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

The National Road

(Called The Cumberland Road)

 
 
The National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. The National Road Marker
Inscription.  Was the first of the internal improvements undertaken by the U.S. Government. Surveys were authorized in 1806 over the route of “Braddock’s Road,” which followed “Nemacolin’s Path,” an Indian trail, over which George Washington traveled in 1754 to Fort LeBoeuf.
 
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list.
 
Location. 39° 38.954′ N, 78° 49.039′ W. Marker is in La Vale, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on National Highway (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Mary Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 772 National Hwy, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Picket Post No. 1 (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Braddock's Road" (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First Iron Rails (approx.
The National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. The National Road Marker
1.9 miles away); The La Vale Toll House (approx. 2 miles away); First Toll Gate House (approx. 2 miles away); “The Narrows” (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Narrows (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vale.
 
Also see . . .  National Road. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The marker in 1977 image. Click for full size.
William J. Pratt - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), December 28, 1977
3. The marker in 1977
Eastbound view of marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. Eastbound view of marker
The National Road image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, unknown
5. The National Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,332 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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