Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cumberland was established by the State Legislature in 1787, and designated the county seat upon Allegany County's creation in 1789. Cumberland's early development was closely linked to the National Road, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
Erected by Mountain Maryland Trails; Maryland State Highway Administration's National Recreational Trails Program.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Bow 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. Algonquian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cumberland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland (about 300 feet away); Site of Fort Cumberland (about 300 feet away); Ohio Co. and Fort Cumberland (about 300 feet away); Baltimore Street Bridge (about 300 feet away); Alteration of the Site (about 300 feet away); Perimeter of the Fort (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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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 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.