The First Telegram

The First Telegram (HMDEZ)

Location: Beltsville, MD 20705 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.488', W 76° 53.364'

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"What Hath God Wrought"

The first telegram "What Hath God Wrought" was sent from the Capitol in Washington to Baltimore May 24, 1844 over wires laid along the right of way of the B&O Railroad adjacent to this highway. The telegraph was invented by Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872).
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HM NumberHMDEZ
Series This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series
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Placed ByThe Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 336521 N 4324926
Decimal Degrees39.05813333, -76.88940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.488', W 76° 53.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 29.28" N, 76° 53' 21.84" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12433-12493 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville MD 20705, US
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