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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.
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
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
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.
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
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