Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddockís Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
Location. 39° 39.084′ N, 78° 54.776′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of National Highway (U.S. 40) and Maryland Route 36, on the right when traveling east on National Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. ĺ mile away); Frost Graves (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Frostburg.
Also see . . . A Soldier in Virginia: A tale of Colonel Washington . 1901 book by Burton Egbert Stevenson. This location is mentioned at Page 86.
1. Encampments on this site
In researching George Washington's route on his first official mission in 1753, I discovered in the GW Papers and Christopher Gist's Journal some
eleven encampments he made on this same site on George's Creek. I am applying to the State to install a highway marker on the road connecting routes 40 and 68.
Also I find a dearth of information on "Martin's Plantation."
I hope to secure speaking engagements on Washington's mission of 1753 at local historical and educational institutions in the Frostburg-Cumberland area.
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