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

Williamsport

(Conococheague)

 
 
Williamsport (Conococheague) Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. Williamsport (Conococheague) Marker
Inscription. An important point during the French and Indian War 1753-1758. George Washington given authority to locate the "Federal City" at any point on the Potomac between Conococheague and the eastern branch. He inspected this site October 1790 but chose the present District of Columbia.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 36.052′ N, 77° 49.03′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on E. Potomac Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles east of Williamsport Pike (Maryland Route 63), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport MD 21795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Williamsport (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Springfield Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murder of Dewitt Clinton Rench (Rentch) (approx. mile away); River View Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bowie List (approx. 0.4 miles away); Doubleday Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abner Doubleday (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Doubleday Hill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 51 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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