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Grantsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Little Crossings

 
 
The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge
Inscription. The "Little Crossings" of the Little Youghiogeny River, now called Castleman's River). So called by George Washington when he crossed on June 19, 1755, with General Edward Braddock on the ill-fated expedition to Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
 
Erected by States Road Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.802′ N, 79° 8.643′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from The National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Casselman Road. Touch for map. It is in the little park at the west end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casselman River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Castleman’s River Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (about 500 feet away); The National Pike (about 500 feet away); Yoder House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers, one
Marker at the East End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Marker at the East End of the Bridge
on each end of the Castleman River Bridge. This marker, like its twin, describes the "Castleman's River Bridge" (which see) on its other face.
 
Regarding The Little Crossings. This was Gen. Braddock's 4th encampment on his march from Cumberland to Fort Duquesne.
 
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
The National Road's Casselman River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. The National Road's Casselman River Bridge
This photo is taken from the little park at the west end of the bridge. Penn Alps and the Spruce Forest & Artisan Village are at the far end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,365 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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