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

Irish Laborers

 
 
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National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
1. Irish Laborers monument
Viewing west towards monument.
Inscription.  This monument was erected in memory of the Irish laborers who died building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1828 – 1850
 
Erected 2008 by Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. I, Allegany Co.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.83′ N, 78° 45.782′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Canal Street 0.2 miles from Wineow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. C&O Canal Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); A Canal Boat Replica—The Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); A Home on the Boat—The Captain's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore a Trail Network (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Footer's Dye Works (about 400 feet away); Cumberland Terminus: Yesterday and Today
Irish Laborers monument image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
2. Irish Laborers monument
Viewing west towards monument.
(about 500 feet away); Cumberland Gateway Westward (about 800 feet away); Life on the Canal (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath. Walk past the canal boat replica called the "Cumberland." The marker is located on the left side of the towpath just before the footbridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cumberland Visitor Center, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 26, 2019.)
2. History & Culture, Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, National Park Service. (Submitted on September 26, 2019.)
 
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Irish Laborers monument image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
3. Irish Laborers monument
Viewing south towards monument.
Irish Laborers monument image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
4. Irish Laborers monument
Viewing east towards monument.
Irish Laborers monument image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
5. Irish Laborers monument
Viewing north towards monument.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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