“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Sir John's Run

Sir John's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Sir John's Run Marker
Inscription.  Sir John's Run was named for Sir John Sinclair, the quartermaster for General Braddock on expedition in 1755 against the French at Fort Duquesne. James Rumsey demonstrated his steamboat here in 1785.
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 39° 37.441′ N, 78° 14.038′ W. Marker is near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 9 and Sir John Run Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Duckwall, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer / Robert Townsen Hose (approx. ¼ mile
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away); Windel Freshour (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Throckmorton, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Carroll (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Weathers (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Barns (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Carter Willis (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
Sir John's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 27, 2009
2. Sir John's Run Marker
Looking east on WV Route 9 toward Berkeley Springs with Sir John Run Road to the left.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,242 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 17, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.

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Sep. 22, 2023