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Granstville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Inns

 
 
Early Inns Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Early Inns Marker
Inscription. The Casselman Inn. You are standing in front of the Casselman Inn, which was opened in 1842 by Solomon Sterner. This establishment has also been known as Sterner House, Drovers' Inn, Farmers' Hotel and Dorsey Hotel. There was a large outdoor corral here during the years when it was a major stop for cattle drovers.

Mile Marker. The white cast iron mile marker here is one of many that were installed in 1835 when the State of Maryland took over responsibility for the National Road from the federal government. These markers show how far it is to each end of the road (Cumberland, MD and Wheeling, WV) as well as how far it is to the next towns. From this marker, Frostburg, MD to the east and Petersburgh (now Addison, PA) to the west are the next towns.

Schutlz Inn. In 1845 Adam Schultz built an imposing brick inn behind you, directly across the street from the Casselman Inn. After the Schultz Inn was torn down,the materials used to build
Close Up of Map Shown on Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Close Up of Map Shown on Marker
a school building on the same site.

The National Hotel. Until demolished in 1984, the National Hotel was located at the center of town. A previous tavern, the Layman House, had been built on the site in 1832. Henry Fuller tore down the old building and erected the National Hotel in 1837. It had 18 rooms and provided stabling for 40 horses.

Fuller Baker Log House. The Fuller Baker Log House was built about 1815 and was most likely used as a tavern. It is now a private residence.

Penn Alps. The building now known as Penn Alps Restaurant encases an original log tavern. Called Little Crossings Inn, it was built by Jesse Tomlinson in 1818. Enlarged and remodeled around 1900, it became the home of William Stanton as shown in the photo. Known later as the Dixie Tavern, there is a brochure and historic signage along a "history walk" on the property.

The Stone House. Tomlinson's Stone House Inn was built in 1816 at Little Meadows. The walls in the Stone House
Cast Iron Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Cast Iron Mile Marker
are two feet thick and 10 of the 18 rooms have fireplaces. The building has served as an inn, tavern, post office (1822-1834), and polling place. The Stone House remained an inn through the end of the 1800's. It has since retired from its days as a social and political center and is now a private residence.
 
Erected by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Maryland Office of Planning, Town of Grantsville, Greater Grantsville Business Association, and Preservation Maryland/Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.754′ N, 79° 9.105′ W. Marker is in Granstville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) east of Dorsey Hotel Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Main Street, Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Casselman Inn Today image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. The Casselman Inn Today
Markers and the milemarker are at the Inn's front lawn.
At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling the National Road (here, next to this marker); Leo J. Beachy (approx. mile away); Grantsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little Crossings (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casselman River Bridge (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Historic Casselman Inn. (Submitted on May 19, 2006.)
2. Penn Alps Restaurant & Craft Shop, & Spruce Forest Artisan Village. (Submitted on May 19, 2006.)
3. Grantsville Historical Interpretive Sign Text. Expanded text used for these two markers. (Submitted on May 19, 2006.) 
 
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Site of the Schutlz Inn image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
5. Site of the Schutlz Inn
Penn Alps Today image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
6. Penn Alps Today
Fuller Baker Log House Under Renovation image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 11, 2006
7. Fuller Baker Log House Under Renovation
Siding is being removed to expose log walls and windows are being replaced.
The Stone House Today image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
8. The Stone House Today
 
 
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Editor’s want-list for this marker. Fuller Baker Log House Photo • Indoor photo of Penn Alps log cabin room • Can you help?
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