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By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
Maryland's “Cemetery Beautiful” Marker
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — General Montgomery’s Army
The subject of these two markers is the burial of General Richard Montgomery and a number of soldiers from his army. The remains of the thirteen soldiers of General Montgomery’s Army killed in the assault of Quebec . . . — Map (db m80800) HM
Mexico, Hidalgo (Municipality of Tecozautla), Tecozautla — Benito Juárez
1872 – Año de Juarez – 1972 “Entre los individuos como entre las naciones el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz” Benito Juarez. Guia y ejemplo para la juventud mexicana de quien nos dio una patria libre y . . . — Map (db m119892) HM WM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On Jan. 21, 1933 President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an immense crowd at this crossing from his railroad car and promised "to put Muscle Shoals back on the map." He then toured the idle U.S. Nitrate Plant No. 2 and Wilson Dam with . . . — Map (db m83392) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — 118 — Marmaduke-Walker Duel
Following the Aug. 27, 1863, battle at Bayou Meto, Confederate Gen. John Marmaduke asked to be removed from under Gen. Lucius M. Walker’s command. The two generals were at odds over actions at Helena and Brownsville earlier in 1863. Marmaduke’s . . . — Map (db m116265) HM
California (Mariposa County), Wawona — Wawona Hotel
After several pioneer lodging structures were destroyed by fire, Henry Washburn and John Bruce had this building, opened in April, 1879, erected. Bruce died in it in 1882, but Henry, John, Edward, and later Clarence Washburn owned and operated it . . . — Map (db m70572) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — David Charles Collier
A Man of Vision - A Dynamic Leader - A Developer and Builder A Great and Lovable Character The Creative Genius Of The Panama-California Exposition Of 1915 An Inspiration to the Citizens of Today. — Map (db m127131) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 65 — The Whaley House
Built by Thomas Whaley in 1856-57, this is the oldest brick structure in Southern California. In addition to being the home of the Whaley Family, it served variously as granary, store, courthouse and school, and as the town’s first theater. Whaley’s . . . — Map (db m11645) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Labor SchoolUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1947 - 1951
An ethnically diverse student body experienced a “Worker's Culture” here through painting, dance, music, theater, labor history and social science courses. Such artists as Anton Refregier, Ralph Stackpole, and Pablo O'Higgins taught . . . — Map (db m91526) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Compton's Cafeteria Riot - 1966Uptown Tenderloin — Lost Landmarks
One August evening in 1966, transgender women and gay men banded together to fight back against oppression after a police officer harassed one of them at Gene Compton's Cafeteria. This confrontation was the first known full-scale riot for . . . — Map (db m90982) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Wintonc. 1907
This Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m91065) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Isadora Duncan1878 – 1927
Daughter of California Pioneers America’s Genius of Dance was born on this site. She created a new art form, liberating the dance as an expression of life. She believed and taught that “no education is complete without the . . . — Map (db m72365) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — John's GrillFriends of Libraries U.S.A. — Literary Landmarks Register
John's Grill site where Dashiell Hammett wrote "The Maltese Falcon" "Spade went to John's Grill and asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes... and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when... " is . . . — Map (db m74107) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), Litchfield — Homesite Of Lyman Beecher
Homesite Of Lyman Beecher Birthplace Of Henry Ward Beecher Harriet Beecher Stowe — Map (db m29093) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Life Saving StationLewes Maritime History Trail
The United States Life Saving Service (U.S.L.S.S.) was commissioned to rescue shipwrecked mariners along our nation's coast. Established in 1876 and 1884, repectively, the Cape Henlopen and Lewes stations worked together to save thousands . . . — Map (db m38472) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), south of Dewey Beach — SC-148 — Indian River Life-Saving Station
With the expansion of the nation’s maritime commerce following the Civil War, the need for improved methods of assisting ships in distress was apparent. Built in 1876 by the United States Life-Saving Service, the Indian River Life-Saving Station was . . . — Map (db m37068) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 19 of 20 — Mother Churches and Their DaughtersAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Across This Intersection is St. Teresa of Avila, the first Catholic Church east of the Anacostia River. It is called the “mother church” because many area congregations are its offshoots. As Uniontown grew, so did its Catholic . . . — Map (db m112818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 17 — Aunt Betty's StoryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Elizabeth Proctor Thomas (1821-1917), a free Black woman whose image appears on each Brightwood Heritage Trail sign, once owned 11 acres in this area. Known, respectfully in her old age as "Aunt Betty," Thomas and her husband James farmed and kept . . . — Map (db m72830) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 15 — The Rock on Brightwood AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Across Quackenbos Street is Emory United Methodist Church. Named to honor Bishop John Emory of Maryland (1789-1835), the congregation dates from 1832. From the beginning, Emory welcomed all races but, like most Washington churches then, seated . . . — Map (db m118907) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Old Brick Capitol[Old Capitol Prison] — [U.S. Supreme Court Building National Historic Landmark]
The Old Brick Capitol July 4, 1815 The cornerstone of the Old Brick Capitol built by Washington citizens to house the Congress was laid on this site. The Congress met here from December 13, 1815 through March 3, 1819. President Monroe was . . . — Map (db m39411) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 14 — Pitts Motor HotelCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
The Pitts Motor Hotel, formerly located at 1451 Belmont Street, lingers in memory for two reasons. In the 1960s it was a gathering place of Civil Rights movement leaders. Later it became a "welfare hotel." In March 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin . . . — Map (db m63706) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — A Fortress of FinanceThe US Treasury Building
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972, the US Treasury Building is the oldest departmental building in Washington. The building serves as the headquarters of the Treasury Department. Treasury's responsibilities encompass revenue collection, . . . — Map (db m100443) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski1748 - 1779
(Bronze Plaque):Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski 1748-1779The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary War hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on March . . . — Map (db m17615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Francis Preston Blair
This plaque marks the home of Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876) Founder and Editor of The Globe (1830-1845) A newspaper which championed Democratic causes and vigorous journalism notably during the administration of President Andrew Jackson . . . — Map (db m4047) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Wormley's Hotel SiteAfrican American Heritage Trail — 1500 H Street, Northwest
James Wormley (1819-1884), free-born like his parents, was one of a number of African Americans entrepreneurs with downtown hospitality and service businesses. His five-story Wormley's Hotel opened here in 1871, catering primarily to wealthy and . . . — Map (db m87577) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — 1801 F Street
1801 F Street Site of residences of Chief Justice John Marshall Chief Justice Melville Fuller Associate Justice Joseph Story Plaque erected under auspices of The Columbia Historical Society and The Bar Association of The . . . — Map (db m116596) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — McClellan Memorial
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District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni
In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni Who Died For Humanity Spanish American War World War — Map (db m114912) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 1 of 16 — The Flower Garden of WashingtonWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
A Peaceful Landscape With City Conveniences for wealthy Washingtonians: that was the goal of the men who made LeDroit Park. Brothers-in-law Amzi L. Barber and Andrew Langdon purchased land here, and in 1873 hired local aIchitect/builder James . . . — Map (db m110273) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 5 of 15 — “Contraband” to CommunityA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The Entire Block to Your Left was once a Civil War-era camp and hospital for formerly enslaved African Americans After the Civil War broke out in 1861, thousands walked away from bondage. When some sought shelter at Fortress Monroe, . . . — Map (db m110916) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — No Braver Man Than John Logan
In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln's election as the nation's first Republican President ignited Southern fears that the country's new balance of political power threatened the institution of slavery in America. Within months, eleven Southern . . . — Map (db m113654) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), McLean Gardens — Friendship Estate
Friendship was the country estate for two generations of the McLean family. The English style manor house “Eden Bower” was built around 1800 by British Col. Richard Pyle. Pyle was succeeded by Georgetown University, which used the . . . — Map (db m88722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
A Famed orator and writer Frederick Douglass was also a key architect of the movement that ended slavery, the very institution into which he was born. Even after his goal to abolish slavery was achieved, Douglass persisted in his struggle for . . . — Map (db m92084) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Joseph Baer Danzansky1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Daguerre Monument
[Inscription on Monument's front, 1890]: DAGUERRE [Inscription on 1890 monument's south side]: To commemorate the half century in photography 1839 - 1889. Erected by the photographers association of America Aug. 1890. . . . — Map (db m28545) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department
The facade of the original house for Engine Company 24 was located at 3702 Georgia Avenue, N.W. just north of this site. Built in 1911, the firehouse was designed by Luther Leisenring and Charles Gregg. It originally housed horses and horse-drawn . . . — Map (db m65515) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington1899-1974 — Born. Washington, DC
Duke Ellington is among the world's most prolific composers and musicians. As a bandleader and pianist, Ellington led several Jazz orchestras with a musical career that spanned over fifty years. ENCORE, ©2012, Zachary Oxman Commissioned and the . . . — Map (db m87838) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Lincoln Theatre and Lincoln Colonnade1215 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
The Lincoln Theatre , built by white theater magnate Harry Crandall, opened in 1922 under African American management as U Street's most elegant first-run movie house. With 1,600 seats, it also was one of the biggest. In addition to films, the . . . — Map (db m33736) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Houseboats on the Waterfront
Preparations for World War II ended plans of filling the Southwest yacht basins with pleasure crafts. Instead, a severe housing shortage during the war turned the waterfront into a home for houseboats, providing an obvious alternative for the many . . . — Map (db m109983) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Milford School Bell
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . — Map (db m115930) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Potomac River Shoreline
The two-mile-long harbor known as the Washington Channel was established during a massive reclamation effort in the 1880’s, creating Potomac Park and the adjacent Tidal Basin. — Map (db m109730) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Legacy of War
On August 24, 1814, the British brought the war to the streets of Washington. After soundly defeating the Americans at nearby Bladensburg, enemy soldiers invaded the Nation's Capital—burning the President's House, U.S. Capitol, and other . . . — Map (db m74939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt: 1858-1919 [Quotations, Panel 1]: NATURE There is delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and . . . — Map (db m10738) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Mihran Mesrobian
Woodley Park’s most prolific architect, Mihran Mesrobian (1889-1975) started his career as a palace architect in Constantinople during the twilight of the Turkish sultans. The Turkish-born Beaux-Arts trained Armenian worked on the restoration of . . . — Map (db m87506) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-14 — Felton Home
Dr. William H. Felton and his wife, Rebecca Latimer, lived from 1853 until 1905 in the house east of this marker. A physician, minister and noted orator, Dr. Felton was the leader of the Independent Revolt from the State Democratic Party in the . . . — Map (db m13483) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Lafayette McLaws
Lafayette McLaws Major General Confederate States Army Born Augusta Ga. January 15th, 1821. Died Savannah Ga. July 24th 1897. — Map (db m68701) WM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Keauhou — The Kamehameha Dynasty
The Kamehameha Dynasty As a young man, Kamehameha was a proven warrior and political strategist who rose to power with the support of the chiefs of Kona and unified the island of Hawai'i under his leadership in the late 1700a. He embraced . . . — Map (db m110302) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Candidate
People in Cass County knew Abraham Lincoln not only as a lawyer but also as a candidate for the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress. Those earlier campaigns allowed Lincoln to hone his political skills for the 1858 senatorial content . . . — Map (db m57861) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Paul MuniActor 1895-1967
Paul Muni, “the man with a thousand faces,” was one of Hollywood's finest character actors. Yet he performed in more than 300 Yiddish-speaking roles before uttering a single word in English on Broadway. Born Muni Weisenfreund, the . . . — Map (db m99911) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 77 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago
[Side A:] The "Great Migration" from the South to "the Promised Land" of Chicago brought more African Americans here from Mississippi than any other state, especially during and after World War II. With the migrants came the Delta blues . . . — Map (db m47901) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Reagan Way
Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a vital role in the development of his character. They include the boyhood home, the grade school, now . . . — Map (db m78280) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Herbert Hoover Highway
This site is along the original route of the Herbert Hoover Highway, a 42-mile series of local, state and county roads that run between the foot of Old Capitol in Iowa City and the Cedar County community of Lowden. The Hoover Highway was designated . . . — Map (db m76108) HM
Kansas (Douglas County), Lawrence — John Brown and the Siege of Lawrence, September 14-15, 1856
On the afternoon of September 14th, 1856, the Free State settlement of Lawrence, Kansas Territory was threatened with invasion by an army of 2700 Pro-slavery Missourians under the command of Generals David R. Atchison and John W. Reid. Encamping . . . — Map (db m76325) HM
Kentucky (Crittenden County), Marion — 1160 — County Named, 1842
For John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, one of Kentucky’s great statesmen. 15th Governor of the state. Attorney General under three Presidents. US Senator five times. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and . . . — Map (db m79187) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — General "Stovepipe" Johnson
General Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson was born in Henderson on February 8, 1834. His boyhood home was located at 100 North Main Street. In 1862, Adam Rankin Johnson was commissioned a Colonel in the 10th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate . . . — Map (db m121683) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1849 — Zachary Taylor Home
Col. Richard Taylor of Va., veteran of French and Indian War and the Revolution, built original part of "Springfield" ca. 1790. Boyhood home of son "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), veteran of 1812 and Black Hawk wars. Mex. War hero . . . — Map (db m100859) HM
Kentucky (Lincoln County), Stanford — 774 — County Named, 1780
For Benjamin Lincoln, 1733-1810. Born Mass. In War of Revolution took Mass. Regts. to reinforce New York, 1776; at Saratoga, 1777, cut Burgoyne's communications with Canada; 1778, command of Southern Department. Commissioned by Washington to receive . . . — Map (db m49734) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Zachary Taylor
To honor Zachary Taylor U.S. Army General and twelfth President of the United States Known to Americans as "Old Rough and Ready" and who lived for a time some 200 yards southwest of this spot This marker placed in 1951 by . . . — Map (db m87482) HM WM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — John Slidell1793-1871
John Slidell rose to prominence as a Louisiana politician in the decades before the War Between the States. A lawyer who began his career as a businessman, he moved to New Orleans in 1819. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in . . . — Map (db m103519) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Matthew Alexander HensonCo-discoverer of the North Pole
With Admiral Robert Peary April 6, 1909 Born:August 8, 1866 - Died: March 9, 1955 Son of Maryland Exemplification of courage, fortitude and patriotism, whose valiant deeds of noble devotion under the command of admiral Robert Edwin Peary, in . . . — Map (db m7023) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — The Markers on the PlazaMichelson and the Speed of Light
The Markers on the Plaza paving follow the line of sight for the optical experiments measuring the speed of light carried out by Ensign Albert A. Michelson, USN between 1877 and 1879 while serving as instructor of physics at the United States Naval . . . — Map (db m66014) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Edgewater — Prized PropertyStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
A victory off the coast of Brazil inspired John Contee to name this property “Java’s Farm.” Contee was a lieutenant on the USS Constitution when it captured and burned the British frigate HMS Java, December 29, 1812.

Contee . . . — Map (db m80857) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Among the Illustrious Men
Among The Illustrious Men interred within this enclosure who assisted in the achievement of National Independence are the Following ─── ─── ─── In the Revolution and the War . . . — Map (db m88377) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Bombproofs
The arched chambers on either side of the sally port are identical bomb shelters for the fort's soldiers. They were built immediately after the bombardment of 1814, when it became obvious that such places were needed. Fortunately, Fort McHenry was . . . — Map (db m12246) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Flag House1793-1957
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Maryland, Baltimore — Grand Army of the Republic
In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Mother Sperling Tent No. 1, April 23, 1933. [rear of marker] [Engraving of a 13-star flag] Our fathers saved. [text on top . . . — Map (db m66592) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Local Hero, National Leader
Sam Smith is the most important public figure buried at Westminster. A hero in two wars, Smith (1752-1839) spent 40 years as a U.S. Congressman and Senator. As a merchant, Smith amassed and lost a fortune, but won the admiration of locals who, in . . . — Map (db m6650) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old Post Office
This structure, designed by James A. Wetmore and completed in 1932, is the second post office to occupy this site. Erected at a cost of $3.3 million, the neo-classical building, with its marble halls and paneled court-rooms, contained the most . . . — Map (db m6160) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — General Robert Ross
At this spot, on September 12, 1814, General Robert Ross died. He had been mortally wounded in conflict approximately 1-1/2 miles northwest of here, at the present site of the Aquila Randall monument, and carried by stretcher to this point. He was . . . — Map (db m21373) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Witness to BattleStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
The Methodist Meeting House that stood near this site saw action September 11-12, 1814. Brigadier General John Stricker camped 3,200 troops here to await the enemy’s advance. When the Americans withdrew, British soldiers camped on the same grounds. . . . — Map (db m83036) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Sparrows Point — A Heavy PriceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Private Bernard Todd paid dearly for having his home used for military purposes. When the British threatened Baltimore in 1813, it was headquarters for American troops who guarded the Patapsco Neck. Todd’s property also served as a signal house and . . . — Map (db m80869) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — John Stuart SkinnerWitness to Fort’s Bombardment
“Ruffian, Patriot, and Philanthropist…” John Quincy Adams.

Born in Calvert County, by 1813 John Stuart Skinner was a Purser for the U.S. Navy, in charge of purchases and accounts for the United States Chesapeake Flotilla. When . . . — Map (db m81064) HM

Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Rose Hill
Home of Miss Olivia Floyd, Confederate agent, and her brother Robert Semmes Floyd, C.S.A. killed in action. Both are buried in St. Ignatius Church Yard two miles south. — Map (db m39523) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Finding Freedom
The Call of Freedom In the mid-19th century, 8,000 African Americans lived in Dorchester County. Roughly half were slaves; most of the rest worked as free laborers. Enslaved blacks, free blacks, and abolitionist whites worked together to . . . — Map (db m3959) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — TrappedStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Local militia attacked a British raiding party whose vessel was icebound near James Island February 7, 1815. Protected by a breastwork of ice, the Americans continued firing until the crew of 20 surrendered.

The two-hour skirmish, the . . . — Map (db m78799) WM

Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott KeyWar of 1812 Soldier — Aug. 1, 1779 - Jan. 11, 1843
Lieutenant who first served with the Georgetown Artillary in July 1813, and later under Major George Peter as a Lieut. and Quartermaster from June 19 to July 1, 1814. On Aug. 24, 1814 he helped with the deployment of troops in Bladensburg defending . . . — Map (db m103219) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Francis Scott Key
Frederick's favorite son is celebrated throughout the US before every kickoff, face-off and first pitch. The author of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key was born in Frederick County and launched his law career here in 1801. . . . — Map (db m107306) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney
Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney and his wife Anne Key -- Erected by Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1938 — Map (db m2821) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Mary Quantrill's Stand
“I remained in the same position, resting the staff of my flaglet on the railing of the porch, when a soldier stepped up behind me, and with his bayonet cut off my staff close to my hand.… turning about I saw him tear my flag into . . . — Map (db m107197) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Maryland's “Cemetery Beautiful”
Mount Olivet Cemetery is considered one of the most distinguished burial grounds in the country. Here, in peaceful tranquility, rest national and local heroes, veterans of every major conflict in our country's history, inventors, artists, business . . . — Map (db m103753) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Nick of Time
On July 9, 1864, at 2:00 a.m., the last train of Union reinforcements pulled into Monocacy Junction just hours before the battle. The addition of 3,400 veterans increased Wallace's total to 6,600 men. While Wallace was successful in delaying the . . . — Map (db m76713) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Old Freight Depot
“The old freight depot, which is the oldest in the world, is in a perfect state of preservation, though long in disuse… The old building stands as a monument of the commercial industries of the world.” - Book of the Royal Blue, 1899 — Map (db m103750) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — One Vast Hospital
“Figuratively speaking, this city is one vast hospital, and yet hundreds of poor fellows continue to arrive who have their wounds attended to, and away they go, uncomplaining.” — Philadephia Inquirer September 25, 1862 — Map (db m97817) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Ramsey House
In this house President Abraham Lincoln October 4, 1862 visited General George L. Hartsuff Wounded In the Battle of Antietam Placed by Frederick Chapter DAR & Cdr. & Mrs. D.M. Page, USN 1975 — Map (db m2818) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Richfield“The Boy General of the Golden Lock”
It was here that George Armstrong Custer was first introduced as a general to the troops he would command. The first order signed by Gen. George G. Meade as the newly appointed commander of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863 promoted three . . . — Map (db m1539) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — Main's Ice Cream Factory
This lot began as a log structure blacksmith shop owned by Thomas Powell in the early 1800's. In 1882, Calvin Coblentz and Millard Cook took, ownership, adding the Coblentz and Cook Meat Market to the existing structure. In 1899, the blacksmith shop . . . — Map (db m107326) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Making Whiskey
This Still is typical of one on a family farm. Cracked corn, yeast, sugar, and water were put into a wooden barrel to ferment. The solids were removed, and the liquid was poured into the (1) kettle and heated over a (2) wood fire. Because alcohol . . . — Map (db m80123) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Deer Park — James Cardinal Gibbons
It was here that Archbishop James Gibbons of Baltimore was notified personally by the Papal Nuncio in 1886 that he had been made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII; only the second appointment in the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m469) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Ellicott City Station, 1831The B&O Railroad Museum
The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad's Ellicott City complex was the heart and soul of a bustling industrial and agricultural community once known as Ellicott’s Mills. The railroad built several structures on or near the site, including Oliver . . . — Map (db m112255) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Mount Idaca 1828
William Ellicott commissioned architect N. G. Starkweather and builder C. Timanus to build this home of rubble stone, stuccoed in old Maryland Gold. In the 1850's. Home to Judge John Snowden Tyson, whose surviving maiden daughter Ida lived here . . . — Map (db m74280) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — White & Black, Blue & GraySocial Battlefield Split Kent Families
In June 1917, Judge James A. Pearce commemorated the Civil War soldiers of Kent County by erecting a monument to honor the patriotism and valor of a once divided, but now reunited country. The rough-cut and polished granite monument behind you . . . — Map (db m5585) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — The Louis Stokes Laboratories
By Act of Congress This building is designated as the (sic) The Louis Stokes Laboratories Congressman Louis Stokes served as a distinguished member of the United States Congress for 30 years, representing his native state of Ohio. He was . . . — Map (db m68454) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Walter Johnson
A champion on and off the field His Greatness An Enduring Contribution to Baseball.         Games Won ________ 414         Shut Outs __________ 113         Strike Outs ________ 3497         Opening Game Shut Outs 7 Scoreless . . . — Map (db m84499) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — White’s FordCrossing the Potomac — Antietam Campaign 1862
A wing of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen. James Longstreet, as well as part of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry, crossed into Maryland just south of here on September 5-6, 1862. Other parts of the 40,000-man force, . . . — Map (db m812) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Forest Glen — The National Park SeminaryHistoric District
. . . — Map (db m115821) 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), Gaithersburg — Nike Missile Local Park
This park occupies seven parcels of land in Montgomery county used by the U. S. Army for the air defense of Washington D.C. from the mid-1950's to the mid-1970's In the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced high-speed high-altitude . . . — Map (db m61671) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Boundary Stone
This stone, dated 1803 and located on this site, marked the southeast corner of the original town of Rockville. The letters "B.R." on its face stand for "Beginning of Rockville" — Map (db m117873) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area
The area at North Adams Street and Middle Lane has four of the oldest surviving Rockville homes: 101, 106, and 5 North Adams, and the Beall-Dawson House. The 1793 portion of the house at 5 North Adams is probably the oldest structure in . . . — Map (db m81) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Rockville Town Square
In 1784 William Prather Williams divided part of his farm into 85 building lots, making “Williamsburgh” the first subdivision in Rockville. § 15 Cemeteries can be found with Rockville's borders. The oldest known burial — . . . — Map (db m102013) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Seneca — A Veteran’s Life in Montgomery Countypost-1865
In 1890, One of the 252 Civil War veterans still living in Montgomery County was Elias Price. The Department of Census interviewed Price and other Civil War veterans living in the county, recording critical details including which side of the war . . . — Map (db m118756) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — A New Deal in TownSilver Spring Post Office — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring During the Civil War If you has used our post office between 1937 and 1981 you would have seen a mural depicting a possible Civil War scenario. Opened on March 1, 1937, the Georgian Revival style Silver Spring post office at . . . — Map (db m76411) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Geodetic Marker& Time Capsule
This geodetic mark was established to commemorate 200 years of science, service, stewardship to the nation by NOAA and its predecessor agencies and to mark the location of NOAA's 200th Celebration Time Capsule. The materials reflect the essence of . . . — Map (db m66195) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Luther Rice1783 • 1836
The Royal Ambassadors of the Southern Baptist Convention made possible this memorial by their gifts and dedicated it to the memory of Luther Rice on August 14, 1963 during the Third National • Royal Ambassador Congress • . . . — Map (db m114892) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Original Federal Boundary Stone North
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Maryland Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m111573) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring Experienced by a Mother and Child, 1861-1865
6 August 1863: “Our weather continues intensely hot, so far Blair endures it well — cheerful as a bird — out under the trees all day about the Spring where it is cool from the dense shade & the cool waters, he makes mill dams, . . . — Map (db m82236) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Spirited EntertainmentWest Side Development — Silver Spring Heritage - Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring's First Movie Theater, the 500-seat SECO (Suburban Electric Company), which opened on November 7, 1927 with the silent film "Fireman Save My Child," was located at 8242-8244 Georgia Avenue. The theater, renamed Roth's Silver . . . — Map (db m125279) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — William L. Chaplin Arrested!
On August 8, 1850 a hired carriage was forcibly stopped in the middle of Brookeville Pike (Georgia Avenue) near this spot by a Sheriff's posse from Washington, D.C. and a shoot-out ensued. The carriage was driven by William Chaplin, who was unarmed, . . . — Map (db m109230) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Dinosaur Alley
Bladensburg lies in the geologic region known as "Dinosaur Alley." It is the area on the East Coast of the United States were the greatest number of dinosaur bones have been found. Dinosaur Alley runs along the Route 1 corridor between Baltimore and . . . — Map (db m33227) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — The Bowie Caboose
A caboose was the accustomed conclusion to any freight train, and served many roles. It allowed crewmen to keep a lookout for how the freight cars were functioning as the train moved along. It provided a place to rest and eat for the crew working on . . . — Map (db m65393) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Clinton — Surratt TavernConfederate Safe House — John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin
Owned and operated by the ardently pro-Southern Surratt family, this building was used by Confederate agents as a safe house during the Civil War. Built in 1852, the structure was a tavern, hostelry and post office. Surratt's son, John, Jr., a . . . — Map (db m4188) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Bladensburg Dueling GroundsBattle of Bladensburg — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Throughout much of the nineteenth century, the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds were well-known as a place to settle differences. The site was a secluded location, close to taverns, and fell outside of Washington D.C.'s boundaries, where dueling . . . — Map (db m73130) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — African-Americans at Mount Calvert
A Tobacco-based Ecomony For more than 200 years, slave-based tobacco plantations dominated the economy of Prince George's County. After the county seat moved from Mount Calvert to Upper Marlboro in 1721, Mount Calvert was the center of a large . . . — Map (db m68289) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Woodland Indians
Woodland Indians on the Patuxent American Indians established rear-round settlements along the Patuxent River 3,000 years ago during the Woodland Period (1000 BC-1600 AD). At first, their villages were small and scattered. Over time, large . . . — Map (db m68303) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmount Heights — The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 465501 Addison Road — Historic Resource circa 1940
The Fairmount Heights No. 92 F.A.A.M Maryland Jurisdiction received their charter in 1928 with Andrew Knox, W.M. George Henderson, Jr. W. Edward Patterson, Sr. W. James A. Campbell, Secretary and George W. Patterson, Treasurer. The Lodge building . . . — Map (db m120313) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — The Northwest Demi-Bastion
The demi-bastion is a section of the fort that projects beyond the main wall and provides concentrated defensive fire. The bastion design includes two levels of artillery. Guns were to be mounted on the parapet above and in the casemates you see . . . — Map (db m7998) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Christian A Fleetwood
Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 4th US Colored Troops Civil War 1840 † 1914 — Map (db m74553) WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale MillRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The Patuxent River was actually dammed in two places in Laurel to power its mills. In addition to its much larger cousin up stream, The Avondale Mill, downstream from here, was fed by water created by the “Little Dam” located at the foot . . . — Map (db m79253) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Avondale Mill: A Lost TreasureRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The Avondale Mill was built by Horace Capron in between 1845-1848. Later owned by George Wheeler and others, for many years it was known as Crabbs' Mill after owner Benjamin F. Crabbs. Over the years flour, corn, and lace embroidery were among the . . . — Map (db m72077) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Water From the Dam Powered the Cotton MillRiverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
Water flowed from the race to the mill where it originally powered two overshot wheels and later a large Boyden Turbine before flowing back into the river. When water power was unavailable — either because of repairs or low water, the mill had . . . — Map (db m79199) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Dr. John H. Bayne of Salubria “Prince of Horticulture”
A Need For Change After acquiring the Salubria land and building his manor house here in 1830, Dr. John H. Bayne quickly realized that devoting the entire property to the cultivation of tobacco was not going to produce the income he needed. . . . — Map (db m75404) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Judah and Resistance
Resistance to slavery took many forms – some more extreme and more cruel than others. In November 1834, house slave Judah, a 14 year-old, girl confessed to fatally poisoning three of Dr. Bayne’s children and attempting to set fire to . . . — Map (db m117030) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 7
Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 7 District of Columbia Placed in 1791-1792 This plaque placed here on the 222nd anniversary of the founding of Washington, DC 1790-2012 Stone maintained by National Society . . . — Map (db m73137) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Saint Lorenzo RuizFirst Filipino Saint — St. Columba Church
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz First Filipino Saint Born: Binondo, Manila, Philippines, 1600[?] Died for the Faith: Nagasaki, Japan, 1637 -- Spirit of the Living God Charismatic Community, Filipino Ministry and St. Columba Parish. Dedicated, . . . — Map (db m40715) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Wheat and TobaccoOxon Hill Farm - Oxon Cove Park
In spring and summer, wheat and tobacco grow in this garden. These two plants alone tell an important part of the history of this farm. Tobacco was the most valuable crop in the American colonies in the 1600s and 1700s. Planters such as John . . . — Map (db m48947) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Schoolhouse Pond
History of Schoolhouse Pond The exact history of Schoolhouse Pond is unclear. The area now occupied by the pond appears in land records of the 1840's and 1850's as dry land. It is referred to as meadow on some maps and as a marsh on . . . — Map (db m63991) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — The Right Will Prevail — Prince George’s County World War I Monument
This monument perpetuates the memory of the sons and daughters of Prince George’s County who, true to the traditions of their county and the teachings of their forefathers, served their country in the Great War of 1917-1918. To the spirit of that . . . — Map (db m32622) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Enemy OccupationStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Kent Island served as an ideal base of operations for the British in August 1813, as it was already an important link between Maryland’s eastern and western shores. The British took over the Kent Island-Annapolis ferry, including a cargo of cattle, . . . — Map (db m80825) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Chaptico — Prosperous Port TownRaided by British, July 1814
Colonial Settlement followed the rivers inland, and harbors with deep water became commercial and social centers. The Maryland colony was founded in 1634, and Chaptico was officially established by 1683. In 1689, Chaptico's John Goode organized a . . . — Map (db m62741) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Storm Blocks the Route to Freedom
In April 1848, the Chesapeake Bay's stormy weather doomed a maritime dash to freedom by 77 slaves from Washington D.C. Anti-slavery activist William L. Chapin had arranged for the schooner Pearl to spirit the 77 to New York and liberty. . . . — Map (db m62551) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Fear of War, People of Peace
When Maryland's first Settlers arrived in 1634 they expected to encounter trouble, both from local American Indians and from rival English Colonists across the Potomac River in Virginia. To assure a place of safety they built a fort at St. Mary's . . . — Map (db m94429) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Captain John Smith's Shallopand America's First National Water Trail
This modest open boat is a replica of one of the most important vessels in American History. In the summer of 1608, a small boat or "Shallop" similar to this was used by Captain John Smith to make the first detailed European exploration of the . . . — Map (db m61332) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Fort Ritchie — D-Day Anniversary
On this day, June 6, in the year 1944 allied forces invaded Normandy - the most massive invasion attempt in history. By nightfall, they had liberated 80 miles of French soil and a toehold for the consequential drive into Germany was established. . . . — Map (db m103019) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Grafton — Hassanamesit1630 - 1930
John Eliot established here in 1651 a village of Christian Indians called Hassanamesit - "at a place of small stones." It was the home of James the Printer who helped Eliot to print the Indian Bible. — Map (db m93037) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), North Oxford — Clara Barton’s Birthplace1630 – 1930
One mile westward Clara Barton, "the angel of the battlefield," was born in 1821. A volunteer nurse in the Civil War, she served the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, founded the American Red Cross and served as its president for . . . — Map (db m48042) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Laclede — General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m67051) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Dred & Harriet ScottDred Scott: Born Circa 1799 — Harriet Scott: Birth Date Unknown
Remembered for the infamous 1857 decision that denied them their freedom, Dred and Harriet Scott spent much of their adult lives enslaved in St. Louis. In the 1830s, Dred Scott's slave owner took him to the free State of Illinois and then to federal . . . — Map (db m124538) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Bedminster — Great War Heroes.
In honor of our great war heroes. — Map (db m100847) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Oliver Hazard Perry 1785 - 1819 — Map (db m80018) WM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — William McKinley
[west side] William McKinley was elected to Congress as a representative from Ohio in 1876, '78, '80, '82, '84, '86, '88, was elected Governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893 and President of the United States in 1896 and 1900. [south side] William . . . — Map (db m92791) HM
New York (Genesee County), Batavia — 300 — Birthplace of Emory Upton
Birthplace of Emory Upton 1839 - 1881. West Point graduate. U.S. Army General and Civil War veteran. Influential military author & stategist — Map (db m126158) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Eleanor Roosevelt
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962 Humanitarian, reformer, stateswoman made this her Greenwich Village home from 1942 - 1949 — Map (db m97476) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — John Burroughs
April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921 As a young man, the poet- naturalist taught school near this spot. Here he wrote his poem “Waiting”. — Map (db m52715) HM
New York (Warren County), North Creek — Theodore RooseveltA Great New Yorker
"At the dawn of another century, we recall Theodore Roosevelt's energetic life and populist legacy with admiration and affection. His twenty-four months as governor was a defining period, an impressive dress rehearsal of sorts, for one of the . . . — Map (db m41378) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Town House
Lafayette was escorted from the Clarendon Bridge to the Town House, which stood at this site. A spacious stage had been erected in front of the Town House. The various military units formed lines on each side of the street, and Lafayette's carriage . . . — Map (db m24449) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Strowd BuildingA Town Heritage Site
Constructed in 1923 by Robert L. Strowd, replacing an earlier building owned by Adele Tankersley. James L. Sutton and J. L. Alderman opened Sutton’s Drugstore here in 1923. Robert Foister operated a photography store in this building next to . . . — Map (db m117135) HM
Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — C22 — Hull's Headquarters
Here, Gen. William Hull largely recruited his army for his campaign against the British at Detroit, in the War of 1812. — Map (db m13821) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Washington — Morgan’s Raiders
Morgan's Raiders were here overtaken and defeated by Union cavalry under Gen. Shackelford, July 24, 1863. A memorial to the fortitude and patriotism of our fathers and mothers. — Map (db m4956) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — 18-76 — William McKinleyFormer Site of the Home of President William McKinley
William McKinley’s house, once located at this site, was the scene of his 1896 “front porch campaign” for President of the United States. During the campaign McKinley addressed about 750,000 people who came to his home in Canton. . . . — Map (db m67418) HM
Oregon (Jackson County), Phoenix — Applegate Trail Pioneers
In Honor of the Following Pioneers who in the Year 1846 Blazed the First Trail Through the Wilderness of Southern Oregon and the Rogue River Valley Lindsay Applegate — Robert Smith — John Jones Jesse Applegate — Moses . . . — Map (db m122982) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Union Cavalry — Gregg Cavalry Shaft
(East Face Inscription): This Shaft marks the field of the engagement between the Union Cavalry commanded by Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg and the Confederate Cavalry Commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart July 3d, 1863. (North Face . . . — Map (db m9268) HM
Pennsylvania (Cambria County), Johnstown — American Red Cross
On June 5, 1889, Clara Barton and a group of American Red Cross volunteers arrived in Johnstown to help the survivors of a devastating flood resulting from the failure of the South Fork Dam. It was one of the first major disaster responses for the . . . — Map (db m74402) HM
Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Fredericksburg — James Lick
The California financier and philanthropist, donor of the Lick Observatory, was born in Fredericksburg, Aug. 21, 1796. The Lick family monuments may be seen in the local cemetery. — Map (db m80096) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard DahlgrenUnited States Navy
Sailor, Scientist, Scholar, Teacher, Author “The Father of Modern Naval Ordnance” His contribution to the design of naval ordnance and ship construction revolutionized the navies of the world. This memorial is erected on behalf of a . . . — Map (db m40959) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer InfantryMustered into service September 1, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865 — "The love of country guides us"
The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Robert Parson Cummins, former Somerset County Sheriff, enrolled 935 officers and men in 1862. Companies C, D & F were raised in Somerset County. The regiment took part in over twenty . . . — Map (db m23097) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek — America Attacked!
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial U.S. airliners that are departing from East Coast airports. The terrorists fly two jet airliners into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City and a third . . . — Map (db m100613) HM
South Carolina (Chester County), Chester — Aaron Burr Rock
In 1806 Aaron Burr, while passing through Chester a prisoner, dismounted on this rock and appealed in vain to the citizens for help. — Map (db m14273) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — President William McKinley
(side one) Train loads of visitors swarmed to Sioux Falls on October 14, 1899, to see the first president ever to visit South Dakota. The city appeared to be “one blaze of national colors.” Hundreds of flags waved, and . . . — Map (db m124182) HM
Tennessee (Henry County), Paris — 4A 15 — James Davis Porter
Born near here Dec. 17,1828. Member, General Assembly of 1859, later served the Confederacy as Chief of Staff to Gen. B.P. Cheatham. Member, Constitutional Convention of 1870. Governor, 1875-79; president N.C. & St. L. RR, 1880-1884. Assistant . . . — Map (db m108999) HM
Utah (Washington County), Saint George — Brigham Young Home
Brigham Young was prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 30 years. During those three decades he directed the establishment of more than three hundred communities throughout the American West. It was "Brother . . . — Map (db m59229) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge1872 - 1933
Born July 4, 1872 in a house back of store, Calvin Coolidge from 4 years of age lived in the homestead across the road, now owned by the State of Vermont. Here on Aug. 3, 1923 he was inaugurated President and he spent many vacations. In the Notch . . . — Map (db m74473) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — "Pursuers of Booth the Assassin"Alexandria National Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m73446) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Alexandria Railroads
Three railroads developed in Alexandria during the mid-19th century, a period of limited industrial expansion for the City. Alexandrians had a invested heavily in the Alexandria Canal which opened in 1843, giving the city access to the rich . . . — Map (db m72379) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — D.C.'s First Building BlockJones Point Park
In 1791, surveyors on Jones Point began to lay out the ten-mile square that would become Washington, D.C. The first marker for the survey—the south cornerstone—was set in place on this spot. Although the stone within this protective . . . — Map (db m60162) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — James Bland Homes
Funded by the U.S. Public Housing Administration and built by the Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority (ARHA) between 1954 and 1959, the James Bland Homes was Alexandria's fourth public housing project, and it more than doubled the city's . . . — Map (db m72374) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Lord Fairfax House
Erected (c.) 1800 by William Yeaton. Residence of Thomas, Ninth Lord Fairfax and his son Dr. Orlando Fairfax until 1875. — Map (db m71811) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Bank of Potomac BuildingBuilt 1804-07
Here Union Governor Francis Harrison Pierpont established the “Restored Government of Virginia” and used the building as the official Governor's Residence 1863-65 This Property is protected by a preservation easement held by . . . — Map (db m71611) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Duke Street TanyardAlexandria Heritage Trail
Peter Wise, a city councilman and tanner, established the Duke Street Tanyard in 1797. The Business was situated near the stone bridge on the east bank of Hooff's Run by West End Village. The tannery's ownership and name changed many times; Quakers . . . — Map (db m72479) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Nations Capital Begins Here 1791-1793Jones Point Park
After the Revolutionary War, the new nation searched fora permanent seat of government. President George Washington favored a 10-mile square territory along the Potomac River that encompassed the economically important ports of Georgetown and . . . — Map (db m60165) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Arlington Estate, 1860
In 1778, John Parke Custis purchased most of the 1,100 acres comprising this estate from the Alexander family. John's son, George Washington Parke Custis, came in 1802 and completed the house in 1818. He named it “Arlington” after the . . . — Map (db m70738) HM
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 (Fairfax County), Centreville — Minnie Minter Carter Saunders
In Memory of Minnie Minter Carter Saunders A resident of Centreville area from 1884 to 1983. This building was constructed in 1937 using stone from Four Chimney House, also know as Grigsby House, believed to have been built by James . . . — Map (db m114076) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Devereux StationOrange and Alexandria Railroad
Devereux Station, constructed in 1863 on the Orange and Alexandria (O&A) Railroad, was located down the tracks to your left. After the Confederate army withdrew from northern Virginia toward Richmond in March 1862, the U.S. Military Railroad (USMRR) . . . — Map (db m57200) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Wine House1905
Originally built in 1905 by C.H. Wine who was a builder as well as one of the organizers and treasurer of the Bull Run Power Company. The house was enlarged and restored in 1973 and retains the charm and architecture of the Victorian era. — Map (db m113656) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Wm. E. Beckwith House1771
The original portion was built of logs and contained a huge stone fireplace still visible today. Modified through the years its most illustrious moment in history as during the Civil War years 1862, when it served as General Pope's headquarters. — Map (db m110280) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Type C31 (Cupola) Caboose
This caboose was built for the Norfolk and Western Railroad (N&W) in December 1969. It was donated in 1993 to the museum and repainted as Southern Railway (SR) Washington Division caboose X518606 the following year. — Map (db m112221) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial — Faith. Hope. Love.
In Memory of the Afro Americans who served as slaves at Mount Vernon This monument marking their burial ground — Map (db m14170) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Origin of the Purple Heart TrailMount Vernon, Virginia
This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782. The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the . . . — Map (db m14173) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slavery at Mount Vernon
In 1799, this estate was home to a community of 317 enslaved men, women, and children who had no choice but to live here. Most of these enslaved people lived and worked on the four outlying farms as rural laborers. About one quarter of the . . . — Map (db m112852) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Middletown — Battle of Cedar Creek
The Battle of Cedar Creek 19 October 1864 (a.m.) Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s Union forces established themselves on both sides of the Valley Pike, north of Cedar Creek, centered on Belle Grove. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. . . . — Map (db m78063) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Middletown — Ramseur Monument
Esse Quam Videri Northwest of this tablet, 800 yards, is the Belle Grove House in which died, October 20, 1864, of wounds received at Cedar Creek October 19, 1864, Maj.-Gen. Stephen Dodson Ramseur, C.S.A. A native of North Carolina, he . . . — Map (db m18684) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Hostages
In the summer of 1862, Confederate authorities imprisoned four Union men from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. The arrested Unionists were local citizens in good standing, but who refused to renounce their allegiance to the United States. . . . — Map (db m1146) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Thomas R. R. Cobb — The Battle of Fredericksburg
The monument across the road marks the spot where General Thomas R. R. Cobb suffered a mortal wound. A brilliant Constitutional lawyer prior to the war, he left his practice to take up arms for the South. At Fredericksburg Cobb fought his first . . . — Map (db m8522) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Clover — U-53 — Henrietta Lacks(1920-1951)
Born in Roanoke on 1 Aug. 1920, Henrietta Pleasant lived here with relatives after her mother’s 1924 death. She married David Lacks in 1941 and, like many other African Americans, moved to Baltimore, Md. for wartime employment. She died of cervical . . . — Map (db m66026) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — In Memory of the Heroic Dead
In Memory of the Heroic Dead of Loudoun County who gave their lives for their country in the Second World War and in Korea World War II Spitler H. Abell • Frederick F. Grossi Stanley C. Alder • Vernon T. Hackley . . . — Map (db m110178) WM
Virginia (Prince William County), Manassas — The Defense of Dogan Ridge
On the afternoon of August 30, 1862, the rolling fields of John Dogan’s farm, “Rosefield,” formed a crucial defensive position for General John Pope’s Union Army of Virginia. As General James Longstreet’s Confederate attack swept onto . . . — Map (db m14175) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Birthplace of the CCCCamp Roosevelt, NF-1
The Army with Shovels. By 1933, the Great Depression had demoralized the nation. Millions of young men were unemployed and families were starving. On March 9, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Its . . . — Map (db m10158) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSAShenandoah at War — Valley Campaigns
In September 1861, the Confederate Medical Department built a large general hospital on this site because Mt. Jackson was the western terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which provided access to northern Virginia battlefields. Dr. Andrew Russell . . . — Map (db m59443) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Q 4i — Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), world-famous singer, lived in this house. She was born in Winchester Memorial Hospital on 8 Sept. 1932. On 21 Jan. 1957 she won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts national television show’s competition singing . . . — Map (db m2248) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Max Meadows — KD--8 — Austin's Birthplace
Near Austinville, five miles west, was born Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", November, 1793. He began his colonization work in 1821. — Map (db m24971) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Marshall House — Officers Row
As part of a natural reorganization, the U.S. Army returned the headquarters of the Department of the Columbia from Portland, Oregon to Fort Vancouver in 1878. As a result, the Army funded construction of several new buildings on Officers Row, . . . — Map (db m8959) HM
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
West Virginia (Marshall County), McMechen — Foreman Massacre
Near this spot occurred the massacre, by Indians, of Captain William Foreman and Twenty of his men on September 27th, 1777.--•-- This marker erected by Wheeling Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. — Map (db m71009) HM WM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Fort Henry"The Bloody Year of the Three Sevens" — Wheeling National Heritage Area
Planned by General George Rogers Clarke and constructed in 1774 by Wheeling settlers, Fort Henry withstood a number of sieges. The first major battle was during the Revolutionary War in September 1777 when the British led 300 Wyandot, Mingo, and . . . — Map (db m71165) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — In Honor of All who Served
In Honor of All who Served in World War 1917-1918 — Map (db m71011) WM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Marsh Wheeling StogiesA "Workingman's Stogie"
Operating in Wheeling for over 161 years, Marsh Wheeling Stogies was the oldest continuous cigar manufacturing operation in the United States. Reflecting Wheeling's early pioneer heritage and spirit, these stogies and their boxes became a symbol of . . . — Map (db m71129) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Slave Auction Block"Sold down river"
Although the residents of the western part of Virginia owned far fewer slaves than their counterparts to the east, antebellum Wheeling was part of the social and political fabric of slaveholding Virginia. A slave-auction block stood at the . . . — Map (db m71029) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — The National Pike
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md. — Map (db m512) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling Suspension BridgeGateway to the West
The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, designed and erected by Charles Ellet, Jr., was completed in 1849. Known as the "Gateway to the West," the bridge was the first to cross the Ohio River carrying people and products to the West along the National Road. . . . — Map (db m71038) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Zachary Taylor"Old Rough and Ready"
Major Zachary Taylor served as commandant of Fort Howard for nearly three years, arriving in the spring of 1817 with 500 men of the fifth United States Infantry. He would become the twelfth president of the United States on the fifth of . . . — Map (db m57539) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Monona — Ernie's Trading Post1925
Built originally as a garage, this brick structure served from 1932 to 1952 as the only neighborhood grocery. Operated by early settler Ernie Ferchland, the store served as a meeting place for Blooming Grove Township residents who planned . . . — Map (db m68396) HM

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