Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On this Site Originally Stood the Headquarters of George Washington
On this site originally stood the Headquarters of George Washington, since removed to Riverside Park. He was entertained at David Lynn's house (which later occupied this site) when he came here in 1794 to review the troops during the Whisky Rebellion.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Maryland Historical Trust, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 39° 39.061′ N, 78° 46.024′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Prospect Square, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Marker is on the Courthouse Lawn. 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. Allegany County (a few steps from this marker); Allegany County Library (a few steps from this marker); The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland President Washington's Last Visit - 1794 (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegany County Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Proper (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Personalities at Fort Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Also see . . . The Whiskey Rebellion. History website entry (Submitted on January 31, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.