Frederick, Maryland: Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. PresidentIgnored for centuries, America's first President -- he was in office eight years before George Washington -- finally has an outdoor statue that people can visit.
- 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
- In the courtyard of the Frederick County Courthouse (next to the site of John Hanson House). On the southwest corner of S. Court St. and Hwy 144/W. Patrick St.
Visitor Tips and News About Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. President
Ignored for centuries, America's first President finally has an outdoor statue that people can visit. John Hanson was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled (in 1781), which oversaw the new nation before the Constitution was ratified and George Washington became official President No. 1 (in 1789). A technicality? Not in the eyes of those who bankrolled this statue, which was unveiled in August 2012. It stands, according to its plaque, so that the people of Maryland and the United States "may at last pay tribute to their first President."[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/09/2012]