locally known as McAfee Falls
—Cunningham Falls State Park —
The McAfee family was one of the original settlers in this area. The federal government acquired this land from the McAfee family in the 1930’s when the Civilian Conservation was developing what was then known as Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area. In the 1950’s, the area south of MD Route 77 was given to the State of Maryland, and named Cunningham Falls State Park after a local photographer who made the area popular with his photographs and postcards. The area north of MD Route 77 was retained by the federal government and is known as Catoctin Mountain Park.
Location. 39° 36.612′ N, 77° 26.508′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Rocky Ridge Road (MD Route 77). Touch for map. Marker is on the wooden trail from the parking lot to the Falls. Marker is in this post office area: Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.