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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 in 1987 by the 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.
 
Erected by Cresap Society.
 
Location. 39° 33.429′ N, 78° 56.91′ W. Marker is in Lonaconing, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Recreation Area Road 0.6 miles south of Water Station Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is within the grounds of Dan's Mountain
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
2. Daniel Cresap Marker
State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
3. Daniel Cresap Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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