African American Sites of Maryland
I am a retired 81 yr old white guy. In retirement I was doing the fun things that I had done before; cycling and fishing, until 3 years ago when I became unable.
Having done some drawing in my teens that came to mind, but what subjects? Still life drawing was a not me. Historical places peaked my interest and Woodlawn Manor was my first. That it was on the Underground Railroad Trail caught my attention. Woodlawn Manor, Montgomery County, MD
In Google maps I typed in ‘African American Sites in Montgomery County Maryland'. African American Sites in Montgomery County, MD . Links to sites were listed although clicking on the “52 more” link brought up more and within those links additional sites were shown. I came to find out not ALL were African American, but were in the same area.
I started out with Montgomery County Maryland & realized I had also found a link map to sites in the entire state of Maryland; more on that later.
Links to these locations with their history will be the primary content of this site. There will also be some instruction on how to locate more sites doing your own exploring. Visiting and reading about these sites has taught me a lot about Maryland history. Many links will have other map location ‘numbers’ for you to search. Information on how to do that will appear on a separate page.
Having found this site please feel free to share it with others. It might make an interesting subject for Black History Month and in schools. If you are interested in being and author or (due to my age) you would like to take it over please send information to email@example.com.
The next page will be links to various locations & sites in Montgomery County, MD. I will, where possible, put a map link followed by the location link.
From what I can gather sometime in the 70's perhaps the state of Maryland did an historic sites survey. I don't know if it was only African American sites, but other as well. You can see dates of photographs & surveys in the notes.
There are many interesting notations about the history of the site as well as content about architecture. Enjoy!!