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Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Martinís Plantation
 
Martin's Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. Martin's Plantation Marker
 
Inscription. General Braddock's 2nd camp on the march to Fort Duquesne June 14th, 15th, 1755. The old Braddock Road passed to the southeast of the National Road from Clarysville to the "Shades of Death" near "Two Mile Run." The National Road was begun by the Government in 1811.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddockís Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.084′ N, 78° 54.776′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of National Highway (U.S. 40) and Maryland Route 36, on the right when traveling east on National Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. ĺ mile away); Frost Graves (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Frostburg.
 
Also see . . .  A Soldier in Virginia: A tale of Colonel Washington and Braddock's Defeat. 1901 book by Burton Egbert Stevenson. This location is mentioned at Page 86. (Submitted on July 16, 2006.) 
 
Martin's Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. Martin's Plantation Marker
 

 
Additional comments.
1. Encampments on this site
In researching George Washington's route on his first official mission in 1753, I discovered in the GW Papers and Christopher Gist's Journal some
eleven encampments he made on this same site on George's Creek. I am applying to the State to install a highway marker on the road connecting routes 40 and 68.

Also I find a dearth of information on "Martin's Plantation."

I hope to secure speaking engagements on Washington's mission of 1753 at local historical and educational institutions in the Frostburg-Cumberland area. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 22, 2010, by Carl Frederick Robertson of Evans City, Pennsylvania.
 
Other side of the marker Photo, Click for full size
John E. Nelson - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, May 21, 1976
3. Other side of the marker
 
 
Approximate location of Martin's Plantation Photo, Click for full size
John E. Nelson - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, May 21, 1976
4. Approximate location of Martin's Plantation
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,219 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
 
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