Headquarters of George Washington

Headquarters of George Washington (HMBLK)

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

N 39° 38.975', W 78° 45.885'

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As colonel under General Braddock at Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War 1755 - 1758 and as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in 1794
Presented to the City of Cumberland by
James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D.
dedicated April 21, 1921 in the presence of
General John J. Pershing
Commander of American Armies
Major C.E.D. Bridges
Military Attache of British Embassy
Hon. Albert C. Ritchie
Governor of Maryland
Dr. Thomas W. Koon
Mayor of Cumberland
Judge Ferdinand Williams
Presiding Officer
These headquarters, built by General Braddock's men for George Washington, antedate all similar headquarters in the United States. Here Washington acquired the military training which distinguished him as the preeminently great American Soldier.
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HM NumberHMBLK
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691781 N 4391253
Decimal Degrees39.64958333, -78.76475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.975', W 78° 45.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 58.50" N, 78° 45' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 616 Bridge St, Cumberland MD 21502, US
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