Near Big Pool in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maryland State Park
Colonial stone fort built 1756 for Province of Maryland by Gov. Horatio Sharpe to protect frontier against French and Indians after Braddock’s defeat. Detention camp for British prisoners 1776–83. Occupied 1861–2 by Union troops. George Washington was here July 1756 and June 1758.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, French and Indian • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1758.
Location. 39° 38.764′ N, 78° 0.239′ W. Marker is near Big Pool, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56), on the left when traveling west on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pool MD 21711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ernstville Road Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Big Pool Junction (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Pool.
Regarding Fort Frederick. Fort Frederick is 3˝ miles southeast from here.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Frederick State Park. Maryland Department of Natural Resources website entry (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
2. Fort Frederick State Park, One of Col. Washington's Frontier Forts. Col. Washington's Frontier Forts website entry (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,669 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.