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

“The Narrows”

 
 
“The Narrows” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 26, 2021
1. “The Narrows” Marker
Inscription.  One of the most picturesque spots around Cumberland. Discovered by Spendelow after the road over Wills Mountain had been constructed by General Braddock. Adopted as the route of the Cumberland Road (The National Road) 1833. The old stone bridge across Wills Creek was used from 1834 to 1932.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 39° 39.776′ N, 78° 46.867′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on National Highway (Alternate U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10307 National Highway, 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. The Narrows (here, next to this marker); Site of Bridge 1834 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Narrows (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To The Unknown Confederate Dead
"The Narrows" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, October 20, 2007
2. "The Narrows" Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); 617 Washington Street (approx. ¾ mile away); The First Iron Rails (approx. ¾ mile away); 632 Washington Street (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Side view of marker, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. Side view of marker, looking north
"The Narrows" marker can be seen in distance.
The Narrows image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. The Narrows
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 25, 2022