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Historical road marker on Route 7 missing since road construction

Historical road marker on Route 7 missing since road construction

Observant drivers along Route 7 in Abingdon may have noticed that a historical marker recognizing an area called Harford Town, or Bush, the one-time Harford County seat, has been missing.

The marker designates the spot near modern-day Bush Road, just west of the bridge over Bynum Run, where the French troops of Count de Rochambeau camped out in 1782, on their return march north after the decisive Battle of Yorktown during the Revolutionary War.

The marker was taken down by the State Highway Administration while the agency was repairing the Route 7 bridge at the Baltimore/Harford county line year, SHA spokesperson Charlie Gischlar confirmed. The $900,000 project, which was...

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