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

Charles Friendís Home

 
 
Charles Friend's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 9, 2006
1. Charles Friend's Home Marker
Inscription. George Washington stopped here Sept. 26, 1784 on his trip to determine a feasible passage between the Potomac and the Ohio for a canal or easy portage between these rivers as a passage to the Western Territory.
 
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 23.718′ N, 79° 26.104′ W. Marker is near Crellin, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Hutton Road (Maryland Route 39) west of Old Crellin Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tradition of Washington Spring (approx. 1.5 miles away); Garrett County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Oakland Hotel (approx. 1.6 miles away); MaryLandscapes (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Bit of History - The Fireside (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Diaries of George Washington, September 1784. As annotated and published by Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, 1978. (Submitted on August 12, 2006.) 

2. The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West
Charles Friend's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 9, 2006
2. Charles Friend's Home Marker
. Book by Joel Achenbach on Amazon.com. "Look Inside" feature lets you read before you buy. (Submitted on August 12, 2006.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Friend's House
The house referred to on the marker is no longer present. The one currently on the site dates to the late 19th century.
    — Submitted March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,913 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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