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By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2009
The Chinn Family Marker
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Arromanches-les-Bains — Mulberry Harbours Memorial
English: Here at Arromanches, from 6 June 1944, close behind the assault troops, a great floating harbour code-named 'Mulberry B' was assembled and operated by men of the Royal Engineers (Transportation) under the command of Brigadier . . . — Map (db m89135) HM WM
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 — Frédéric Sauvage
A la mémoire de Frédéric Sauvage qui inventa a Honfleur l'hélice a propulsion et en fit les premiers essais dans le vieux bassin 1832 English translation: In memory of Frederic Sauvage who, in Honfleur, invented propeller . . . — Map (db m85694) 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), Honfleur — Les Greniers à Sel / Le Jardin des Personnalités
Les Greniers à Sel Les Greniers à Sel situés Rue de la Ville sont de vastes bâtiments de pierre constuits à la fin du XVIIème siècle. La plupart de ses pierres proviennent des anciens remparts de la ville. Ils servaient . . . — Map (db m86619) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Honfleur — Mémoire des Soldats Alliés Tombés
Les Honfleurais en Mémoire des Soldats Alliés Tombés pour Leur Liberté "Gloire à l'Angleterre, les U.S.A, la Russie, la vaillante Belgique et tous les alliés" Extrait du discours du Maire Mr Patin, à la Libération de Honfleur le . . . — Map (db m86085) WM
France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Vierville-sur-Mer — 29th Infantry Division MemorialUnited States Army — World War II
From North and South in our land we came that freedom might prevail. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, in the great allied amphibious assault, the 29th Infantry Division stormed ashore on Omaha Beach to win a beachhead. Our fallen lie among you. They . . . — Map (db m88776) WM
France, Basse-Normandie (Manche Département), Sainte-Mère-Église — 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day
5–6 juin 1944 — les 82e et 101e Divisions U.S.A. de parachutistes libérent ce canton 5th–6th June 1944 — The 82nd and 101st Div. U.S.A. of paratroops liberate the district — Map (db m59770) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 20 — Médiathèque Jean Falala
La Médiathèque Jean Falala est le principal établissement du réseau de lecture publique de la Ville de Reims. Elle constitue, avec la bibliothèque Carnegie, l'une des douze "bibliothèques municipales à vocation régionale" de France. Construit par . . . — Map (db m85959) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 19 — Musée des Beaux-Arts
Le musée des beaux-arts, installé dans les combles de l'Hôtel de Ville, fut transféré en 1913 dans l'abbaye Saint-Denis, édifice du XVIIIe siècle remanié au XIXe siècle Peu touché par la Première Guerre mondiale, le musée a pu rester dans ses . . . — Map (db m85700) HM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — A la Memoire des Cheminots de la Region du NordParis North Station Railwaymen War Memorial
Left panelA la Memoire des 1210 Cheminots de la Region du Nord Victimes de la Guerre 1914 – 1918 Morts au Champ d'Honneur Fusilles Morts en Pays Envahi Morts en Captivite Tues par Faits de Guerre . . . — Map (db m85006) WM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — Accès Guimard1900 — 100 ans de métro (1900-2000)
Architecte phare de l'Art nouveau, Hector Guimard a été choisi en 1899 pour dessiner les accès des stations. Mais en 1900, lors de l'ouverture du métro, ses décoratives choquent les Parisiens. La graphie « Métropolitain » manque, dit-on, de . . . — Map (db m85328) 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 — Le Moulin-RougeThe Moulin Rouge — Histoire de Paris
Sur l’emplacement du bal de la Reine Blanche, Oler et Zidler ouvrent le Moulin-Rouge le 5 octobre 1889. Dans le jardin se promènent des singes en liberté, un énorme éléphant de bois à flancs mobiles abrite un orchestre, et sur une scène de théâtre, . . . — Map (db m60806) HM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — Libération de Paris15 août - 28 août 1944
Ce bâtiment, siège de la Préfecture de police, a été, le samedi 19 août 1944, le lieu du déclenchement de l'insurrection des Parisiens contre l'armée d'occupation allemande à l'initiative des mouvements de résistance de la police. Pendant plusieurs . . . — Map (db m85028) 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
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — “Spirit of the American Doughboy”Fort Smith, Arkansas
Dedicated to the memory of our comrades who entered the service of their country from Fort Smith, Arkansas and who gave their lives in the World War. — Map (db m5544) HM
California (San Diego County), Camp Pendleton — Las Flores Asistencia
From 1823 to the 1840's, the tile-roofed adobe chapel and hostel at Las Flores, built by Father Antonio Peyrí, served as the asistencia to Mission San Luís Rey and provided comfort to travelers on El Camino Real. The adobe structure and adjacent . . . — Map (db m81322) 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
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 40 — Smoky Hill Trail
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— Here was the end of the famous Smoky Hill Trail Immigrant and stage road extending from the Missouri River to Denver. Traversed by pioneers in 1858. . . . — Map (db m4678) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Barney L. Ford1822 - 1902
In memory of an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and black Civil rights pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford opened Ford's Restaurant and Chop House in Breckenridge. — Map (db m57958) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Summit County CourthouseBreckenridge Historic District — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Summit County Courthouse Cornerstone laid in 1909 on the "Most Beautiful spot in Summit County." Dedicated St. Patrick's Day, 1910. This Corner Stone was . . . — Map (db m57884) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — 10th Mountain DivisionCamp Hale
The 10th Mountain Division, created for alpine and winter combat during World War II, girded for battle on the steep, inhospitable terrain of Camp Hale (about twenty-five miles southwest of here). Built at an old railroad sheep-loading stop, the . . . — Map (db m58466) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), South Fenwick Island — The Fenwick Island Lighthouse
The Fenwick Island Lighthouse Erected 1858 In operation from 1859 to 1978 as an official aid to navigation Transferred to Delaware, 1981 Restored, 1982 – 1983, by The Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse under the . . . — Map (db m3027) 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
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 (Coweta County), Newnan — 038-2 — Battle of Brown's Mill
On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen. E. M. McCook with 3,600 Federal calvary began a raid to destroy railroads south of Atlanta and release 32,000 Federal prisoners at Andersonville. Three miles south of Newnan on July 30th, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler with . . . — Map (db m10494) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — 038-3 — Confederate Hospitals
In Newnan between 1862 and 1865 were seven Confederate hospitals Bragg, Buckner, "College Temple", "Coweta House," Foard, Gamble and Pinson's Springs. More than 10,000 Confederate sick and wounded and about 200 Federal soldiers wounded in the Battle . . . — Map (db m10492) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — 104-1 — Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy
Oliver Norvell Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy, lived in the Turnell-Butler Hotel which once stood on this corner. He was born in Harlem, Georgia, on January 18, 1892. The family was in Madison by that February, and may have moved here . . . — Map (db m15372) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona
At 0755, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Berth Fox 7 The USS Arizona was hit by one torpedo and approximately seven bombs. One bomb went down the stack and another penetrated the black powder magazines. The sunken ship remains the tomb . . . — Map (db m73902) HM WM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Lincoln’s Tomb
Lincoln [Also engraved in the stone around the tomb are the names or abbreviations of every state at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s death]Map (db m4861) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Soldiers of the War of 1812
To Honor the Soldiers of the War of 1812 who lie buried in Sangamon County First Column: Roswell Abel • James Adams • William Archer • James Baker • Jacob Baker • Eli Barbre • Isaac Bates • Oliver Bates • Amor Batterton • Philo Beers . . . — Map (db m46175) WM
Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 576 — Daniel Boone - Pioneer / Grave of Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Born, Pa., 1734. Died, Mo., 1820. Married Rebecca Boone, 1756, N.C. First trip to Kentucky, 1767. Set up Ft. Boonesborough, 1775, blazed Wilderness Trail and settled. Frontiersman, surveyor, settler, legislator and . . . — Map (db m9754) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 793 — Chief Paduke
Chief of sub~tribe of Chickasaw Indians, who lived and hunted in this area until Jackson Purchase, 1818. Land here then owned by Gen. William Clark, who founded Paducah; named it in honor of friendly chief. Statue sculptured by Lorado Taft, 1909, . . . — Map (db m4768) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 41 Cornhill Street
In 1771 when Annapolis merchant Charles Wallace laid out plot lines on Cornhill Street, former ship captain Beriah Maybury leased two plots and built this house which he opened as the King's Arms Tavern in 1773. In 1792 he renamed it the Sign of the . . . — Map (db m6450) 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 — Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
To commemorate the arrival in this harbor of Kunte Kinte, immortalized by Alex Haley in Roots, and all others who came to these shores in bondage and who by their toil, character and ceaseless struggle for freedom have helped to make these . . . — Map (db m5572) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Leonard A. Blackshear Walk
A pathway to reconciliation and healing Founder and President of The Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, his inspirational leadership created this Memorial Site and his tireless efforts encouraged racial healing and promoted . . . — Map (db m6382) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Macedonian Monument
[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]: · Capture of the Macedonian · · The American Frigate United States · Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British . . . — Map (db m7419) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State HouseBuilt 1772–1779
Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784 In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the Continental Congress December 23, 1783. . . . — Map (db m6703) 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 — Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb
Knight of the Royal Order of Military Merit, Brigadier of the Armies of France and Major General in service of the United States of America. Having served with honor and reputation for three years, he gave a last and glorious proof of his . . . — Map (db m2861) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — San Cayetano
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named San Cayetano Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Navy Mascot
The Naval Academy has had a goat as its mascot since 1890 when, according to legend, on their march from the ferry station at Highland Falls up the steep hill to West Point to play the first Army-Navy football game, the Naval Cadets (as they were . . . — Map (db m6465) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Sea Gate
Presented to the U. S. Naval Academy by the Class of 1945 June 7, 1989 Dedicated to all who have left these shores to serve our Country — Map (db m6846) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Triton Light
(Upper Marker): The globe within this monument contains water collected by the U.S.S. Triton (SSRN-586), from the twenty-two seas transited during the first submerged circumnavigation of the world in 1960. (Lower Marker): . . . — Map (db m7475) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — USS Maryland1921 - 1946
Pearl Harbor · Tarawa · Roi-Namur · Palau · Leyte · Surigao Straits · Okinawa — Map (db m6803) WM
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
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Fitchburg — Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
Fitchburg erects this monument in memory of her brave sons who fell and in honor of all her loyal citizens who perilled their lives in the great struggle which secured the unity of the Republic and the freedom of an oppressed . . . — Map (db m12264) HM
Minnesota (Becker County), Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge — Old Government Road
This marker locates a part of the original trail which was cut out of the forest by the U.S. Army in 1868 to facilitate travel from Leech Lake to White Earth. Soldiers accompanied the paymasters along this road in the early days to provide . . . — Map (db m8537) 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 — Cardiff Hill
This is the foot of Cardiff Hill, made famous in Mark Twain's books "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." On the hill, Tom, Huck, and their gang played and roamed at will. — Map (db m4727) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn at the Foot of Cardiff Hill
(On the left side, when viewed from Main Street): The monument presented to Hannibal by Geo. A. Mahan - Ida D. Mahan and Dulany Mahan 1925 (On the right side, when viewed from Main Street): Tom Sawyer and . . . — Map (db m4729) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — Old Iron Mines
In use from C. 1730 - 1889 Supplied ore for Solitude (Union) Forge Ore made into cannonballs for use of Revolutionary Army Owned by: William Allen and Joseph Turner 1742 - 1778 Robert Taylor and Family 1778 - 1863 Thomas Iron . . . — Map (db m5044) HM
New Jersey (Monmouth County), Rumson — 1945 - 2005 Rumson Veterans Monument
1945 - 1955 Berlin Cold War Korea [127 names are engraved for the decade 1955-1965] 1955 - 1965 Berlin Cuba Lebanon Taiwan Vietnam [72 names are engraved for the decade 1955-1965] 1965 - 1975 Cambodia . . . — Map (db m13042) WM
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
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 — First Presbyterian Church
Formally organized on January 6, 1817 in the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, First Presbyterian Church was formed under the leadership of the Rev. John Knox Witherspoon. Included among the charter members were the daughter and granddaughter of the . . . — Map (db m23685) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — First Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1817, plaques on the interior walls recognize the thirteen founding members. Built in 1819 - 1821. It is the oldest Presbyterian Sanctuary in continuous use in North Carolina. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and . . . — Map (db m23688) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-12 — Fort Totten
Here stood one of the forts built around New Bern by Union forces after they took the town in March, 1862. — Map (db m23555) 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 — C-33 — James Walker Hood
Asst. Superintendent Public Instruction, 1868-70; a founder Livingstone College, 1885; Bishop A.M.E. Zion Church; founded St. Peters, 1864. One blk. N. — Map (db m24053) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-61 — New Bern Academy
First school chartered in N.C. Assembly levied a tax for its support in 1766. Present building was built in 1810. — Map (db m23658) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Experiments
On the slope of Kill Devil Hill to the left, the Wright brothers experimented with gliders in the period 1900 - 1903. Here also Wilbur Wright failed in an attempted power-driven flihgt, December 14, 1903. After just 3½ seconds in the air the . . . — Map (db m10179) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Monument to the Impossible
The Best Design Design competition among 35 entrants was won by Rogers and Poor, a New York Architectural firm. The 60-foot tower, similar to those used to mark courses in air races, embellished with wings on its side and a five-point . . . — Map (db m9715) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kitty Hawk — Monument to a Century of Flight
[Marker Front]: Dedicated on November 8, 2003 In celebration of the soaring of the human spirit Created by artists Glen Eure, Hanna Jubran, Jodi Hollnagel Jubran Architect - Benjamin B. Cahoon and presented as . . . — Map (db m10126) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Manteo — B-64 — Fort Blanchard
Confederate earth fort mounting four guns. Smallest on Roanoke Island. Surrendered on Feb. 8, 1862. Earthworks are 300 yds. S. — Map (db m4863) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Rodanthe — B-30 — "Mirlo" Rescue — ···
A German submarine sank the British tanker "Mirlo" off coast nearby, Aug. 16, 1918. Coast Guard, led by J. A. Midgett, saved most of the crew. — Map (db m11394) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Horace Kephart's Last Permanent Camp
On this spot Horace Kephart - Dean of American Campers and one of the Principal Founders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - pitched his last permanent camp. — Map (db m12751) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Old French War - Pontiac's Conspiracy - Revolutionary War / French Expedition, 1754
East Face:Old French War - Pontiac's Conspiracy - Revolutionary War Northern terminus of the old Indian waterway and land trail the Sandusky-Scioto Route from Lake Erie to the Ohio River used from the earliest records by the Indian and . . . — Map (db m20516) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Oregon City — Eva Emery Dye
In memory of Eva Emery Dye and others who saved the McLoughlin House from demolition in 1909. The house was moved down Main Street and up Singer Hill to open as a museum on this location in 1910. Mrs. Dye was the author of “McLoughlin and Old . . . — Map (db m8698) HM
Oregon (Clackamas County), Sandy — The Vietnam MonumentNever to be Forgotten
[Marker on Monument's front]: In memory of veterans who served in all wars "Never to be Forgotten" Donated to the City of Sandy, Oregon and dedicated on November 11, 1987 by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United . . . — Map (db m8573) HM
Oregon (Multnomah County), Willamette National Cemetery — Oregon Korean War Veterans Memorial
June 25, 1950      Korea      July 27, 1953 Dedicated to the memory of these men and women from Oregon so their sacrifice will never be forgotten Oh, could our fallen brothers               know the honor they helped bring to God, . . . — Map (db m11979) HM
Oregon (Multnomah County), Willamette National Cemetery — Willamette National Cemetery Carillon Bells
[Main/Bottom Marker]: These Carillon Bells in honor and loving memory of all Veterans were donated by the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. [Top Marker]: June          [The Oregon Federation of . . . — Map (db m11973) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Jim Thorpe — Carbon County
Formed March 13, 1843 from Northampton and Monroe counties. Carbon is the basic element of this area's rich deposits of anthracite coal. The county seat, incorporated in 1850 as Mauch Chunk, was renamed in 1954 for Jim Thorpe, Indian athlete. — Map (db m32150) 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 (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 — PSFS Building
The Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Building is regarded as the first International Style skyscraper built in the U.S. Completed in 1932, it was a radical departure from traditional bank architecture, exploiting the latest technological and . . . — Map (db m8679) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), West Kingston — The Great Swamp Fight19 December 1675
Attacked within their fort upon this island the Narragansett Indians made their last stand in King Philip's War and were crushed by the united forces of the Massachusetts Connecticut and Plymouth Colonies in the “Great Swamp . . . — Map (db m22879) HM
South Carolina (Calhoun County), St. Matthews — 9-5 — Calhoun County
First settled in 1704, this region by 1733 included Amelia and lower Saxe Gotha townships. In 1765 much of it was made part of the new St. Matthew's Parish and was so named until 1865. Efforts in 1890 and 1896 led to an act signed on Feb. 14, . . . — Map (db m26057) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Parker High School AuditoriumGreenville County Historic Site
Built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, it was a part of the largest WPA school project in the state of South Carolina. The auditorium was built at a cost of $50,000 and named for Thomas F. Parker, local mill executive. The . . . — Map (db m30316) HM
South Dakota (Butte County), Belle Fourche — Welcome to Belle FourcheThe Geo Center of the U.S.
In 1959 following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the Geographic Center of the Nation. Entry of Alaska and Hawaii . . . — Map (db m4867) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Codington County Courthouse
An example of Neo-classical architecture with Renaissance exterior elements, the Codington County Courthouse was built by Gray Construction under the direction of architects Freed and Perkins & McWayne. It cost $375,000.00 and was dedicated in June . . . — Map (db m23930) HM
Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Chisholm Tavern
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Texas (Culberson County), Pine Springs — 4759 — Guadalupe Peak
Guadalupe Peak, Texas' highest mountain at 8,751 feet, dominates one of the most scenic and least-known hinterlands of the old frontier. It lies behind and to the right of 8,078-foot El Capitan, the sheer cliff that rises more than 3,000 feet above . . . — Map (db m4759) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — 6895 — Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building
This site was originally owned by John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas. During the 1880s French native Maxime Guillot operated a wagon shop here. In 1894 the land was purchased by Phil L. Mitchell, President and Director of Rock Island Plow . . . — Map (db m4661) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — Pearl Harbor Memorial
Dedicated in memory to all those personnel of the United States Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy who gave their lives, December 7, 1941. Keep America Alert! — Map (db m101368) WM
Virginia (Accomack County), Tangier — Ice Cream StandSite of Tangier's only unsolved murder
This is the site of the island's only unsolved murder. Charles C. "Bud" Connorton, the Town Sergeant, was eating in an earlier building here when he was fatally shot through an open window. His assailant was never identified. — Map (db m39555) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Braddock Cannon
(North Side): This monument marks the trail taken by the army of General Braddock which left Alexandria on April 20, 1755 to defend the western frontier against the French and Indians. Erected by the Society of Colonial Dames of America . . . — Map (db m7567) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Engin Artemel
As Planning Director (1977-1984) Engin Artemel led the City of Alexandria in planning for the transformation of its industrial waterfront to one that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. Inspired by beautiful active urban waterfronts in . . . — Map (db m99596) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — T-44 — Virginia Theological SeminaryFounded 1823
Half mile to the southwest. The idea for such an institution was conceived by a group of Alexandria and Washington clergymen in 1818. Among those interested was Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner. Originally at corner of . . . — Map (db m7561) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Abingdon
Birthplace of Nellie Custis the adopted daughter of General George Washington Original land grant 1669 Purchased by John Parke Custis in 1778 from the Alexanders for whom Alexandria Virginia was named Destroyed by fire in 1930 . . . — Map (db m15867) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Abingdon Plantation Restoration
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority worked in concert with Federal, state and local historic preservation agencies and professionals in the field to develop the restoration plan for the Abingdon Plantation site. The restoration process . . . — Map (db m8386) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — The Custis FamilyAbingdon Plantation
John Parke Custis was the adopted stepson of George Washington and had been raised at the nearby Washington estate of Mount Vernon. He and his wife, Eleanor Calvert, lived in New Kent County with their first two daughters. However, Custis wanted to . . . — Map (db m8380) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Lancaster Monument
Original marker: The officers and crew attached to the U. S. Steamer Lancaster, Flag Officer J. B. Montgomery, on her first cruise in these seas, erect this monument in memory of shipmates who died and are buried here. Bronze . . . — Map (db m100123) WM
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), Guinea — Fairfield Plantation
The farm office across the lawn is all that remains of the once-sprawling plantation called “Fairfield.” Thomas Coleman Chandler purchased Fairfield Plantation in 1845. For the next 17 years it prospered and evolved – largely at . . . — Map (db m5604) HM
Virginia (Caroline County), Port Royal — Port RoyalUnion Supply Depot
Port Royal possessed the finest harbor on the middle reaches of the Rappahannock River. Although the town's permanent wharf had been destroyed by Union gunboats before the Battle of Fredericksburg, the excellent harbor made Port Royal an obvious . . . — Map (db m57537) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Elkwood — F-10 — Where Pelham Fell
Four miles southeast, at Kelly’s Ford, Major John Pelham, commanding Stuart’s Horse Artillery, was mortally wounded, March 17, 1863. — Map (db m23619) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Bristersburg — BX-2 — Brent Town
In 1687, King James II granted 30,000 acres of land here as a sanctuary for Roman Catholics to George Brent, of Stafford County, and London residents Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward. Brent established a fortified outpost the next . . . — Map (db m2734) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Elk Run — Elk Run Village
Settlers began to arrive in Elk Run during the early 1700s, and when Hamilton Parish was established in 1730, there were several hundred persons living in this frontier village. A wooden Chapel existed at this site by 1740, when Prince William . . . — Map (db m2738) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A History of Floods
Fredericksburg has experienced floods since its earliest settlement. The Rappahannock River originates 77 miles to the west, in a mountain spring, and the upriver watershed drains a very large expanse. By the time is passes Fredericksburg, the . . . — Map (db m90971) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — A Memorial Landscape
On this site, the Fredericksburg Area Veteran's Council honors the local men and women who gave their lives in wars and military actions during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The extension of George Street to a new high school cut . . . — Map (db m64223) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Artillery on Lee's Hill
(Left marker): Here and on hills to the left and right the Confederates developed a powerful concentration of artillery. Enfilading Fire During the Federal attacks of December 13, 1862, Confederates cannon poured devasting . . . — Map (db m4178) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Bound for FreedomTrail to Freedom
“Fredericksburg is a captured town, the enemy took possession of the Stafford Hills … and their guns have frowned down upon us ever since… The Federal army has abolished slavery wherever it has gone.” — Jane Beale, a . . . — Map (db m32388) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Bridgewater MillsRappahannock Electric Light & Power Company
On the site formerly stood office and warehouse of the Bridgewater Mills 1822 - 1908 Operated by members of the Ficklen family, this concern's flour won first prize at the world's first international exposition held at Paris, France in 1878. . . . — Map (db m76514) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg Campaign
December 13, 1862. Watching the battle from the crest of this hill, Confederate commander R. E. Lee remarked: “It is well that war is so terrible – we should grow too fond of it!” In no battle were the Confederates more fortunately . . . — Map (db m4159) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg Campaign
With Richmond as his objective, Gen. Ambrose Burnside started the Federal Army of the Potomac from Warrenton on November 15, 1862. Forcing a crossing of the Rappahannock on December 11, he occupied Fredericksburg and the plain south of town along . . . — Map (db m4191) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg City DockContesting the Crossing
Confederate troops under the command of Gen. William Barksdale were awake and alert hereon the morning of December 11,1862, waiting anxiously for the sun to rise. On the river, unseen in the inky blackness but clearly audible in the night’s . . . — Map (db m1132) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — From a Burying Ground to a Park
In 1774, St. George’s Parish purchased the land around you for a cemetery. Following the American Revolution and disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Virginia, the Fredericksburg government appropriated this land for a public burying ground. . . . — Map (db m11430) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Irish Brigade
2nd Brigade, 1st Div., II Corps Army of the Potomac While posted here in the early morning of Dec. 13, 1862, the men of the Irish Brigade placed sprigs of boxwood in their caps in honor of their Irish heritage. Later in the day, they took . . . — Map (db m5097) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Lee’s Hill
Battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 12-13, 1862 — Map (db m4161) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Liberty Town
Seth Barton, 1755-1813, fought in the American Revolution, grew wealthy as a shipping merchant, and speculated in real estate. He laid out the subdivision that came to be called Liberty Town in 1812. He is buried at St. George’s Church. . . . — Map (db m33107) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Marye’s Heights
A Northern photographer took this picture of Marye’s Heights in May 1864, setting up his camera in front of “Federal Hill,” a large white house approximately 250 yards to your left-rear. Seventeen months earlier, thousands of Union . . . — Map (db m1066) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Pontoon Bridge Site
Federals crossed here on Pontoon Bridge, Dec 12-13, 1862 — Map (db m5378) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Rocky Lane
Rocky Lane leading to Washington Ferry. Center pontoon bridge was located near foot of lane (Battle of Fredericksburg) December 11 - 16, 1862. — Map (db m1130) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — N-31-a — The Sentry Box
The Sentry Box (ca. 1786) is an elegant specimen of late~Georgian~style architecture. Brig. Gen. George Weedon of the Continental Army, later mayor of Fredericksburg, built the house and named it to reflect his military career. Weedon's wife, . . . — Map (db m5095) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — To the Confederate Dead
(Text of tablet placed in 1992):In honor of Confederate Soldiers who died in Fredericksburg Oct 1861 through Mar 1862 and buried in Barton St. Cemetery No record of reinterment when site reused in 1920 Alabama 14th Infantry- Archer . . . — Map (db m14425) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame
This monument stands forever a memorial and symbol of undying love and devotion in memory of the men from this city and surrounding areas who fought for liberty and freedom from oppression in the wars of this, their Country, and whose supreme . . . — Map (db m4618) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), White Marsh — NW-5 — Abingdon Church
This is the Third Church of Abingdon Parish and was erected in 1755 on the site of an earlier one. The parish, established between 1650 and 1655, had its first church near the river. — Map (db m2961) HM
Virginia, Hampton — WY-94 — Phoebus
Settled as Mill Creek and Strawberry Banks by English Colonists, the Town of Phoebus was "Roseland Farm" until 1871 when it was divided into lots and became known as Chesapeake City. When the town was incorporated in 1900, it was named Phoebus in . . . — Map (db m33630) HM
Virginia, Hampton — Phoebus - The Gateway To The New World
This quaint waterfront community traces its origin back to April 30th 1607. It was here that the first English-speaking Colonists set foot in the New World and called this "safe harbor" Cape Comfort. It began as a settlement for defenders and . . . — Map (db m33633) 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, 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 (Nelson County), Lovingston — R-56 — Lovingston
This place became the county seat of Nelson when it was formed from Amherst in 1807. It was named for James Loving, Jr., who gave the land for the courthouse, built in 1808-09. The town was incorporated in 1807 and again in 1871, and deincorporated . . . — Map (db m40740) HM
Virginia (Nelson County), Lovingston — Nelson County World War II Memorial
In memory of the men of Nelson County who lost their lives in World War II 1941 - 1945 George David Akers • Richmond Oliver Allen • Harry Philmore Anderson • Samuel Harvey Anderson • Garland Golden Ashley • Cyrus Edison Banton • James . . . — Map (db m40774) 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), Fort Eustis — Matthew Jones HouseBourbon
Newport News was a small community located in Warwick County until late in the 19th century. Established as a town in 1880, it was incorporated as a city in 1896. Warwick County, one of the eight original Virginia shires formed by 1634, became . . . — Map (db m92325) HM
Virginia, Norfolk — KV-6 — Susan Constant Shrine
This shrine commemorates the Susan Constant, the flagship of the fleet that carried the first English settlers to Virginia in 1607. The Susan Constant, a 120-ton vessel, was built in 1605 and made one voyage to Spain before the . . . — Map (db m33673) 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 (Prince William County), Brentsville — Brentsville - County Jail
Built by 1822 with the Courthouse and Clerk’s Office, the Prince William County Jail, or gaol, was larger than most jails built in Virginia at that time. Debtors, runaway slaves, thieves and murderers awaited trial here in timber-lined rooms. . . . — Map (db m2796) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Dumfries Cemetery
At this location stood the Quantico Chapel, a log church, serving the first settlers of Overwharton Parish ca. 1667 — Map (db m7301) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — In Memory — Anderson
In Memory of those who sacrificed their lives in defense of our country — Map (db m7303) 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 — 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), Independent Hill — Quantico Baptist Church
Site of an early 19th Century Meeting House. In 1888 it became a Primitive Baptist Church under Pastor William M. Smoot. It was commonly known as Smootite Church. Foundation stones and an octagonal tapered bearing post remain. — Map (db m83869) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Leesylvania State Park — "At the Point of Rock"
“At the point of rock,” the translation of the American Indian word Neabsco, describes clearly the high bluff of land in front of you known as Freestone Point. The location of Freestone Point is indicated on maps from the 18th Century . . . — Map (db m5333) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Leesylvania State Park — The Lee and Fairfax Family Cemetery
The Lee and Fairfax Family Cemetery is located on this ridge top overlooking the Occoquan Bay. The Lees established the cemetery with the death of Henry Lee II on August 15, 1787. His wife Lucy Lee, the only other member of the Lee family to be . . . — Map (db m5254) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Occoquan — Ebenezer Baptist Church
Ex-slave Lewis H. Bailey organized Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1883. It is one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in Easter Prince William County. The original church, built on this site in 1883–1884, was one of Occoquan’s . . . — Map (db m2455) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Gracias
Captain Courageous Puddin 1935 – 1962 Quantico’s Pride — Map (db m14772) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — Quantico National Cemetery
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their Country's call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love of . . . — Map (db m3359) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico National Cemetery — Quantico National Cemetery Carillon
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Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — HMM-362 Ugly Angels Vietnam Memorial “Wing”
United States Marine Corps HMM-362 Ugly Angels Vietnam 1962-1969 In memory of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. God Bless - Semper Fi Lance Corporal Philip R. Anderson – Sunday, November 17, 1968 • Corporal George A. . . . — Map (db m3155) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C.
The first member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish to give his life in the line of duty. Mt. Fujiyama, Japan   2 September 1960 Plaque given by Marine Helicopter Sqd. 1 — Map (db m5329) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — “Let There Be Lights”
This Monument is a testimony to the vision of PWSI President Ed Foster-Simeon’s “Let There Be Lights” campaign. On July 26, 2001, PWSI solidified Ed’s vision by dedicating these lights, bringing PWSI out of the darkness and into the . . . — Map (db m2496) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — 4 — Early Land Patents
In 1653, Thomas Burbage obtained 3,000 acres between the Occoquan and Neabsco Creek. Burbage’s Neck later passed to Martin Scarlet (d.1695), pioneer settler and sometime Burgess. George Mason II gained 534 acres of Occoquan River frontage including . . . — Map (db m2336) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — Howison Homestead
Howison Homestead Stephen Howison I 1736 – 1815 Stephen Howison III 1776 – 1862 “The Graves of the dead who rest from their labors.” Donated by the Howison Family 1991             The Home of my . . . — Map (db m2478) 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 — 28 — The Chinn Family
Near this site lived six generations of the Chinn family, one of Prince William County’s early African-American families. The family traces its heritage to Nancy, a slave born in 1794 on the William Roe farm in Fauquier County. William Roe’s nephew, . . . — Map (db m860) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Woodbridge — 29 — Washington’s First Journey to the Frontier
On March 11, 1748, George Washington and George William Fairfax crossed the Occoquan above the falls near here – Washington to enter the service of Lord Fairfax, and Lord Fairfax to meet his constituents in Frederick County. They traveled by . . . — Map (db m2331) 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 — 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 — William Smith
(On front of granite base): William Smith. Virginia. Born Sep 6th 1797. Died May 18th 1887. 1836-40. 1841-42. Member of Virginia Senate. 1846-49. Governor of Virginia. 1841-43. 1853-61. Member of United States Congress. . . . — Map (db m4712) HM
Virginia, Roanoke — Roanoke - A Railroad TownThe David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
In recent years, Roanoke has shed its image as a “railroad town” as others have surpassed the railroad as the major employer. However, without the N&W, Roanoke might not have existed. For those who wish to deny the impact of the railroad . . . — Map (db m15342) 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 — Battle of Hanging Rock
Commemorating Battle of Hanging Rock June 21, 1864. — Map (db m14823) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — George Morgan Jones
In honor of George Morgan Jones Citizen - Soldier Philanthropist — Map (db m14820) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Hollins — A-79 — Hollins College
First chartered college for women in Virginia. Established in 1842. Led for 87 years by Charles L. Cocke and his daughter Matty L. Cocke, first women president of a Virginia College. — Map (db m18097) HM
Virginia (Roanoke County), Salem — K-74 — Colonial Mansion Site
The home of James Campbell, a leading colonial pioneer, who settled here in 1742, stood on this site. On his land Fort Lewis was built in 1756. — Map (db m14800) HM
Virginia, Salem — Garst/Kesler MillHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
At this location in 1842, John Garst purchased 130 acres of fine land on Mason’s Creek. John was born in 1796, and was the son of Frederick Garst. Frederick is buried on a nearby knoll. John Garst built a dam across the creek, and in 1845 he . . . — Map (db m15146) HM
Virginia, Salem — General Andrew Lewis of Salem
General Andrew Lewis (1720 - 1781) Sculptor Anne Bell Architect Byron R. Dickson Conceived and Developed by: Dr. Richard H. and Anne Katherine Fisher Commissioned by Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association Last Brigade of . . . — Map (db m3908) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Five Mile Fork — Opening of the CampaignBattle of Chancellorsville - 1863
Following its defeat at Fredericksburg in December 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac spent the winter in Stafford County. Across the Rappahannock River, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia kept a defensive position that covered a 25-mile . . . — Map (db m7535) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Snell — John J. Wright Parksite
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Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Education in Spotsylvania County
Education was the responsibility of parents and churches until after the Civil War. Wealthier families hired tutors or sent their children to private schools. Poor children often learned a trade and received a basic education as apprentices. In . . . — Map (db m3710) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Spotsylvania — Fighting for Time — Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Throughout May 12, Confederates here waged a battle for critical minutes and hours. When Union troops swarmed over the east face of the Muleshoe Salient before dawn, Robert E. Lee knew instantly that the position – even if regained temporarily . . . — Map (db m23847) HM
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), Waverly Village — 23rd Regt., N. J. Vols.
1861 - 1865 (North face): Monument to commemorate the services of the Twenty-Third Regiment New Jersey Volunteers Infantry, in the battle of Salem Church, Virginia, May 3rd, 1863. Erected by the State of New Jersey, under the . . . — Map (db m3514) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Waverly Village — Battle of Salem Church
of May 3, 4, 1863 fought by Lee and Hooker concluded the Chancellorsville Campaign here. The followers of Lee, in imperishable bronze respond to the noble sentiment of the followers of Grant and pay highest tribute to the patriotism of both. . . . — Map (db m3506) 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), Berea — Milton Snellings
Dedicated to the Memory of Milton Snellings General President 1916-1921 By the International Union of Operating Engineers Snellings 1870 - 1921 — Map (db m4842) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Aquia LandingThe Railroad
The straight, level road you used to get here was once the bed of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. As its name implies, the railroad ran from Richmond, through Fredericksburg, to the Potomac River, ending here at Aquia landing. . . . — Map (db m2200) 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), Falmouth — Magistrate’s Office
The Magistrate’s Office is the oldest existing municipal building in Stafford County. Originally built for the town of Falmouth, the structure has been used as a courthouse (magistrate’s office) and voting place. Traditionally referred to as the . . . — Map (db m2545) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — E-126 — Hartwood Presbyterian Church
Organized in June 1825 by the Winchester Presbytery as Yellow Chapel Church, the brick church was constructed between 1857 and 1859. It became Hartwood Presbyterian Church in 1868. During the Civil War an engagement took place here on 25 Feb. 1863. . . . — Map (db m2232) 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 — 5th Special Basic Class
(obverse) This monument is dedicated to the 5th Special Basic Class comprised entirely of Marines from the ranks and the first to be based at Camp Barrett 26 May 1951 – 8 September 1951 (reverse) Buried under this . . . — Map (db m2857) 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), Quantico Marine Corps Base — F/A – 18A HornetBureau Number 161970
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, members of Marine Fighter attack Squadron 321 reported to Andrews Air Base to prepare for their role in defense of Washington D.C. On the morning of September 12th, the squadron Commanding Officer, LtCol . . . — Map (db m2836) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties
This monument is donated by the Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties in honor of their teammates who gave their lives in Vietnam      2LT Tyrone S. Pannell             Nov. 30, 1965      2Lt John B. Capel                     May 12, 1966 . . . — Map (db m2855) WM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Fleurries
Former house of Miss Anne E. Moncure, The existing portion of the house was moved in 1987 to this site, now owned by the Aquia Church. Marked by the Bill of Rights Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, April . . . — Map (db m2227) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In Memory of September 11, 2001
The Pentagon      The World Trade Center Somerset County, PA "All Gave Some"     "Some Gave All" For those who were lost For those who lost family and friends For those protecting our families For those protecting our freedoms . . . — Map (db m7293) 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 — E-231 — Stafford Training School
Stafford Training School, later known as H. H. Poole School, was constructed in 1939 by the Public Works Administration after African American parents raised money to buy the land. During the segregation era, this was the only school in Stafford . . . — Map (db m78074) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Daniel Bridge
The Daniel Bridge first appears in county records on a deed map dated 1837. The bridge had three sandstone piers, the remnants of which are still visible today and which likely supported a wood superstructure. The bridge likely took its name from . . . — Map (db m70401) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Robertson Quarry
In the 1800s, the Robertson Quarry was one of many quarries in Stafford County which provided stone for government buildings, private homes, and public buildings, not only in Washington, D.C., but across the nation. The Robertson Quarry, along with . . . — Map (db m35394) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney
State Police — In Memory of — Jessica Jean Cheney January 17th 1998 "What she lacked in experience, she made up for in hard work and spirit."                               -E. Futrell — Map (db m4935) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Union Battery
At 200 feet above sea level, this is the highest of the three batteries in this park. Its three-faced parapet allowed it to support other nearby batteries and encampments against attacks from multiple directions. Its very steep approaches would have . . . — Map (db m65217) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), White Oak — 6th Corps Encampment
From November 1862 to June 1863 the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac were encamped in the immediate area of White Oak Church — Map (db m4259) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing
This concrete circular gun mount remains as part of a 16 inch howitzer battery built to defend the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. The battery was active until the final days of World War II when it was declared obsolete and scrapped. The below . . . — Map (db m94330) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Sandbridge — Charles KuraltOn the Refuge Road
On the Refuge Road Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt (1934 - 1997) was a native of North Carolina with deep family roots in the Tarheel region. As a distinguished radio and broadcast journalist, Kuralt was the innovator of a popular . . . — Map (db m95979) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Captain George Vancouver MonumentBoat of Discovery
[Panel 1]:Captain George Vancouver Monument October 31, 1792 Lt. William Broughton Named This Area For His Captain Dedicated October 31, 1992 [Panel 2]:Boat of Discovery “…The real story of George . . . — Map (db m8516) 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 — The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941)
Although the U.S. Army allowed civilian aircraft to land at Vancouver Barracks beginning in 1905, military aircraft began operating here in 1921, when the U.S. Army Air Service established a landing field for an aviation forest patrol. The patrol . . . — Map (db m8405) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The First Fort Vancouver
In 1824 the Hudson's Bay Company chose this place as the site for a new fort which they named Vancouver in honor of the British explorer, George Vancouver. Little is knowns of this fort as it was moved early in 1829 to its now well-known location . . . — Map (db m8403) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Bridgeport — Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
A. S. Hugill built 75' long by 14' wide multiple king-post truss bridge in 1881 for $1483 on land of John Lowe. Survived great flood of 1888 but was washed away from original site 1/2 miles upstream in 1899. — Map (db m8541) HM

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