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good statue - easy to find

outside the frederick county courthouse - you will find John Hanson standing in front of the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Frederick, Maryland
First President

It was shocking to learn that this man was our first president before our constitution was written... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Jul 9, 2018
“good statue - easy to find”
Mar 25, 2017
“First President”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
100 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5578
+1 301-874-0235
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

outside the frederick county courthouse - you will find John Hanson standing in front of the entrance. easy to see and examine. Pretty good sculpture. Those who don';t know about him should read up on why he was the first President under the Articles.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

It was shocking to learn that this man was our first president before our constitution was written when the term was just one year. It is a nice little statue. Well taken care of and in a place of prominence outside the courthouse. Not too...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

If your a history or political buff, this simple statue with historical plaque tells an interesting story. Who knew they were technically the first president..

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Nice little statue of our 1st President. It sits in the middle of a courthouse square. I imagined the man would get a a little more honor than that. Most people don't know that there were 9 elected Presidents before good old George Washington. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank BobowillTravel
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Hey nice statue and Memorial in front of the courthouse. It looks pretty nice. You can just drive by and take a peek. Or park and walk up to look at it closer.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a great find in front of the court house. There were some sketchy characters out front, so be ware, but it was so interesting to see his statue and learn about his life, thanks to a timeline on the side of his pedestal.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Following a most enjoyable lunch at The Orchard, Ben and Mrs Too walked the few blocks to the present day Frederick County court house. In the plaza fronting the building stands a statue of the statesman John Hanson, a native Marylander born in Charles County,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Poor John Hanson is almost forgotten in our history books, so kudos to Frederick for erecting this statute to remember the "first" president.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank RoslynT1212
Reviewed October 25, 2013

On November 5, 1781, Congress elected John Hanson as president of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. During Hanson's term as president, General George Washington defeated the British army at Yorktown and presented Cornwallis's sword to Congress. The Memorial includes a statue of...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank LGude
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