Jug Bridge Monument

Jug Bridge Monument (HMV6)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.306', W 77° 23.022'

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The stone demijohn and memorial plaque, placed by the Sons of the American Revolution, were originally located on a bridge crossing the Monocacy River about 2 miles east of this site. The stone bridge of four arches and two 65-foot spans was constructed in 1808. It collapsed on March 3, 1942. The Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation, Inc., provided funds for relocation of these monuments.

When it was learned that French General Lafayette was planning to visit the United States in 1824, a committee of citizens invited the General to visit Frederick, since many local men had served under his command during the Revolution. Lafayette accepted. He arrived on December 24, 1824, and was met by Fredericktonians on the Monocacy Bridge just outside of town.

Among those present to greet him were the Mayor, several members of Congress, and local Revolutionary War hero Sergeant Lawrence Everhart, who had rescued Lafayette during the Battle of Brandywine. Lawrence Everhart was born in Germany in 1755, but lived most of his life in the Middletown area. He was referred to as the "bravest of the brave."
HM NumberHMV6
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Year Placed1998
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294761 N 4364443
Decimal Degrees39.40510000, -77.38370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.306', W 77° 23.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 18.36" N, 77° 23' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1501 E Patrick St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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