“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grantsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Little Crossings

The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge
Inscription. The "Little Crossings" of the Little Youghiogeny River, now called Castleman's River). So called by George Washington when he crossed on June 19, 1755, with General Edward Braddock on the ill-fated expedition to Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
Erected by States Road Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddockís Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
Location. 39° 41.802′ N, 79° 8.643′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from The National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Casselman Road. Click for map. It is in the little park at the west end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casselman River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Castlemanís River Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Pike (about 500 feet away); Stantonís Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grantsville.
More about this marker. There are two identical markers,
Marker at the East End of the Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Marker at the East End of the Bridge
one on each end of the Castleman River Bridge. This marker, like its twin, describes the "Castleman's River Bridge" (which see) on its other face.
Regarding The Little Crossings. This was Gen. Braddock's 4th encampment on his march from Cumberland to Fort Duquesne.
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
The National Road's Casselman River Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. The National Road's Casselman River Bridge
This photo is taken from the little park at the west end of the bridge. Penn Alps and the Spruce Forest & Artisan Village are at the far end.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,217 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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