The Braddock-Washington Monument

The Braddock-Washington Monument (HM1B0U)

Location: Middletown, MD 21769 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.543', W 77° 30.342'

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In April 1755, Frederick Town was a planning center for a major campaign in the French and Indian War (175-1763). General Edward Braddock arrived from England and later 1,400 British Troops joined him to stop the French from taking land claimed by Britain. While in Frederick for twelve days, General Braddock met with several people including Maryland Proprietary Governor Horatio Sharpe, Benjamin Franklin, and Colonel George Washington. Washington joined with Braddock's command. In May 1755, the campaign pushed west through present day Old Braddock Road (US 40 Alt. ), toward Fort Duquesne in attempt to oust the French and their Indian allies.

The Frederick Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution originally placed this monument on July 10, 1924 three quarters of a mile to the east. Changes made to the highway over the years left the original site inaccessible. The Chapter relocated the monument here on August 25, 2009. This portion of General Braddock's route is part of "The National Old Trails Road".
HM NumberHM1B0U
Series This marker is part of the Braddock's Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series.
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284319 N 4367016
Decimal Degrees39.42571667, -77.50570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.543', W 77° 30.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 32.58" N, 77° 30' 20.52" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4607-4627 Old National Pike, Middletown MD 21769, US
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