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Near Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Grave of Meshack Browning

 
 
The Grave of Meshack Browning Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 5, 2006
1. The Grave of Meshack Browning Marker
Inscription. (1781–1859) Born at Damascus, Maryland. Garrett County's most famous hunter, Browning wrote the book, "Forty-Four Years of the Life of a Hunter". During this time he killed two thousand deer and five hundred bear.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 35.21′ N, 79° 22.187′ W. Marker is near Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Friendsville Road (Maryland Route 42) south of Hoyes Road. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the town of Hoyes, now just a crossroads. Marker is in this post office area: Friendsville MD 21531, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.8 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Col. James McHenry of Baltimore (approx. 3 miles away); Maryland History - Drane House
Graveyard and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 5, 2006
2. Graveyard and Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Friend’s Graveyard (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bear Creek Trout Hatchery and Rearing Station (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  His book, still in print. Available online from Appalachian Background. (Submitted on July 6, 2006.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Meshack Browning
Everyone interested in this period 1800-1860, should read his book. It's available online for less than 20 bucks. It's a really fun read.
    — Submitted January 27, 2007, by Al Riley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
Additional keywords. Hunting
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Browning Grave Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 5, 2006
3. Browning Grave Monument
(west face, facing road) Meshack Browning. Born 1781, Died 1859. Age 79 yrs. (south face) Mary, first wife of M. Browning. Born 1781, Died 1839. (north face) Mary M., second wife of M. Browning. Died Sept. 8, 1857. (east face) Erected by their children and grandchildren.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,305 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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