locally known as McAfee Falls
—Cunningham Falls State Park —
The McAfee family was one of the original settlers in this area. The federal government acquired this land from the McAfee family in the 1930’s when the Civilian Conservation was developing what was then known as Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area. In the 1950’s, the area south of MD Route 77 was given to the State of Maryland, and named Cunningham Falls State Park after a local photographer who made the area popular with his photographs and postcards. The area north of MD Route 77 was retained by the federal government and is known as Catoctin Mountain Park.
Location. 39° 36.612′ N, 77° 26.508′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tradition of Conservation (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blue Blazes Whiskey Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Fatal Shootout (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thurmont (approx. 1.9 miles away); Creeger House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Catoctin Mountain Geology (approx. 1.9 miles away); To the Unknown Dead (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
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