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

John Collins

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. John Collins Marker
Inscription.  Native of Frederick County, skilled hunter and a superintendent of provisions with the Lewis and Clark expedition, John Collins was the first Marylander to cross the North American continent. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were charged by Thomas Jefferson to lead an expedition to find a water route to the Pacific. From 1804 to 1806 the Corps of Discovery traveled 8,000 miles as they documented their encounters with inhabitants, identified natural resources and mapped the interior of western North America.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust and Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists.
 
Location. 39° 29.091′ N, 77° 37.207′ W. Marker is in Zittlestown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40) and
John Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. John Collins Marker
Washington Monument Road, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road. Located at a pull off from the Washington Monument Road, along side the Old National Road. Across the highway from the Old South Mountain Inn. Very close to the Frederick and Washington County line. The Appalachian Trail passes a few feet from the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maryland Campaign of 1862 / The Lost Orders (a few steps from this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner's Pass Tablet T. P. 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Short Biographical Sketch of John Collins. (Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Comparison of Courts Marshall on the Journey. John Collins had two infractions, receiving a total of 150 lashes. The site also has background information about the Lewis and Clark trail.
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(Submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,073 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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