Martinsburg in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 9.849′ N, 77° 28.535′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Whites Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107) and Martinsburg Road, on the left when traveling west on Whites Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warren Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Oaks (approx. 1½ miles away); Early Crosses At White's Ford (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named White's Ford Lee Crosses Into Maryland (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia).
More about this marker. Marker points towards Martinsburg Road. There is parking at where White’s Ford used to be at the Dickerson Conservation Park 2 miles up on Martinsburg Road, where another marker awaits.
Regarding White’s Ford. White’s Ford, an obscure crossing before the Civil War, was named after Captain Elijah Viers White, a Confederate cavalry officer and leader of the cavalry battalion known as the Comanches. His farm was on the Virginia side of the ford. He purchased and ran White’s Ferry after the war.
Also see . . .
1. Elijah Viers White, leader of the “Comanches”. (Submitted on January 13, 2007.)
2. White's Ford - Maryland Civil War Trails Marker. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,712 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on June 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.