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By Laura Ashley Cooper, December 28, 2009
Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House Marker
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Bayeux — 21 — L'Ancien SeminaireFormer Seminary — Bayeux, la Qualité a ses Racines
En française: Le musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux est installé dans l’ancien grand séminaire de Bayeux, lieu de formation des futurs prêtres du diocèse de la fin du XVIIe siècle jusqu’en 1969. Depuis 1983, la célèbre Tapisserie, commanditée . . . — Map (db m88524) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Bayeux — 1 — L'AureRiver Aure — Bayeux, la Qualité a ses Racines
En française: Lors de sa fondation, il y a deux mille ans, la ville de Bayeux (l’antique Augustodurum) s’est étendue sur la rive occidentale de l’Aure, qui la traverse du sud vers le nord. Un grand nombre d’activités artisanales se sont . . . — Map (db m88941) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — Le quartier Saint-LéonardUn peu d'histoire
Ce quartier s'est formé autour de l'église de laquelle il tient son nom. Il est particulièrement vaste. Son territoire faisait jadis partie de la vicomté de Pont-Audemer. Il était limité à l'ouest par la Claire et s'étendait dans la campagne qui . . . — Map (db m86425) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin
L'Enclos et la Lieutenance Le quartier de l'Enclos, correspond à l'ancienne zone fortifiée, ce quartier central était donc entouré de remparts jusqu'à l fin du XVIIème siècle. Dernier vestige des fortifications encore visible, à . . . — Map (db m86618) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer — Operation Aquatint
En souvenir de l'Operation "Aquatint" effectuée le 12 septembre 1942 par un Commando Britannique conduit par le Major March Phillipps This plaque is to commemorate the landing on 12th September 1942 of British Commandos led by . . . — Map (db m86858) WM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Vierville-sur-Mer — Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de ViervilleThe sacrifice of the American soldiers on the beach at Vierville
En Français: Sur cette plage de Vierville, le 6 juin 1944, à 6 h 30 du matin, des centaines de courageux fantassins américains de la 29e Division sont morts en débarquant sous le feu de fortifications allemandes. Le canon antichar de 88 . . . — Map (db m88515) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Vierville-sur-Mer — Royal Air Force 6 June 194421 Base Defence Sector — 15082 GCI & Mobile Signal Units
English: In memory of the gallant radio and radar technicians of the 2nd Tactical Air Force who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day to provide ground controlled radar protection for the American beachhead. Six of those who died here that day are . . . — Map (db m88748) WM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 5 — Place Royale
Pour faciliter la traversée de Reims mais aussi pour célébrer le roi, édiles et urbanistes du XVIIIe siècle établirent dans le quartier médiéval du Grand Credo, au cœur de la ville gallo-romaine, une vaste place ornée d'une statue de Louis XV. . . . — Map (db m86044) HM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — Jardin de l'hôtel Lamoignon1969 — Mairie de Paris
Ce jardin est une dépendance de l'hôtel d'Angoulême, construit entre 1559 et 1562 par le célèbre architecte de la Renaissance Philibert Delorme, pour l'abbé François de Pisseleu. L'hôtel est acquis en 1584 par Diane de France, fille légitimée du roi . . . — Map (db m85060) HM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — La basilique du Sacré-CœurThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart — Histoire de Paris
En juillet 1873, l'Assemblée nationale déclare d'utilité publique la basilique que l'archevêque de Paris propose d'élever, par souscription nationale, au sommet de la colline de Montmartre, "en l'honneur du Sacré-Cœur de Jesus-Christ, pour appeler . . . — Map (db m85014) HM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — Place du TrocaderoHistoire de Paris
Il y a 200 ans, la colline de Chaillot n'était qu'un désert escarpé, hérissé de rochers, et percé de carrières. Napoléon, frappé par la beauté du site, décide d'y bâtir un palais pour son fils, "un kremlin cent fois plus beau que celui de Moscou". . . . — Map (db m85286) HM
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (Elandskraal), Rorke's Drift — Fugitives Drift MemorialMelvill and Coghill Monument
Upper Marker, Front:For Queen and Country Jesu Mercy Upper Marker, Reverse: In memory of Lt. and Adjt. Teignmoth Melvill and Lt. Neville J. A. Coghill, 1st., 24th. Regiment who died on this spot . . . — Map (db m91732) HM WM
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (Elandskraal), Rorke's Drift — Memorial to the Zulu DeadIsikhumbuzo sikaZulu Owasala Empini
English text: This bronze memorial, sculpted by Peter Hall was commissioned in 2005. It depicts a leopard, representing the Zulu monarch, protectively covering the shields of the fallen Zulu warriors. The tree growing in the centre of the . . . — Map (db m91079) WM
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (Elandskraal), Rorke's Drift — Rorkes Drift
English text: At this point, the Mzinyathi (Buffalo) River flows over exposed bedrock. The river is shallow, making it a suitable crossing point. By the 1850's traders and hunters were entering Zululand en route to Ulundi on a . . . — Map (db m91009) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — First Holy Mass Celebrated in California
This boulder erected November 12, 1932 by Court San Diego de Alcalá, No. 1099 of the Catholic Daughters of America, to commemorate the first Holy Mass celebrated in California, November 12, 1602 upon the arrival on this site of Sebastián Vizcaíno . . . — Map (db m81238) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Shreve & Co.A San Francisco Institution since 1852.
From the time of the Gold Rush, Shreve & Co. has been the premier jeweler in the city, first making its home in this building in March 1906. This was one of the only structures to survive The Great Earthquake of April 18, 1906. It was here that . . . — Map (db m9163) HM
California (San Mateo County), Milbrae — The San Andreas Fault
The San Andreas Fault is the largest earthquake fault in North America. It passes through this point and alongside the tip of the small peninsula straight ahead. In this area, during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the west side of the fault . . . — Map (db m17165) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000
The value of one's life can be measured by how he or she has added value to the lives of others. In 2003 this statue was dedicated to those who gave freely of their time to serve Westminster Citizens through the fire service and community activities. — Map (db m4648) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — The Continental Divide
The Rocky Mountains are the longest chain of mountains in the world. They divide the United States watershed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Colorado has 53 peaks over 14,000 feet. One inch on the Horizon equals about 38 miles. — Map (db m4838) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — Zebulon Montgomery Pike
In recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, · Soldier -- Explorer · The people of Colorado have placed this tablet on the summit of the great mountain first seen by Pike, November 15, 1806. General Pike was born at . . . — Map (db m4865) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cañon City — 141 — Royal Gorge
Lt. Zubulon M. Pike and his men, who traveled through this area in November and December 1806, were the first American explorers to view the Arkansas River Canyon now known as the Royal Gorge. A small party from the Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition . . . — Map (db m34858) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Morrison — Front Range Foothills
You are looking out over the edges of tilted and eroded layers of sandstone and shale that lie upon much older rocks in the mountains behind you. If the eroded layers were restored to where you stand they would be more than two miles thick. The . . . — Map (db m57932) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Frozen Over and Snowed Under
Alone Against the Elements Intense cold, high winds, drifting snow, and avalanches challenged railroaders all winter long. The endless gales prompted a standard joke in Como. Newcomer: “Does the wind always blow this way?” . . . — Map (db m62461) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Permanence and Grandeur: Building the Federal Triangle
The Original PlanYou are standing on Pennsylvania Avenue, the nation's symbolic Main Street. Known for inaugural and other parades and civic demonstrations, its importance dates back to Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 plan for the city of Washington. . . . — Map (db m17581) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
At this site will be erected the Martin Luther King, Jr .Memorial. The memorial will embody the man, the movement and the message. It will honor this 20th century visionary who brought about change through the principles of nonviolence and equally . . . — Map (db m208) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-84 — Warren A. Candler Hospital
Georgia`s first hospital, this institution is believed to be the second oldest general hospital in continuous operation in the United States. It was founded in 1803 as a seamen`s hospital and poor house and was incorporated in 1808 under the name of . . . — Map (db m5781) HM
Georgia (Murray County), Chatsworth — Fort Mountain State Park
This ancient stone fortification, 885 feet in length, and the land on the crest of this mountain, 2832 feet above sea level, was given to the State of Georgia for the establishment of Fort Mountain State Park by Ivan Allen public spirited . . . — Map (db m11572) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — Wacinton(To have understanding)
Hand chiseled from a local 56,000 pound Red Oak to honor the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in this area until the Jackson Purchase, 1818. By Sculptor Peter "Wolf" Toth Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth . . . — Map (db m4769) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart"
Near this spot which was then the shore of the bay, the Brig “Peggy Stewart” was burned by her owner, “Anthony Stewart.” October 19, 1774 To pacify the indignation of the citizens roused by the payment of . . . — Map (db m6313) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Butler in Annapolis
The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from . . . — Map (db m6312) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force
100 Years From the Depths - Sea Power 1900 - 2000 Dedicated to those who serve beneath the seas, families and support personnel [Back of marker}:In recognition of the generosity of the following donors Lockheed Martin . . . — Map (db m6398) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 "Freedom must ring from every mountainside...and when this happens, all...will be able to stand together...and sing a new song...Free at last, free at last, . . . — Map (db m65294) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — First Synagogue in Annapolis
Kneseth Israel (Assembly of Israel), chartered in 1906, purchased this home in 1910 for use as the first synagogue in Annapolis. The congregation used the building as a synagogue until 1912, when it moved to larger quarters on Prince George . . . — Map (db m6310) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Macedonian Monument
[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]: · Capture of the Macedonian · · The American Frigate United States · Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British . . . — Map (db m7419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Middleton Tavern
Historic Tavern Commemorating the role of taverns in the political and social life in our country Middleton Tavern Established 1750 Tavern Month, May 1970 — Map (db m6383) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Monument to the Battle of Midway
[Front top]: Dedicated to the Preservation of the Memory of Midway where one of the most decisive naval battles in military history was fought June 4, 1942 The day when the American Spirit reached unparalleled heights and, in so doing, . . . — Map (db m6491) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Maryland Women in Military Service Monument
Obverse Honoring women from the State of Maryland, past and present, who have served our nation honorably and proudly, in war and peace. Reverse Notable Accomplishments of Women in Military Service Although women have . . . — Map (db m82028) HM WM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — Colony Of Maryland1634–1776
Maryland founded as a Proprietary Colony by Lord Baltimore, March 25, 1634. Religious toleration established by Act of Assembly, 1649. Mason-Dixon Line surveyed 1763-1767. The British Stamp Act repudiated, 1765. "Peggy Stewart" Tea Party, . . . — Map (db m21) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Darlington — Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House
Had Lafayette failed in quelling the mutiny of his troops here on Friday, April 13, 1781, the Battle of Yorktown might never have been fought. — Map (db m1286) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Wye Mills — Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak
The Baltimore Sun declared the Wye Oak “a symbol of all that is noble in ancient and honored trees, ...a battered giant from out of the mists of history which still resides among us.” At approximately 450 years of age, the noble giant . . . — Map (db m3165) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Snow Hill — Nassawango Iron Furnace
Built 1832 by the Maryland Iron Company to smelt bog iron ore dug from the bed of Nassawango Creek. It was abandoned in 1847. The old furnace stack is still standing (1934). — Map (db m3819) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
[On the front of the monument, part of the relief itself]: Omnia Relinqvit / Servare Rempvblicam [Underneath the relief]: Robert Gould Shaw Colonel of the Fifty Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry born in Boston 10 . . . — Map (db m20209) HM
Minnesota (Pine County), Sandstone — Sandstone Area Veterans Memorial
In honor and in memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America — Map (db m12826) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Becky Thatcher's Home
This was the home of Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer’s first sweetheart in Mark Twain’s book Tom Sawyer. Tom thought Becky to be the essence of all that is charming in womanhood. — Map (db m4662) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Tom Sawyer’s Fence
Here stood the board fence which Tom Sawyer persuaded his gang to pay him for the privilege of whitewashing. Tom sat by and saw it was well done. — Map (db m4401) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Princeton Bell(One of the very few relics left of the famous war vessel)
This bell was especially cast for the U.S.S. Princeton, which was commanded by our late fellow-townsman, the illustrious Captain Robert F. Stockton, under whose patronage “The Princeton” was built. On February 28th, 1844, she was taken . . . — Map (db m10621) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Firemen’s Memorial
Dedicated to the Fire Department of the City of Trenton Volunteer Department Organized February 7, 1747 Paid Department Established April 4, 1892 Re-dedicated 1961 (Second Plaque): Memorial to the members of the . . . — Map (db m3983) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Lakehurst — Airship Hindenburg Disaster
Historic landmark commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Airship Hindenburg Disaster. On this site - May 6, 1937, 7:25 P.M. 36 people perished. — Map (db m4628) HM
New York (New York County), New York — James Gordon Bennett Monument
A memorial to James Gordon Bennett (1795–1872) founder of the New York Herald in 1835 and to his son James Gordon Bennett (1841–1918) through whose vision and enterprise the New York Herald became one of the world's . . . — Map (db m84619) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Milton — G-93 — Thomas Dayca. 1801-1861
Free black cabinetmaker in Milton, 1824-1861. Home and shop located here in the old Union Tavern, 1848-1858. — Map (db m14671) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-60 — Caleb BradhamBirthplace of Pepsi-Cola — 1867-1934
"Brad's Drink," which he created in pharmacy here, was marketed as Pepsi-Cola after 1898. — Map (db m23507) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Craven County World Wars 1 and 2 Memorial
South face of monument, near the top: Sacred to the Memory of Craven County Dead of World War 1 and 2 Names are engraved on all four sides of the base: World War II Robert J. Conderman • Charles E. Cook • Elvin Allen . . . — Map (db m24057) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-50 — First Provincial Congress
In America to be called and held in defiance of British orders met in this town, Aug. 25-27, 1774, with 71 delegates present. — Map (db m23503) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-53 — George H. White — 1852 - 1918
Lawyer; member of N.C. legislature, 1881 & 1885. U.S. Congressman, 1897-1901. Born into slavery. Home stands 2 blocks N. — Map (db m23512) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Richard Dobbs SpaightBorn 1758 – Died 1802
Educated in Scotland at University of Glasgow; Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Richard Caswell during the Revolution, and Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of Artillery after that war; representative of the Borough of New Bern for five terms and of the . . . — Map (db m45114) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — William Henry SingletonFrom Slavery to Freedom
During the Civil War, thousands of enslaved blacks freed themselves by escaping to Union lines. Craven County native William Henry Singleton (1843-1938) was one of them. According to his biography, Recollections of My Slavery Days (1922), as . . . — Map (db m24054) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Moyock — A-16 — Dividing Line
In 1728 the Virginia-Carolina boundary was first surveyed from the Atlantic coast to a spot two hundred twenty miles west of here. — Map (db m2762) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-41 — Diamond Shoals — ···
"Graveyard of Atlantic." German submarines sank over 100 ships here, 1941~ 42, in the "Battle of Torpedo   Junction." Shoals are 3 mi. south. — Map (db m11400) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Big Kill Devil Hill26 Acres of Shifting Sand
Before construction of the memorial could begin, it would be necessary to stabilize the dune from which the Wright Brothers conducted their glider experiments. Twenty-five years of steady winds had moved Big Kill Devil Hill 450 feet southwest of its . . . — Map (db m9768) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The 1902 Glider
"Our new machine is a very great improvement over anything we had built before and over anything any one has built." Letter from Wilbur Wright to his father, October 2, 1902 The Wrights' experiments with the successful . . . — Map (db m10150) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — B-4 — Wright Brothers
On December 17, 1093, from site near foot of Kill Devil Hill, Orville and Wilbur Wright made first successful powered flight 1/5 mile west. — Map (db m9714) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Manteo — First Light of FreedomThe Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island — National Underground Railroad - Network To Freedom
[obverse:]First Light of Freedom Former slaves give thanks by the creek’s edge at the sight of the island - “If you can cross the creek to Roanoke Island, you will find ‘safe haven’.” [rendering of Edwin Forbes' "The . . . — Map (db m46990) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Manteo — The Promised Land
I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.           Deuteronomy 34:4 The Proclamation of Emancipation gave the military authority to enlist “Such persons of suitable condition…into . . . — Map (db m9671) HM
North Carolina (Lenoir County), Wyse Fork — Battle of Wyse ForkMarch 8-10, 1865
In the late stages of the Civil War Union forces were intent on moving up the rail line from New Bern through Kinston to Goldsboro. Their objective was to unite with Sherman and open a supply route through eastern North Carolina. Confederate troops . . . — Map (db m23554) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — Beirut Memorial
Honoring the men who gave their lives in Lebanon 1982 - 1984 May we always remember those who are ready to protect our freedom Commissioned by the people of Jacksonville North Carolina Dedicated October 23, 1986 On the . . . — Map (db m24019) HM
North Carolina (Onslow County), Jacksonville — C-73 — Montford Point
Recruit training depot for black Marines, 1942-49. Renamed 1974 Camp Johnson for Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, drill instructor. One mi. SE. — Map (db m23689) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), Blaine — 11-7 — Blaine Hill "S" Bridge / Blaine Hill Viaduct
Blaine Hill "S" Bridge The first Blaine Hill Bridge was constructed in 1828 as part of the National Road, the nation's first federally funded highway. This three-arch S-shaped structure, 345 feet in length, spans Wheeling Creek (a tributary of . . . — Map (db m12618) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Larry G. DahlSpecialist 4, U. S. Army
Born in Oregon City June 10, 1949 Killed in Action February 23, 1971 Vice President Ford of the United States of America awarded posthumously in the name of Congress The Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry & intrepidity in . . . — Map (db m8711) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — OK Barber Shop
Built by Ed Johnson as a full service barber shop with 4 chairs and bathing facilities. Basement still has massive brick boiler for hot water originally fired by sawdust from local mill. Converted to restaurant in 1986. — Map (db m8746) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Espy House
Built about 1771. It was the headquarters of George Washington in October, 1794, when he came to Bedford to review troops assembled here to quell Whiskey Rebellion in western part of the State. — Map (db m14015) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Jim Thorpe — From Mountain to Market1849 - 1942
"A few miles above Easton, the Lehigh was pocked with white water at alomst every turning. To navigate it seemed impossible." Josiah White, Co-founder of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Pennsylvania's anthracite (hard coal) lay entombed . . . — Map (db m32268) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Weatherly — Weatherly Civil War Memorial
Marker front: 1861 - 1865 Our country's crisis Erected by the citizens of Weatherly and vicinity A.D. 1906 in memory of its noble defenders Marker reverse: "— we here highly resolve that these dead . . . — Map (db m32078) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Hazleton — Honor Roll of St. Joseph’s Parish — 1917 — 1918
Honor Roll of St. Joseph’s Parish Rev. Leo Kroner, Pastor ——————— Killed in Action *Salvick, John J.      *Saferanko, Andrew ——————— Kashak, J.J. . . . — Map (db m44128) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Lattimer — Lattimer MassacreSeptember 10, 1897
"It was not a battle because they were not aggressive, nor were they on the defensive because they had no weapons of any kind and were simply shot down like so many worthless objects; each of the licensed life takers trying to outdo the others in . . . — Map (db m44136) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Rear Admiral George W. MelvilleEngineer in Chief, U. S. Navy 1887-1905 — Father of NAVSSES
Upper Marker Rear Admiral George W. Melville 1841 - 1912 Engineer in Chief, U. S. Navy 1887-1905 His vision and ability led to the adoption of watertube oil burning boilers and forced draft by the U.S. Navy. He was the founder of . . . — Map (db m81882) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — 6605 — John Neely Bryan and Margaret Beeman Bryan1810–1877 and 1825–1919
In 1839 Tennessee lawyer John Neely Bryan chose this high bluff and shallow ford on the Trinity River as site for a trading post. Finding Indians scarce when he returned in 1844, he platted a town, installed a ferry, and called the place Dallas. In . . . — Map (db m24929) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — 6671 — The Dallas Morning News
On Oct. 1, 1885, "The Dallas Morning News" began publication as the North Texas extension of A. H. Belo's "Galveston News." The two publications were linked by telegraph to exchange information, and they maintained a statewide network of . . . — Map (db m43392) HM
Texas (El Paso County), Fort Bliss — Hammett House303 Sheridan Road
These quarters are named for Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. (Charlie) Hammett (1969-2008). A native of Tucson, Arizona, CW3 Hammett enlisted in the Army in 1990. He was subsequently selected as a Command and Control Systems Warrant Officer. During . . . — Map (db m98389) HM WM
Texas (El Paso County), Fort Bliss — Joshua Micah MillsNovember 1, 1984 – September 16, 2009
A boy … A dream             A man … A goal Achieve … at last. “Silver Wings Upon His Chest” Staff Sergeant Joshua Micah Mills was born November 1, 1984 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, TX to a career . . . — Map (db m101372) HM
Texas (Lubbock County), Lubbock — Buddy Holly1936 - 1959
Buddy Holly contributed to the music heritage of not only west Texas but the entire world as a musician and composer. It is significant that this first plaque on the "Walk Of Fame" bear his name. The citizens of Lubbock pay tribute to and honor . . . — Map (db m4499) HM
Virginia (Accomack County), Tangier — Swain Memorial United Methodist Church
The most prominent of the island's buildings, Swain Memorial United Methodist Church is easily recognized as the focal point of Tangier. Built in 1899 on the site of the island's second church (1842), it is the center of the Tangier's religious . . . — Map (db m39998) HM
Virginia (Accomack County), Tangier — The Double Six
The Double Six Sandwich Shop is where the watermen meet at 3:00 AM for "smokes and coffee" before heading down to the docks to the day's work. Named for the game of Dominos, the shop is open for sandwiches year-round, and was often considered a . . . — Map (db m39683) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Scottsville — GA-35 — Barclay House and Scottsville Museum
Here stands the Barclay House, built about 1830, later the home of Dr. James Turner Barclay, inventor for the U. S. Mint and missionary to Jerusalem. He founded the adjacent Diciples Church in 1846 and served as its first preacher. It is now the . . . — Map (db m17995) HM
Virginia (Amelia County), Jetersville — M-26 — Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek
[Obverse]: This is the Hillsman House, used by the Unionists as a hospital in the engagement of April 6, 1865. From the west side of the creek the Confederates charged and broke through the Union infantry, but were stopped by the batteries . . . — Map (db m8284) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — The Ages of AbingdonAbingdon Plantation
The land that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occupies today was once part of a plantation. This hill and the ruins on it are all that remain of the house that stood here for nearly 190 years. Abington, as this tract of land on the . . . — Map (db m8377) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — The Industrial AgeAbingdon Plantation
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the encroachment of industry transformed the landscape of Abingdon. Several brick companies purchased the land and began to manufacture brick on the site. Various modes of transportation converged on . . . — Map (db m8385) HM
Virginia (Botetourt County), Greyledge — A-92 — Cartmill's Gap
This gap, just west, is named for Henry Cartmill who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area. In 1757, Indians laid waste to several nearby . . . — Map (db m18817) 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 (Caroline County), Port Royal — The Sacred Lot
On this lot in 1820 the first church to be constructed in the Town of Port Royal was built. The brick building had 12 windows and was inter-denominational. By 1844 it was known as the Methodist Church, even though ministers of other denominations . . . — Map (db m57503) HM
Virginia (Essex County), Oakley — N-26 — Mann Meeting House
Just to the East stood Mann Meeting House, the first Methodist Episcopal Church in this region. It was built before 1794 and abandoned about 1880. The site is now occupied by the Macedonia Colored Baptist Church. — Map (db m3080) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Lorton — Joseph W. Jordan
Dedicated to the Memory Of Lorton Little Leaguer Joseph W. Jordan * 1999 All Star * — Map (db m8917) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Elk Run — B-39 — Elk Run Anglican Church Site
Settlers began moving into this region of Fauquier County in the early 1700s. By the 1740s, a wooden church structure served Anglican communicants in Elk Run. It provided pastoral care as well as secular administration for this active frontier . . . — Map (db m2736) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Goldvein — Monroe Park
In honor of H.P. ‘Pat’ & Thelma Monroe The original dreamers who generously donated the land for Monroe Park S.W. Rodgers Co., Inc. The community minded people who moved the earth to form Monroe Park Ruppert Landscape Co. . . . — Map (db m2258) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Midland — CL 3 — John Marshall’s Birthplace
About one half mile southeast, just across the railroad, a stone marks the site of the birthplace, September 24, 1755. He died at Philadelphia, July 6, 1835. Revolutionary office, Congressman, Secretary of State, he is immortal as Chief Justice of . . . — Map (db m1779) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Remington — The Battle of Brandy StationThe Crossing at Kelly's Ford
Civil War cavalry battles could be huge, shifting, sprawling engagements, spread across miles of countryside. For instance, the Battle of Brandy Station, named for a railroad town eight miles away, began at historic Kelly’s Ford in front of you. . . . — Map (db m2222) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
“Dark rolled the Rappahannock’s flood,                     Michigan, my Michigan; The tide was crimsoned with thy blood,                     Michigan, my Michigan; Although for us the day was lost, Yet it shall be our proudest . . . — Map (db m5374) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A DiversionThe Second Battle of Fredericksburg
3 May 1863. During the Chancellorsville Campaign, Brigadier General John Gibbon deployed his Union division in this area in support of other federal units in Fredericksburg. On the morning of May 3, Gibbon’s troops rushed forward to assault . . . — Map (db m1064) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg Campaign
December 13, 1862. The blue columns of the Army of the Potomac deployed here in the Canal Ditch valley, along the route of present Kenmore Avenue. Then with drums beating and flags flying, the long battle lines advanced towards Marye’s Heights and . . . — Map (db m2515) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — 20 — Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
This church sanctuary was built in 1882, the fifth building to be used by the congregation, and the second on this site. Additions were constructed in 1912, 1924, 1951, and 1989. The reverend John Kobler, an early leader who raised funds for the . . . — Map (db m2566) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout
General Robert E. Lee used this hill as a command post during the Battle of Fredericksburg. It has borne his name ever since. Lee’s View from Here Civilians viewing this scene might have focused their attention on the picturesque . . . — Map (db m4162) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — The Corporation Burying Groundand other Fredericksburg Cemeteries
The park around you was once known as the Corporation Burying Ground. Burials occurred here from 1787 through 1853 and included Dr. Charles Mortimer, who had been Mary Washington's personal physician. He also served as Fredericksburg's first mayor, . . . — Map (db m14429) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Short Pump — HC-9 — Deep Run School
This two-room schoolhouse opened in 1902. Its predecessor, Stand Spring School, had been destroyed by fire the previous year. The school was in use until 1911 offering seven grades of instruction. Wood stoves provided heat for the structure, and the . . . — Map (db m9121) HM
Virginia (King George County), King George — King George Confederate Monument
To the officers and soldiers of the Confederate Army from King George. Who gave their lives for the South. A tribute of gratitude And respect from the Ladies Memorial Association of this county. Imperishable as granite . . . — Map (db m22279) HM
Virginia, Manassas — Battle of Bull Run BridgeLiberia — Second Manassas Campaign
In Aug. 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson from the Rappahannock River to keep Gen. John Pope’s and Gen. George B. McClellan’s armies from uniting. Jackson marched on Aug. 25, and Lee followed . . . — Map (db m13286) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Blacksburg — Earl Bertram Norris(1882-1966)
Dean, School of Engineering 1928-1952 Director, Engineering Experiment Station 1932-1952 An engineer, educator, administrator, and author, Earl Bertram Norris worked professionally in the industrial field, taught mechanical engineering, and . . . — Map (db m43038) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Lafayette — KG-12 — Montgomery White Sulphur Springs
Near here stood Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, popular resort area of 19th century America. During the Civil War the resort was converted into a military hospital staffed by Catholic nuns. Several hundred victims of smallpox including nurses and . . . — Map (db m3851) HM
Virginia (Nelson County), Faber — R 51 — Hurricane Camille
On August 20, 1969, torrential rains, following remnants of Hurricane Camille, devastated this area. A rainfall in excess of 25 inches largely within a 5-hour period, swept away or buried many miles of roads, over 100 bridges, and over 900 . . . — Map (db m23471) HM
Virginia (Nelson County), Wintergreen — R 51 — Hurricane Camille
On August 20, 1969, torrential rains, following remnants of Hurricane Camille, devastated this area. A rainfall in excess of 25 inches largely within a 5-hour period, swept away or buried many miles of roads, over 100 bridges, and over 900 . . . — Map (db m40719) HM
Virginia (New Kent County), New Kent — Harold J. NealeRest Area
Virginia’s first State Highway Landscape Engineer - Mr. Neale served in theat position from 1930 to 1957 and was recognized nationally as a pioneer in roadside and rest area development. This facility is dedicated in his honor by a grateful . . . — Map (db m79259) HM
Virginia (Newport News), Fort Eustis — Felker Army Airfield
The world's first military heliport, Felker Army Airfield was dedicated on 7 December 1954 at ceremonies attended by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky and MGs Rush B. Lincoln and Paul F. Yount. The basic plan of the unique circular landing pad for . . . — Map (db m92102) HM
Virginia (Newport News), Fort Eustis — Matthew Jones House
Said to have been called 'Bourbon.' This fine example of medieval-style architecture was built in the early 1700's as a story-and-a-half brick house. In 1893 it was remodeled to a full two stories. With its arched doorway, massive chimneys, and a . . . — Map (db m92100) HM
Virginia, Newport News — W-65 — Denbigh Parish
Denbigh Parish was established about 1635 and took its name from the nearby Denbigh plantation. During colonial times, the Anglican parish administered ecclesiastical and some civil affairs for the upper portion of Elizabeth City Corporation, later . . . — Map (db m62565) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — KV-1 — First Flight Ship to Shore
On 14 November, 1910, Eugene Ely in a Curtiss built "Hudson Flyer," utilizing a specially constructed platform with an uptilt at the end, took off from the cruiser Birminham anchored off Fort Monroe and landed at Willoughby Spit, 2½ . . . — Map (db m33357) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — KV5 — Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk
Near here Major-General John E. Wool, on May 10, 1862, Landed with 6000 Union troops. President Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, and Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, watched the movement from a ship in Hampton Roads. As the . . . — Map (db m2629) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Brentsville — Brentsville - County Courthouse
This building was constructed by 1822 as Prince William County’s fourth courthouse. The County seat was moved to Brentsville from Dumfries to centralize its location within the county. The Courthouse design is typical of 1800s Virginia courthouses. . . . — Map (db m2797) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Brentsville — Brentsville - One-Room School
(caption of upper, left picture) The Brentsville School as it appeared ca. 1940. Lucy Walsh Phinney Collection, Gift of Steve and Cynthia Phinney in Memory of Lucy Phinney This school was built in 1928 over the original location of the . . . — Map (db m2827) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Brentsville — Brentsville - Union Church
Brentsville Union Church was built ca. 1880. The church sits on a lot deeded to The Trustees of the Union Church in 1871 by George M. Goodwin, who owned Tavern Square. It was erected “for the use of the Congregation of the Methodist Episcopal . . . — Map (db m2761) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Brentsville — Brentsville – 1822 Tavern Site
If you had stood in this spot between 1822 and about 1900, you would have seen a large structure to your right, bustling with activity. This is the site of the Brentsville Tavern, also know as the Brentsville Hotel. You would have also seen the . . . — Map (db m2812) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dale City — 22 — Benita Fitzgerald Drive
Named in honor of Benita Fitzgerald, Olympic Gold Medalist – 100 Meter Hurdles, XXIII Olympiad – 1984 • Pan American Games Champion – 1983 • U.S. National Champion – 1983 and 1986. Benita was born in Warrenton, . . . — Map (db m2333) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — G-18 — Neabsco Mills Ironworks
The Neabsco Mills Ironworks complex, under the ownership of three generations of the Tayloe family, of Richmond County, operated between 1737 and 1828. Located near this site, it was one of the longest continually operating ironworks in present-day . . . — Map (db m2105) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Potomac Path
The Potomac Path, or King’s Highway, was a major transportation route linking the northern and southern colonies in colonial America. Following an ancient Indian trail, the road assumed great importance for overland travel between the colonies and . . . — Map (db m5365) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Rippon Lodge
Built by Richard Blackburn of Ripon, England circa 1745, Rippon Lodge was home to many noted individuals including Colonel Thomas Blackburn, a former aide to General George Washington, Judge Wade Ellis, a Federal Judge in Washington, D.C., and . . . — Map (db m5366) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — 19 — Troop Movements and Camp
Prince William militia opened a road nearby in preparation for the Yorktown Campaign of 1781. French and American cavalry, wagon trains, and cattle unable to use the ferry at Woodbridge, traveled this road, fording the river at Wolf Run Shoals on . . . — Map (db m2166) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Weems-Botts House
Built in 1747, the Weems-Botts House is one of the oldest surviving structures in Dumfries. The smaller, original section of the house comprised two rooms and served as the Quantico Church vestry until the town confiscated it during the American . . . — Map (db m101526) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Kopp — Belle Haven Baptist Church
December 20, 1885 – September 30, 1945 Property donated by Thomas Woolfenden, Sr. who moved from Baltimore in 1880, after serving three years in the Civil War, to Prince William County and he named it wonderful Prince William County. . . . — Map (db m77138) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Leesylvania State Park — A Railroad Runs Through It
The railway line that lies between Neabsco and Powells Creek was completed in 1872 by the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad. This was no easy taks considering the steep terrain, which required numerous deep cuts and fills to maintain a gentle . . . — Map (db m5252) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Leesylvania State Park — Freestone Point EarthworksBlockading the Potomac
On August 22, 1861, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee issued orders to blockade the Potomac River by building a series of artillery positions that would command the sailing channel. One of these positions was on the grounds of his ancestral home, . . . — Map (db m4820) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Nokesville — 36 — Asbury Church
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South was built 1893–1894 on land donated by Newton and Annie Allen Sayers of Massadale Farm. Methodist circuit riders stopped regularly at this farm to administer to the spiritual needs of their followers . . . — Map (db m2212) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Occoquan — Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain
Originally known for its public tobacco warehouses and iron foundry, in the second half of the 18th century Occoquan also became a center for the processing of grain, particularly wheat farmed in the surrounding backcountry. John Ballendine built . . . — Map (db m2357) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Crusading for Right
(north face) 1775   Semper Fidelis   1918 In memory of the Officers and Men of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion United States Marines who gave their lives for their Country in the World War in 1918. This tablet was erected by . . . — Map (db m2636) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Dalton Reservoir
Dedicated to the memory of Melvin Dalton Master Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps May 1, 1915 - June 22, 1949 The original Vice Chairman of the Stream Committee of the Marine Corps Schools Rod & Gun Club He was . . . — Map (db m7792) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Mann Hall
William Leake Mann Rear Admiral, Medical Corps United States Navy 1884 - 1953 First Post Surgeon at Quantico On the foundation he laid, the structure of amphibious medicine was built. — Map (db m24797) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — McGlothlin Hall
1st Lt Donald R. McGlothlin United States Marine Corps Rifle Platoon Commander, Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2/1 Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Posthumously awarded the Silver . . . — Map (db m79041) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Nolan H. Gray Reservoir
Nolan H. Gray Reservoir Dedicated to the Memory of Nolan H. Gray Gunnery Sergeant U. S. Marine Corps 19 July 1941 – 7 February 1968 Twice Deputy Game Warden, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. He was active in all phases of . . . — Map (db m2744) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — Quantico National Cemetery Carillon
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Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial
To honor U.S. Servicemen and Women held prisoner by terrorists. In Memory of Colonel Rich Higgins, USMC 15 January 1945 - 6 July 1990 National War College Class 1985 Qui procol hing, qui ante deim periit: sed miles sed pro patria . . . — Map (db m3537) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — Iron Mike
(Northwest face) 1775 Semper Fidelis 1918 In memory of the Officers and Men of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion United States Marines who gave their lives for their Country in the World War in 1918. (West face) . . . — Map (db m2795) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — Second Battalion, 4th Marines"The Magnificent Bastards" — Every Clime and Place
The Legacy and Heritage of Second Battalion, 4th Marines Second to None The Magnificent Bastards Small Wars · Soldiers from the Sea · Old China Marines · World War II · Cold War Force in Readiness · Vietnam · Desert Shield · . . . — Map (db m7309) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — E-58 — Neabsco Iron Works
Situated along the nearby Neabsco Creek, the Neabsco Iron Works began operation by 1737. Directed by John Tayloe of Richmond County and succeeding family members, the ironworks evolved into a multifaceted antebellum industrial plantation, which . . . — Map (db m2154) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — E-59 — Occoquan
Captain John Smith explored this region in 1608. The town of Occoquan began with the opening of a tobacco warehouse on the shore of the Occoquan River in 1734. Occoquan grew as the focus of the commercial and manufacturing activities of John . . . — Map (db m2337) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — Rippon Lodge ~ Latrobe's View
Benjamin Latrobe Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820) moved to Virginia from England in 1796. He is best known for his work on the United States Capitol. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson summoned him to Washington to complete the building, . . . — Map (db m5644) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — Rippon Lodge ~ Neabsco Creek
Latrobe’s Visit Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764 – 1820) was Thomas Blackburn’s friend. Latrobe visited Rippon Lodge in July, 1796. He described his stay in his journals and drew the property. On July 11, Latrobe stood on . . . — Map (db m5642) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — Roll of Honor
WORLD WAR I Hugh Corum • William Nickens • Harry Hatcher • Omer Smith • Champ L. Jones • Maurice Beavers • Eugene Ross • G. O. Lynch • John C. Blight • John Berry • Floyd Whetzel • William Saffer • Perry Herring • McKinley Dodd • Fewell Athey . . . — Map (db m3234) WM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — The Old Potomac Path
The Old Potomac Path Originally an Indian Trail and traversed by early settlers, it later became the first coach and post road between Northern and Southern Colonies, and was called The King’s Highway General Washington often stopped . . . — Map (db m2491) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Edgar Allen Poe
Presented to the people of Virginia by George Edward Barksdale, M.D. and gratefully accepted by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a tribute of admiration for Poe's scholarly genius as an eminent and vigorous writer and poet. — Map (db m4637) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Harry Flood Byrd
State Senator 1916-26 Governor of Virginia 1926-30 United States Senator 1933-65 The General Assembly of Virginia on March 9, 1974, authorized this memorial to Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester, Virginia, declaring that "The sum total of . . . — Map (db m4711) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Inauguration of Davis
On a platform erected on this spot Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the regularly elected President of the Confederate States of America, February 22, 1862. — Map (db m4742) HM
Virginia, Richmond — SA-61 — John Miller House
John Miller, a free black cooper and minister, built this house about 1858. It is significant as a rare surviving antebellum house in Richmond constructed by and for a free African American family. More than two thousand free blacks lived in . . . — Map (db m4498) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Richmond Howitzers Monument
To commemorate the deeds and services of The Richmond Howitzers of the period 1861-1865 [On south side of granite base, on the bronze emblem of the Richmond Howitzers]: Cita Mors Aut Victoria Laeta 1859 [On north side of . . . — Map (db m13971) HM
Virginia, Richmond — The Executive Mansion of Virginia
On this site lived three Presidents of the United States, Monroe and Tyler as Governors and William Henry Harrison while his father, Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was Governor. The first house on this site was also . . . — Map (db m5216) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Virginia War Memorial
This memorial erected by the Commonwealth of Virginia commemorates the service and sacrifice of all Virginians during World War II··1941-45 and Korea···1950-53    Vietnam·····1955-75    Persian Gulf·1991        Above this, . . . — Map (db m5073) WM
Virginia, Roanoke — K-117 — Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement
The archaeological sites on the extensive floodplain nearby represent at least ten thousand years of periodic use by Native Americans. The artifacts and evidence from one site suggests that separate villages were occupied there some six hundred to . . . — Map (db m14798) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — Colonial National Bank Building
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark 1927 — Map (db m14965) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — Hotel RoanokeThe David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
Roanoke’s “Grand Old Lady” stands on the hill overlooking downtown Roanoke. Styled to appear like an old English inn, it was the grand hotel for Roanoke since it opened in 1882. The Hotel was located near the new Union Station and a . . . — Map (db m16969) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — Lee Highway
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Virginia, Roanoke — Norfolk and Western RailwayThe David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
Today’s Norfolk Southern has a colorful predecessor in both or Roanoke’s railroads. To keep this as simple as possible, we are discussing only the N&W history to its merger with the Southern Railway in 1982. Space prevents mentioning every merger or . . . — Map (db m15347) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — K-76 — Old Lutheran Church
Tradition has it that the church near by was built where Moravian and Lutheran missionaries preached soon after the Revolution. Here, in 1796, Lutherans held services and, a little later, organized their first congregation in this section. In 1828, . . . — Map (db m3763) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — K-96 — Roanoke City Market
The Roanoke farmers' market is one of the oldest such markets in continuous use in Virginia. In 1882, licenses were issued to twenty-five hucksters. The City of Roanoke's first charter formally authorized a municipally owned market in 1884, and the . . . — Map (db m14962) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — Roanoke ShopsThe David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
The three locomotive types referred to on the nearby panels are part of the larger picture; of course. The Classes J, A and Y locomotives were special. What made these locomotives so special compared to products of the commercial builders of steam, . . . — Map (db m15348) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Catawba — Audie Murphy MonumentAudie Murphy Crash Site
Audie Leon Murphy June 20, 1924 May 28, 1971 Born in Kingston, Texas, died near this site in an airplane crash. America's most decorated veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theatre-15th Infantry Regiment-3rd Infantry . . . — Map (db m58308) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — George Morgan Jones
In honor of George Morgan Jones Citizen - Soldier Philanthropist — Map (db m14820) HM
Virginia, Salem — 9-11-2001 Memorial
Old Virginia Brick Company’s employees, officers and directors dedicate this memorial to all the innocent people killed by the terrorists on September 11, 2001. These two beams are from the 33rd – 36th floors of the North tower of the World . . . — Map (db m15093) HM
Virginia, Salem — East Hill Cemetery North
(Center marker of three) If I walk in the pathway of duty, If I work till the close of the day, I shall see the great King in His beauty, When I've gone the last mile of the way. And if on Earth I have earnestly striven, and have tried all . . . — Map (db m4873) HM
Virginia, Salem — The Catawba BranchHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
The rail line later referred to as the Catawba Branch of the Norfolk and Western Railway had its beginnings on March 25, 1902, when the Catawba Valley Railway and Mining Company was approved by the General Assembly of Virginia. This line was typical . . . — Map (db m15144) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Spotsylvania County Honor Roll
To honor the men of Spotsylvania County who made the supreme sacrifice that we might be free World War I Bartleson, Clayton W. • Brooks, Beverly F. • Byiers, John S. • Carnohan, George T. • Curtis, Morris J. • Hall, Archie Bryant • Hall, . . . — Map (db m3672) WM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — The Death of Sedgwick
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was one of the most popular senior officers in the Army of the Potomac. On the morning of May 9, 1864, Sedgwick arrived here to direct some minor redeployment of his troops. Ignoring warnings . . . — Map (db m3692) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Thornburg — E 35 — Stanard’s Mill
Unable to defeat the Confederates at Spotsylvania Court House, on 21 May 1864 Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Army of the Potomac to march toward Bowling Green. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s Ninth Corps brought up the rear. Grant ordered . . . — Map (db m1722) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Waverly Village — The Battle of Salem Church
This ridge top now brimming with traffic and commerce once witnessed the clash of armies. On May 3, 1863, 10,000 Confederate troops took position astride the Orange Plank Road (modern Va. Route 3). That afternoon, 20,000 Union soldiers under General . . . — Map (db m3509) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Between Battles
As the spring of 1863 brought green to the countryside and fish up the river, the legions of civil strife faced each other cheerfully across the Rappahannock. After the slaughter of Fredericksburg, the embattled brothers held off death for the time. . . . — Map (db m4726) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Chatham
This expansive estate and its impressive Georgian dwelling have dominated Stafford Heights overlooking Fredericksburg for over two centuries. William Fitzhugh, a wealthy landowner from Virginia's Northern Neck, completed construction of his new . . . — Map (db m4719) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Conway House
Conway House was the home of Moncure Conway who freed himself from the dogmas of his culture and became an abolitionist. He is the only descendent of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers to actively lead escaping slaves to freedom, thereby . . . — Map (db m23147) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — James HunterPatriot — 1721 - 1785
Owner of the famed Hunter Iron Works in Stafford County, which manufactured most of the camp utensils and weapons for the Virginia forces during the Revolutionary War. A true patriot, he received little, if any, compensation. — Map (db m32392) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Leeland — History at Leeland StationBelle Air
Near this spot stood Belle Air, a prominent Stafford County landmark and home of the Fitzhugh and Primmer families. John Fitzhugh first constructed a house here in the mid-eighteenth century, but by 1854, when the property was sold to Abram Primmer, . . . — Map (db m5062) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 10th Special Basic Class
In Memory of these brave Marine Lieutenants of the 10th Special Basic Class who trained here from September 1951 – February 1952. They gallantly gave their lives for their country and Corps during the Korean conflict.      John L. . . . — Map (db m2912) WM
Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Austin Hall
Private First Class Oscar P. Austin United States Marine Corps Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for heroism during combat against enemy forces in the . . . — Map (db m2839) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Crow's Nest
Named after the black schooner called The Crow that harbored off the peninsula in the mid-1800s, Crow's Nest Peninsula is one of the last great, undisturbed places in the mid-Atlantic area. With both a rich history and remarkable . . . — Map (db m82309) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Government Island
Utilized by Native Americans for millennia, and purchased by the federal government in 1791, Government Island's unique stone was used in the original construction of both the U.S. Capital and the White House. Aquia sandstone from this quarry was . . . — Map (db m101338) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-123 — Historic Aquia Creek
The first known permanent English Roman Catholic settlers in Virginia, Giles Brent, his sister Margaret, and other family members, emigrated here from Maryland by 1650. In May 1861, Confederates built artillery batteries on the bluffs overlooking . . . — Map (db m2157) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In Honor of Those Who Served
In honor of the men and women of Stafford County who served in defense of their Commonwealth and Country — Map (db m6524) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In the Name of Christ the King
To commemorate the first English Catholic Settlers in Virginia: Colonel Giles Brent, Deputy Governor of Maryland 1643; Margaret and Mary Brent who settled at Aquia 1647; George Brent, King’s Attorney General 1686, Member House of Burgesses 1688, who . . . — Map (db m2183) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mt. Hope Baptist Church
Sunday School gathered in 1877. Church established October 16,1880 by Rev. Natus Washington. Originally worshipped at St. John School House near Brooke. Pickle Factory building nearer to church later became Brooke School. May 1904 Church cornerstone . . . — Map (db m79035) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Stafford's First African American Church. Founded May 16, 1818 near Roseville by Rev. Horace Crutcher, along with five others. Original place of worship was a slab wood arbor. Recognizing the importance of enlightening individuals both spiritually . . . — Map (db m76193) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Quarrying the Stone
Quarrying stone during the late 18th and early 19th centuries was very labor intensive. Stone quarried here was cut and shipped with the use of simple machines and animal power. Various workers were needed to extract the stone. A . . . — Map (db m39751) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Redoubt # 2Aquia Landing Defenses
Approximately seventy yards to the northeast of this sign on private property are the well preserved remains of Redoubt #2, the last surviving and largest of three built by the Union Army of the Potomac in February and March of 1863 to defend Aquia . . . — Map (db m82306) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Sandstone Quarry
On the trail to the right of the picnic area beyond this sign are the remains of a late 18th and early 19th century sandstone quarry. Archaeological reports on this site noted that stone quarried here was loaded onto scows or shallow boats and taken . . . — Map (db m65228) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Union Batteries at Accokeek Creek
By late May 1863 Major-General Joseph Hooker, likely concerned over a possible attack to cut off or capture his supply depot at Aquia Landing, adjusted his lines. Four additional batteries were built in the 11th Corps area south of the Accokeek. . . . — Map (db m70399) HM
Washington (Clark County), Salmon Creek Heights — Harley H. Hall
Navy Captain Harley H. Hall F-4 Phantom Listed P.O.W. 1-27-73 The last pilot shot down in Vietnam just 10 hours before final cease fire was signed. Native of Vancouver, Washington — Map (db m8513) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Covington House
Erected 1848 by Richard and Anne Charlotte Covington on Fourth Plain. Boarding school was conducted herein in 1850. This building housed first piano in the Oregon Country and was center of social activity in entire region. — Map (db m8517) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Early Aviation History in VancouverPearson Field
Even before the advent of a U.S. Army Air Service field at Vancouver Barracks in 1921 and the eventual dedication of “Pearson Field” in 1925, aviation had early hallmarks at Vancouver Barracks. As part of the 1905 Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m83990) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — From Military to Municipal Airfield
The history of Pearson Field goes back almost to the origins of mechanized flight itself. The landing site of Lincoln Beachey’s groundbreaking flight across the Columbia River from Portland to Vancouver, during the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, . . . — Map (db m8406) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Heart of a Trading Empire
Look around you. The scenic spot where you now stand was once the heart of one of the busiest shipping ports west of the Rocky Mountains. From 1825 to 1846, Fort Vancouver's waterfront served as the western economic artery of the Hudson's Bay . . . — Map (db m12293) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — St. James Mission — Officers Row
Many employees of Fort Vancouver were of French-Canadian descent, and had been raised as Roman Catholics. Separated by thousands of miles from their home parishe, these men pleaded with the Bishop of Quebec to send them priests. The Reverend . . . — Map (db m8964) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Artillery Barracks — Officers Row
At the beginning of the 20th century, Vancouver was the headquarters for the Department of the Columbia, a vast administrative unit in the Northwest. The population of the post almost tripled in response to increased military activity both at home . . . — Map (db m8742) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Infantry Barracks — Officers Row
The Infantry Barracks is the oldest surviving structure in Vancouver Barracks proper. It was constructed in 1887, one of three identical buildings built to house individual companies of the 14th Infantry. Though it was built prior to the . . . — Map (db m8741) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Red Cross Convalescent House — Officers Row
Following the nation’s entry into World War I, the American Red Cross was authorized to construct convalescent houses adjacent to military hospitals. These facilities provided recreation away from a hospital atmosphere, and helped boost the morale . . . — Map (db m8743) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — United States Army Arrives
On May 13, 1849, the United States steamer Massachusetts arrived off the Hudson's Bay Company wharf and unloaded Batteries L and M of the First Regiment of United States Artillery. The first permanent official American presence in the Pacific . . . — Map (db m12289) HM
Washington (Cowlitz County), Woodland — The Finn Hall
In 1916 Finnish immigrants constructed a hall near this site under the name of a literary association (Kirjallixuus Seura), forming a lending library. Although they brought their diet, language, and saunas with them, some old country beliefs were . . . — Map (db m8382) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Hite — Colville - Walla Walla Road
Erected to the Explorers, Fur Traders Missionaries Soldiers and Pioneers who made an Indian Trail the Colville - Walla Walla Road 1811 — Map (db m3734) 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 (Kenosha County), Kenosha — 437 — Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse
Built by the federal government in 1866, the Kenosha Lighthouse replaces two other lighthouses constructed at this site in 1848 and 1858. Originally designated a coast and harbor light for Southport, now Kenosha, WI provided the first navigational . . . — Map (db m8167) HM

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