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

Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path

 
 
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 1, 2006
1. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker
Inscription.  The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the 19 chiefs of Iroquois League of Five Nations in 1685 and 1722, opened the Colonial Backcountry for peaceful settlement and colonization. In MD, known as the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, passed by Hagerstown and crossed the Potomac at Evan Watkins Ferry.
 
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Project of the 2000-3 Administration. Mary Ann Groome Hepler National President.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path series lists.
 
Location. 39° 38.26′ N, 77° 43.891′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
. Marker can be reached from Highland Avenue near Key Street. Marker is in the parking lot of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts which is located in the Hagerstown City Park. Enter park from a road off a circle where Walnut, Summit, Memorial and Key meet, and follow the signs to the museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Band Shell (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hager House and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hager’s Fancy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Aetna Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  The Scots-Irish From Ulster and The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road. Essay by Brenda E.McPherson Compton. (Submitted on December 29, 2006.) 
 
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, looking north, into Hagerstown City Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, looking north, into Hagerstown City Park
Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, background, with George Washington bust image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path Marker, background, with George Washington bust
Parking lot entrance of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 3,221 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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