Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Riverside Park presently is part of the Fort Cumberland Trail. Herein are found many historical markers and exhibits commemorating our local heritage. These include the cabin (now restored) which served as a headquarters of Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War period and a stone marker which honors Colonel Thomas Cresap and his family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 39° 38.985′ N, 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. Fort Cumberland Trail (here, next to this marker); Where the Road Began (here, next to this marker); National Road Monument (here, next to this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (a few steps from this marker); George Washington at Will’s Creek (a few steps from this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (a few steps from this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.