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

Site of the National Pike Blacksmith Shop

Spruce Forest Artisan Village History Walk

 
 
Site of the National Pike Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 17, 2019
1. Site of the National Pike Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of a blacksmith ship for shoeing horses and servicing stagecoaches, freighters and Conestogas on the National Road. Up to fourteen coaches per day, each way, passed here during the peak season. Traffic was often so heavy that the smith worked through the night. Blacksmith shops were a regular feature along the pike from 1800 to the early 1900s.
 
Erected by Spruce Forest Artisan Village.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list.
 
Location. 39° 41.799′ N, 79° 8.508′ W. Marker is near Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from Casselman Road 0.1 miles north of National Road (Alternate U.S. 40). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Casselman Rd, Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schrock Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Compton School (within shouting distance of this marker); Yoder House
Site of the National Pike Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 17, 2019
2. Site of the National Pike Blacksmith Shop Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Glotfelty House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Tombstone of Solomon Glotfelty (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Markley House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
Also see . . .  Spruce Forest Artisan Village. (Submitted on August 5, 2019.)
 
Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Cassleman River Bridge State Park. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 17, 2019
3. Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Cassleman River Bridge State Park.
Spruce Forest Artisan Village Welcome Sign image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 17, 2019
4. Spruce Forest Artisan Village Welcome Sign
Casselman River Bridge at Casselman River State Park image. Click for full size.
By David Lassman, June 17, 2019
5. Casselman River Bridge at Casselman River State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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