The Tonoloways Historical

The Tonoloways Historical (HM1T9P)

Location: Hancock, MD 21750 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.9', W 78° 11.083'

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Western Maryland Rail Trail

Big Tonoloway and Little Tonoloway Creeks empty into the Potomac River nearby. The Native American translation for Tonoloway is "long tail" or "wildcat". People of English, German, and Scots-Irish descent, who came down from present day Fulton County, Pennsylvania first settled this area in the 1730's. On a hill to the northwest, a small stockade fort was erected by the colony of Maryland in the fall of 1755. "Stoddert's Fort" was garrisoned by 15 men to protect the settlements at the Tonoloways from hostile Indian war parties. The fort was abandoned and burned by the colonists in the summer of 1756 upon completion of the more formidable Fort Frederick, 12 miles to the east.
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HM NumberHM1T9P
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Placed ByWestern Maryland Rail Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 741383 N 4398065
Decimal Degrees39.69833333, -78.18471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.9', W 78° 11.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 54" N, 78° 11' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US
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