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

Fort Frederick

Maryland State Park

 
 
Fort Frederick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
1. Fort Frederick Marker
Inscription. Colonial stone fort built 1756 for Province of Maryland by Gov. Horatio Sharpe to protect frontier against French and Indians after Braddock’s defeat. Detention camp for British prisoners 1776–83. Occupied 1861–2 by Union troops. George Washington was here July 1756 and June 1758.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 39.376′ N, 77° 55.928′ W. Marker is in Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling west on Cumberland Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clear Spring ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clear Spring Veterans Memorial ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Vital Crossroads ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A Road Nurtures A Vision ( approx.
Fort Frederick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
2. Fort Frederick Marker
0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
Regarding Fort Frederick. Fort Frederick is 6½ miles south and west from here. From this marker take Martin Street south. Martin Street becomes Big Spring Road outside of town, and ends at Big Pool Road (State Route 56), where you go right to the State Park entrance on the left.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Frederick State Park. (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
2. Friends of Fort Frederick. (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
3. Fort Frederick State Park, One of Col. Washington's Frontier Forts. (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Frederick South Face with Only Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2006
3. Fort Frederick South Face with Only Entrance
Inside Fort Frederick image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2006
4. Inside Fort Frederick
View from Fort Entrace Facing South image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2006
5. View from Fort Entrace Facing South
Building is the Visitor's Center and Museum. The bluff in the distance is across the Potomac River in West Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,081 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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