Near Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
Location. 39° 37.487′ N, 78° 44.07′ W. Marker is near Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Evitts Creek Drive SE south of East Industrial Highway at Messick Rd. SE (Maryland Route 51), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker can be seen from Industrial Highway / Oldtown Road (Route 51) southbound. Evitts Creek Drive is a frontage road for Route 51. It is at the cul-de-sac. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cumberland Terminus: Yesterday and Today (approx. 2.3 miles away); Life on the Canal (approx. 2.3 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boat Building at the Cumberland Basin (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Regarding Jane Frazier. The Miami river mentioned on the marker in in Ohio, near Dayton,
Also see . . . Red Morning. Book by Ruby Frazier Frey on Amazon.com. Web page has comment by a relative of Jane Frazier. (Submitted on June 21, 2006.)
1. Jane Frazier House
Jane Frazier, wife of Lt. John Frazier, lived in a log house built in 1754 just beyond the Cumberland city limits. It was while returning to her home from the Fort Cumberland Trading Post several miles away that Jane was captured by Indians and taken to the Miami River in Ohio. She escaped and returned 18 months later to learn that her husband had remarried because he thought that she was dead. Jane’s husband took her back and sent his second wife home to her father. A Frazier descendant wrote a book called “Red Morning” telling of Jane’s experiences. The Frazier house was destroyed in the 1960’s, but a marker designates its location. Excerpt from the 2003 Maryland Women’s Heritage Trail Resource Kit, developed by the Maryland Women's History Project.
— Submitted June 21, 2006.
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