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

General Edward Braddock

 
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. General Edward Braddock Marker
Inscription.
General Edward Braddock in April 1755 (driven in his coach and six horses) crossed into Virginia near this point on his way to Fort Cumberland, after ten days’ conference with Benjamin Franklin and others in Frederick, Md., arranging for teams and supplies for the expedition to 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° 27.495′ N, 77° 44.887′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 34) and South Mechanic Street, on the right on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sharpsburg Bluebirds (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reformed Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Slave Block (about 600 feet away); Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away);
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. General Edward Braddock Marker
Tolson's Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named D.R. Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longstreet's Command (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
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
 
General Edward Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. General Edward Braddock Marker
War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. War Memorial
Next to the marker is a memorial to Sharpsburg citizens who served in World War I.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on August 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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