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

Site of Fort Cumberland

 
 
Site of Fort Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Site of Fort Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  The store houses of The Ohio Company were first located near this point. In 1754 the first fort (called Mt. Pleasant) was built. Gen'l Edward Braddock enlarged the fort in 1755 and renamed it after his friend the Duke of Cumberland.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list.
 
Location. 39° 39.048′ N, 78° 45.879′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene St. and Washington Street on Greene St.. 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. This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland (here, next to this marker); Ohio Co. and Fort Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Algonquian Hotel
Marker is on the left above the wall. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Marker is on the left above the wall.
(a few steps from this marker); Alteration of the Site (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); Perimeter of the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Landscape surrounding marker. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
3. Landscape surrounding marker.
Note #1: Viewing southwest towards markers.
Note #2: The intersection sign for Baltimore and Greene Streets is visible in image.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2012, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 27, 2019.
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