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

Col. Thomas Cresap

 
 
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
1. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
Col. Thomas Cresap

Pathfinder - Pioneer
- Patriot -
Built the first home and
fort in this county at
Oldtown, about 1740
Surveyed the first trail
to the west, starting
near this spot in 1751
His Sons - - -
Daniel Cresap
for whom Dan's Mountain
is named
Thomas Cresap, Jr.
killed in battle with the
indians on Savage Mountain
Michael Cresap
Captain in Dunmore's War,
first captain in rifle battalions,
Revolutionary War,
whose grave is in
Trinity Churchyard
New York City
His Grandsons - -
Sons of Daniel Cresap
Capt. Michael Cresap, Jr.
Lieut. Daniel Cresap, Jr.
Lieut Joseph Cresap,

of Dunmore's and
Revolutionary Wars

 
Erected 1919 by Cresap Society.
 
Location. 39° 38.997′ N, 78° 45.884′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Greene St.. Click for map. Marker is in Riverside Park. 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. National Road Monument (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Park
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Where the Road Began (within shouting distance of this marker); Abandonment of Ft. Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington at Willís Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
4. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker and "George Washington's Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
5. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker and "George Washington's Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,611 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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