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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Funkstown, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Washington County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Washington County, MD (864) Allegany County, MD (292) Frederick County, MD (525) Franklin County, PA (210) Fulton County, PA (46) Loudoun County, VA (311) Berkeley County, WV (106) Jefferson County, WV (348) Morgan County, WV (109)  WashingtonCounty(864) Washington County (864)  AlleganyCounty(292) Allegany County (292)  FrederickCounty(525) Frederick County (525)  FranklinCountyPennsylvania(210) Franklin County (210)  FultonCounty(46) Fulton County (46)  LoudounCountyVirginia(311) Loudoun County (311)  BerkeleyCountyWest Virginia(106) Berkeley County (106)  JeffersonCounty(348) Jefferson County (348)  MorganCounty(109) Morgan County (109)
Hagerstown is the county seat for Washington County
Funkstown is in Washington County
      Washington County (864)  
ADJACENT TO WASHINGTON COUNTY
      Allegany County (292)  
      Frederick County (525)  
      Franklin County, Pennsylvania (210)  
      Fulton County, Pennsylvania (46)  
      Loudoun County, Virginia (311)  
      Berkeley County, West Virginia (106)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (348)  
      Morgan County, West Virginia (109)  
 
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1Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Baltimore StreetFunkstown’s Link to the Chesapeake
When the National Road was completed through Funkstown in 1823, a rush of “stagecoaches and wagon teams, droves of cattle, teamsters and travelers” flooded through the town. Although Baltimore was seventy miles to the east, the Funkstown city . . . Map (db m2007) HM
2Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Battle of FunkstownJuly 10, 1863
After Gettysburg, in order to mask entrenching operations along the Potomac river by General R. E. Lee, Confederate troops, led by General J.E.B. Stuart, engaged Union forces under General John Buford. The day-long battle east of the road resulted . . . Map (db m388) HM
3Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Battle of FunkstownAt Bay another Day — Gettysburg Campaign —
The Confederate presence at Funkstown threatened any Union advance against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s position near Williamsport and the Potomac River as he retreated to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry, posted at . . . Map (db m1158) HM
4Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Building the Funkstown Bridge
“The turnpike bridge at Funkstown is the only one...which seems to belong to a town” —Helen Ashe Hays, The Antietam and its Bridges This bridge, finished in 1823, is perhaps the oldest one over Antietam Creek. Irish immigrant . . . Map (db m2010) HM
5Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Civil War Hospital SiteAngela Kirkham Davis House
Civil War Hospital Site Angela Kirkham Davis House Was used as a hospital during The Maryland Campaign 1862 Private Property courtesy of S.H.A.F.Map (db m2008) HM
6Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Claggett’s Millrace Bridge
Although it vaults only a millrace deflected from Antietam Creek proper, this small but well-designed one-arch bridge is typical of many others that have not survived at mill sites in the county. It is not certain that John Weaver built this 53' . . . Map (db m5669) HM
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7Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Claggett's Mill Bridge
This three-arch bridge over Antietam Creek was completed by John Weaver in 1840 for $2,800. It was near the mill operated for generations by the Claggett family. The house, barn, and outbuildings of the Claggett estate, "Valentia," stand nearby. . . . Map (db m5031) HM
8Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Funkstown Bridge No. 2
This bridge over Antietam Creek at Funkstown was built in 1833 by George Weaver for $1,800. At this site was Shafer’s Mill where flour was ground. The most notable feature of this bridge is the graduated size of its three arches, growing larger . . . Map (db m2009) HM
9Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Keller Home
Used to treat Confederate officer H.D. McDaniel 11th GA. Regt. during the battle of Funkstown July 10, 1863, who suffered a severe wound and was brought to this house. He survived to later become governor of Georgia.Map (db m2006) HM
10Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — M3A1 Light Tank"Stuart"
Crew: 4 men - commander, loader, gunner, driver Weight: 28,500 lbs. Max Speed: 36 mph Cruising Range: 70 miles (road) 135 miles (with drop tanks) Weapons System: M6 37mm main gun M1919A4 .30 caliber flexible on turret M1919A4 .30 caliber . . . Map (db m25453) HM
11Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Rose's Mill Bridge
This handsome three-arch bridge over Antietam Creek was constructed by John Weaver in 1839 and was specially adapted to the grain mill which was built at the same time. The westernmost of the three arches was designed to accommodate the millrace . . . Map (db m4930) HM
12Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — This Plot is Dedicated to Public Use
By the citizens of the Funkstown District in grateful appreciation of the services of those of her citizens who were engaged with the military, navy and marine forces of the United States in the World War. 1914-1918 E. Blanche Hoffmaster, Army . . . Map (db m6539) HM
13Maryland (Washington County), Funkstown — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served their country in time of need World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 Korean War June 25, 1950 to January 31, . . . Map (db m139133) WM
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Oct. 5, 2022