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By Mike Stroud, October 2003
Tybee Lighthouse
The Bahamas, New Providence, Nassau — The Bahamas Grant1629 1929
To commemorate the grant of these islands by His Majesty King Charles the First to Sir Robert Heath Attorney General of England on the 30th day of October 1629 — Map (db m32434) HM
Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk, Cockburn Town — 23 — Miramar
This House, also owned by the Grant family, was never lived in as a family home. It always was rented out primarily to the managers and employees of Cable and Wireless prior to the building of the Cable & Wireless houses on the site of Mr. B.C. . . . — Map (db m40288) HM
Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway
Built in 1899 as headquarters for the Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway No. 1. The Brotherhood was established February 26, 1899 for the purpose of fraternal enjoyment and mutual aid. Over 30 camps were established throughout Alaska and the Yukon and . . . — Map (db m72784) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Ash Fork — Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66”
Ashfork, Arizona Founded 1882 The Coming of Route “66” 1926 Ash Fork was a junction point of the Old Trails (Route 66) and the Grand Canyon – Nogales Highways (US 89), leading to the southern sections of the state. . . . — Map (db m33502) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 702 — Folsom Pony Express Terminus
Gold Rush and Railroad town Folsom became the Western Terminus of the Central Overland Pony Express on July 1, 1860. The express mail had been run by pony to and from Sacramento. Beginning on July 1, 1860, the Sacramento Valley Railroad carried it . . . — Map (db m5090) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Cañon City / The Gold Belt TourBustling Center for Trade, Transportation, and Tourism
Cañon City During the late 18th and early 19th Century, Cañon City prospered as a trade and transportation center serving the agriculture and mining industries of the region. From its earliest days, Cañon City attracted visitors to soak in warm . . . — Map (db m56132) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-76 — The Golden Fleece TavernBirthplace of the First State
This was the site of the Golden Fleece Tavern, scene of some of the most important and dramatic events in Delaware history. Built in the 1730s, the Golden Fleece was a center for community and government activities. It was a place of great . . . — Map (db m39075) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — SC -117 — Wesley United Methodist
This congregation’s beginnings can be traced to a visit from Methodist pioneer Francis Asbury to a gathering of farm families at the home of Abraham Harris on September 24, 1779. A prominent local landowner, Mr. Harris later conveyed a . . . — Map (db m49020) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — S-68 — Nathaniel Mitchell(1752-1813)
This Federalist served as the governor of Delaware between 1805-1808. He was born in Laurel in 1752, attended Old Christ Church, and is buried in this churchyard. Mitchell was commissioned as adjutant of militia 1775, promoted captain in 1776, and . . . — Map (db m39779) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — SC-204 — Home of Major Henry FisherHero of the American Revolution
A native and lifelong resident of this community, Henry Fisher (1735-1792) was one of Delaware's foremost leaders in the struggle for American Independence. His prominence as a skilled pilot and his firm support of the Patriot cause resulted in his . . . — Map (db m39377) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — SC-157 — Lewes Presbyterian Church
The origin of this church can be traced to the earliest days of Presbyterianism in America. A congregation was established here in 1692 under the leadership of the Reverend Samuel Davis. The steady flow of immigrants from Scotland and Ireland . . . — Map (db m38573) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-208 — Carey Storehouse
Believed to have been constructed circa 1830 by Joseph Carey, this is the oldest surviving commercial building in Milton. It was one of many such mercantile establishments that were located in the town during the economic boom years of the 19th . . . — Map (db m37846) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), near Millsboro — Ancient Paths
In the ancient past Delaware was crossed by a network of Paths first forged by large animals and herds of buffalo migrating along the coast searching for food and salt deposits. The first settlers in this first state were The Nanticoke (Tidewater) . . . — Map (db m49012) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — SC-147 — Macedonia A.M.E. Church
The origin of this congregation can be traced to the organization of a local society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church circa 1852. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the group obtained the old Bochim’s Meeting House and moved it to a lot . . . — Map (db m69561) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Alachua — F-206 — City of Alachua
Upon completion to Gainesville of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway in May 1884, citizens from the former county seat at Newnansville were among those who moved to the present site of Alachua which was near the railroad. The city is located . . . — Map (db m65458) HM
Florida (Alachua County), High Springs — F-359 — Railroading In High Springs
This old passenger depot, built c. 1910, is all that remains of the vast railroad complex located southwest of downtown that made High Springs a bustling railroad center for nearly 50 years. In 1895 the Plant Railroad System chose the town as the . . . — Map (db m54911) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-436 — Florida's First African-American Insurance Company1901-2001
The Afro-American Insurance Company, formerly the Afro-American Industrial and Benefits Association, was founded in 1901 to provide affordable health insurance and death benefits to the state's African-Americans. Founded by the Reverend E.J. Gregg, . . . — Map (db m59633) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — F- 293 — Doolittle's 1922 Record Flight
Aviation pioneers were attracted to Northeast Florida's hard, wide beaches. Pablo Beach, as Jacksonville Beach was known until 1925, served as takeoff or terminal point for several early coast-to-coast flights. The first of these, in 1912, required . . . — Map (db m57600) HM
Florida (Union County), Lake Butler — F-118 — Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery
Continuous religious services have been held on this site since 1844. The first church, of hand hewn logs was erected, and the following were elected elders at the time of constitution, February 20, 1847: Cornealus Buey and Sham Peacock. The first . . . — Map (db m65690) HM
Georgia (Camden County), St. Marys — Spanish Occupation of Georgia
. . . — Map (db m63750) HM
Georgia (Candler County), Metter — American Legion Armed Forces Tribute(Candler County Georgia)
Dedicated to all the residents of the county who served in the Armed Forces of our country during World War I, World War II and the Korean War and in memory of those who died in service — Map (db m19783) WM
Georgia (Candler County), Metter — 021-1 — Candler County
Candler County was created by an Act of the Georgia Legislature July 17, 1914,out of portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall Counties, and named for Gov. Allen D. Candler (1834-1910). Gov. Candler is famed for the preservation of Colonial and . . . — Map (db m18229) HM
Georgia (Candler County), Metter — Candler County War Memorial
Dedicated to Those Brave Men of Candler County Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in Defense of Their Country Donated by the Citizens of Candler County     Memorial Day 1987 ( Left Panel) Honor Roll . . . — Map (db m19255) WM
Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — 392nd Bomb Group8th Air Force
(West Face) 392nd Bomb Group 8th Air Force U.S. Army Air Forces Station 118 Wendling In Honor Of 825 Airmen Who Gave Their Lives And All Who Served With Them At This Base July 1943 - June 1945 (South Face) . . . — Map (db m64145) WM
Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — 491st Bombardment Group (H)
Ringmasters "Last and Best" Mertfield and North Pickenham England 1944 - 1945 — Map (db m64328) WM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue
. . . — Map (db m5307) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron
This cauldron was lit with the original Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece at the Savannah Opening Ceremony, July 20, 1996, and burned throughout the Centennial Olympic Games in Savannah, Georgia, site of the Olympic Yachting events. The five . . . — Map (db m5568) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Button Gwinnett
This Memorial to Button Gwinnett Born 1735       Died 1777 Georgia Signer of The Declaration of Independence President of Georgia Whose remains, buried in this cemetery, are believed to lie entombed hereunder. Was erected by the . . . — Map (db m5424) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Col. John White
A former British Naval surgeon who settled in America, he commanded the 4th Georgia Continental Battalion which marched from New York to Georgia. Called the "Hero of the Ogeechee," he and only six men captured a force of 152 British . . . — Map (db m64377) HM WM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Construction of Fort Jackson
(Panel one) In the early years of the 19th century, the United States was a fledgling nation with a population of 7,700,000, a standing army of 6,700, and a navy of only 12 ships. The Americans were vastly outnumbered by the major . . . — Map (db m25014) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — First Baptist Church1800 Sesquicentennial 1950 — Savannah, Georgia
On November 26, 1800 the Reverend Henry Holcombe and fifteen other Baptists organized the Savannah Baptist Church. As early as 1795 a group of interested Baptists had erected a house of worship on Franklin Square where the congregation . . . — Map (db m13663) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-10 — Forsyth Park
In the 1840s, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). . . . — Map (db m6092) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-37 — History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15
On January 12, 1865, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and General Wm. T. Sherman met here at the home of Charles Green with 20 leaders from Savannah’s African-American churches, including Garrison Frazier, Ulysses L. Houston, and William . . . — Map (db m40696) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Joel Lane1740 - 1795
A well-born NC planter, Lane was a sheriff, assemblyman and Lt. Col. in the militia. He held public offices during and after the war including State Senator and Constitutional Commission member. — Map (db m64778) HM WM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-85 — Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830)
Georgia's First Official Historian There was "None, No None!" reads the epitaph on this tomb. "Against Whose Name the Recording Angel Would More Reluctantly Have Written Down Condemnation." Born at Dublin, Ireland.son of a Georgia . . . — Map (db m5551) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Ogeechee Road
Here, in 1735, was the beginning of the road to Darien, now called the Ogeechee Road, probably the first road laid out in Georgia, with the assistance of Tomochichi. — Map (db m6318) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 026-23 — Pulaski Monument
The monument erected in this Square to the memory of General Casimir Pulaski, who fell at Savannah in the cause of American Independence, was completed in 1854. The corner-stone was laid, with impressive ceremonies, October 11, 1853 - the 74th . . . — Map (db m5482) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-19 — Sherman's March To The Sea :Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam
Beginning on December 10, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers fought near here at Shaw’s Bridge and Shaw’s Dam, as Union General William T. Sherman’s army moved toward Savannah. During bloody fighting, Confederates twice repulsed Union attempts to . . . — Map (db m4949) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-30 — St. Benedict the Moor Catholic ChurchMother Church of Black Catholics in Georgia
In May 1874 two Benedictine priests arrived in Savannah to work with the city's African- American community, and constructed a church four blocks north of here. In 1889 a new building was constructed at this site. The Society of African . . . — Map (db m15721) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-94 — St. Joseph's Hospital
In 1841, under the inspiration of Sister Catherine McAuley of Dublin, Ireland, a group of Sisters of Mercy came to the United States to establish infirmaries and schools to minister to the poor and sick immigrants. In 1845, the Sisters of Mercy came . . . — Map (db m34948) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-28 — Telfair Family Mansion(1818 - William Jay, Architect)
This building is one of the City's outstanding examples of Regency architecture. The main floor and basement kitchens are maintained as a historic house museum. The rotunda and west wing are later additions. It was left by Savannah's outstanding . . . — Map (db m5524) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Wesley Chapel Trinity / John Wesley's American Parish
WESLEY CHAPEL TRINITY In 1812 The Methodist Church in Savannah was formally established with the founding of Wesley Chapel at Lincoln & Oglethorpe Streets. Bishop Francis Asbury dedicated that building in 1813. In 1848 the congregation built . . . — Map (db m13616) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — German Volunteers
Membership Roll of the Officers and Privates of the German Volunteers organized in 1845 who left Savannah on board the Steam Tug Sampson on Wednesday the 24th of January 1861, to garrison Fort Pulaski John H. Stegin, . . . — Map (db m5050) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Tybee Island — 25-59 — Tybee Lighthouse←—«
A lighthouse on Tybee was one of the first public structures in Georgia. Completed in 1736 by William Blithman of cedar piles and brickwork, its 90 foot height made it the loftiest in America. Destroyed in a storm, it was replaced by another built . . . — Map (db m7423) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw (Big Shanty) — 033-41 — Site - Lacy Hotel
Eastward across R. R. stood the 2-story frame hotel, leased by George M. Lacy in 1859 -- an eating house for passengers on the State-owned railway until June 9, 1864, at which time the Federal forces occupied Big Shanty. April 12, 1862, the Andrews . . . — Map (db m5215) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Clyo — 051-19 — John Adam Treutlen
On these lands stood the home of John Adam Treutlen, the first Governor of Georgia after the State obtained Independence, being elected in 1777 under the first Constitution of Georgia. A Salzburger, born about 1733, John Adam Treutlen came to . . . — Map (db m7255) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Guyton — 051-15 — Sherman at Zion Church
On the night of Dec. 8, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (USA), Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, was established here at Zion Church. Hq. Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, was at Eden (3 mi. SW). Hq. Left Wing . . . — Map (db m7964) HM
Georgia (Evans County), Daisy — 054-3 — Old Sunbury Road←——«
The highway leading south is a remnant of the Old Sunbury Road, one of the leading vehicular thoroughfares of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790`s from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to the Town of Sunbury, . . . — Map (db m18621) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — First Transcontinental Call
First Transcontinental Telephone call was submitted by a telephone of this type January 25, 1915. Mr. Theodore N. Vail, President American Telephone and Telegraph Company talked from Jekyll Island, Georgia to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of . . . — Map (db m18494) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — 063-35 — Christ Church Cemetery
Here are buried former Rectors of Christ Church and their families, the families of early settlers and of plantation days, officers of the British Army, and soldiers of every war in which our country fought. The oldest tombstone is dated 1803 but it . . . — Map (db m12346) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — Early History of St. Simons Island
The Spanish established several missions along Georgia's coastal sea islands. Two missions were located on St. Simons Island, called " Isla De Guadalquini" by the Spanish: Santo Domingo de Asajo (Guale) and San Buenaventura de Guadalquini . . . — Map (db m13431) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — Frederica - Oglethorpe
This remnant is all that time has spared of the citadel of the town of Frederica built by General Oglethorpe A.D. 1736 As an outpost against The Spanish in Florida — Map (db m18919) HM
Georgia (Jeff Davis County), Hazelhurst — Jefferson Davis Memorial
Jefferson Davis [Confederate States of America Seal] President Confederate States of America 1861 (West face) Presented to Preserve the Memory of the sacrifices of the people of the South as exemplified by our . . . — Map (db m22204) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 83-1 — Johnson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 11, 1858, is named for Gov. Herschel V. Johnson. The County Site is named for John B. Wright, pioneer resident. Johnson, Governor from 1853 to `57, ran for the Vice Presidency in 1860 on the ticket . . . — Map (db m88586) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — Brigadier General Daniel Stewart
This Stone Marks The Spot Where Beside His Wife And Children Repose The Remains Of Brigadier General Daniel Stewart in recognition of whose life and services The Congress of the United States has reared a monument . . . — Map (db m9193) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-26 — Dorchester Academy
Formal education of blacks started with the Freedmen's Bureau in Liberty County. The Homestead School was continued with the aid of the American Missionary Association (AMA) and support of Reconstruction legislator William A. Golding. The AMA . . . — Map (db m15511) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-14 — Sunbury and Fort Morris››—11 mi.→
he old town of Sunbury, 11 miles East on this road, was a leading port, said to rival Savannah in commercial importance. It was the first Seat of Justice of Liberty County. Sunbury Academy, established in 1788, was in its time the most famous School . . . — Map (db m8961) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Screven Fork — Old Post Road
This road on the right was established in 1736 by Gen. James Oglethorpe. First postal route south of Savannah Stage Coach Road and line of march of Revolutionary Soldiers. Saint John's Parish Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m9002) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Walthourville — City of Walthourville History
( Front text ) Walthourville, Georgia Incorporated in 1974 "Organized by Women, Supported by Men" Honoring Mayor Lyndol Anderson The first mayor of the city of Walthourville, who was appointed by Governor Jimmy . . . — Map (db m15811) HM
Georgia (McIntosh County), Darien — 095-5 — McIntosh County
This county, created Dec. 19, 1793 from Liberty County, was named for the McIntosh family, early settlers, whose name was associated with most events in Georgia history for many years. John McIntosh, with 170 Highlanders, came to Georgia in January . . . — Map (db m10455) HM
Georgia (McIntosh County), South Newport — 095-32 — Confederate Post in 1864
Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County. On the night of August 18th, the post . . . — Map (db m10631) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — American Gold Star Mothers Tribute
[North Face]: {USN Emblem} World War I In loving memory of our sons who gave their lives [East Face]: {US Army Emblem} World War II Dedicated to the glory of God and to the men of all wars. Erected By . . . — Map (db m10063) WM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Augusta Cotton Exchange
Organized 1872 Constructed 1886 Architect - Enoch William Brown Contractor - William Henry Goodrich Closed 1964 Entered in National Register of Historic Places 1978 — Map (db m114290) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Bell System at Augusta, Georgia
[Bell System Logo] The first telephone exchange in the State of Georgia was established at Augusta, Georgia August 1, 1879 With seventy eight subscribers, this was only three years after Alexander Graham Bell invented . . . — Map (db m10038) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-9 — First Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began in Kentucky in the early years of the nineteenth century. Dr. Daniel Hook and Captain and Mrs. Edward Campfield established Augusta’s First Christian Church in 1835, despite great suspicion and . . . — Map (db m14884) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-31 — Home of Richard Henry Wilde←——«
Richard Henry Wilde, one of Georgia`s most gifted sons - poet, scholar. lawyer, statesman. lived in this house from 1825 to 1842. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Spet. 24, 1789, he moved to Augusta with his parents in 1802. He was listed as a merchant and . . . — Map (db m36234) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Railroads
Business interests in Charleston, South Carolina financed the construction of America's first commercial railroad in 1833 in an effort to capture a greater share of the upland cotton, was formerly transported by raft or steamboat to . . . — Map (db m10195) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Samuel Hammond
Born in Richmond County, Virginia, Sept. 1757, Died at Varello, near Augusta, Sept. 1842. Patriot,       Soldier,       Statesman. Captain of minutemen at Great Kanahwa, 1774. Long Bridge, Norfolk,                               1775. . . . — Map (db m9802) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Woodmen Of The World MemorialDum Tacet Clamat
( West Face ) ( Emblem ) In the Sacred Memory Of The Men Of Richmond County Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice World War I { List of Names } World War II { List of Names } Time Shall Not Dim The Glory Of Their Deeds . . . — Map (db m10272) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Dover — 124-13 — Cooperville
This village was a center of religious educational and social activity for Southeast Georgia prior to the War Between the States. It was established by William Cooper about 1790 when he acquired the 1100 acres originally granted to Nobel Jones. His . . . — Map (db m10399) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-2 — Ware Court House»—→
Ware County was created out of a portion of Appling County by an Act of Dec. 25, 1824. It was named for United States Senator Nicholas Ware. Early in 1825 an Inferior Court was created, made up of Justices William Smith, Solomon Hall, John L. . . . — Map (db m23844) HM
Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — John Brown of Kansas
. . . — Map (db m4347) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Perryville — 58 — Battle of Perryville
October 8, 1862 Here 16,000 Confederates under General Braxton Bragg fought 22,000 Federals under General Don Carlos Buell. Bragg, facing superior forces, withdrew.Union casualties 4211; Confederate, 3396. — Map (db m5193) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gardette - Le Pretre House
Erected 1836 for Joseph Coulon Gardette, Dentist Frederic Roy, Builder The cast iron galleries were added by Jean Baptiste Le Pretre, Planter who purchased the house in 1839 and owned it until 1878. Here on June 2, 1861 part of . . . — Map (db m54175) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Lothian — Saint James’ ChurchOld Herring Creek Parish
The first church on this site was built, 1695, and the present structure was completed 1765. The Reverend Henry Hall (1675–1722) served as the first rector, 1698-1722. From 1786–1792 Saint James’ was the home parish of Thomas John . . . — Map (db m3143) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — Historic Site [ B&O RR station]
Historic Site Montgomery County Master Plan For Historic Preservation — Map (db m4288) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station
Built: 1884. The Gaithersburg Railroad Station and freight house were built in 1884 as handsome replacements for the adjacent small frame structure which served as a freight depot when the Metropolitan Branch of the B & O Railroad was extended . . . — Map (db m1039) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — A Heroine's Home
Beyond the trees stands a Victorian House as unique as its owner. This house was built for Clara Barton in 1891 by Edward and Edwin Baltzley as part of the National Chautauqua at Glen Echo. With 30 rooms serving as offices, bedrooms, and storage, . . . — Map (db m45000) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — Glen Echo From Past to Present
For more than 100 years this land, now Glen Echo Park, has been dedicated to the people: first in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly, a center where people could participate in the sciences, arts, languages, and literature; second in 1899 as a . . . — Map (db m380) HM
Maryland (Somerset County), Crisfield — 'Spirit Of The American Doughboy'
     1917   1918     • A Memorial • To The Men Of Crisfield Who Served God And Country In The World War For Freedom —— • Roll Of Honor • *Julius R. Blades   Charles A. Lankford * * William J. . . . — Map (db m69293) HM WM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Washington Confederate Cemetery
The State of Maryland has provided this cemetery, and erected this monument, to perpetuate the memory of the Confederate dead, who fell in the Battles of Antietam and South Mountain. The State of Virginia, has contributed toward the burial of her . . . — Map (db m12203) HM WM
Maryland (Worcester County), Snow Hill — 1917      1918
This Tablet is a Memorial to the Men of Worcester County who gave their lives for their country in the World War. Blaine B. Boggs • Ernest Livingstone • Edward J. Bonneville • Wilson U. Martin • Ara J. Bowen • Sewell W. Marshall • Claude J. . . . — Map (db m3822) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Snow Hill — Snow Hill Town
Located between Franklin and North Washington Streets 21863 Established in 1686 as part of Calvert's family objective to create towns and advance trade. Laid out on a sandy ridge at the head of the Pokomoke River. The town was developed as a . . . — Map (db m48603) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Natchez
First settled by French, 1716-29. Lasting growth came with Britain, 1763-1779, and Spain, 1779-98. Cotton and trade made it commercial and cultural capital of Old South. — Map (db m4479) HM
Montana (Big Horn County), Crow Agency — Custer Last Seen(Little Bighorn Battlefield)
Gen. Custer and Lt. Cooke were last seen on this point by Maj. Reno's troops who were fighting in the valley. — Map (db m21638) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Sante Fe — San Miguel Church
Oldest church structure in U.S.A. The adobe walls and altar were built by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico under the direction of Franciscan Padres. ca. 1610 — Map (db m116019) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-21 — André Michaux
French botanist, pioneer in studying flora of western North Carolina, visited Black Mountains, August, 1794. — Map (db m56096) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Black Mountain — P-72 — Mount Mitchell Railroad
Opened Black Mountains to logging and tourism. Built, 1911-1914. Ran from point nearby to Camp Alice, 21 mi. NE. — Map (db m56700) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Ridgecrest — P-55 — Stoneman's Raid
Southern troops turned back Stoneman's U.S. cavalry, raiding through western North Carolina, at Swannanoa Gap, near here, April 20, 1865. — Map (db m55830) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-112 — Martin Luther King Jr.1929 ~ 1968
In his speech, Nov. 27, 1962, in gym 200 yards S.E., civil rights leader delivered refrain "I have a dream," used in Lincoln Memorial address, 1963. — Map (db m44900) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 215 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
1961 Built by Daniel C. Barber, Jr., this building was modeled after the Western Auto Store in the Charlottetown Mall in Charolette and was the first pre-stressed concrete on Main Street. The Barber Family ran the Western Auto Store and . . . — Map (db m33036) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 300 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca. 1896 Tenants of this three storefront building have been Hendersonville Hardware from 1915 through the 1920s, McFarlan Food Shop, Daniel's Furniture Co., and Sherman's Sporting Goods Store. The Art Moderne facade was added in the . . . — Map (db m33100) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — F-36 — Catechna
Fortified Indian town & site of the Tuscarora conspiracy of Sept., 1711. Capitulated, 1712, after a 10-day siege by Col. John Barnwell. Site is 4 mi. N. — Map (db m65288) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Pontiac1720 - 1769
Noted Ottawa Chief in Detroit region. Warrior, orator and organizer of the Indian Tribes to save America for the Indian People. — Map (db m11499) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Signal Corps U.S.A.
Memorial Tablet to the Signal Corps U.S.A. which through valiant and heroic service at Little Round Top July 2-4, 1863 and on many historic battle fields throughout the war of 1861-1865 contributed so greatly to the success of the . . . — Map (db m6753) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Texas
Texas remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Gettysburg July 2-3, 1863 From near this spot the Texas Brigade at about 1:30 P.M. on July 2 crossed Emmitsburg Road and advanced with Hood's Division across Plum Run toward Little . . . — Map (db m5250) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), Aiken — Battle of Aiken
Near this spot on February 11, 1865 was fought one of the final Confederate victories of the War Between The States. Federal Cavalry commanded by Major General Hugh Judson Kirkpatrick were attacked by Confederate Cavalry commanded by . . . — Map (db m10061) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), Aiken — 2-35 — St. John's Methodist Church
This church has its origin in 1825 as a Methodist congregation on the Hollow Creek Circuit that predates the city of Aiken. Rev. John Reynolds was the first circuit rider serving St. John's, which shared a minister with St. John in Graniteville . . . — Map (db m10163) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), Aiken — The One Room Schoolhouse
Originally located in China Springs, near Aiken, and believed to have been built in the 1890's this schoolhouse was given to the Aiken County Historical Commission by Mrs. Guerin Hermann of Sandersville, Georgia in 1975. The one room . . . — Map (db m63475) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), Aiken — 2-1 — The S.C. Railroad
The tracks of the S.C. Railroad, operated by the S.C. Canal & Railroad Company, ran here from 1833 to the 1850s. The company, chartered in 1827, began constructing a 136-mile long line from Charleston to Hamburg (near North Augusta) in 1830. . . . — Map (db m36676) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), Aiken — Woodmen Of The World
(West Face) This Memorial is erected in the memory of deceased members of the Woodmen of the World whose Individual resting places could not be marked (East Face) Woodmen of the World Regional Memorial (List of . . . — Map (db m10270) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), North Augusta — Korean War Tribute
Korea 1950 — 1953 Dedicated to the men and woman who bravely fought in "The Forgotten War". The first war to end the spread of communist tyranny throughout the world. — Map (db m31364) WM
South Carolina (Aiken County), North Augusta — 2-33 — North Augusta
North Augusta, chartered in 1906, includes the site of two early towns. Campbell Town was a trading post on the Savannah River before the American Revolution. Hamburg, founded in 1821 as a port on the river, was an early western terminus of the . . . — Map (db m9672) HM
South Carolina (Aiken County), North Augusta — Revolutionary War1775 — 1783
Our fight for Independence that assured us Freedom of Speech, Religion, the Press, Right to Peaceful Assembly and right to Petition for Redress of Grievances. We enjoy our present freedom because of the willingness of our . . . — Map (db m30819) HM
South Carolina (Allendale County), Fairfax — Allendale County War Memorial
In Memory Of War Dead Of Allendale County Dedicated June 1954 to the memory of brave men, who died that their country might live — Map (db m16900) HM
South Carolina (Allendale County), Sycamore — 3-9 — Old St. Nicholas Cemetery
The original cemetery associated with St. Nicholas Lutheran Church is 1/3 mile S off SC Hwy 641. The church, originally located nearby, was founded about 1804 in what was then Barnwell District, and the cemetery includes family plots of the . . . — Map (db m7855) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Crucial Routes to the Heart of the State: The Salkehatchie River Crossings As Sherman's right wing- about 28,000 men underGen. Oliver Otis Howard- advanced up the south side of the Salkehatchie, Gen. Lafayette McLaws' Confederate division . . . — Map (db m7440) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
"This Indescribably Ugly Salkehatchie " At Rivers Bridge the Salkehatchie flowed though a swamp a half mile wide. The only road through it was a narrow earthen causeway with multiple wooden bridges. The Confederates hoped the thick swamp and . . . — Map (db m7455) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Battle of Rivers' BridgeFeb. 2-3, 1865
Death and Defeat As Mower's troops flanked the Confederate right, another Union division crossed several miles downstream to flank the Confederate left. Under a smokescreen created by a rapid artillery and rifle volleys, the Southerners . . . — Map (db m7464) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Ehrhardt — Four County WW II Memorial
In Memory Of Our Heroes Of World War II Erected by the Counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton May 1, 1948 — Map (db m57319) HM
South Carolina (Bamberg County), Olar — Olar S.C.1894
Elisha, Henry, James H. and Richard Morris enlisted in the Confederate Army Apr 9, 1862, served in Co. G, 2nd S.C. Art'y for the duration of the war They were farmers, owning large tracts of land. Much of the land for the South . . . — Map (db m32657) HM
South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — “The Sundial”
The oldest known device for the measurement of time, a sundial indicates time by the position of the shadow of a gnomon cast by the sun on the face of a dial marked in hours. The gnonon is a flat piece of metal in the center of the dial with . . . — Map (db m9000) HM
South Carolina (Barnwell County), Barnwell — Barnwell Army Airfield
Barnwell Army Airfield was built to serve as a satellite base to the Columbia Army Air Base during WWII. Construction of the Barnwell base began in September, 1942, with the first plane landing three weeks later. The base was completed . . . — Map (db m28900) HM
South Carolina (Barnwell County), Boiling Springs — 6-7 — Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845)
(Front text) The grave of Tarlton Brown (1757 - 1845), militia officer, state representative, and state senator, is located here. Brown, a native of Virginia, moved to S.C. at an early age and settled in what was then Orangeburg . . . — Map (db m8791) HM
South Carolina (Barnwell County), Healing Springs — God’s Acre Healing Springs
Deeded To Almighty God To Be Used By The Sick And Afflicted By L.P. Lute Boylston July 21, 1944 "The most precious piece of earth I have ever owned" Map (db m8800) HM
South Carolina (Barnwell County), Patterson Mill — 6-11 — Lower Three Runs Baptist Church
(Front text) This church, originally located 8/10 mi. W on the old Augusta-to-Charleston road, was founded in 1789 by twelve charter members, with Rev. Nathaniel Walker as its first pastor. Lower Three Runs was a mother church to at least . . . — Map (db m27603) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Beaufort — Beaufort Historic District(South Carolina)
Beaufort Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1974 National Park . . . — Map (db m55130) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Beaufort — Dr. Henry Woodward, Surgeon 1646-1686(First Permanent Settler of South Carolina)
Arrived Port Royal (Beaufort) 1666 with Robert Sanford's Expedition exploring the area. He remained with Indians and learned their language. Captured by Spanish, he escaped; later returned guiding the Port Royal Colony. On his advice the . . . — Map (db m30328) HM
South Carolina (Beaufort County), Sheldon — 7-27 — Sheldon Union Academy
(Front): Sheldon Union Academy, later Sheldon School, opened in 1893 on this site and educated the black children of rural Sheldon community for almost fifty years. The original Sheldon Union Academy board, which founded and governed the . . . — Map (db m5785) HM
South Carolina (Berkeley County), Cordesville — 8-8 — Mepkin Plantation
Home of Henry Laurens, born in Charleston in 1724, died at Mepkin in 1792. President of the First and Second Councils of Safety, 1775-76. President First Provincial Congress of S.C. 1775. Vice President of S.C. 1776. President of Continental . . . — Map (db m23174) HM
South Carolina (Berkeley County), Goose Creek — 8-42 — Howe Hall Plantation / Howe Hall Elementary School
(Front text) Howe Hall Plantation Howe Hall Plantation was established here by Robert Howe about 1683 and passed to his son Job Howe (d. 1706), Speaker of the Commons House of Assembly 1700-05. Later owned by such prominent lowcountry . . . — Map (db m28079) HM
South Carolina (Berkeley County), Pineville — Francis Marion’s Grave
(North face) Sacred to the Memory of Genl. Francis Marion, Who departed his life, on the 27th of February, 1795, in the sixty-third year of his age Deeply regretted by all his fellow-citizens. History will record his worth . . . — Map (db m23902) HM
South Carolina (Calhoun County), Lone Star — 9-10 — Good Hope Picnic
The Good Hope Picnic, a celebration of the end of the planting season, is the oldest African-American event in the Lone Star community. Founded in August 1915 by farmers to market their produce and held on the second Friday in August, it has . . . — Map (db m27879) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 58 Tradd StreetCleland-Wells House — circa 1760
This three-story stuccoed single house was constructed circa 1760 by Charleston physician Dr. William Cleland as a residence for his son William. After William's death the property was purchased in 1778 by Scottish émigré Robert Wells, . . . — Map (db m48141) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Blake Tenements
The National Register of Historic Places Blake Tenements South Carolina Department of Archives and History — Map (db m47767) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Cameron House
Built in 1851 by Hugh P. Cameron, a crockery merchant, as his residence. In 1892, David Bentschner, a clothing merchant, purchased the home and changed the interior to Colonial Revival. The front gate, carrying his initials, was . . . — Map (db m53522) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 10-68 — Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital
Cannon Street Hospital Cannon Street Hospital, established here in 1897, served the African-American community of Charleston until 1959. Officially the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, it occupied a three-story brick building . . . — Map (db m46344) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Daniel Huger Housec. 1760
Handsome Georgian "Double House" constructed of brick but covered by stucco after 1886 earthquake. Drawing room has handsome ceiling plaster work decorations and carved overmantel with ionic pilasters. Residence of last Royal Governor Lord William . . . — Map (db m47909) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Elizabeth Timothy
On or near this spot “on the bay, near Vendue Range” Elizabeth Timothy in 1738, became the first woman newspaper publisher in America when she took control over publication of the South Carolina Gazette upon the death of . . . — Map (db m30019) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Founded 1818 by the Reverend Morris Brown Closed by State Law 1834. Reopened By The Reverend R.H. Cain 1865 Present Edifice Built By The Reverend L.R. Nichols 1891 Redecoration By The Reverend F.R. Veal 1949 The Right Reverend F.M. Reid, . . . — Map (db m52077) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Fielding Home for Funerals(Formerly Julius P.L.Fielding, Undertaker)
In 1912, Julius P.L.Fielding established a funeral business on the northeastern corner of King and Queen Streets. In 1928, Julius acquired 122 Logan Street, a three-story Georgian style structure built in the 1700s with 12-inch thick exterior walls . . . — Map (db m51443) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 10-70 — Hampstead Cemetery
(Front) A cemetery established here in 1841, also known as “God’s Acre” and later “the German Cemetery,” was maintained by St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church until about 1860. That church, founded in 1840 by the . . . — Map (db m44096) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — John Fullerton House
Architect - Builder - Owner c. 1772 Georgian period Built of Cypress, Charleston single house design. Drawing room Mantle by Thomas Elfe. Quarters for British junior officers of Clinton's and Cornwallis staffs. Legends: . . . — Map (db m47766) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — One North Adger's Wharfcirca 1735-1750
In the 18th century the wharves along this area of the Cooper River served as a center of Charleston's important shipping industry, playing a vital role in the city's economic growth until early in the 20th century. North Adger's Wharf was . . . — Map (db m47927) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Quaker Cemetery
On this site stood two successive meeting houses and the burial ground of the Society of Friends or Quakers. The site was deeded to the Quakers circa 1681 by South Carolina Governor John Archdale, a prominent Charleston Quaker and owner of a large . . . — Map (db m47876) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Site of the First Methodist ChurchIn Charleston 1785
Established in 1785 under the leadership of Bishop Francis Asbury, the first Methodist Society in Charleston purchased a lot in Cumberland Street and erected a church here in 1786. Long known as the Blue Meeting House because of its color and . . . — Map (db m47974) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — 10-1 — South Carolina Canal & Rail Road CompanyOriginal Track Location
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South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon
This cannon and its mate to the left have been identified as two-thirds of Fort Sumter's "Three Gun Battery" of October, 1863. — Map (db m19019) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — The Bowles - Legare House
143 Tradd Street Has Been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior c. 1797 — Map (db m48176) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — The Site of Granville Bastion
The Plan of Charles Town Prepared by Edward Crisp about 1704, gives the location of the several Bastions A. Granville B. Craven C. Cartaret D. Colleton E. Ashley F. Blake G. The Half Moon I. Johnson's Cover'd Half Moon L. The . . . — Map (db m19230) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Washington Light Infantry Monument
[South side]: At every board a vacant chair fills with quick tears some tender eye, and at our maddest sport appear those well loved forms that will not die; we lift the glass, our hand is stayed - we jest , a spectre rises up - and . . . — Map (db m27484) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), James Island — 10-61 — Redoubt Number 3
(Front) Redoubt Number 3, built here in 1861-62, was one of six identical Confederate earthworks built across the enter of James Island, known collectively as the East Lines. Intended to help defend Charleston from Federal attacks up the . . . — Map (db m30586) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — F-8K Crusader"The Last Gunfighter" — BuNo. 146939
Distinctive in appearance, the F-8 Crusader was one of the US Navy's first supersonic carrier-based fighters. During testing (1956), the Crusader set a national speed record of 1000mph (1609 km/m). Entering service in 1957, the Crusader was the . . . — Map (db m19136) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), North Charleston — The Navy Base(Charleston S.C.)
To meet the needs of an expanding navy, in 1899 the United States Naval Committee solicited proposals to build a new ship construction and repair facilities. At the urging of South Carolina Senator Benjamin "Pitchfork" Tillman and Charleston Mayor . . . — Map (db m66987) HM
South Carolina (Colleton County), Hendersonville — 15-16 — Hendersonville / Arab The Horse
Hendersonville Settled in 1791 and known as Godfrey Savannah, this area later was the summer home for a colony of Combahee River rice planters. The settlement, known as Hendersonville by 1862, was named for Dr. Edward Rogers Henderson, a . . . — Map (db m7028) HM
South Carolina (Colleton County), Walterboro — 15-9 — Walterboro Jail
This neo-Gothic building, designed by Jones and Lee, noted architects of Charleston, and constructed by J.& B. Lucas in 1855-56, replaced the jail built in 1822 when Walterboro became the seat of justice of Colleton District. It served as a jail . . . — Map (db m9970) HM
South Carolina (Dillon County), Latta — Latta's Railroad Story
Following the War Between the States and during the Reconstruction Era southern railroads were in complete disarray. By the 1880s, through mergers and new investments, the "Golden Era of Railroads" emerged in the country and literally rolled into . . . — Map (db m46255) HM
South Carolina (Dillon County), Latta — Post Office and General Store(Latta, S.C.)
In rural communities throughout the country, the local general store was the focal point of town activities. Not only did these stores serve to provide the necessities of life, they offered a gathering point for the exchange of information and more . . . — Map (db m45600) HM
South Carolina (Dorchester County), Grover — 18-12 — Koger-Murray-Carroll House
(Front text) This house, an excellent example of early Federal era-architecture, was built about 1800 for Joseph Koger, Jr. (1779-1866), planter, state representative 1806-1812, Colleton District sheriff 1813-18, and state senator 1818-1838. . . . — Map (db m26349) HM
South Carolina (Dorchester County), Summerville — 18-3 — Fort Dorchester
A brick powder magazine enclosed by a tabby wall eight feet high was built here in 1757. During the Revolution, Dorchester was a strategic point. In 1775 the magazine was fortified and the garrison commanded by Capt. Francis Marion. British troops . . . — Map (db m22831) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Edgefield — 19-3 — First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery
First Baptist Church Founded in 1823 as Edgefield Baptist Church, with Basil Manly, Sr., Pastor, Matthew Mims, Clerk, and Arthur Simkins, Moderator, this church led in the establishment here in 1826 of Furman Academy and Theological . . . — Map (db m12671) HM
South Carolina (Edgefield County), Edgefield — Oakley Park MuseumWitness to Edgefield's Social and Political History
Oakley Park was built in 1835 by a prosperous Edgefield planter, Daniel Bird. In 1841, Bird's son was tragically killed in a shoot-out in front of the Edgefield County Courthouse. Suffering great sorrow at his loss, Bird sold his home and left town . . . — Map (db m12410) HM
South Carolina (Georgetown County), Georgetown — The Rice Museum
The rice culture in Georgetown County is one of the most colorful chapters in American History. Through maps, dioramas, artifacts, "The Garden of Gold" video produced by the museum, and other exhibits, the Rice Museum tells the story of the rice . . . — Map (db m68021) HM
South Carolina (Georgetown County), Plantersville — 22-53 — Chicora Wood
(Marker Front) This plantation, with its origins in several grants to John Allson in 1732, 1734, and later, was in the hands of his grandson Benjamin, Jr., of Brookgreen, by 1806. The property passed first to Benjamin's widow Charlotte . . . — Map (db m27546) HM
South Carolina (Jasper County), Tillman — 27-20 — St Matthews Baptist Church
This church was founded in 1870 with Rev. Plenty Pinckney as its first minister and worshipped in a "bush tent" nearby until a log church was built a few years later. A new frame church was built on this site in the 1890's during the pastorate . . . — Map (db m8793) HM
South Carolina (Kershaw County), Camden — King Haiglar Tower
   King Haiglar is often called the patron saint of Camden. From about 1750 until his murder by hostile Indians in 1763, this noble Catawba chief was a valuable friend to the pioneers of Pine Tree Hill, as Camden was then known.    Some time . . . — Map (db m23408) HM
South Carolina (Lee County), Bishopville — Lee County Monument to the Confederate Dead
(West face) CSA In Memory of Lee County's Confederate Soldiers Heros Confederate Dead (East Face) Lest We Forget Erected by the people of Lee County Through the efforts of Lottie Green . . . — Map (db m27735) WM
South Carolina (Lee County), near Woodrow — Rembert Cemetery
This cemetery was established in the early 1780's Francis Asbury mentions in his journal that he buried Abijah Rembert here on December 4, 1805 Abijah is the Great-Grandson of Andre' Rembert/Immigrant Marked on 8 . . . — Map (db m41058) HM
South Carolina (Lee County), near Woodrow — 31-13 — Rembert Church
Site of camp meetings where Bishop Francis Asbury preached. First service held about 1786. In 1834 Caleb Rembert deeded eight acres to nine trustees for the use of the Methodist Church. John A. Colclough gave an adjacent tract of 2 ½ acres, and . . . — Map (db m41015) HM
South Carolina (Orangeburg County), Holly Hill area — Astrounaut Frank L. Culbertson(Capt. USN)
Highway Interchanges 169 A-B of I-26 and 86 A-B of I-95 Named in Honor of Astrounaut Frank L. Culbertson (Capt. USN) Graduated Holly Hill High School 1967 BS Degree Aerospace Engineering, US Naval Academy 1971 Naval . . . — Map (db m42353) HM
South Carolina (Pickens County), Clemson — 39-9 — Clemson University
[Front]: Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a bequest from Thomas Green . . . — Map (db m9572) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Blythewood — 40-138 — Sandy Level Baptist Church
(Front text) Twenty-Five Mile Creek Church, a Primitive Baptist congregation, was organized in this area before 1772. The mother church for several area Baptist churches, it was renamed Sandfield ca. 1830 and stood about 3 mi. E. Sandfield . . . — Map (db m42996) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Arsenal Hill
Occupying the highest point in downtown Columbia, Arsenal Hill is named for the military academy established here in 1842 as a companion to The Citadel in Charleston. Since the late 1700s, this 30 block neighborhood has been home to black and . . . — Map (db m41643) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-90 — Assembly Street
In 1786, when Columbia was established as the State Capital, the General Assembly decided that two principal thoroughfares should run perpendicular to each other through the center of town. One of these, Assembly Street, was named for the . . . — Map (db m7498) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Harnessing Water Power
Downstream from where the current Gervais Street Bridge now stands, Dr. Frederick W. Green owned and operated a lumberyard, and ran a grist mill to grind flour and corn. A native of New England, Green came South in the 1830s. Water from the . . . — Map (db m7362) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-10 — Old State Fair Grounds
This square is part of the tract where state fairs were held 1856-61, 1869-1903. The buildings, used 1861-65 for Confederate barracks and hospital, as well as nitre and mining bureau in charge of Joseph LeConte and James Woodrow, were burned by . . . — Map (db m28022) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-5 — Original Site of Winthrop College
In 1886, chiefly through the efforts of D. B. Johnson, first superintendent of Columbia public schools, Winthrop Training School, later Winthrop College, was started here in a small brick building which had been the chapel of Columbia Theological . . . — Map (db m28021) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-13 — Site of Palmetto Iron Works
On the SW corner of this square was located the Palmetto Armory, later called Palmetto Iron Works, originally built for converting flint and steel muskets into percussion guns. Arms and munitions were manufactured here during the Confederate War, . . . — Map (db m21802) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Strom Thurmond
[East Inscription]: A Century of Service Born December 5, 1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina, Strom Thurmond provided nearly a century of service to the Palmetto State and to this nation. Highlights of his extraordinary life include: . . . — Map (db m46598) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-81 — Taylor Street
[Front Text]: Named for the Taylor family, this street is one of the original streets in the 1786 Columbia plan. Thomas Taylor was a member of the first and second Provincial Congresses, the General Assembly, and was a trustee of S.C. . . . — Map (db m21812) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-71 — Washington Street
This street is named for George Washington, commander of the Continental Army throughout the Revolution, first President of the United States, and president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Early in his presidency, Washington toured the . . . — Map (db m21768) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Dentsville — 40-116 — Camp Johnson
This Confederate camp of instruction was once located about 1 mi. NW at Lightwood Knot Springs, site of a popular resort prior to the War Between the States. — Map (db m30192) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Fort Jackson, Columbia — 40-54 — 100th Inf Division
At this site on 15 November 1942, Maj. Gen. W. A. Burress received the 100th Infantry Division colors, marking the official activation of the "Century Division." After a distinguished World War II record in southern France and Germany, the 100th was . . . — Map (db m59240) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Gadsden — 40-114 — James H. Adams
Gov. of S.C. 1854-56, lived near here in his home named Live Oak, which burned ca. 1910. Adams is buried nearby at St. John's Church. — Map (db m30928) HM
South Carolina (Sumter County), Cane Savannah — 43-43 — Cane Savannah Plantation
(Front text) Cane Savannah Plantation was established in 1784 by a 4000-acre grant to Lt. Col. Matthew Singleton (1730-1787), state representative and officer who had served under Francis Marion during the American Revolution. The plantation . . . — Map (db m43055) HM
South Carolina (Sumter County), Stateburg — 43-5 — Early Charleston Road
This road largely followed the Catawba Path (1698). Widened by Public Act, 1753, and called "The Great Charleston Road," it joined that city with Camden and "The Back Country." Over it came Indians, pack-animals laden with hides, drovers, rolled . . . — Map (db m27822) HM
South Carolina (Sumter County), Stateburg — Joel Roberts Poinsett1779-1851
Born in Charleston, S.C. Statesman, diplomat, author and naturalist. Educated in medicine, military science and law, Traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. U.S. Commissioner concerned with the independence of South American . . . — Map (db m43361) HM
Tennessee (Hamilton County), Lookout Mountain — Battle Above the Clouds
Hooker's troops drove the Confederates from Lookout Mountain On November 24, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the Union commander, ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces to storm Lookout Mountain. Hooker's men swept . . . — Map (db m58974) HM
Tennessee (Hardin County), Shiloh — Confederate Memorial
(Back of Monument - Center):The States of the South sent to the Battle of Shiloh seventy nine organizations of infantry ten organizations of cavalry and twenty three batteries of artillery How bravely and how well they fought let the tablets . . . — Map (db m81825) HM
Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 67 — Abbott House
Jo Abbott and his wife, Rowena Sturgis Abbott, bought this property in 1883 and later built the house next door (west). Abbott was a county and district judge, congressman, and local banker. In 1899 this house (originally a T-plan) was on the . . . — Map (db m59801) HM
Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — Courthouse History(Hill County, Texas)
(East Face) Hill County was organized on May 14, 1853. The courthouse square is near the geographic center of the county and has been the site for five courthouse buildings. The present building was completed in 1890. McShane Bell Factory . . . — Map (db m61477) HM
Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 13212 — George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home
In 1881, Tennessee native George L. Porter (1854-1928) wed Roxie Brooks (1863-1927), daughter of early Hill County official Cincinattus Ney Brooks. George was a merchant in nearby Peoria (6 mi. W) and later served as an officer in Sturgis National . . . — Map (db m62407) HM
Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2482 — Hill County Jail
Constructed in 1893, this building serves as the third jail for Hill County. It was designed by W. C. Dodson of Waco, architect of the Hill County Courthouse, and built by the Brown County firm of Lovell and Wood. The brick and limestone structure . . . — Map (db m63541) HM
Texas (Hill County), Whitney — 2947 — King Memorial United Methodist Church
The organizational meeting for this church was held in 1875 in the Pecan Grove community just west of Whitney. The Reverend I. M. Reeve, a circuit rider, led the congregation in its formation. In 1880, one year after the town of Whitney was founded . . . — Map (db m61546) HM
Texas (McLennan County), West — 5758 — West
This community traces its origin to the establishment by entrepreneur Thomas M. West of a stagecoach stop, dry goods store and post office here in the late 1860s. Known as the Bold Springs Settlement, these commercial structures were built on a . . . — Map (db m60001) HM
Texas (Navarro County), Coriscana — 7239 — Old Welding Shop of H. C. Nicol
Old Welding Shop of H. C. Nicol (1892-1963) Expert with acetylene torch, Nicol is remembered as first welder operating in the Navarro County oil fields, which opened 1894. He began work about 1912, at a time when he had to mix own . . . — Map (db m60912) HM
Texas (Navarro County), Corsicana — 7198 — First Methodist Church
Founded 1851; sanctuary built 1871 was not yet consecrated when State Democratic Convention met here 1872 and laid plans to free Texas from Reconstruction rule. First missionary society west of the Mississippi organized here, 1880. H. A. Boaz, . . . — Map (db m61135) HM
Texas (Navarro County), Corsicana — 11611 — Henry G. Damon(1846-1918)
Born in Florida, Henry Damon served in the Confederate army and was taken prisoner during the Civil War. After moving to Corsicana in 1873, Damon became a lawyer and established the Texas Loan Agency with his partner, businessman W. R. Bright. . . . — Map (db m62614) HM
Texas (Navarro County), Corsicana — 7233 — The Molloy Hotel
In 1874, three years after the rail line was laid through Corsicana, lawyer Henry Molloy (1829-1913) had a one-story hotel built to accommodate businessmen and other travelers. Molloy added the second story in 1881. Over the years, the building came . . . — Map (db m60601) HM
Texas (Smith County), Tyler — 7709 — Camp Ford
On this site during the Civil War was located Camp Ford the largest prisoner of war compound for Union troops west of Mississippi river named in honor of Col. John S. "Rip" Ford who originally established a training camp here in 1862. It was . . . — Map (db m26916) HM
Texas (Smith County), Tyler — Camp Ford - Naval Prisoners
Camp Ford had the distinction of having the most naval prisoners of any camp, North or South. There was no coordination between the branches, with each responsible for arranging the exchange of their men. By the fall of 1864, the naval prisoners, . . . — Map (db m60184) HM
Virgin Islands (St. Thomas), Charlotte Amalie — St. Thomas' Liberty Bell Reproduction:
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the People of the Virgin Islands By the direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury It was the . . . — Map (db m40456) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — 63rd Infantry Division
Ardennes / Alsace Rhineland Central Europe 1944 - 1945 In Honor Of The More Than 1000 Men Of The 63RD Infantry Division Who Gave Their Lives So That We May Live Free Dedicated to their fallen comrades by the men of . . . — Map (db m62350) WM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Lexington Minute Men
In Memory Of The Men of the Lexington Militia Killed In Action • 19 April 1775 During the First Battle of the American Revolution John Brown     Robert Munroe Samuel Hadley     Isaac Muzzy Caleb Harrington      Jonas Parker . . . — Map (db m62373) WM
Virginia (Brunswick County), Emporia — U-91 — Brunswick County, Virginia"The Original Home of Brunswick Stew"
According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale . . . — Map (db m60633) HM
Virginia (King George County), Port Royal — EP-8 — Birthplace of Madison
At this place, Port Conway, James Madison, fourth President of the United States and Father of the Constitution, was born, March 16, 1751. His mother was staying at her paternal home, Belle Grove, 400 yards east when her son was born. Madison's . . . — Map (db m7297) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — Stone House – Battlefield Landmark
This building links today’s landscape to the battlefield scene. The roadbeds have not changed; thousands of soldiers noticed the Stone House as they marched through this strategic intersection. During both battles Federals turned the former . . . — Map (db m846) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Oceana Naval Air Station — Flame Of Hope
Flame Of Hope This flame will burn continuously to light the way for the return of our Prisoners Of War held in South East Asia Dedicated by Concerned Citizens and Service Men of Tidewater Area USS Shenandoah AD . . . — Map (db m70036) WM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Spirit of 1775 Beeline March to Cambridge
On 11 June 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the raising of ten companies of riflemen in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to aid General George Washington at the British siege of Boston. The Berkeley County Committee of . . . — Map (db m123005) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Waupun — 120 — The End of the Trail
Created as a tribute to the American Indian by James Earle Fraser (1876–1953) when only 17. His twice life-sized plaster replica gained world fame at the 1915 San Franciso Exposition. Clarence Shaler, Waupun industrialist, commissioned . . . — Map (db m25403) HM

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