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

Bear Camp

 
 
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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
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. 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. National Road (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Pennsylvania (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania); Keyser’s Ridge (approx. 2.7 miles away);
Bear Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Bear Camp Marker
Toll House (approx. 3.1 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); Negro Mountain (approx. 4.1 miles away). 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
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,858 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. 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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