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Near Big Pool 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° 38.764′ N, 78° 0.239′ W. Marker is near Big Pool, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56), on the left when traveling west on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pool MD 21711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Cavalry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Big Pool Junction (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Federal Signal Station (approx.
Fort Frederick Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
2. Fort Frederick Marker
1.9 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Pool.
 
Regarding Fort Frederick. Fort Frederick is 3½ miles southeast from here.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Frederick State Park. (Submitted on November 12, 2006.)
2. 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 2,335 times since then and 71 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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