Grantsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fuller-Baker House
A Rare Log Building with a Pedigree
Henry Fuller came to the Grantsville area in 1837 to work as a stonemason. His talents with stone and brick are still on display in several town buildings. He opened the National Hotel, the finest in the young community, but soon moved here, where he spent the rest of his life. The Bakers, also early settlers in the Grantsville area, were subsequent owners.
A Historic House on Historic Land. the Fuller-Baker House sits on land with an early-American pedigree. General Braddock's British army chose the site for its fifth camp as it marched to meet the French at Fort Duquesne in 1755.
In 1791, Thomas Johnson (1732—1819), Maryland's first governor, purchased 23,000 acres of Military Lots, fifty acre tracts of unclaimed land set aside by Maryland to reward Revolutionary War veterans. The Fuller-Baker House site (Military Lot No. 2206) was a part of that purchase.
Marker series. The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 41.765′ N, 79° 10.335′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Shade Hollow Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Use Exit 19 on I-68. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Braddock’s 5th Camp (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grantsville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leo J. Beachy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Traveling the National Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Inns (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Little Crossings (approx. 1.5 miles away); Casselman River Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); Castleman’s River Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grantsville.
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