Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Headquarters of George Washington
James Walter Thomas, L.L.D.; Litt.D.
dedicated April 21, 1921 in the presence of
General John J. Pershing
Commander of American Armies
Major C.E.D. Bridges
Military Attache of British Embassy
Hon. Albert C. Ritchie
Governor of Maryland
Dr. Thomas W. Koon
Mayor of Cumberland
Judge Ferdinand Williams
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1882.
Location. 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. George Washington at Will’s Creek (here, next to this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Park (a few steps from this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Where the Road Began (a few steps from this marker); National Road Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning Of National Pike (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 November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,892 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on April 27, 2010, by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland.