Frederick, Maryland: Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. President

Ignored for centuries, America's first President -- he was in office eight years before George Washington -- finally has an outdoor statue that people can visit.

Address:
100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. President

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

John Hanson statue.

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]
Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dog Almost Melted for BulletsDog Almost Melted for Bullets, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
Hidden Bull StatueHidden Bull Statue, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
Charity the DogCharity the Dog, Frederick, MD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Dragon Sculpture From Tree, Takoma Park, MD - 37 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Maryland Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

SPAM Museum, Austin, Minnesota (Sep 20-26, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights