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Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George's Creek Valley

 
 
George's Creek Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 23, 2015
1. George's Creek Valley Marker
Inscription. During colonial exploration and settlement the valley provided a route to the western frontier. In 1753, preceding the French and Indian War, George Washington traveled this route to deliver Gov. Dinwiddie's order that the French abandon their claims in the Ohio country. In the early 19th century, transportation improvements spurred development of the coal industry in the valley; demand for its high-quality coal made it one of the nation's principal coal-producing regions between 1850 and 1910.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Adminstration.
 
Location. 39° 38.169′ N, 78° 55.048′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of New Georges Creek Road (Maryland Route 36) and Hoffman Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north on New Georges Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin’s Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 1½ miles away); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 1½ miles away); Frostburg
George's Creek Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 23, 2015
2. George's Creek Valley Marker
(approx. 1½ miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 1½ miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clarysville General Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frostburg.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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