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Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sir John's Run

 
 
Sir John's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Sir John's Run Marker
Inscription. Sir John's Run was named for Sir John Sinclair, the quartermaster for General Braddock on expedition in 1755 against the French at Fort Duquesne. James Rumsey demonstrated his steamboat here in 1785.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 37.441′ N, 78° 14.038′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 9 and Sir John Run Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Winter Refuge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley Springs Baths (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley Springs Sanitarium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Heritage Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berkeley Springs / James Rumsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan County Veteran's Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle for Bath (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Sir John's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 27, 2009
2. Sir John's Run Marker
Looking east on WV Route 9 toward Berkeley Springs with Sir John Run Road to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 17, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.
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