Clarysville in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Clarysville General Hospital
Center for Healing
Patients who died and were not taken home for burial were interred in a nearby cemetery. After the war, the temporary hospital structures were demolished and sold along with the iron bedsteads, and the inn was returned to its owner. The union dead buried here and in the cemetery in Cumberland were disinterred and reburied at Antietam National Cemetery. Sadly, the old inn, which had served as the nucleus of the Civil War hospital complex, burned 134 years later on March 10, 1999.
The stone bridge here was constructed when the National Pike was completed from Cumberland to Illinois. This important highway was the principal route taken by pioneers moving west and passed in front of Clarysville General
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 38.584′ N, 78° 53.349′ W. Marker is in Clarysville, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Clarysville Road SW and Vale Summit Road (Maryland Route 55), on the right when traveling south on Clarysville Road SW. Click for map. Marker is just a few feet from Route 55's intersection with the National Highway (U.S. 40). Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martinís Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); George's Creek Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2 miles away); First Toll Gate House (approx. 2 miles away); The La Vale Toll House (approx. 2 miles away); The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Coal Mining (approx. 2.1 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Cumberland Road. from History of Allegany County Maryland, Vol.1, Thomas & Williams. This page has a picture of the Clarysville Inn. (Submitted on July 16, 2006.)
2. The Final Days of the Clarysville Inn. Photographs taken on the day of the (Submitted on July 16, 2006.)
3. Clarysville Inn and Old National Road Bridge. 1875 photo of the inn and a quotation about the hospital from Brigade Surgeon Carpenter. (Submitted on July 16, 2006.)
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