Inscription. This is an American Revolution bicentennial project to permanently record the history of one of the City of Cumberland's most historic sites, Fort Cumberland. The beautiful interpretive plaques tell the story and the attractive white rocks mark the boundaries of the fort according to Will Lowdermilk's "History of Cumberland." While persons learn, they will also enjoy walking in the wonderful outdoors of Cumberland.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
|1. Fort Cumberland Trail Marker|
This was truly a cooperative project for the entire area and credit for accomplishment should be extended to the City of Cumberland; Allegany County; the City, County, and State Bicentennial Commissions; the State Economic and Community Development Commission; Emmanuel Episcopal Church; First Church of Christ Scientist; Masonic Temple; and the many, many individuals who gave of their time, efforts, and work.
Location. 39° 38.985′ N, 78° 45.89′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Bridge Street on Greene Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverside Park (here, next to this marker); Where the Road Began (here, next to this marker); George Washington at Willís Creek (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (a few steps from this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of all walking tour markers in this database. 28 stops were originally erected.
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 868 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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