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La Plata in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surgeon General Revolutionary Army

 
 
Surgeon General Revolutionary Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
1. Surgeon General Revolutionary Army Marker
Inscription. Dr. James Craik, friend and family physician of Gen Washington, built this place, La Grange, about 1765 and lived here until his removal to Alexandria, VA., 1783.
 
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 31.506′ N, 76° 59.473′ W. Marker is in La Plata, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Port Tobacco Road (Maryland Route 6) 0 miles east of Walnut Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Port Tobacco Rd, La Plata MD 20646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Durham Church, Episcopal - 1692 (approx. half a mile away); Christ Church Episcopal (approx. 0.7 miles away); La Plata Elementary School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chandler's Hope (approx. 1.5 miles away); Courthouse at Moore's Lodge (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (approx. 1.8 miles away); On to Yorktown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Port Tobacco (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Plata.
 
Also see . . .  La Grange. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
Marker with the house, La Grange, in the distance image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
2. Marker with the house, La Grange, in the distance
1. George Washington's physicians.
Dr. James Craik, along with fellow Charles Countian Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown, and Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick of Alexandria, Virginia were the physicians who attended George Washington during his final illness. Dr. Brown resided at Rose Hill in nearby Port Tobacco.
    — Submitted March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
La Grange, the home of Dr. Craik image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, March 29, 2008
3. La Grange, the home of Dr. Craik
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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