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

National Road Monument

200 Year Celebration and Dedication

 
 
National Road Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
1. National Road Monument
Inscription.  This monument is dedicated to the eternal spirits of our forebears. Their inspiration and determination to begin building our Nation's public infrastructure in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, helped secure our country's growth and prosperity. It is further dedicated to future generations who will inherit their legacy. May all who gaze upon this monument be so inspired for the betterment of our Nation.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 39° 38.988′ N, 78° 45.891′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Bridge Street (at milepost 0),. 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. Where the Road Began (here, next to this marker); Riverside Park (here, next to this marker); Fort Cumberland Trail (here, next to this marker); Col. Thomas Cresap (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of George Washington
National Road Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By A. Virginia Decker, May 11, 2013
2. National Road Monument Marker
The National Road Monument at Riverside Park, Cumberland, Maryland, near the George Washington Cabin
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(within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington at Will’s Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning Of National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Regarding National Road Monument. The monument was largely the work of Cumberland City Planner David Umling. Umling designed the monument.
Surrounding the monument is: A replica of a 1811 U. S. flag, with 15 stars and flags representing each state that the National Road passes through.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2016, by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2. submitted on August 30, 2016, by A. Virginia Decker of Cumberland,, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022