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Antietam in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

An Indian Deed

 
 
An Indian Deed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 24, 2010
1. An Indian Deed Marker
Inscription. Israel Friend in 1727 secured a deed from the Indian chiefs of the Five Nations. Beginning “At the mouth of Andietum Creek thence up the Potomack River 200 shoots as fur as an arrow can be slung out of a bow” thence “100 shoots right back from the river” then “squared till in interceedes with the creek.”
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 24.997′ N, 77° 44.53′ W. Marker is in Antietam, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Harpers Ferry Road near Limekiln Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south side of the bridge over Antietam Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antietam Iron Works Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Snavely's Ford (approx. 1.7 miles away); A.P. Hillís March (approx. 1.8 miles away in West Virginia); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 1
An Indian Deed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. An Indian Deed Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 2 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing); Barnes' Brigade (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Stone Briges of Washington County. The most famous is of course the Burnside Bridge upstream from the bridge pictured here. (Submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Biography of Israel Friend. (Submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
An Indian Deed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 24, 2010
3. An Indian Deed Marker
The Marker is at the south end of the Antietam Iron Furnace Bridge, on the left in this photo.
Mouth of the Antietam Just South of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. Mouth of the Antietam Just South of the Marker
Bridge over Antietam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
5. Bridge over Antietam Creek
Known as Antietam Iron Works Bridge, this four arch stone bridge, built in 1832, is one of many in Washington County dating to the 19th Century. The site is often noted as a battleground between the Catawba and Delaware Indian tribes.
Antietam Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
6. Antietam Aqueduct
At the mouth of Antietam Creek the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal crosses via this aqueduct.
An Indian Deed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
7. An Indian Deed Marker
An older picture of the marker shows how age has taken its toll over the last five years.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,677 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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