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

General Edward Braddock

 
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 10, 2007
1. General Edward Braddock Marker
Inscription.  General Edward Braddock traveled over this road in April 1755 (in a coach and six horses purchased from Gov. Horatio Sharpe of Maryland)after a protracted conference in Frederick with Benjamin Franklin and others concerning the securing of teams, wagons and supplies for the expedition against Fort Duquesne.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1755.
 
Location. 39° 25.182′ N, 77° 27.841′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west. The marker is just past the Frederick VFW Golf Course entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Frederick (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hagan’s Tavern
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Major General George Gordon Meade (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meade Takes Command (approx. 1.7 miles away); SGT David James Smith USMC (approx. 1.8 miles away); PFC James Moore Jr (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. This marker commemorates the same activity as the Braddock marker of the same title in Gaithersburg (which see). It displays clear signs of extensive repair work.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
2. General Edward Braddock Marker
The Old National Raod image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 10, 2007
3. The Old National Raod
Marker on the National Road, looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
4. Marker on the National Road, looking west
Marker, National Road, and possible milestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
5. Marker, National Road, and possible milestone
It's unclear whether this is a replacement milestone or a heavily repaired original.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,892 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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