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By Allen C. Browne, June 21, 2015
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Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell, Teacher of the deaf Humanitarian and inventor, Became the first member of The Telephone Pioneers of America, On November, 2, 1911. The Telephone Pioneers of America, Are proud to dedicate this cairn To . . . — Map (db m79993) HM
California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — The Art of Thomas HillHill's Studio Yosemite National Park — Inspiring Preservation
Along with other accomplished artists of his time, including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, Thomas Hill's large-scale oil paintings of Yosemite captured the attention of people across America, visually introducing them to magnificence of . . . — Map (db m84190) HM
California (San Diego County), Pacific Beach — The Ballad of P.B.
Pelican Brown was in search of a home where he could have fun and relax he looked for a beach that was pretty and a sea that was swimming with snacks. He flew up and down the long coastline looking both far and quite near then one . . . — Map (db m84187) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan 2, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come and end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m84892) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Drakec. 1906 — Formerly Hotel Eddy, Hotel Glynn
Film director Frank Capra lived at the Hotel Eddy in 1921 when he was hired to direct his first film The Ballad of Fultah Fisher's Boarding House. This Building is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin . . . — Map (db m91805) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Oasis ApartmentsUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1928
Formerly YMCA Hotel This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m90171) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — San Francisco National Cemetery
“Let it be your greatest joy to teach my child that I was one who loved my country more than life. It is the only legacy I can bequeath to him, but it is one that a prince might well be proud of.” — From the diary of an . . . — Map (db m81648) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 12 — Marian Anderson– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Marian Anderson was orn in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897. Although her early musical training was sporadic, a scholarship enabled her to study abroad under distinguished teachers. When Arturo Tosacnini heard her perform at the Salzburg . . . — Map (db m71188) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), Middletown — Commodore Thomas Macdonough
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Victor at Lake Champlain Sept. 11, 1814 Born Dec. 31, 1783   Died Nov. 10, 1825 Buried in Riverside Cemetery Placed by Wadsworth Chapter D.A.R. 1932 — Map (db m94209) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Madison — James Madison Memorial1751-1836
Fourth President of the United States-Father of the Constitution-Author of the Bill of Rights-Madison Connecticut Incorporated 1826 — Map (db m66472) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — LewesZwaanendael
On north side of town was Zwaanendael, first Dutch settlement on Delaware soil. Founded 1631 on creek, named by settlers Hoorn Kil in honor of town of Hoorn in Holland. Colony was destroyed by Indians same year. DeVries, a director of company which . . . — Map (db m19407) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal connecting Rehoboth Bay and Delaware Bay was authorized by the U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912. Initially, the canal was envisioned as a means of access to the sea for farmers and saw mills along the Indian River and Bay. . . . — Map (db m19307) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — S-77 — Governor Ross Mansion
This residence was constructed by William Henry Harrison Ross. He was born in Laurel in 1814 and died in 1887. He served as Governor of Delaware (D) between 1851-1855. In 1859, Ross constructed this elaborate brick Italian Villa style structure . . . — Map (db m4818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams-Morgan — Embassy of the Republic of LithuaniaMrs. Henderson's Favorite Embassy — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania. The Spanish Baroque style mansion is all that remains of what was once a duplex, or double, embassy building designed by George Oakley Totten for Mary Foote Henderson's . . . — Map (db m82711) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams-Morgan — Lithuania's March to FreedomKeeping a Nation Alive — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Since 1924 this mansion has housed representatives of the Republic of Lithuania, even during the 50 years when the country was occupied by the Soviet Union. In the late 1700s, the Russian Empire annexed Lithuania's territory, ending the . . . — Map (db m82751) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 10 — Crossing LinesAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Across the street is the former 11th Precinct Police Station. In 1993 it became the Max Robinson Center for Health and Living, providing services for people with HIV/AIDS. Whether by design or by accident, in 1910 the city built . . . — Map (db m100763) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 14 — Park and Shop!Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Back in the 1920s, most people walked or rode a streetcar to go shopping. Then cars became affordable, and people drove everywhere. Soon the shopping center, with free parking, was born. In 1937 Brightwood's "Park and Shop" opened on Georgia . . . — Map (db m72826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 10 — The Seventh Street TurnpikeBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
On July 11 and 12, 1864, this intersection was the center of the only Civil War battle fought in the District of Columbia. Here, Union sharpshooters at Fort Stevens, supported by forces across the northernmost of Washington's ring of forts, . . . — Map (db m72824) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Nathanael Greene Monument
(Inscription, south face of monument base:) Sacred to the memory of Nathanael Greene, Esquire, a native of the State of Rhode Island who died on the 19th of June 1786 - late Major General in the service of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m30771) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — Peirce Still HouseNational Register of Historic Places
The Peirce Still House, built between 1796 and 1811, was part of a large plantation owned by Isaac Peirce, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and slave owner, who purchased the property in 1795. Much of the Peirce Estate became part of Rock Creek Park when . . . — Map (db m82098) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 1 — Roma Restaurant
Cleveland Park was named for Grover Cleveland who bought a country house on now Newark Street in 1886. In the 1890s, electrified streetcars ran on Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenues and led to the development of the Cleveland Park "suburb". Shops . . . — Map (db m67826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Francis L. Cardozo High School1928
Organized September 1928 at M Street and New York Avenue Moved February 19, 1933 to Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Moved August 1950 to Thirteenth and Clifton Street, N.W. — Map (db m23651) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 1 of 19 — Main StreetCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
Marker Front: Fourteenth Street has always been the business backbone of Columbia Heights. Beginning in the 1890s, electric streetcars dropped passengers at nearly every corner, attracting commerce. By 1925 storefronts occupied the blocks . . . — Map (db m23705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Visionary and Park Champion — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Meridian Hill Park might never have been built had it not been for the determination of Mary Foote Henderson (1846 - 1931). For 22 years, she lobbied Congress for funds to buy the land and build the park. Congress's 1910 vote to authorize . . . — Map (db m63934) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Founded the National Mental Health Association in 1909 to improve mental health care and fight discrimination against people with mental illness. To instigate this reform, Beers courageously shared his own experience with mental illness in his . . . — Map (db m92194) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Jean Monnet1888-1979
Born in France, widely travelled, he died at age 90 near Paris, proud citizen of a united Europe he inspired and helped to create. Earlier, from his office in the Willard Hotel, he contributed greatly to America's victory program for wartime . . . — Map (db m6708) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Dedicated in honor of Mr. Baruch's 90th Birthday -- August 1960 For his inspiring devotion to country and distinguished service to boyhood by both the National Capitol Area Council and the . . . — Map (db m72951) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fairfax Village — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Ruth Brewster Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m82433) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Peace at Last!Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Octagon Once was the city residence of wealthy Virginia landowner Colonel John Tayloe III. After the British burned the White House and other government buildings, President James Madison accepted Tayloe's invitation to use the Octagon as a . . . — Map (db m87563) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — The Peirce Family Estate
The stone mill was an important part of the Peirce family's business. Like most farms of the 1800s, this was also a diversified and constantly evolving operation. The family managed hundreds of acres devoted to fields, pastures, and orchards. A . . . — Map (db m79643) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort McNair — Women War Workers 1861 - 1865
During the Civil War the Washington Arsenal was both the largest Federal arsenal and the one closest for shipping its war materials to the various fighting fronts in Virginia. Here thousands of caissons and limbers, wagons and ambulances, cannon . . . — Map (db m29739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Totten — Fort TottenCivil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865
Earthworks of Fort Totten are visible within the wooded area 50 yards at the top of this hill. Cannon mounted at Fort Totten helped repulse a Confederate attack on Fort Stevens, July 11-12, 1864. — Map (db m2993) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — America's Oldest Catholic University
Georgetown University, founded in 1789 by Reverend John Carroll as a school for students of “Every Religious Profession,” is the oldest Catholic university in America, administered by the Jesuits since 1805. According to the 1831 . . . — Map (db m90222) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Dumbarton Oaks
In 1702 The Rock of Dumbarton was granted by Queen Anne to Colonel Ninian Beall — In 1717 Colonel George Beall - his son - added to his lands - In 1780 Thomas Beall - his son - sold the property to William Dorsey and in 1801 William Hammond . . . — Map (db m101367) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Francis Scott Key Park
A Place With Its Own History. Before 1620 the area of the Francis Scott Key Park was inhabited by members of the Algonquian, Nacostine, Nacotchatank, Piscatoway and Patawomeke tribes. In 1634 it became part of the English Colony of . . . — Map (db m119) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Hollywood on the Potomac
Think of Georgetown as the real life equivalent of the MGM back lot. Hollywood has used Georgetown as a backdrop for drama, comedy, intrique, romance, crime, disaster — and horror. You are standing near the 75 steps that figured prominently in . . . — Map (db m90168) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen BurroughsAfrican American Heritage Trail — 601 50th Street, NE
The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the “three B's” — “Bible, bath and broom” — the school taught skills such as . . . — Map (db m103272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Major General George G. Meade Memorial
MEADE The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Major General George Gordon Meade who commanded the Union forces at Gettysburg — Map (db m29653) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 5 of 19 — Griffith Stadium"Lift Every Voice" — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
“I used to come home every night, get a quarter from my mother, run to Griffith Stadium, and sit in the bleachers,” Abe Pollin once said. “I would look out at these good seats and say, ‘Some day, maybe I will get a good seat.’ . . . — Map (db m51732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 3 — Automobile RowA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Etched into the corner of the building next to this sign are the names of cars and trucks sold here back when showrooms lined this stretch of 14th Street. Hurley Motor Company, which opened here in 1920, sold Milwaukee-made Nash cars and trucks. . . . — Map (db m79975) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Major General John A. Logan
Logan — Map (db m18104) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Pratt House
9 Logan Circle has been designated a National Historic Landmark ——— The Preservation of the Pratt house conforms to National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior standards and is consistent with the historic . . . — Map (db m79589) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 13 — The Presidents' ChurchA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Through The 1960s President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family worshipped across the street to your left at National City Christian Church. The First Family sat near the front in the pew deemed safest by their Secret Service agents. The church . . . — Map (db m88782) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — 13 of 15 — “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here”A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
On, May 18,1966, Crowds Gathered here to witness Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) rededicate eight acres of Watts Branch Park. “No one more than the residents of this area knows what magic has been wrought here at Watts . . . — Map (db m103271) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), McLean Gardens — Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond
A Cinderella world once existed behind the stone wall you see straight ahead, occupied by Evalyn Walsh McLean. Evalyn was the only daughter of multimillionaire Thomas F. Walsh — he struck gold in Colorado — and Carrie Bell Reed, a . . . — Map (db m88717) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Ernest K. Coulter’s enduring contribution is the founding, in 1904, of the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring movement. Coulter lived a life of purpose and passion. Social welfare activist, journalist, lecturer, author, lawyer and advocate for . . . — Map (db m92126) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — General Post OfficeNational Historic Landmark
General Post Office has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m28536) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Luther and Charlotte GulickThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Luther and Charlotte Gulick founded Camp Fire in 1910 as America’s first nonsectarian, interracial organization for girls. Boys joining in 1975. The organization provided opportunities and real-life lessons seven areas key to successful childhood . . . — Map (db m91876) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Blending meticulous research on the indiscriminate use of pesticides with her eloquent literary style, Rachel Carson laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement when she wrote Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of . . . — Map (db m91939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Daguerre Monument
This monument pays tribute to French Artist and inventor Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851), who revolutionized picture-making in 1839 by introducing the first practical form of photography to the world. Known as the daguerreotype, . . . — Map (db m80876) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Inaugural Parade Tradition
This montage showing four presidential inaugural parades along 15th St., NW is based on artist Earl Minderman's 1980 visioning of President thomas Jefferson's inaugural parade as well as historic photos of the inauguration of Presidents Garfield, . . . — Map (db m91808) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Ben's Chili Bowl / Minnehaha Theater1213 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Ben's Chili Bowl, founded in 1958 by Ben and Virginia Ali, is one of the oldest continuous businesses on U Street. It is also one of the few to survive both the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and the years of the disruptive . . . — Map (db m20341) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 1 — Grief Turns to AngerLift Every Voice — Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
Thursday Evening, April 4, 1968. The news that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has been assassinated in Memphis makes its way like lightning through the city. Nearby at 14th and U Streets — once the cultural heart of DC's African . . . — Map (db m84806) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Bartholdi FountainUnited States Botanic Garden
The Bartholdi Fountain was created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834 - 1904), the French sculptor who also designed the Statue of Liberty. It was first exhibited in Philadelphia at the International Exposition of 1876. The fountain was purchased . . . — Map (db m66372) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Harbour Square
Harbour Square, completed 1966, contains seven historic dwellings. Development of the historic structures was initiated by James Greanleaf in the early 1790's. The financier sold individual lots to Thomas Law for the "Barney House" and the Lewis . . . — Map (db m32573) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Thomas JeffersonNational Memorial Cornerstone — National Historic Landmark
This Cornerstone was laid by Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States of America 1939 — Map (db m83684) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Walsh Memorial
It was on this site that the Reverend Thomas A. Walsh, the founder and first pastor of this parish, erected its first church. This plaque is in memory of him and all those parishioners, living and dead, who supported him in this undertaking. . . . — Map (db m87963) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-42 — LaFayette Visits Augusta
This is the site of the old Planter`s Hotel, which was burned in 1839. There the Marquis de LaFayette was entertained during his visit to Augusta in March 1825. LaFayette landed at Savannah on March 19th and traveled to Augusta with Governor Troup a . . . — Map (db m35526) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m94409) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John J. Glessner HouseHenry Hobson Richardson, Architect — 1887
A mature Richardsonian design, Glessner House is famous for its site development, innovative floor plan and rugged Romanesque facade. Glessner House, a reminder of the fabulous Prairie Avenue era, is the only remaining Chicago building by this . . . — Map (db m69586) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Morton Building / Hotel Blake
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of The Interior — Map (db m102576) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — VisionaryJane Addams
Social Philosopher Jane Addams envisioned a peaceful world community based on cooperation, mutual understanding, and acceptance of differences. Pragmatist She advocated the participation of all citizens n the creation of a just and . . . — Map (db m99945) HM
Indiana (Switzerland County), East Enterprise — 78.1966.1 — Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D.April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913
His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index . . . — Map (db m66903) HM
Indiana (Tipton County), Kempton — The Dunham House
In 1849, Jacob Dunham and Catherine Goodnight Dunham, originally from Virginia and Pennsylvania, purchased this land, formerly part of the Miami Indian Reserve, through a U. S. Land Grant. Their grandson, William Riley Dunham, was an Indiana . . . — Map (db m37787) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Robert E. Lee1807 – 1870
Commander in Chief Confederate States of America 1861 – 1865 Placed by Julia Jackson Chapter No. 4 Children of the Confederacy — Map (db m51593) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Annapolis Laboratory1903 - 1999
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . — Map (db m65867) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 2 — HMS Macedonian MonumentThe Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian. The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . — Map (db m63428) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 1 — Mahan HallThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
U.S. Navy Trophy Flag Collection Congress in 1814 legislated that all flags captured from an enemy in war by the U.S. Navy would be preserved and sent to Washington. By order of the President this collection was relocated to the Naval Academy . . . — Map (db m63563) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 9 — Maryland State HouseThe Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis — Don't Give Up the Ship!
The seat of Maryland government, the State House was at the center of the state's planning for the War of 1812, both locally and in coordination with President Madison's administration in Washington, D.C. Near constant fear of invasion by the . . . — Map (db m63499) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Site of Old Fort Severn
Erected 1808. Transferred to the Navy Department 1845. Demolished 1909. In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812. — Map (db m7739) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The English Frigate “Augusta”Sixty Four Guns
was destroyed an sunk in the Delaware River by Col. Smith's American Battery October 23rd, A.D. 1777 ——……… —— This Cannon is one of the sixty four. — Map (db m100649) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Tripoli Monument
To the memory of Somers, Caldwell, Decatur, Wadsworth, Dorsey, Israel. The love of Glory inspired them, Fame has crowned their deeds, History records the event. The Children of Columbia admire and Commerce laments their fall. Erected in the . . . — Map (db m100661) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — 1029 East Baltimore Street
The building's on the south side of this block have changed dramatically to meet the needs of an ever-changing city. First built a private homes, since the late 19th century they have housed community institution devoted to the spiritual, cultural, . . . — Map (db m97356) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — General Casimir Pulaski
Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pulaski) was born in the late 1740’s in Warsaw, Poland. In his native country he fought against Imperial Russia, winning fame and respect for his brilliant and daring attacks on the Russian forces attacking his . . . — Map (db m60996) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Overlea Waiting Station
The first streetcar service to Overlea began on July 14, 1903. Overlea and many other Baltimore suburbs developed when streetcar lines were extended from downtown. These lines allowed workers to live away from the noise and crowds of the city and . . . — Map (db m81294) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Cone Sisters
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Maryland, Baltimore — The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore
This house was built by Rembrandt Peale in 1814 as a Natural History Museum and Gallery of the Fine Arts. Robert Carey Long was the Architect. Purchased by the City of Baltimore, 1830, Jacob Small being Mayor, it was occupied as the City Hall from . . . — Map (db m6307) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion1814-1914
This cannon marks Rodgers Bastion which formed part of a chain of fortifications extending from the river front to and beyond the site of the present Johns Hopkins Hospital, manned in part by an auxiliary naval force, under immediate command of . . . — Map (db m79873) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Woodrow Wilson1864-1932
Coming to this house as a Hopkins Ph.D. candidate was the first step towards Princeton University's presidency, New Jersey's governorship and the White House. — Map (db m6558) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Proud of Our StandStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
In 1814 Baltimore's defenders watched about 4,500 British troops march from North Point toward the city. Roughly 3,200 Americans, led by Brigadier General John Stricker, were sent to impede the advance. He positioned his men across a road at a . . . — Map (db m79757) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Fort Howard — Todd’s Inheritance(National Register of Historic Places)
Thomas Todd settled here from Gloucester County, Virginia, in 1664. Homestead has remained in Todd Family for more than three centuries. Farm once contained 1,700 acres. 17th Century brick house was burned by British Soldiers September 14, 1814, as . . . — Map (db m2123) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Hereford — Fosters "Masemore" Mill
Built in 1797 by Nicholas Foster and Christopher Walker. This mill was once the hub of an agricultural community. It is now a private residence within Gunpowder Falls State Park. — Map (db m98209) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Kingsville — Ishmael Day’s House
When one of Harry Gilmor’s Confederate Cavalrymen (on July 11, 1864) pulled down his Union Flag, Day shot him and then escaped to the woods. They burned his house and barn. — Map (db m1927) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Wartime SupportStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Northampton Iron Furnace, operating from 1761 to about 1830 approximately a mile north of here, played a significant role in the War of 1812. Part of the prosperous Hampton estate, the foundry’s workforce was made up primarily of enslaved . . . — Map (db m83051) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Saint Leonard — BrewhouseSurveyed 1651
5½ Miles. ← Mackall’s Landing. Birthplace of Thomas Johnson (1732–1819), member of Continental Congress 1774. Nominated Washington as Commander-in-Chief Continental Army 1775. First elected Governor of Maryland 1777. Associate . . . — Map (db m3467) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Adam Good Tavern
Site of Adam Good Tavern visited by George Washington July 1st & 2nd 1791. — Map (db m3563) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Everyone is Welcome
Settlers like German Protestants along with the French-and English-speaking Roman Catholics brought their unique cultures and their different religious denominations to Taneytown. By the 1750s, the German Reformed Church had organized its . . . — Map (db m65104) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Extra! Extra!"Mount and Spur for Gettysburg"
Whitelaw Reid, a Civil War correspondent, began reporting for The Cincinnati Gazette in 1862. On June 30, 1863, Reid took the train from Washington, D.C, and traveled to General George Gordon Meade’s headquarters just outside of Taneytown on the . . . — Map (db m65131) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Braddock, Washington, and Franklin
On April 23, 1755 At a Tavern located near this spot General Edward Braddock Colonel George Washington and Benjamin Franklin Met to plan the British assault on Ft. Dusquesne During the French & Indian War This plaque erected by the Kiwanis Club of . . . — Map (db m2725) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Confederate Row
Frederick County was central to the Civil War military campaigns of 1862, 1863, and 1864, while Frederick City served as a major hospital center for soldiers of both armies. Hundreds of men died here, prompting the need for local Burial. Many . . . — Map (db m103169) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Confederate Sentinel
Erected A.D. 1880. By the Ladies Monumental Association of Frederick County In honor of the soldiers of the Confederate Army who fell in the battles of Antietam, Monocacy, and elsewhere and are here buried. Honor To the Brave . . . — Map (db m103172) WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — MiddletownRansom Demands — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
(preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early’s corps from Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter’s army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . — Map (db m76668) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Urbana — George Washington
George Washington stopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern Thursday June 30, 1791. — Map (db m102967) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Aberdeen — 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed
Some 100 or 150 years ago, the watchman was protected from the weather by the shed that sat at the post road crossing of the north/southeast coast Washington to New York Highway, later known as route 7. When the crossing was closed the small . . . — Map (db m71992) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Hero's RewardStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
John O'Neill led a futile defense when British raiders attacked Havre de Grace May 3, 1812. As other defenders fled, O'Neill briefly manned a cannon alone. His courage earned O'Neill a presidential appointment as first keeper of the Concord Point . . . — Map (db m69182) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — John O'Neill
This cannon of the War of 1812 marks the site of the battery on Concord Point where John O'Neill 1769-1838 served the guns single handed during the British attack upon Havre de Grace May 3, 1813 until disabled and captured. He was . . . — Map (db m8182) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Oella — Robert Bannaky
This plaque commemorates Robert Bannaky, the colonial African American father and farmer. He purchased this historic land in 1737, with the sale of 7,000 pounds of tobacco. Robert was from Guinea (present day Ghana/Nigeria region of Africa), . . . — Map (db m78504) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Georgetown — Mistress Kitty Knight
In Honor of Mistress Kitty Knight Revolutionary Belle and Beauty A Friend of General George Washington When the British burned Georgetown in 1813 Her Heroic Efforts Saved this House which later became her home. Placed by London . . . — Map (db m62345) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — A Totem For Healing
The National Library of Medicine's healing totem was created to promote good health, in keeping with the mission of the doctors and scientists who work here at NIH to advance our knowledge of health and medicine. Master carver Jewell James of the . . . — Map (db m77836) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Old Georgetown Road
Part of Old Georgetown Road Was once an Indian trail going from what is now Wisconsin Avenue to the Potomac River. In 1806, The Maryland Assembly created the Washington Turnpike Company to improve the Georgetown-Frederick Road. — Map (db m73385) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — The Mary Woodard Lasker Center for Health Research and Education
Mary Woodward Lasker (1900-1994), with her husband Albert, founded the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in 1942 to deepen the national commitment to medical science, and to raise awareness of extraordinary basic and clinical research discoveries . . . — Map (db m73073) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — This Complex of Buildings and Gardens
This complex of buildings and gardens stands on part of the land associated with Descendants of Ninian Beall, who came to Maryland in 1650. His son George reputedly gave his name to Georgetown which in 1752 was carved out of property he owned. — Map (db m73142) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Boyds — Black Hill Gold Mine
Several pits for the mining of gold formerly existed in Black Hill Regional Park. A result of gold mining fever in Montgomery County between 1850 and 1950. In this open pit extraction site, miners used simple picks and shovels. Ore containing gold . . . — Map (db m67980) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Chevy Chase — Woodend Manor House
The Woodend Manor House was designed in Georgian style by John Russell Pope in 1927, on what was once the hunting grounds for Algonquin Indians. The house was originally the residence of Chester and Marion Wells, who wanted the house to recreate the . . . — Map (db m61560) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Andrew Small AcademyDarnestown
The years following the Civil War were a booming time for Darnestown. Local residents repaired damages from the war and returned to their daily means of livelihood. Andrew Small was a C&O Canal contractor and became familiar with Darnestown during . . . — Map (db m69716) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Goshen Mills
The original Goshen Mills consisted of a three-story brick merchant mill and a smaller frame grist mill. The facility was constructed after 1737 by Ignatius Pigman to serve this small farming community. It relied on water supplied by the Goshen . . . — Map (db m72556) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Wells-Robertson HouseBuilt: 1885
The Wells-Robertson House is sited on land that was once part of the 1723 land grant known as Deer Park. William R. Hutton, a well-known engineer, and his heirs began dividing and selling the land during the last half of the nineteenth century. In . . . — Map (db m101668) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Germantown — Waters' Mill
In the 1780s, the Waters family acquired acreage known as the William and Mary tract, described in tax records as “wooded saplin land, 30 miles from Georgetown.” Around 1810 Zachariah Waters built a saw and grist mill on a portion of the . . . — Map (db m99466) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Laytonsville — Rolling RidgeCirca - 1790
North of this monument, Robert Ober, a wealthy merchant built his home. A long tree-lined approach adds prominence to this 1½ story brick Georgian-style residence. This Tidewater style of architecture is rarely found in Montgomery County. . . . — Map (db m72538) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Boats Passing ByChesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Park
In days past, while standing on the edge of the canal one would see a variety of boats float by. During the peak operating years of the C&O canal in the 1870's, as many as 550 freight boats were in use on the canal carrying tons of coal from . . . — Map (db m103042) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 17 — Baseball FieldNorth Washington and Hungerford Drive — SITE #17
The practice field for Rockville's African American baseball team was located between North Washington Street and present-day Hungerford Drive. The team played around the county and in Washington, D.C. from the early 1900s through the . . . — Map (db m102121) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Higgins HouseArresting Civilians
Early Sunday morning, June 28, 1863, Confederate cavalrymen arrived at merchant John Higgins' house to arrest him, but he had already left for Christ Episcopal Church. Instead they captured Eblen, a 17 year-old Union soldier recuperating here. When . . . — Map (db m102790) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute
1887 Original home of Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute a private school known as the “Little Red Hut” ——— • ——— Owned by the Darby family from 1914 - 1979. Restored and renovated . . . — Map (db m102789) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Blair House
In 1842, Francis Preston Blair built a country house very near this park and divided his time between his 300 acre farm and his city residence "Blair House", which is now the President's official guest house in Washington, D.C. Blair was a powerful . . . — Map (db m75736) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Burnt Mills
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission built the Burnt Mills water filtration facility in 1929 to meet increasing demand for clean water in the rapidly-growing Washington. D. C. suburbs. The two brick Colonial Revival buildings housed . . . — Map (db m74198) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Land, Lumber & LyricsSilver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
"Three ace promoters of Silver Spring in those days [1920s & 30s], they had a finger in almost every pie." So wrote editor Blair Lee III in August 29, 1947 Maryland News describing his father E. Brooke Lee, James H. Cissel and Frank L. . . . — Map (db m75761) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
One of the most significant reasons for Silver Spring's growth was its location along the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad. The railroad line stimulated the development of outlying commuter suburbs. It also allowed the County's agriculture . . . — Map (db m75802) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Burger KingSilver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
"Buy 'em by the Bag," the motto urged. For more than half a century, hamburger-hungry customers came to Maryland's first Little Tavern to do just that. Harry F. Duncan founded Little Tavern Shops, Inc., which specialized in 5¢ little . . . — Map (db m75468) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — You Are Here - 1931Mapping Silver Spring's Success — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
Brick Is Enduring. In 1931, the Lansdale, PA engineer Frank HM Klinge published the Atlas of Montgomery County; Volume One. Real estate atlases were created to assist fire insurance companies in assessing the risk associated with insuring a . . . — Map (db m75302) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Site of Rhodes’ Tavern
Lieutenant-General George Washington “dined at Rhodes” December 18, 1798, on his last journey from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon. — Map (db m2982) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Indian Queen TavernBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Around 1763, Jacob and Henrietta Wirt constructed a two story wooden tavern here. During the 18th century, taverns offered dinner, drink, and a comfortable bed to weary travelers. A decade later, Jacob died and left his property, including . . . — Map (db m78189) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Seeking Freedom
"Billy", who went by William Whitington, and "Clem", also known as Clem Hill, escaped together on June 21, 1815, as shown in the ad printed in the Washington, D.C. newspaper, Daily National Intelligencer on June 26, 1815 It appears that . . . — Map (db m69277) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Brentwood — Dueling Grounds
Near this site, more than fifty duels were fought during the first half of the 19th century. This is where gentlemen of Washington settled their political and personal differences, on what became known as "The Dark and Bloody Grounds". One of the . . . — Map (db m73141) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Brentwood — Fort Lincoln Mausoleum
The finest Community Mausoleum in the world, Embellished with cathedral -type, art stained glass windows of breath-taking beauty. A great memorial dedicated and perpetually endowed for all those entombed within its marble halls. Its interior . . . — Map (db m69730) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Brentwood — Living Sculpture
This unusual feature was created by the famous sculptor, Enrico Cerrachio. Should you walk across the arm of the cross, formed by the walkway, you will observe the that the eyes and entire head appear to turn and look directly at the beholder at all . . . — Map (db m69515) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Clinton — His Lordship’s Kindness
Name derives from 7000-acre grant by Lord Baltimore in 1703. Although present house, known as Poplar Hill for many years, may date from latter part of 18th century, it was believed built c. 1728 for Anne Talbot, niece of 14th Earl of Shrewsbury upon . . . — Map (db m72052) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History"City of College Park — Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
From its pre-Civil War roots as the state’s first agricultural college and one of America’s original land grant institutions, the University of Maryland has emerged as a public research university of national stature, highly regarded for its broad . . . — Map (db m13160) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Famous FootstepsBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
As the militia – local citizens—defended this road, then known as the Bladensburg or Washington turnpike, from approaching British troops in 1814, three historical figures stood in the thick of the battle at or near this point: . . . — Map (db m73241) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Caponiere
During the 1840s improvements were made to this wall, defensively the weakest part of the fort. The parapet was raised and an outer work, called a caponiere, was added. The protected passageway on your left will lead you to the outerwork that . . . — Map (db m8075) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Water Battery
Construction of this inverted V-shaped outerwork began in 1814. Traces of its shape are visible today. Surrounded by a dry ditch, the Water Battery mounted 24-pounder guns that provided an additional level of firepower to the fort. The Water . . . — Map (db m8061) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Thomas R Hawkins
In Memory of Thomas R Hawkins Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 6th US Colored Infantry Civil War 1840 † 1870 — Map (db m74789) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Conservation Leaders
(See individual section text below) — Map (db m65397) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Dinosaur Alley
Dinosaurs lived during most of the Mesozoic Era (235 to 65 million years ago), on every continent on Earth. In Maryland, each of three Mesozoic time periods in which dinosaurs live is represented in its geology -- Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. . . . — Map (db m67139) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Patuxent RiverRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The Patuxent River is the longest river that is located entirely in the state of Maryland. It spans 115 miles from the Piedmont area near the intersection of Howard, Montgomery, Frederick, and Carroll counties to the Chesapeake Bay. Traveling . . . — Map (db m72081) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — John HansonHonored Patriot of the American Revolution — Oxon Hill Manor
[Panel 1:] John Hanson Honored Patriot of the American Revolution [Picture of John Hanson and Seal of the "Sons of the American Revolution"] [Panel 2:] Born 3 April, 1721, Mullberry Grove, Charles Co., . . . — Map (db m46045) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Two Centuries of Farm Buildings
The buildings on this property are clues to the lives of the people who lived here over the past two centuries. Sixteen buildings stand on the main part of the property. They all say something about who lived here, the crops they grew, and the . . . — Map (db m100627) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale — Calvert Family Cemetery
Burial place of George & Rosalie Calvert, four infant children and Charles Benedict Calvert and his infant son. The Calvert family, descendants of the Lords Baltimore, lived at "Riversdale" from 1803 to 1887. Charles Benedict Calvert was a major . . . — Map (db m123) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale — Riverdale School
A holiday crowd gathered on this spot July 4, 1895, to celebrate the dedication of the first Riverdale School built by the Riverdale Park Company, developers of the new suburb of Riverdale Park. The two-room building, measuring 28 by 60 feet, had 12 . . . — Map (db m191) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale — The Riversdale Dependency
Large estates, such as Riversdale, had a number of outbuildings. These support structures, or dependencies, were essential to the operation of a large property. Historians and archaeologists have documented that a kitchen, servant quarters, wash . . . — Map (db m12117) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Riversdale Park — Signs of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"We have been in a state of continual alarm." - Rosalie Steir Calvert, 1814 From her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of . . . — Map (db m75327) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Changing GuardStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Nottingham was the Chesapeake Flotilla’s base in July and early August 1814. The town was hastily abandoned on August 21 as the British moved in. An enemy rear guard protected this important landing while the main force invaded Washington. British . . . — Map (db m61406) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Scotland — Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery
Camp Hoffman Prison The Union prison at Camp Hoffman, Maryland — called Point Lookout — opened in 1863. A 15-foot-high plank fence surrounded the 40-acre prison compound. The first prisoners arrived in July 1863-Confederates . . . — Map (db m100997) HM WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Lexington Park — United States Colored TroopsCivil War Memorial Monument
African Americans have served in every war since the American Revolution. During the Civil War, more that 180,000 African Americans comprising 170 units served in the Union Army and 29,511 served in the Union Navy. Nearly 700 United States Colored . . . — Map (db m56476) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Smallpox Epidemic
Near this location during the Civil War was the smallpox hospital where thousands of people were quarantined. Highly contagious, horrible to behold and often fatal, smallpox was a dreaded disease. When the scourge hit the prison camp, officials . . . — Map (db m60285) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross
2000 acres granted Sept. 8th, 1639 to Thomas Cornwaleys who came to Maryland with “The Ark and The Dove.” He and Jerome Hawley were appointed “His Lordship’s Commissioners for the government of said Province” 1633 with . . . — Map (db m977) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Grave of General Perry Benson
(1757–1827) A leader in his home community and State. In the Revolutionary War he served as a captain, and was wounded twice. In the War of 1812, he commanded the militia in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. — Map (db m61387) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — War in the ChesapeakeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
During the War of 1812 the young United States was enrolled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas. . . . — Map (db m61389) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Clara Barton
(Upper Plaque):During the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Clara Barton brought supplies and nursing aid to the wounded on this battlefield. The act of love and mercy led to the birth of the present American National Red Cross . . . — Map (db m5901) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Natick — Indian Meetinghouse1630 - 1930
On this site John Eliot helped his Indian converts to build their first meetinghouse in 1651, with a "prophet's chamber" where he lodged on his fortnightly visits to preach to them in their language. His disciple Daniel Takawambait succeeded to the . . . — Map (db m48806) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Quincy Adams
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Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — George Washington Carver
A former slave boy, George Washington Carver came to Neosho in the 1870s seeking an education. At Neosho’s Lincoln School, he began his long climb out of ignorance. This was his first step toward becoming a world-famous scientist and teacher at . . . — Map (db m43025) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Fort Lee — General Henry Knox1750-1806
General Knox was the Commander of the Continental Army Artillery. He was in charge of the placement of the artillery cannons on the palisades in Fort Lee. His main objective was to stop the British fleet from sailing up the Hudson River. He was one . . . — Map (db m7650) HM
New Jersey (Union County), Elizabeth — General Winfield Scott
1786 – 1866 Hero of the Mexican War — Map (db m6957) HM
New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Gravesite
Martin Van Buren 1782 – 1862 Governor of New York Eighth President of the United States — Map (db m37474) HM
New York (Nassau County), Oyster Bay — Roosevelt Memorial Rocks
The Book of Theodore Roosevelt’s Life Written in Rocks Chapter 1 – Born Oct 27, 1858. Brick from 28 E 20 NYC where Roosevelt was born. Presented by Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Assn. Chapter 2 – Regaining his Health. Granite step from . . . — Map (db m53686) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum. — Map (db m40150) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Lafayette
[ Right of Monument ] As soon as I heard of American Independence, my heart was enlisted. 1776. [ Back of Monument ] Erected 1876 [ Left on Monument ] To the City of New York France In remembrance of sympathy in . . . — Map (db m41336) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of Old Hotel
Site of old hotel kept by Dr. Bildad Beach. Gen. LaFayette stopped here June 9, 1824. — Map (db m40095) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Stillwater — Gates Headquarters
Saratoga Oct. 7, 1777 Headquarters of General Horatio Gates The gift of George M. Pullman — Map (db m56882) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Cur Non?
Cur Non! On June 11, 1825 Major General Marquis De Lafayette, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen of France And of the United States, Was the Guest of the Honorable Joseph C. Yates, Governor of The State . . . — Map (db m34319) HM
North Carolina (Durham County), Durham — G-80 — Bennett Place
Farm home of James Bennett, where Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his army to Gen. William T. Sherman, April 26, 1865. Johnston’s surrender followed Lee’s at Appomattox by 17 days and ended the Civil War in the Carolinas, Georgia, . . . — Map (db m1495) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Carolina Coffee ShopA Town Heritage Site
John Sprunt Hill bought this block of buildings in the 1920's and donated it in parcels to UNC from 1947-51 with the stipulation that rent monies fund the North Carolina Collection at the library of the University which is still in effect to this . . . — Map (db m86542) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Allegheny Soldiers' Lot
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War (1861-1865). As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This propelled the . . . — Map (db m99059) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse — National Historic Landmark
(Right side of entrance) Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Block House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

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Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — The Hiker
In Memory of her sons who served in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War with Spain and the campaigns incident thereto, 1898-1902. This monument is erected by the County of Allegheny 1925. Cuba, Porto Rico, China Relief . . . — Map (db m99164) WM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Media — Ronald Reagan
On this site, Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States, delivered and address to the citizens of Media and Delaware County during his presidential re-election campaign on October 29, 1984 — Map (db m83370) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek — “We're going to do something.”
Aboard Flight 93, one terrorist claims to have a bomb strapped to his waist. The crew and passengers are forced to the back of the plane and ordered to be quiet. Using Airfones from the seat backs in the rear of the plane and cellphones, . . . — Map (db m100681) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — First Holiday Inn
The world’s first Holiday Inn was opened on this site, August 1, 1952 by Memphis entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson as a result of his unsatisfactory lodging experiences on a vacation the prior summer with his wife Dorothy and their five children. He soon . . . — Map (db m63364) HM
Texas (Medina County), Hondo — Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree
This tree planted on April 15, 2004 was grown from an acorn harvested from the live oak tree located on the site of Stephen F. Austin's death near present-day West Columbia, Texas. Under that large tree, a Texas Historical Monument marks the place . . . — Map (db m5778) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Stephen F. Austin
Born in Virginia in 1793, he brought the first 300 Anglo-American colonists to Texas in 1821. Austin became known as the "Father of Texas." Shortly after his appointment as Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Austin died of . . . — Map (db m82286) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — Philo T. Farnsworth
Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906 in a log cabin near Beaver, Utah. At an early age, he became familiar with the various components of the telephone and the gramaphone. By age 12, he had a thorough understanding of electronics. In . . . — Map (db m1421) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Whitingham — Brigham Young Birthplace
The leader of the Mormon pioneers, Brigham Young, was born up the steep hill to the south on June 1, 1801. He eventually led his people from Illinois to Utah where he founded Salt Lake City in 1847 and 500 communities throughout the west. Young . . . — Map (db m61306) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Simeon — FL-8 — Ash Lawn – Highland
This estate was the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. In 1793, James and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe purchased 1,000 acres adjoining Jefferson’s Monticello. Called Highland, the plantation, eventually totaling 3,500 acres, . . . — Map (db m23437) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Mountains of Materials and Massive ManpowerFighting World War I
The concrete foundations you see here were part of a craneway servicing two shipways and launch sites -- elements of an enormous World War I-era shipyard. To speed delivery of cargo ships needed for the war effort, the Virginia Shipbuilding . . . — Map (db m62323) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Prehistory to Colonial Settlement
Jones Point was once a wooded wilderness, ringed by marshes and periodically cut off from the mainland during high tide. American Indians made use of both woodland and wetland for food, tools and supplies. By the 17th century, Europeans had . . . — Map (db m62028) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — World Wars to the Present
In the 20th century, Jones Point continued to be shaped by the changing needs of the federal government. With proximity to the capital and access to land and river transportation, the peninsula was chosen as the site for several military . . . — Map (db m62030) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Mary Randolph
Mary Randolph, wife of David Meade Randoph, and first person known to be buried at Arlington, was the eldest child of Thomas Mann and Ann Cary Randolph, of Tuckahoe. Her maternal grandfather was Archibald Cary, of Ampthill; Her paternal . . . — Map (db m70511) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-1783 Pierre Charles L'Enfant Engineer, Artist, Soldier under the direction of George Washington, designed the plan for the Federal City Major US Engineer Corps 1782 Charter member of the Society of the . . . — Map (db m10949) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), White Post — 1750 A.D.
This post was originally placed here by George Washington under the direction of Lord Fairfax. It was erected in 1750 as a guidepost to direct strangers and travelers on the Old Dutch Wagon Road to Greenway Court, the home of Lord Fairfax. — Map (db m1759) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), White Post — Greenway Court
Greenway Court Has Been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1980 Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service United States . . . — Map (db m70247) HM
Virginia, Fairfax — Fairfax Court House
Built in 1800. This building, designed by James Wren, served as the first permanent courthouse of Fairfax County. — Map (db m621) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Alexandria — Fort Washington—The Capital’s Guardian
Fort Washington, directly across the river, is the oldest existing fortification erected for the defense of the national capital. It was begun in 1814 to replace the first fort which was destroyed during the War of 1812 with Great Britain. . . . — Map (db m46152) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Groveton — E-96 — Huntley
On the hill above stands Huntley, a Federal-style villa built about 1825 for Thomson F. Mason, a grandson of George Mason of Gunston Hall. Thomson Mason, a prominent Alexandria lawyer, served on the city council, as mayor, and also as president of . . . — Map (db m7909) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — The Falls ChurchVandalism and Renewal
The Civil War dramatically affected this 1769 Anglican/Episcopal church that stands before you. The congregation disbanded as the war broke out, with some families fleeing the village. Confederate forces occupied the church in August and September . . . — Map (db m72085) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Clara Barton
1862 - 1962 In Memory of Clara BartonFounder of the American Red Cross. A devoted nurse and tireless organizer who knew no enemy but the unfeeling heart. We walk the ways she took in easing the suffering at the Battle of Fredericksburg when the . . . — Map (db m14428) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Prisoners of Christ
In Honored Memory of Lewis Craig John Waller, Jr. James Chiles of the county of Spotsylvania Prisoners of Christ Prophets of Spiritual Freedom Who, undaunted by imprisonment preached the Gospel even through the bars of the jail . . . — Map (db m67075) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Sterling — Vestal's Gap Road
Extending from Alexandria to Vestal's Ferry near Charles Town, West Virginia, this colonial highway was a principal route from the Northern Neck of Virginia through the Blue Ridge in the Ohio Country, in the early 1700's. The road became the major . . . — Map (db m20026) HM
Virginia (New Kent County), New Kent — WO 18 — Martha Washington's Birthplace
About two miles northeast stood Chestnut Grove, the plantation home of John and Frances Jones Dandridge, where Martha Dandridge, the eldest of eight children, was born on 2 June 1731. She lived there until 15 May 1750, when she married Daniel Parke . . . — Map (db m17740) HM
Virginia, Richmond — John Marshall HouseBuilt 1790
The third United States Supreme Court Justice lived here until his death in 1835. His family remained until 1909, and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) opened it to the public in 1913. — Map (db m29353) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Stoner-Keller House & Mill1847    1772
Has been designated a Virginia Historic Landmark And placed on the National Register Of Historic Places — Map (db m102472) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Shenandoah County Courthouse
Shenandoah County's native limestone courthouse was built in 1795 with brick additions in 1871 and 1886. In 1927, portico and columns were added giving the Federal Styled building a Greek revival front. It is the oldest courthouse in continuous use . . . — Map (db m73774) HM
Virginia (Spotsylvania County), Chancellorsville — Birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873)The Battle of Chancellorsville
This jumble of bricks and stones tucked deep within Spotsylvania's Wilderness marks the birthplace of Matthew Fontaine Maury, the "Pathfinder of the Seas." All but forgotten now, Maury was a legend during his lifetime. While superintendent of the . . . — Map (db m21934) HM
Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Gateway to FreedomTrail to Freedom
"I bounded across the Gang plank and concealed Myself for a while until the Steamer got off from the Wharf. I then came out and arrived Safe at 6th Street Wharf in Washington D.C. on the Night of September 1st, 1862 in a hard . . . — Map (db m40131) HM
Virginia, Staunton — Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
Commemorating the Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson this enclosing wall and garden laid out as of the period of 1846 – 1857 is dedicated by the Garden Club of Virginia — Map (db m58784) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Colonial Beach — James Monroe1758 - 1831
Soldier * Patriot * Statesman This marks the birthplace of James Monroe, April 28, 1758 Westmoreland County, Virginia Attended college of William & Mary; Officer, Continental Army, American Revolution; Married Elizabeth Kortright, 1786; US . . . — Map (db m11941) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Alexis de Tocqueville
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West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling WharfFront Door to the City on the Ohio River
The Wheeling Wharf played a crucial role in bringing people and products to and from our growing city. The port has seen the arrival of visitors such as Lafayette, Meriwether Lewis, Mark Twain, and thousands of steamboat passengers. The port was . . . — Map (db m71134) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — Madison is an Indian mound capitalThe Madison Heritage Series
At least 887 earthen Indian mounds once dotted the land around lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—so many that archaeologist Charles E. Brown once suggested Madison be renamed Mound City. Most southern Wisconsin mounds were . . . — Map (db m35551) HM
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Ripon — 273 — Carrie Chapman Catt
A national leader of the woman suffrage movement, Carrie Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1859 and spent most of her life as a tireless crusader for women’s rights. A gifted organizer, political strategist and public speaker, Catt . . . — Map (db m4331) HM

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