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John Hanson National Memorial

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100 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5578
+1 301-874-0235
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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
jehenson81
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Nice Statue/Outside Memorial

If your a history or political buff, this simple statue with historical plaque tells an interesting... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Zephyr_Travel
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100 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5578
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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

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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..

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

2  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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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.

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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

2  Thank LGude
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