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We, the John Paul Jones Chapter, Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution just adopted a stretch of Maryland Highway.  This is not just some lonely little road but a stretch of General’s Highway.  This highway was already well traveled when the American Revolution began.  It was the Annapolis-Philadelphia post road established back in 1733.  It was the main way into Annapolis and many of our Founding Fathers traveled it while the Maryland State Capital served as our Nation’s Capital.  During and after the Revolution some the notable travelers were the Count de Rochambeau, Thomas Jefferson, James McHenry, and Thomas Mifflin,.  Most notably and where it got its name, General Washington traveled it on his way to Annapolis to resign his commission in 1783.  He was greeted by his officers and comrades General Smallwood, General Gates, Col Tilghman and other distinguished citizens on this highway at Three Mile Oak and they  escorted him onto Annapolis. Later, General Lafayette, on his return to America to visit with friends of revolutionary days, passed here on December 17, 1824.

We are extremely humble and honored to adopt this highway, not only as good citizens to help keep the road clean but also to connect with those that made this great nation possible. We are proud to be able to use the same road those great men used and it is our privilege to help in some small way in caring for this piece of history.

Geoff Wood


John Paul Jones Chapter

Sons of The American Revolution