1835-1924Raised in Middletown in Frederick County, Wheaton had a prominent role in the post-civil war civic involvement of African Americans in the state. Contemporary accounts credit Wheaton as the first African American in Maryland to vote when he participated in the 1868 Hagerstown city election. He was the first of his race in Washington County to serve as a trial juror and as a court bailiff. Wheaton park (1935) was named for him. He is buried nearby in Rose Hill Cemetery.
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|Placed By||Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266149 N 4390205|
|Decimal Degrees||39.62968333, -77.72473333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.781', W 77° 43.484'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 46.86" N, 77° 43' 29.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-776 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US|
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