“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Folck's Mill

Folck's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2009
1. Folck's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Here in Evitts Creek Valley on August 1, 1864, General McCausland's Confederate cavalry, returning after burning Chambersburg, was surprised by General Kelley's Union troops from Cumberland. The Confederates were repulsed and retreated across the Potomac at Oldtown.
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 40.303′ N, 78° 43.291′ W. Marker is near Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Ali Ghan Road NE. The marker is located on the grounds of the Ali Ghan Shriner's Hall near I-68 exit 46. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13100 Ali Ghan Road NE, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Folck's Mill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Folck's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cumberland Surrenders (approx.
Folck's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2009
2. Folck's Mill Marker
The left of two Folck's Mill markers - View is to the North.
2.2 miles away); Metropolitan A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Town Clock Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); McNeill’s Raid (approx. 2.4 miles away); Capture of Generals (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Folck’s Mill. National Park Service Summary. (Submitted on May 24, 2009.) 

2. Folck's Mill, National Register of Historic Places. Summary of the NRHP listing. (Submitted on May 24, 2009.) 

3. The Battles of McConnellsburg and Cumberland. Article from The Bivouac Banner. (Submitted on May 24, 2009.) 
Evitts Creek image. Click for full size.
May 23, 2009
3. Evitts Creek
About 350 yards northwest of marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2009. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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