Oldtown in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory Of Col. Thomas Cresap
Pathfinder - Pioneer- Patriot
Founder of Oldtown about 1740
Surveyed first trail west 1751
Led in defense of settlers against hostile indians
Served in Provincial Assembly
Active in Sons of Liberty and Committee of Safety
Thomas Cresap, Jr.
Killed in Indian War
Captain in Dunmore's and Revolutionary Wars
Capt. Michael Cresap, Jr.
Lieut. Daniel Cresap, Jr.
Lieut. Joseph Cresap
All served in Dunmore's and Revolutionary Wars
Erected 1949 by The Cresap Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1694.
Location. 39° 32.528′ N, 78° 36.825′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Oldtown Cemetery Road and Opessa Street, on the right when traveling south on Oldtown Cemetery Road. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Michael Cresap (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland’s Liberty Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldtown and Lock 70 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); VFW Post 9451 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); McCausland's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Turner Ashby’s Attack (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 2. submitted on July 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.