“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Big Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lancelot Jacques

Lancelot Jacques Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. Lancelot Jacques Marker
Inscription. A French Hugenot who in partnership with Thomas Johnson in 1768 built "Green Spring Furnace." He and Johnson dissolved partnership in 1776 when Johnson became first governor of Maryland. Jacques' house built about 1766.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 39° 37.336′ N, 77° 58.483′ W. Marker is near Big Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56) and McCoys Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Big Pool Road. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 feet west of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McCoy's Ferry (approx. one mile away); Four Locks (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mule Power (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Four Locks (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Federal Signal Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Frederick Officers’ Quarters (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.8 miles away).
More about this marker. The post for this marker is leaning and twisted, which, along with overgrown brush. make it hard to see when driving and looking west. In a 9/15/11 e-mail, Nancy Kurtz, the National Register Coordinator of the Maryland Historical Trust, said that the SHA will soon be repairing and repainting this marker along with others in Washington County.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,584 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2011, by Dan Guzy of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Photo   1. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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