“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

National Road Monument

200 Year Celebration and Dedication

National Road Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Virginia Decker, May 11, 2013
1. National Road Monument Marker
The National Road Monument at Riverside Park, Cumberland, Maryland, near the George Washington Cabin
Inscription. This monument is dedicated to the eternal spirits of our forebears. Their inspiration and determination to begin building our Nation's public infrastructure in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, helped secure our country's growth and prosperity. It is further dedicated to future generations who will inherit their legacy. May all who gaze upon this monument be so inspired for the betterment of our Nation.
Erected 2012.
Location. 39° 38.988′ N, 78° 45.891′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Bridge Street (at milepost 0),. Click for map. Riverside Park. 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. Where the Road Began (here, next to this marker); Riverside Park (here, next to this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (here, next to this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (a few steps from this marker); George Washington at Willís Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
Regarding National Road Monument. The monument was largely the work of Cumberland City Planner David Umling. Umling designed the monument.
Surrounding the monument is: A replica of a 1811 U. S. flag, with 15 stars and flags representing each state that the National Road passes through.
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Closeup of marker text. • Can you help?
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