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Finzel in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Savage River Camp

 
 
Savage River Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. Savage River Camp Marker
Inscription. General Braddock's 3rd camp on his march to Fort Duquesne June 16, 1755. The route, later known as the Old Braddock Road, passes to the southeast of the National Road. Captain Orme's diary says "we entirely demolished three wagons and shattered several" descending Savage Mountain.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.262′ N, 78° 58.325′ W. Marker is in Finzel, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and Finzel Road, on the right when traveling west on National Road. Click for map. Marker is just east of the I-68 Finzel Road exit. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blazing Braddock's Road (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Historic Braddock Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 3.1 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Savage River Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. Savage River Camp Marker
 Historians walk Braddock's Road 250 years later. 2005 article by David Dishneau, The Associated Press, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [This article is no longer available on the internet. If you find it, kindly add a new link to this page.—Ed.] (Submitted on July 16, 2006.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,679 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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