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

This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland

 
 
This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland Marker
Inscription. Which was built in 1755 by order of the British Government and named in honor of the Duke of Cumberland, Captain General of the British Army. It was the base of military operations of General Edward Braddock and Colonel George Washington in the French and Indian War.
 
Erected 1920 by Cresap Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.049′ N, 78° 45.878′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene St. and Washington Street on Greene St.. Click for map. 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. Site of Fort Cumberland (here, next to this marker); Alteration of the Site (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); Perimeter of the Fort (about 300 feet away, measured
Marker is on the wall to the right of the white sign. Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Marker is on the wall to the right of the white sign.
in a direct line); Col. Thomas Cresap (about 300 feet away); French and Indian War (about 300 feet away); National Road Monument (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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