Jacob Wheaton

Jacob Wheaton (HM211F)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 37.781', W 77° 43.484'

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1835-1924

Raised 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.

Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland State Highway Administration
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HM NumberHM211F
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Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266149 N 4390205
Decimal Degrees39.62968333, -77.72473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.781', W 77° 43.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 46.86" N, 77° 43' 29.04" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-776 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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