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

Historic Braddock Road

1755

 
 
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
1. Historic Braddock Road Marker
Inscription. The following was taken from the journal of Robert Orme, aid de camp to General Braddock - June 15, 1755: We this day (with 2100 troops, 1500 hundred horses, 200 wagons and twelve cannons) passed the Allegany Mountains, which is a rocky ascent of more than two miles, in many places extremely rugged and almost perpendicular; in passing we entirely demolished three wagons and shattered several.

(This occurred beginning at this location) The sixty naval seaman attached to the army, employed ropes and pulleys to lower the wagons and cannons down the west side of the mountain.

Thomas Cresap Jr. killed near this site: By 1756, the Indians, were laying waste to all the frontier settlements on April 23, 1756, Thomas chased one of the Indians who turned and fired with Cresap firing at the same time, both fell mortally wounded. Others in his company buried him secretly and covered his grave lest the other Indians return for his scalp.
 
Location. 39° 39.992′ N, 78° 58.159′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from St. John's Rock Road half a mile south of Beall School Road. Touch for map. Marker is near the trailhead for Big Savage Mountain Trail, and is located about .4 miles up a gravel access
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
2. Historic Braddock Road Marker
Closeup of marker text.
road (for the trail) that leaves St. John's Rock Road 1/2 mile from its intersection with Beall School Road and Old Beall School Road. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blazing Braddock's Road (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Savage River Camp (approx. 1.5 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 2.3 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frostburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker, and this 2 mile section of the Braddock Road, are within the Savage River State Forest.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Historic Braddock Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
3. Historic Braddock Road Marker
Closeup of marker map.
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
4. Historic Braddock Road Marker
The Braddock Road, heading west from the marker.
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
5. Historic Braddock Road
View east of the road, towards the marker, from about 100 feet west of its location.
Historic Braddock Road image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
6. Historic Braddock Road
View east from the Big Savage Mountain Trailhead. On the left is a sign indicating the Braddock Road here runs briefly under the gravel road. The sign is about 30 feet east of the marker.
Big Savage Mountain Trailhead image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
7. Big Savage Mountain Trailhead
This is the northern terminus of the Big Savage Mountain Trail, with trail signage, about 30 feet from the marker. This is NOT the Braddock Road.
 
 
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 192 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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