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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Headquarters of George Washington

 
 
Headquarters of George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Headquarters of George Washington Marker
Inscription. As colonel under General Braddock at Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War 1755 - 1758 and as Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in 1794
Presented to the City of Cumberland by
James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D.
dedicated April 21, 1921 in the presence of
General John J. Pershing
Commander of American Armies
Major C.E.D. Bridges
Military Attache of British Embassy
Hon. Albert C. Ritchie
Governor of Maryland
Dr. Thomas W. Koon
Mayor of Cumberland
Judge Ferdinand Williams
Presiding Officer
These headquarters, built by General Braddock's men for George Washington, antedate all similar headquarters in the United States. Here Washington acquired the military training which distinguished him as the preeminently great American Soldier.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.975′ N, 78° 45.885′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greene Street and Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker in on the front wall of the headquarters building. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Headquarters of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Headquarters of George Washington
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington at Willís Creek (here, next to this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Park (a few steps from this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Where the Road Began (a few steps from this marker); National Road Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Interior of Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Interior of Washington's Headquarters
The lighting of George Washington Headquarters. image. Click for full size.
By A. Virginia Decker, 07242009
4. The lighting of George Washington Headquarters.
On July 23, 2009, the City of Cumberland lighted George Washington Headquarters.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,336 times since then and 174 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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