Western Maryland Rail TrailBig 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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|Placed By||Western Maryland Rail Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 741383 N 4398065|
|Decimal Degrees||39.69833333, -78.18471667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 41.9', W 78° 11.083'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 41' 54" N, 78° 11' 4.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US|
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