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

“The Narrows”

 
 
"The Narrows" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, October 20, 2007
1. "The Narrows" Marker
Inscription. One of the most picturesque spots around Cumberland, discovered by Spendelow after the road over Wills Mountain had been constructed by General Braddock. Adopted as the route of the Cumberland Road (The National Road) 1833. The old stone bridge across Wills Creek was used from 1834 to 1932.
 
Erected by Maryland State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.776′ N, 78° 46.867′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on National Highway (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10307 National Highway, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Narrows (here, next to this marker); Site of Bridge 1834 (a few steps from this marker); The First Iron Rails (approx. mile away); "Braddock's Road" (approx. one mile away); Headquarters of George Washington (approx. 1.1 miles away); Allegany County Library
Side view of marker, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Side view of marker, looking north
"The Narrows" marker can be seen in distance.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Allegany County (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
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The Narrows image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. The Narrows
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,595 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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