Kemp Hall

Kemp Hall (HM15K)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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N 39° 24.917', W 77° 24.64'

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In the year 1861 the legislature of Maryland, called into extraordinary session by Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks, held session in this building owned by the Evangelical Reformed Church (now the Evangelical and Reformed - United Church of Christ).

After convening in the court house on April 26, the senators and delegates assembled here on April 27. The senators on the second floor and the delegates on the third floor.

A peace and safety bill was referred to a joint committee and reported favorably, but after an amendment demanding secession was rejected the bill was recommitted. The legislature adjourned in September without passage of the bill because of lack of a quorum due to the arrest of a number of senators and delegates by Federal order, and Maryland never seceded from the Union.

On February 15, 1961, the legislature met again in this building to commemorate the Civil War session.
Members of the Legislature
From Frederick County
1861 Session | 1961 Session
Thomas J. Glaggett | Charles H. Collins
John A. Johnson | William M. Hough
Andrew Sessler, Jr. | Joseph B. Payne
David W Haill | Charles H. Smelser
Jonathan Routzahn | Gary L. Literback
William B. Salmon | C. Clifton Verts
Delegate | Delegate

Dedicated on February 15, 1961
J. Millard Lawes, Governer of Maryland

Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission
George L. Radcliffe, Chairman

Frederick County Civil War Centennial, Inc.
C Lease Bussard, President
HM NumberHM15K
Historical PeriodCivil War, 19th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building, Community Center, Church/House of Worship
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1961
Placed ByMaryland Civil War Centennial Commission / Frederick County Civil War Centennial, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:12am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292469 N 4365635
Decimal Degrees39.41528333, -77.41066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.917', W 77° 24.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 55.0200" N, 77° 24' 38.4000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 E Church St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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