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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 J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
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 EraForts and CastlesWar, 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, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1681.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 43.021′ N, 79° 17.201′ W. Marker was near Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker was on National Pike (U.S. 40) 0.8 miles east of the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, October 18, 2019
2. Bear Camp Marker
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. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); National Road (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Keyser's Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Toll House (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Great Crossings (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Great War (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
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
3. Bear Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,263 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on November 29, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. 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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May. 20, 2022