Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Frost Family Legacy
Once the National Road was completed through western Maryland, the Frosts’ Highland Hall became a popular stop where travelers changed horses and relayed the mail and freight.
Originally called Mount Pleasant, the name changed to Frost Town and then Frostburg in honor of Meshach Frost, who was also the postmaster. Soon after, coal was found nearby, and the town’s population exploded. Mine workers, goods and supplies arrived by way of the National Road. Main Street, the National Road through Frostburg, soon developed into a busy commercial district.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 39.415′ N, 78° 55.649′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on East Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) east of Broadway, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Frost Graves (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 (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. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frostburg.
Also see . . . Frostburg Attractions. (Submitted on November 14, 2007.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
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