years Washington moved into the President's House . . . — Map (db m8983) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Thomas Sully Residence
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1980 — Map (db m9101) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), Mifflinburg — John Jacob LeRoy
John Jacob LeRoy was killed by the Indians near this spot during the time of the Penns Creek Massacre, October 18, 1755. This was the first act of hostility by the Indians of this Province following the defeat of General Edward Braddock, July 9, . . . — Map (db m87574) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — "Albright's People"
The first church edifice of "Albright;s People" Later known as "The Evangelical Association" now, The Evangelical Church was erected on this plot, A.D. 1816 The total number of Albright's Followers was then, 1401 They now . . . — Map (db m84427) HM
Pennsylvania (Union County), New Berlin — First Church of the Evangelical Association
Early preaching services of the Evangelical Association were held in homes, schoolhouses, and public buildings. The first church building of the denomination was erected at this spot in New Berlin, Union County PA in 1816. The lot for the building . . . — Map (db m84430) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Airville — Susquehanna Canal
Now housing the Tucquan Club, the nearby stone building was originally a warehouse for deposit and shipping on the canal. Masonry fragments and a portion of the canal-bed may be seen nearby. — Map (db m5850) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Dillsburg — History of Dills Tavern
Dills Tavern is a twelve room structure erected in three phases from 1794 to 1819. The Dill family maintained a tavern in the area beginning in the 1750's. The tavern was one of several business ventures carried on at this site. A large farm, a mill . . . — Map (db m27003) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Battle of Hanover
On the morning of June 30, 1863, Confederate Cavalry under General Stuart attacked the rear of Union Cavalry S E of here and, for a while, had possession of the town. The attack repulsed, Stuart withdrew in the evening. — Map (db m4995) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Hanover — Battle of Hanover
June 30, 1863 between Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division Army of the Potomac and Major Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry Division Army of Northern Virginia — Map (db m4997) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Seven Valleys — Hanover Junction Vital Crossroads
As its name implies, Hanover Junction was once a transportation hub. It's where the Northern Central Railway met the Hanover Branch Railroad, which traveled west to Hanover and Gettysburg. Look to your right and you'll see the restored track split. . . . — Map (db m5875) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wellsville — Warrington Meeting House
Site of Friend's meeting house since 1745. Present building erected 1769, enlarged 1782. Preserved in its early state, and used for regular meetings. — Map (db m5868) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — America's First Iron Steamboat
The "Cordorus," built in York by John Elgar, was launched at present-day Accomac, on the Susquehanna River, Nov. 22, 1825. the site is about two miles distant. — Map (db m5063) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — Captain Thomas Cresap
1703 - 1790 A Marylander Settled on these indian lands of Conejohela in 1730 and held them for Lord Baltimore against the Penn Proprietors until 1736, when in the border war he was burned out of this log house or fort near this . . . — Map (db m5861) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — Gettysburg Campaign
Confederate troops, sent from York by Gen. Early to cross the river and march on Harrisburg, reached here June 28, 1863. U.S. militia withdrew, firing the bridge and barring any Southern advance beyond the river. — Map (db m5064) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Wrightsville — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m5080) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Black Horse Tavern
Old tavern stood on this site, which was the lot granted to Baltzer Spengler by the sons of William Penn for services in the laying out of York in 1741. — Map (db m4561) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985)
The "Father of World Weightlifting" & founder of the York Barbell Club was the U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach, 1948-64; also actively promoted the sports of powerlifting & bodybuilding. Served as an official advisor on youth physical fitness for . . . — Map (db m4607) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979)
Born and raised here, he rose to the rank of Four Star General, 1945. the Army's youngest Brig. Gen. In 1940; he became commander of European operations in World War II and had a key role in the liberation of France, 1944. Buried, Arlington National . . . — Map (db m4600) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — York and York County World War II Memorial
In Honor and Memory of World War II Veterans — Map (db m4559) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — York County
Formed August 19, 1749 from Lancaster County, it was Pennsylvania's fifth to be established. York, the county seat, was laid out in 1741. Continental Congress met in York, 1777-78. Here it adopted Articles of Confederation; ratified treaties with . . . — Map (db m4576) HM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Philip — Typical Sod House Homesteader
Edgar I. Brown, born in 1854, came here with wife, Alice, and son, Charles, to homestead in the Badlands when he was 55. Their first and only home was a side hill, sod wall, dirt roofed house. About it they built up a humble homestead. Intact today, . . . — Map (db m45288) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Richmond's Fallen Son
10th Mountain Division Richmond's Fallen Son PFC Adam J. Muller US Army Gunner HHC, 1st BSTB -Team Iroquois Killed serving our country in Iraq 11/5/07 — Map (db m76391) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NA-1 — Gloucester Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1766. The debtors prison is also old. A skirmish occurred near here between Confederate and Union cavalry, January 29, 1864. — Map (db m7520) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — N-66 — Marlfield
A mile and a half west is the site of Marlfield, an eighteenth-century dwelling built by the Buckner family. It was purchased in 1782 by William Jones, who gave the house its name. Jones was among the first Virginia planters to use marl in his . . . — Map (db m7515) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester Point — NA-7 — Tarleton's Last Fight
Here, at the Hook, Tarleton, commanding the cavalry of Cornwallis's army, fought an action with Choisy's French force and Virginia militia, October 3, 1781. The Duke de Lauzun's cavalry charged Tarleton, who retired to Gloucester Point. There he was . . . — Map (db m7584) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Skyline Drive Historic District1931 - 1951
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior April 28, 1997 — Map (db m68169) HM
West Virginia (Berkeley County), Bunker Hill — Morgan Cabin
Originally built 1731-34 as second home of Morgan Morgan-first white settler in West Virginia. Rebuilt with some of original logs in 1976 as a State and County Bicentennial project. It was here during the Revolution that James Morgan, the grandson . . . — Map (db m12798) HM
West Virginia (Greenbrier County), White Sulphur Springs — Dry Creek Battle
A two-day encounter, Aug. 26-27, 1863, between Gen. Sam Jones' Confederates and Gen. W. W. Averell's Federals. Action is also known as Howard's Creek, White Sulphur Springs and Rocky Gap. Losses: 350. — Map (db m76721) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Charles Town — Happy Retreat
Now called Mordington, home of Colonel Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia). His brother General George Washington often visited him here. Colonel Washington died in September 1799. He and his wife Mildred are . . . — Map (db m12070) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Dragon's Mouth Spring
An unknown park visitor named this feature around 1912, perhaps due to the water that frequently surged from the cave like the lashing of a dragon's tongue. Until 1994, this dramatic wave-like action ofter splashed water as far as the boardwalk. The . . . — Map (db m46269) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Jackson — Gathering
On June 15, 1897 John and Maggie Simpson donated land on which to build a Gathering place for residents of the valley.

This structure became known as the Clubhouse and originally housed the gun club. The Clubhouse also became a community spot for . . . — Map (db m47073) HM

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