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

Tonoloway Fort

 
 
Tonoloway Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 26, 2006
1. Tonoloway Fort Marker
Inscription. Lieut. Stoddert and twenty men erected and garrisoned a block house and stockaded fort near here on the property of Evan Shelby in 1755 after Braddock’s defeat. It was abandoned in 1756-7 after Fort Frederick was completed.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 41.901′ N, 78° 12.114′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Pike (Maryland Route 144) and Locher Road, on the left when traveling west on Western Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Pike Toll House (within shouting distance of this marker); “Old Mr. Flint’s” Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Coombe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hancock's Orchard Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Stonewall" Jackson Hill (approx. one mile away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Hancock.
 
Regarding Tonoloway Fort. Marker points down Locher Road.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Tonoloway Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 26, 2006
2. Tonoloway Fort Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,391 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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