George's Creek Valley

George's Creek Valley (HM1LCI)

Location: Frostburg, MD 21532 Allegany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.169', W 78° 55.048'

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During colonial exploration and settlement the valley provided a route to the western frontier. In 1753, preceding the French and Indian War, George Washington traveled this route to deliver Gov. Dinwiddie's order that the French abandon their claims in the Ohio country. In the early 19th century, transportation improvements spurred development of the coal industry in the valley; demand for its high-quality coal made it one of the nation's principal coal-producing regions between 1850 and 1910.
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Adminstration
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Date Added Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 678711 N 4389447
Decimal Degrees39.63615000, -78.91746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.169', W 78° 55.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 10.14" N, 78° 55' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MD-36, Frostburg MD 21532, US
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