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Near La Vale in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Spendelow Camp”

Also Called “Camp at the Grove”

 
 
“Spendelow Camp” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
1. “Spendelow Camp” Marker
Inscription.  General Braddock’s 1st camp on the march from Fort Cumberland to Fort Duquesne, June 11th to 13th, 1855. After building a road over Wills Mountain, Spendelow, an engineer, discovered a route by “The Narrows” and Braddock’s Run and a second road was opened.
 
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° 38.021′ N, 78° 49.819′ W. Marker is near La Vale, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Vocke Road (Maryland Route 53(658)) south of Exit 40 (Interstate 68). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The La Vale Toll House (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Toll Gate House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Picket Post No. 1 (approx. 2 miles away); Brady's Crossing
“Spendelow Camp” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
2. “Spendelow Camp” Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); "Braddock's Road" (approx. 2.7 miles away); West Virginia (approx. 3.1 miles away in West Virginia); The First Iron Rails (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vale.
 
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. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Previous site of the marker image. Click for full size.
William J. Pratt - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, December 28, 1977
3. Previous site of the marker
On a curiously tall pole.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,648 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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