Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beginning Of National Pike
as located in 1805,
relocated in 1903.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 39° 38.979′ N, 78° 45.912′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east on Greene Street. Marker is located in the triangle just west of the entrance to 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. The Old National Pike (here, next to this marker); Where the Road Began (within shouting distance of this marker); National Road Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverside Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joshua Fry (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington at Will’s Creek (within shouting distance Headquarters of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Regarding Beginning Of National Pike. For more than 100 years, just this simple granite stone was the only marker of the National Pike's beginning in Cumberland, Maryland. In June 2012, the monument and plaza were built in Riverside Park, next to the historic original starting point.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.