Nearly a dozen archaeological sites related to Native peoples have been discovered on the grounds of the Monocacy National Battlefield, and many others–relevant to a number of tribal nations–have been discovered throughout the Monocacy River Valley at large. Studies suggest that the earliest inhabitants of the area resided here up to ten thousand years ago. For this reason, the National Park Service declared it to be an “outstanding archaeological resource of national significance.”
This site is also well known for the 1864 Battle of Monocacy, otherwise known as the “Battle that Saved Washington,” which unfolded here and played a significant role in the Civil War. A historical marker dedicated to the history of the valley can be found at 39° 20.972′ N, 77° 23.39′ W near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County.
Image: Monocacy National Battlefield (National Park Service)
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