A Witness to WarBuilt by the Maryland colony in 1756 during the French and Indian War, Fort Frederick's stone walls surrounded three large buildings. The colonists abandoned the frontier fort in 1759, when the threat of Indian raids subsided. During the Revolutionary War, the fort confined hundreds of British prisoners. The state auctioned the fortand about 100 acres in the 1790s. The property changed hands several times; in 1860, NathanWilliams, a free African American, bought theplace and farmed the land. By then, time andscavengers had demolished the buildings.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 757133 N 4388789|
|Decimal Degrees||39.61026667, -78.00486667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.616', W 78° 0.292'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 36.96" N, 78° 0' 17.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10924 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool MD 21711, US|
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