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

"The Little Crossings"

(of the Little Youghiogeny River now called Castleman's River)

 
 
"The Little Crossings" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. "The Little Crossings" Marker
Inscription.  So called by George Washington when he crossed on June 19, 1755, with General Edward Braddock on the ill-fated expedition to Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
 
Erected by States Road Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list.
 
Location. 39° 41.802′ N, 79° 8.643′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from The National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Casselman Road. It is in the little park at the west end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Casselman River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casselman River Bridge State Park (about 300 feet away); Castleman’s River Bridge/The Little Crossings (about 400 feet
Marker at the East End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Marker at the East End of the Bridge
away); Winterburg House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Casselman River Bridge State Park (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (about 500 feet away); The Original Tombstone of Solomon Glotfelty (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers, one on each end of the Castleman River Bridge. This marker, like its twin, describes the "Castleman's River Bridge" (which see) on its other face.
 
Regarding "The Little Crossings". This was Gen. Braddock's 4th encampment on his march from Cumberland to Fort Duquesne.
 
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
 
Bridge over Castleman River, Near Grantsville, MD. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Bridge over Castleman River, Near Grantsville, MD.
From J. M. Lowe The National Old Trails Road, 1924.
Chestnut Ridge image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Chestnut Ridge
From J. M. Lowe The National Old Trails Road,, 1924.
Bridge over Castleman River image. Click for full size.
A.S. Burns - Library of Congress, December 1933
5. Bridge over Castleman River
The National Road's Casselman River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. The National Road's Casselman River Bridge
This photo is taken from the little park at the west end of the bridge. Penn Alps and the Spruce Forest & Artisan Village are at the far end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,620 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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