Annapolis Charter 300 1708-2008
—Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis —The first important work on water sanitation, that of Edwin Chadwick in 1842, finally seemed to have caught local attention in the 1850s when the City Council passed the first ordinances governing disposal of human remains. A decade later, large numbers of Civil War troops stationed at Annapolis exposed the limitations of the 200 year old system of public and private wells the City had relied on. Sewage and medical waste further compromised wells. In 1865 Alexander Randall led a private group to found the Annapolis Water Company. Only the wealthiest homes enjoyed private connections; most citizens still obtained their water from public pumps located on major streets. The City purchased the outstanding private shares on AWC in 1912, making the company an agency of city government.
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|Date Added||Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 369807 N 4315246|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97653333, -76.50298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.592', W 76° 30.179'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 35.52" N, 76° 30' 10.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 301, 443, 202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 261 West St, Annapolis MD 21401, US|
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