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

Daniel Cresap

 
 
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
1. Daniel Cresap Marker
Inscription. Daniel Cresap, pioneer settler, gave his name to Dan's Mountain and Dan's Rock. Born in 1728 near Havre de Grace, MD., son of Colonel Thomas Cresap. Fought in French and Indian War. By first wife, unknown, had one son; by second wife, Ruth Swearingen, daughter of Maryland Van Swearingen, had ten children. Member Ohio Company; commissioner in founding of Cumberland, 1787. With vast land holdings along Potomac was patriarch of the region. Known proverbially as the poor man's friend. Died in 1798 at his home in Rawlings.

Erected in 1987 by the Cresap Society. Mrs. S. A. Lewis, Pres. Edward O. Cresap, Jr., V. Pres. Orville Cresap Shirey, V. Pres. R. Cresap Davis, Historian. Bernarr Cresap, Sec-Treas. Jeffry A. Harris, Ass't Sec.-Treas.
 
Erected by Cresap Society.
 
Location. 39° 33.429′ N, 78° 56.91′ W. Marker is in Lonaconing, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Recreation Area Road 0.6 miles south of Water Station Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is within the grounds of Dan's Mountain State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lonaconing MD 21539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George's Creek Valley
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
2. Daniel Cresap Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); The Crash of Buzz One Four (approx. 6.6 miles away); Clarysville General Hospital (approx. 6.7 miles away); Martinís Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away); Working Together for the Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Frostburg (approx. 7 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 7 miles away); Major Robert E. Townley (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
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By F. Robby, July 31, 2016
3. Daniel Cresap Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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