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

Casselman Hotel

 
 
Casselman Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 26, 2005
1. Casselman Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Casselman is a mid 19th-century hostelry, probably built in the early 1800's by Soloman Sterner, to serve travelers on the National Road. The stylistic features of the building show strong early 1800s Federal influence, but many of the specific construction features reflect elements used in Cumberland, the nearest population center, into the 1850s. The building has been known at various times as Drover's Inn. Farmer's Hotel and Dorsey's Hotel. It was a private residence for a time in this century. The present owners, who acquired the Casselman in 1964, have added a dining room, an antique shop and a bake shop to the original structure.
 
Location. 39° 41.763′ N, 79° 9.112′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street (U.S. Alt. 40). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 East Main Street, Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling the National Road (a few steps from this marker); Early Inns (a few steps from this marker); Leo J. Beachy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grantsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little Crossings
Casselman Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 26, 2005
2. Casselman Hotel
Marker is on the left of the front door in this photo.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Casselman River Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Castlemanís River Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
 
Also see . . .  Casselman (Hotel). Inventory No.: G-II-C-005 - Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Casselman Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2005
3. Casselman Hotel
Old National Road Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 26, 2005
4. Old National Road Mile Marker
106
to
Wheeling
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Petersburgh
12
Main Street in Grantsville is Alt. 40, The Old National Road.
Old National Road Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2005
5. Old National Road Mile Marker
25
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Cumberland
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Frostburgh
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These cast iron semi-obelisk markers were cast in the foundry of Major James Francis, at Connellsville, Pennsylvania and were set up in the 1830s and 40s along the National Road west of Frostburg.
National Road Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2005
6. National Road Mile Marker
The back of the semi-obelisk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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