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Near Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Mills

 
 
Fort Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
1. Fort Mills Marker
Inscription.  One of the four stockade forts erected in 1756 along the North Mount Road as supports for Fort Frederick in preventing the Indians from descending upon the inhabitants living in the Cumberland Valley.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 39.224′ N, 78° 2.747′ W. Marker is near Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Historic National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 2.3 miles away); Big Pool Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2½ miles away); Big Pool Junction (approx. 2½ miles away); Millstone & Moffet Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 3½ miles away).
 
More about this marker. The lack of paint on one side of this marker, and of only black paint on the other is curious, especially given the proximity to a road maintenance facility.
 
Categories.
Fort Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
2. Fort Mills Marker
Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
3. Fort Mills Marker
Note #1: Looking east towards marker.
Note #2: Mile Marker Lane intersection sign in background.
Note #3: Marker is rusting, faded, and hard to read.
Fort Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
4. Fort Mills Marker
Note #1: Looking west towards marker.
Note #2: Marker is rusting, faded, and hard to read.
Fort Mills marker, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
5. Fort Mills marker, looking west
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2019.   5. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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