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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Edward Braddock

 
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 10, 2007
1. General Edward Braddock Marker
Inscription. General Edward Braddock traveled over this road in April 1755 (in a coach and six horses purchased from Gov. Horatio Sharpe of Maryland)after a protracted conference in Frederick with Benjamin Franklin and others concerning the securing of teams, wagons and supplies for the expedition against Fort Duquesne.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 25.182′ N, 77° 27.841′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Old National Road (Alternate U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is just past the Frederick VFW Golf Course entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Frederick (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hagan’s Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Major General George Gordon Meade (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meade Takes Command (approx.
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
2. General Edward Braddock Marker
1.7 miles away); This Boulder Marks the National Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Braddock-Washington Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barbara Fritchie Cabins & Tea Room (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. This marker commemorates the same activity as the Braddock marker of the same title in Gaithersburg (which see). It displays clear signs of extensive repair work.
 
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.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
The Old National Raod image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 10, 2007
3. The Old National Raod
Marker on the National Road, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
4. Marker on the National Road, looking west
Marker, National Road, and possible milestone image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 2, 2008
5. Marker, National Road, and possible milestone
It's unclear whether this is a replacement milestone or a heavily repaired original.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,497 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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