Finding Fort Tonoloway

Fort Tonolway was built in 1755 by Lieutenant Thomas Stoddert and men of the Maryland militia. The fort’s erection was a direct result of British General Edward Braddock’s campaign and his defeat in July of 1755. Garrisoned for only a year, the fort was abandoned in 1756 when nearby Fort Frederick was established. In the ensuing 263 years, the precise location of the fort has been lost. Preservation Maryland will join with the Maryland Park Service and the American Battlefield Protection Program to embark on an archaeological project to find the location of Fort Tonoloway.

 


Partners: American Battlefield Protection Program, Maryland State Parks

The Problem

Fort Tonolway was built in 1755 by Lieutenant Thomas Stoddert and men of the Maryland militia. The fort’s erection was a direct result of British General Edward Braddock’s campaign and his defeat in July of 1755. Garrisoned for only a year, the fort was abandoned in 1756 when nearby Fort Frederick was established. In the ensuing 263 years, the precise location of the fort has been lost.

The Fix

Preservation Maryland will join with the Maryland Park Service and the American Battlefield Protection Program to embark on an archaeological project to find the location of Fort Tonoloway.

 

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