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

Frostburg

 
 
Frostburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
1. Frostburg Marker
Inscription. Frostburg can trace its history back to the very early 1800s, when the community was known as Mt. Pleasant and consisted of only three homes. By the time the National Road opened through in 1812, an early settler named Josiah Frost had lain off the town along its route and was offering building lots for sale.

As the town grew, it became known as "Frost Town" after the 1812 founders, Meshach (Josiah's son) and Catherine Frost, who lived in a home built upon Lot 1.

Stagecoach service through town began in 1818, and after the first post office was established in 1820, with Meshach as the first postmaster, the current name of Frostburg came into being. This 1909 postcard view is of West Main Street.

[text with postcard image] From the collection of Albert and Angela Felstein.
 
Erected by Mountain Maryland Trails, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 39.567′ N, 78° 55.307′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on New Hope Road 0.2 miles north of Depot Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is near the pavilion next to the Great Allegheny Passage trail. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Frostburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
2. Frostburg Marker
Closeup on the postcard image of Frostburg's Main Street.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Frostburg (a few steps from this marker); Coal Mining (a few steps from this marker); The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frostburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Frostburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
3. Frostburg Marker
Behind the marker is a parking lot for the Great Allegheny Passage trail, and an access trail from the C&P Railroad Depot.
The Great Allegheny Passage image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
4. The Great Allegheny Passage
Looking east along the Great Allegheny Passage, in the direction of Cumberland, 16 miles away. Pittsburgh is about 134 miles away, in the other direction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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