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

The National Road

(Called The Cumberland Road)

 
 
The National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. The National Road Marker
Inscription. Was the first of the internal improvements undertaken by the U.S. Government. Surveys were authorized in 1806 over the route of “Braddock’s Road,” which followed “Nemacolin’s Path,” an Indian trail, over which George Washington traveled in 1754 to Fort LeBoeuf.
 
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.954′ N, 78° 49.039′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on National Highway (Maryland Route 40) west of Mary Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Braddock's Road" (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First Iron Rails (approx. 1.9 miles away); The La Vale Toll House (approx. 2 miles away); First Toll Gate House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
Also see . . .  History of Route 40. (Submitted on July 20, 2006.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
2. The National Road Marker
The marker in 1977 image. Click for full size.
William J. Pratt - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), December 28, 1977
3. The marker in 1977
Eastbound view of marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. Eastbound view of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,166 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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