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King Memorial United Methodist Church

Texas, Hill County, WhitneyThe organizational meeting for this church was held in 1875 in the Pecan Grove community just west of Whitney. The Reverend I. M. Reeve, a circuit rider, led the congregation...

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Place Louis XV

France, Île-de-France, Paris, ParisCette place inauguree en 1763, fut appellee a l’oringine, Place Louis XV De novembre 1792 a mai 1795 alors denommee Place de la Revolution Elle fut le lieu principal...

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Union Wagon Train

Mississippi, Lee County, near BaldwynA critical factor in the Union defeat at Brice's Crossroads was the decision by an unknown officer to bring most if not all of the Union supply train across the...

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Tribunal de Commerce

France, Île-de-France, Paris, ParisA l’emplacement de l’actuel tribunal de commerce s’élevait l’église Saint-Barthélemy. Le vétuste édifice médiéval fut reconstruit à partir de 1772 et doté d’un...

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Louisville

Alabama, Barbour County, LouisvilleOne of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first...

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History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage

Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton(Front):County Seat of Barbour County Clayton, the county seat of Barbour County is located geographically in the center of the county. The town was located at the...

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Union Baptist Church Cemetery

Alabama, Barbour County, ClaytonChurch founded in 1835 and rebuilt in 1947. Union Baptist Church is the second oldest Baptist church in Barbour County. In memory of Reverend John L. Dowling. Loving...

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Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse

Alabama, Barbour County, BatesvilleIn 1832, Rev. John Wesley Norton located near Batesville and established the Providence Methodist Church and School which thrived for many years until his death in...

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Dante rédige la Divine Comédie

France, Île-de-France, Paris, ParisDepuis 1293, Florence est en proie à la lutte incessante des partis guelfe et gibelin. Dante Alighiere, issu en 1265 d’une famille noble sans fortune, est proscrit en...

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Saint-Benoît le Bétourné

France, Île-de-France, Paris, ParisEn 1431, maître Guillaume de Villon, répétiteur de droit canonique, devient chapelain de cette église aujourd’hui disparue, dont le choeur, orienté à l’ouest,...

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Robert Pinn

Ohio, Stark County, MassillonDuring the Civil War in 1863, twenty-year-old Massillon farmer Robert Pinn enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Company 1, United States Colored Troops (USCT) at his first...

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Oystering on the Chesapeake

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsThe Chesapeake Bay is the greatest oyster factory on earth. Along its length, fresh water from the mid Atlantic states combines with salt water from the sea in just...

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Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsWhen fog hides a lighthouse’s beacon, sailors need an audible signal to guide them. So a fog tower containing a bell was frequently built alongside a lighthouse....

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Tolchester Bandstand

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsOn this Victorian bandstand, musicians played for holiday visitors at Tolchester Beach, in Kent County. In the mid 1800s people from Baltimore and other Mid-Atlantic...

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Hooper Strait Lighthouse

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsThis lighthouse was originally located forty miles south of here –in Hopper Strait—where its light marked the location of one of the Chesapeake Bay’s many hidden...

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How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsA screw like this one was at the bottom of each of the seven pilings (legs) of this lighthouse—allowing the leg to be screwed down into the soft Bay bottom. It would...

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Too Much of a Good Thing

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsChesapeake waterman used all these tools to harvest oysters. This hardware tells a story of human ingenuity and greed. Hand tongs, in use since the early 1700s,...

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Miniature Skipjack, Spat

Maryland, Talbot County, St MichaelsA fairly simple and inexpensive boat to build, the skipjack became a popular workboat in the 1890s. Built in 1969, this miniature version of a skipjack was a sturdy,...

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Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio

Ohio, Portage County, RavennaHistoric Site At this site on February 15,1861 President - Elect Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train stopped at the Cleveland & Pittsburgh RR station to pick up Horace Y....

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Brown's Tavern

New York, Washington County, South HartfordErected 1802 by Caleb Brown (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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