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

Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path

 
 
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 1, 2006
1. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker
Inscription. The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the 19 chiefs of Iroquois League of Five Nations in 1685 and 1722, opened the Colonial Backcountry for peaceful settlement and colonization. In MD, known as the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, passed by Hagerstown and crossed the Potomac at Evan Watkins Ferry.
 
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Project of the 2000-3 Administration. Mary Ann Groome Hepler National President.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.26′ N, 77° 43.891′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Highland Avenue near Key Street. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts which is located in the Hagerstown City Park. Enter park from a road off a circle where Walnut, Summit, Memorial and Key meet, and follow the signs to the museum. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hager House and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hagerís Fancy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Aetna Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonathan Hager House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  The Scots-Irish From Ulster and The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road. Essay by Brenda E.McPherson Compton. (Submitted on December 29, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, looking north, into Hagerstown City Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, looking north, into Hagerstown City Park
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, background, with George Washington bust image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, background, with George Washington bust
Parking lot entrance of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,963 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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