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

Site of Fort Cumberland

 
 
Site of Fort Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Site of Fort Cumberland Marker
Inscription. The store houses of The Ohio Company were first located near this point. In 1754 the first fort (called Mt. Pleasant) was built. Gen'l Edward Braddock enlarged the fort in 1755 and renamed it after his friend the Duke of Cumberland.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.048′ N, 78° 45.879′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene St. and Washington Street on Greene St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland (here, next to this marker); Alteration of the Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Abandonment of Ft. Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); Perimeter of the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap
Marker is on the left above the wall. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Marker is on the left above the wall.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French and Indian War (about 300 feet away); National Road Monument (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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