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

Michael Cresap

(1742–1775)

 
 
Michael Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. Michael Cresap Marker
Inscription. He built his house, which can be seen nearby, about 1764. A trader, he cleared wilderness and fought Indians in “Cresap’s War” in Ohio, 1774. As a Captain he led riflemen, some painted Indian-style, to Boston at the start of the Revolution. Because of failing health he attempted to return home but died on the way and is buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City. A brick addition to the house was built about 1781.
 
Erected by the Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 32.508′ N, 78° 36.692′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Opessa Street and Green Spring Road, on the left when traveling east on Opessa Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19015 Opessa Street, Southeast, Oldtown MD 21555, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maryland’s Liberty Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Town (approx. ¼ mile away); Breaking Through a Mountain (approx. 7.9 miles away); Washington Heritage Trail
Michael Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. Michael Cresap Marker
(approx. 8.3 miles away in West Virginia); Paw Paw (approx. 8.3 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Capt. Michael Cresap Marker - Circleville, OH
 
Also see . . .
1. The Irvin Allen / Michael Cresap Museum. This website includes a virtual tour of the museum with plenty of photographs, including one of his gravesite in New York City. (Submitted on July 21, 2006.) 

2. Michael Cresap. This Ohio History Central Online Encyclopedia entry describes his adventures in Ohio. (Submitted on July 21, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Michael Cresap's House, Now a Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
3. Michael Cresap's House, Now a Museum
View is from Green Spring Road. Marker can be seen on the left. The sign in front of the house reads Maryland History. Michael Cresap Museum. Open by Appointment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,371 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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