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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cumberland

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Cumberland - The Place To Visit, The Place To Live

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  
Downtown
The Downtown Cumberland Mall is the main shopping and dining district for the city. The brick street is lined with large multi-story commercial buildings, which were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings now contain tourist-oriented businesses such as sidewalk cafes, antique stores, boutiques and art galleries. The downtown mall hosts some of the city's biggest sidewalk festivals and block parties.

Cumberland Valley
Cumberland is known as "The Gateway to the West". It is a scenic valley adorned by numerous church steeples and mountains, which provide a beautiful backdrop to a plethora of architectural styles. The city is the starting point for the National Road, as well as the terminus of the C&O Canal and the beginning of the Great Allegheny Passage.

George Washington's Headquarters
This log cabin, believed to be the only remaining structure from the original Fort Cumberland, was used by then-colonel George Washington as his official headquarters during the French and Indian War. The one-room cabin is not open to the public but has a window with
Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. Cumberland Marker
an audio description.
 
Erected by City of Cumberland, Maryland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.067′ N, 78° 45.826′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Canal Street, on the right when traveling west on Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Baltimore Street, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Site Stood Metro Clothes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Co. and Fort Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Algonquian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossroads of America Mural (about 300 feet away); Site of Fort Cumberland (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Cumberland (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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