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Grantsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Little Crossings

(of the Little Yoghiogeny River now called Castleman's River)

 
 
The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. The Little Crossings Marker at the West End of the Bridge
Inscription.  So called by George Washington when he crossed on June 19, 1755, with General Edward Braddock on the ill-fated expedition to Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
 
Erected by States Road Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.802′ N, 79° 8.643′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from The National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) west of Casselman Road. It is in the little park at the west end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casselman River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casselman River Bridge State Park (about 300 feet away); Castleman’s River Bridge (about 400 feet away); Winterburg House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers, one on each end of the Castleman River Bridge. This marker, like its twin, describes the "Castleman's River Bridge" (which see) on its other face.
 
Regarding The Little Crossings.
Marker at the East End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Marker at the East End of the Bridge
This was Gen. Braddock's 4th encampment on his march from Cumberland to Fort Duquesne.
 
Additional keywords. Braddock's Road
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Bridge over Castleman River, Near Grantsville, MD. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Bridge over Castleman River, Near Grantsville, MD.
From J. M. Lowe The National Old Trails Road, 1924.
Chestnut Ridge image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Chestnut Ridge
From J. M. Lowe The National Old Trails Road,, 1924.
Bridge over Castleman River image. Click for full size.
A.S. Burns - Library of Congress, December 1933
5. Bridge over Castleman River
The National Road's Casselman River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. The National Road's Casselman River Bridge
This photo is taken from the little park at the west end of the bridge. Penn Alps and the Spruce Forest & Artisan Village are at the far end.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,553 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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