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

Frost Graves

 
 
Frost Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
1. Frost Graves Marker
Inscription. This monument, erected in 1877, marks the graves of Meshach Frost (1787–1864) and his wife Catherine (1792–1876), founders of Frostburg. In 1812 they built their first home here. As the tavern Highland Hall, the building later accommodated in a day as many as 300 guests and 40 stagecoaches traveling the National Road. In 1846 Frost, a successful farmer, coal operator, and land speculator, built a spacious home, the Frost Mansion on Frost Avenue.

Here on this historic site now stand St. Michael’s Rectory (1871), church (1868), school (1891), and convent (1906).
 
Location. 39° 39.419′ N, 78° 55.645′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on East Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) east of Broadway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frostburg (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Frostburg (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad
Marker and Monument at St. Michael Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
2. Marker and Monument at St. Michael Church
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The National Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coal Mining (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frostburg.
 
Also see . . .  City of Frostburg, Maryland – History. (Submitted on November 14, 2007.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPolitical Subdivisions
 
In Memory of Meshech Frost image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
3. In Memory of Meshech Frost
Died Oct. 9 1863, Aged 73 years.
In Memory of Catherine Frost image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
4. In Memory of Catherine Frost
Died July 24, 1876. Aged 84 years.
The Founders of Frostburg, 1812. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
5. The Founders of Frostburg, 1812.
Markers, Monument, St. Michael's Rectory image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
6. Markers, Monument, St. Michael's Rectory
 
 
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