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

Col. Thomas Cresap

 
 
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
1. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
Col. Thomas Cresap

Pathfinder - Pioneer
- Patriot -
Built the first home and
fort in this county at
Oldtown, about 1740
Surveyed the first trail
to the west, starting
near this spot in 1751
His Sons - - -
Daniel Cresap
for whom Dan's Mountain
is named
Thomas Cresap, Jr.
killed in battle with the
indians on Savage Mountain
Michael Cresap
Captain in Dunmore's War,
first captain in rifle battalions,
Revolutionary War,
whose grave is in
Trinity Churchyard
New York City
His Grandsons - -
Sons of Daniel Cresap
Capt. Michael Cresap, Jr.
Lieut. Daniel Cresap, Jr.
Lieut Joseph Cresap,

of Dunmore's and
Revolutionary Wars

 
Erected 1919 by Cresap Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 38.997′ 
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
N, 78° 45.884′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Greene St.. Marker is in Riverside Park. 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. National Road Monument (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Abandonment of Ft. Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington at Will’s Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
4. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker
Col. Thomas Cresap Marker and "George Washington's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
5. Col. Thomas Cresap Marker and "George Washington's Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,948 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on January 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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