1694-1994Francis Street is named for Sir Francis Nicholson (1655-1728), royal governor of Maryland, who served from 1694 to 1698. When the capital of the colony moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis, Nicholson devised the city's baroque plan featuring two circles and radiating streets. The larger circle contains the State House at the head of Francis Street and the smaller encompasses St. Anne's Church at the head of Church (now Main) Street. Although modified over the centuries, Nicholson's imaginative design, shown here still defines the city.
|Placed By||Historic Annapolis Foundation through the generosity of Capt. Frederick M. Edwards, Bess M. Edwards, and Lydia D. Edwards|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 370986 N 4315358|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97771667, -76.48940000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.663', W 76° 29.364'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 39.78" N, 76° 29' 21.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|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 142-152 Main St, Annapolis MD 21401, US|
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