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

Daniel Cresap

 
 
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
1. Daniel Cresap Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Cresap, pioneer settler, gave his name to Dan's Mountain and Dan's Rock. Born in 1728 near Havre de Grace, MD., son of Colonel Thomas Cresap. Fought in French and Indian War. By first wife, unknown, had one son; by second wife, Ruth Swearingen, daughter of Maryland Van Swearingen, had ten children. Member Ohio Company; commissioner in founding of Cumberland, 1787. With vast land holdings along Potomac was patriarch of the region. Known proverbially as the poor man's friend. Died in 1798 at his home in Rawlings.
 
Erected by Cresap Society. Mrs. S. A. Lewis, Pres. Edward O. Cresap, Jr., V. Pres. Orville Cresap Shirey, V. Pres. R. Cresap Davis, Historian. Bernarr Cresap, Sec-Treas. Jeffry A. Harris, Ass't Sec.-Treas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1728.
 
Location. 39° 33.429′ N, 78° 56.91′ W. Marker is near Lonaconing, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Recreation Area Road Southwest 0.6 miles south
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
2. Daniel Cresap Marker
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of Water Station Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is within the grounds of Dan's Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17223 Recreation Area Rd SW, Lonaconing MD 21539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turnbull Mine Car (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dedicated to Mary E. Myers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove (approx. 1.8 miles away); Philadelphia Athletics (1925 - 1933) (approx. 1.8 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Baltimore Orioles (1920 - 1924) (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lonaconing Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Our Heroes (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lonaconing.
 
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
3. Daniel Cresap Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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