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

The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland

Occupied this site 1755

 
 
The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  Here the Indian envoys were received before Braddock left for his defeat. In 1756-58 the garrison under Col. Washington was still reviewed here.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 39° 39.063′ N, 78° 46.002′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington St. and Prospect Square, on the left when traveling west on Washington St.. 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 Library (a few steps from this marker); President Washington's Last Visit - 1794 (a few steps from this marker); Allegany County (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Allegany County Academy (a few steps from this marker); The Fort Proper
The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. The Parade Ground of Fort Cumberland Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Lloyd Lowndes 1845 - 1905 (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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