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

Bear Camp

 
 
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 29, 2023
1. Bear Camp Marker
Inscription.  General Braddock's 6th camp on the march to Fort Duquesne Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st, 1755. Washington was forced to remain behind with a guard on account of "violent fevers" until cured by "Dr. James's Powders (one of the most excellent medicines in the world)," he wrote his brother Augustine.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Maryland Historical Trust series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1681.
 
Location. 39° 43.021′ N, 79° 17.201′ W. Marker is near Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) 0.8 miles east of the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. The State Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); National Road (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Pennsylvania (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Keyser's Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Toll House (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
Also see . . .  Bear Camp. On Braddock's March .org website. (Submitted on May 18, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
 
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Bear Camp Marker
This is a photo of the marker from prior to its restoration.
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 29, 2023
3. Bear Camp Marker
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Bear Camp Marker
This is a context photo of the marker from prior to its restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,816 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on October 29, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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