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

General Edward Braddock

 
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. General Edward Braddock Marker
Inscription.  General Edward Braddock in April 1755 (driven in his coach and six horses) crossed into Virginia near this point on his way to Fort Cumberland, after ten days’ conference with Benjamin Franklin and others in Frederick, Md., arranging for teams and supplies for the expedition to Fort Duquesne.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list.
 
Location. 39° 27.495′ N, 77° 44.887′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 34) and South Mechanic Street, on the right on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Recognition of the Patriotism Shown by All Who Answered Our Country's Call in the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Conflict Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Viet Nam Era Memorial
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. General Edward Braddock Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpsburg Bluebirds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Grove House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpsburg's Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); William Chapline House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kretzer Homestead (about 300 feet away); Reformed Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Old Slave Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,509 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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