Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Braddock Road
(This occurred beginning at this location) The sixty naval seaman attached to the army, employed ropes and pulleys to lower the wagons and cannons down the west side of the mountain.
Thomas Cresap Jr. killed near this site: By 1756, the Indians, were laying waste to all the frontier settlements on April 23, 1756, Thomas chased one of the Indians who turned and fired with Cresap firing at the same time, both fell mortally wounded. Others in his company buried him secretly and covered his grave lest the other Indians return for his scalp.
Location. 39° 39.992′ N, 78° 58.159′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from St. John's Rock Road half a mile south of Beall School Road. Click for map. Marker is near the trailhead for Big Savage Mountain Trail, and is located about .4 miles up a gravel access
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blazing Braddock's Road (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Savage River Camp (approx. 1.5 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 2.3 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frostburg.
More about this marker. The marker, and this 2 mile section of the Braddock Road, are within the Savage River State Forest.
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016.