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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Bank Road”

The Cumberland Turnpike Road

 
 
Bank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
1. Bank Road Marker
Inscription. The portion of this highway from the west end of the Conococheague bridge to Cumberland (40 miles) was built between 1816 and 1821. The banks of Maryland financed it by purchase of the stock.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.449′ N, 77° 51.5′ W. Marker is near Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) 0.7 miles west of Wilson Bridge Park Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilsonís Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Miller's Tavern & Spickler's Buggy Factory (approx. half a mile away); Wilson Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
More about this marker. The Conococheague bridge mentioned in the marker was the Wilson Bridge, approx. half a mile east.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on U.S. Route 40 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
2. Marker on U.S. Route 40
 Maryland's Bank Road. (Submitted on November 18, 2006.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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