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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. Castlemanís River Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stantonís Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Inns (approx. 0.4 miles away); Traveling the National Road (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grantsville.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers, 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.
 
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
 

 
Regarding The Little Crossings. This was Gen. Braddock's 4th encampment on his march from Cumberland to Fort Duquesne.
 
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
 
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 May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,974 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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