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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Before 1770

Colonial America

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
1. Before 1770 Marker
Inscription.  
Ca. 8000 BC
First Native Americans enter the Cumberland Valley area as roving hunters.

Ca. 1000 BC
Permanent villages are established by Native Americans. the primary tribes include Susquehanna and Algonquian.

Ca. 1735
The first European settlers begin arriving in the area of today's Hagerstown.

1739
Jonathan Hager constructs his home in what is now City Park.

1754-63
Area settlers and militia are involved in the French and Indian War. A company led by Captain Jonathan Hager serves "King and Country" against the French and Native Americans. Native Americans raided homes in the area.

Ca. 1761
The initial platting of the town is completed by Jonathan Hager. He names it "Elizabeth Town" in honor of his wife.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 39° 37.938′ N, 77° 
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43.399′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65) just north of West Memorial Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker); Edward Mayberry Mobley (here, next to this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (here, next to this marker); Jacob Francis Wheaton (here, next to this marker); Henry Kyd Douglas (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (a few steps from this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Before 1770 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. Before 1770 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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