Fort Tonoloway State Park

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Fort Tonoloway State Park
Maryland State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
County Washington
Area 26 acres (11 ha) [1]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Status Closed

Fort Tonoloway State Park is an undeveloped Maryland state park located near present day Hancock. Fort Tonoloway was a frontier fort built in 1755 by Lt. Thomas Stoddert and men from the Maryland State Militia. The fort was also known as Stoddert's Fort. It was abandoned in 1756 when Fort Frederick was constructed.[2][3]

The state park was at one time leased to the Boy Scouts. It is awaiting archaeological investigation before its use as a recreational facility can be assessed.[4]


  1. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tonoloway Fort". Maryland's Roadside Historical Markers. Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rubin, Mary H. (2003). The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 9780738515984. 
  4. ^ "Maryland Land Preservation, Parks & Recreation Plan 2009" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tonoloway Fort: Outpost on the Maryland Frontier, Gerald Sword, Friends of Fort Frederick, 1994, ASIN: B002X49ZMA.

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Coordinates: 39°41′54″N 78°12′7″W / 39.69833°N 78.20194°W / 39.69833; -78.20194