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

The Tonoloways

Western Maryland Rail Trail

The Tonoloways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
1. The Tonoloways Marker
Inscription. Big Tonoloway and Little Tonoloway Creeks empty into the Potomac River nearby. The Native American translation for Tonoloway is "long tail" or "wildcat". People of English, German, and Scots-Irish descent, who came down from present day Fulton County, Pennsylvania first settled this area in the 1730's. On a hill to the northwest, a small stockade fort was erected by the colony of Maryland in the fall of 1755. "Stoddert's Fort" was garrisoned by 15 men to protect the settlements at the Tonoloways from hostile Indian war parties. The fort was abandoned and burned by the colonists in the summer of 1756 upon completion of the more formidable Fort Frederick, 12 miles to the east.
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
Location. 39° 41.9′ N, 78° 11.083′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Pennsylvania Avenue south of West Main Street (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hancock's Orchard Industry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Hancock, Jr.
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
(about 500 feet away); Hancock United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Hancock (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Hancock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Coombe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siding and Packing House Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Discover the Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
Also see . . .
1. Western Maryland Rail Trail. Hancock Maryland Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 

2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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