Col. Joshua Fry

Col. Joshua Fry (HM10JK)

Location: Cumberland, MD 21502 Allegany County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 38.969', W 78° 45.888'

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Memorial in honor of
Col. Joshua Fry
Born c. 1700 in England
1731 · Professor of mathematics at William and Mary College, Planter in Albemarle County, Virginia, Member of House of Burgesses, First presiding judge of Albemarle County, Commander of militia, Surveyor
1746-51 · Col. Fry and Peter Jefferson surveyed and produced first map of Virginia.
1752 · Joshua Fry, Lunsford Lomax and James Patton were chosen to make a treaty with the Six Nations at Logstown (Lancaster)which permitted the English to build two forts on the Ohio and to settle southeast of that river.
1754 · During the French and Indian War, Col Fry was commissioned by the governor of Virginia to lead an expedition to build an outpost on the Ohio River. On his way with 300 men to complete this mission, he was thrown from his horse on what is now called Break Neck Rd. near Fort Cumberland, Maryland, and died at the fort on May 31, 1754. He was buried between the fort and Wills Creek. The command of the expedition fell to 22 year-old George Washington.
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691777 N 4391242
Decimal Degrees39.64948333, -78.76480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.969', W 78° 45.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 58.14" N, 78° 45' 53.28" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-754 Bridge St, Cumberland MD 21502, US
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