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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oakland, Maryland
Location of Oakland, Maryland
► Garrett County (127) ► Allegany County (194) ► Fayette County, Pennsylvania (96) ► Somerset County, Pennsylvania (79) ► Grant County, West Virginia (29) ► Mineral County, West Virginia (46) ► Preston County, West Virginia (66)
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|The first trail through The Glades passed near this point. George Washington on his visit here in September 1784, wrote of it: “McCulloch’s Path which owes its origin to buffaloes, being no other than their tracks from one lick to . . . — — Map (db m457) HM|
|Given the architectural design term "Queen Ann Style" by its architect E. Francis Baldwin, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's "1884 Oakland Train Station" is the third building to occupy this location. The first station was a small, square two-story . . . — — Map (db m399) HM|
|This 1920 locomotive was originally built by the Baldwin Locomotive works for the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad in Mississippi. The locomotive originally carried the number 40, but was changed to #76 in 1925, when it was leased to the . . . — — Map (db m135601) HM|
| [Marker shares the story of the restoration of 2 tractors for the Garrett County Transportation Museum. Captions are shown:]
• Mike Rostosky assessing his latest tractor find.
• Tractors before restoration.
• Helen Rostosky lends . . . — — Map (db m153144) HM|
|This 1955 B&O Railroad Caboose was donated to the Town of Oakland by the B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Md. In 2013/2014 it was fully restored, inside and out, by Alexander Jacob Savopoulos, a member of Boy Scout Troop #22, as his Eagle Scout . . . — — Map (db m153142) HM|
|The large stone fireplace that now stands like a sentinel along the railroad tracks is a solitary reminder of Oakland's colorful hey-day. In the late 1800’s the area from here to the B&O station was a virtual beehive of activity. With twelve . . . — — Map (db m488) HM|
| There were over 300 soldiers from Garrett County who fought in the Civil War. The Town of Oakland recognizes these brave soldiers, by individual name, on a plaque located in Veteran's Park in Oakland.
Please pay tribute and honor to these . . . — — Map (db m153148) HM WM|
| from Deer Park Hotel Grounds
B 227 (Baltimore 227 Miles)
W 152 (Wheeling 152 Miles) — — Map (db m153135) HM|
|In August 1918, and again in July 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas A. Edison, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and company encamped here by Muddy Creek Falls. — — Map (db m633) HM|
|A nationwide program established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to perform emergency natural resource conservation work on public lands. The C C C employed millions during the depression and set the standards for the development of our State and . . . — — Map (db m42005) HM|
|This building is one of Oakland’s oldest. Also known as New Glades House & Central Hotel, Dr. M.C. Hinebaugh’s Hospital in 1908. — — Map (db m634) HM|
|Original Porcelain Sign — — Map (db m153136) HM|
|State Forestry in Maryland began within 1/4 mile of this point, when on April 5, 1906, John and Robert Garrett gave the state 1,967 acres for forestry demonstration purposes. Today this forest and associated parks are providing multiple benefits to . . . — — Map (db m68835) HM|
|On April 26, 1863, during the Confederate occupation of Oakland, a detachment of Confederate Capt. John H. McNeill's partisan rangers attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge here over the Youghiogheny River. They were part of a larger group . . . — — Map (db m481) HM|
|Served in the Union Army
(List of over 400 names)
Served in the Confederate Army
(List of 31 names)
Notable Participants Associated with Garrett County
(List of 9 names)
This memorial was created through the . . . — — Map (db m135580) WM|
|The domed building on the hill to your right is the Garrett County Courthouse. Built in 1907 in a classical Greek style and designed by Architect J. Riley Gordon, this is the second building in Oakland to be called the Garrett County Courthouse. The . . . — — Map (db m487) HM|
|"Suffrage hikes" were an effective tactic in gaining publicity and support for women's right to vote. From June 16-27, 1914, seven women from Baltimore crisscrossed Garrett County on foot. Marching nearly 100 miles and visiting 14 towns to spread . . . — — Map (db m152754) HM|
|Directly behind you, John W. Garrett built Garrett Memorial Church in 1869 as a memorial to his brother Henry S. Garrett who died in 1867. The site was originally chosen by his brother for a church, but he died before steps could be taken to build . . . — — Map (db m467) HM|
|From Deer Park Hotel Grounds — — Map (db m153134) HM|
|After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — — Map (db m484) HM|
|Elevation 3095 feet. Maryland State Roads Commission. J. N. Mackall, Chairman & Chief Engineer; L.T. Downey, District Engineer. Contractor: T. D. Claiborne Co. Inc., August Mencken. — — Map (db m1071) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m154) HM|
|In Memory of All Who Fought For Our Country
Dedicated to Alvin Chapin Brock
175 Inf. 29 Division
World War II
Who died defending our freedom
November 17, 1944 — — Map (db m135586) WM|
This unique spire originally topped the steeple of the Garrett Memorial Church, now St. Matthews Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Liberty and Second Streets. The church was the gift of John Work Garrett for whom Garrett County is named. . . . — — Map (db m153145) HM|
|The Bay is part of a vast interconnected ecosystem. Everything done on land affects the Bay and the plants and animals that live there.
Who is affected by the health of the Chesapeake Bay? The 48 major rivers, 100 smaller rivers, and . . . — — Map (db m486) HM|
|On Sunday, April 26, 1863, a detachment of Confederate Capt. John H. McNeill's partisan rangers under Col. A. W. Harman attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad facilities here in Oakland. They were part of Confederate Gen. William E. . . . — — Map (db m485) HM|
In Memory of Those Who Served
[Plaque on the grounds:]
In grateful tribute to the men and women who served in the service of our country. — — Map (db m152755) WM|
| In many ways the Town of Oakland owes its early development as one of Garrett County's largest towns and as the county seat to the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In 1851 the railroad meandered through the Youghiogheny Glades on its way . . . — — Map (db m153147) HM|
| I am the Star Spangled Banner.....
conceived in 1777 out of love
America bore for Liberty and Honor.
I am the memorial of countless heroes who
shed their blood to preserve this
I have inspired generations of . . . — — Map (db m152756) WM|
When the Oakland B&O Museum was established in 2013 the organizers hoped some day to acquire an authentic steam locomotive for display in front of the 1884 Oakland Train Station. This dream came to fruition in 2017/2018, beginning with a surprise . . . — — Map (db m153139) HM|
In the late 1800's there were twelve passenger trains a day stopping at the Oakland train station, and hordes of vacationers flooding the town. Perhaps the busiest section of Oakland was Railroad Street, which ran parallel to the tracks between . . . — — Map (db m167585) HM|
|On this site in 1851 stood the blacksmith shop operated by Henry August Rasche, then in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The B & O line was at the time being extended through Oakland, Allegany County, Maryland, westward into Preston . . . — — Map (db m68878) HM|
|Started 1861 by Confederates—taken over by Union Army same year to guard Potomac River bridge & Rt. 50. Six Union soldiers buried unmarked nearby. — — Map (db m156426) HM|
|Built in 1875 by B&O Railroad as a copy of the Deer Park Hotel. Closed 1907, razed 1911. — — Map (db m153133) HM|
|In the late 1800's John W. Garrett, President of the B&O Railroad, began promoting the Oakland/Deer Park area as one of the premier vacation resorts in the country. With twelve passenger trains arriving in Oakland daily there was an ever-increasing . . . — — Map (db m139001) HM|
|On December 4, 1872, following a public vote by the residents of Western Maryland, Governor William Pinkney Whyte issued a proclamation establishing a new county, created out of the western-most portion of Allegany County. The new county was named . . . — — Map (db m68886) HM|
Facing the railroad tracks directly in front of you was the Glades Hotel. Deriving its name from the nearby area called “Youghiogheny Glades,” the Glades Hotel was built in the mid-1850’s by Perry Lyle directly across the tracks from . . . — — Map (db m468) HM|
|On this site the Kildow Mill, the location of a grist mill since 1830.
The original mill was built at this bend in the Little Youghiogheny River, by Murry Thayer for Isaac McCarty who owned several hundred acres of land in the area. The mill . . . — — Map (db m138989) HM|
|The Loar family was a pioneer family in what is now Garrett County, known for their community involvement and philanthropy.
Jacob Loar (d.1827), the German ancestor, came to America in 1774. After the Revolutionary War he bought property around . . . — — Map (db m139059) HM|
|Early in the 1870's, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad realized an asset to its passenger train service would be having a resort hotel in this area. First, it built the Deer Park Hotel in 1873, which proved so successful that in 1875 they started . . . — — Map (db m68876) HM|
|In the late 1800's John W. Garrett, President of the B&O Railroad, began promoting the Oakland/Deer Park area as one of the premier vacation resorts in the country. With twelve passenger trains arriving in Oakland daily, and an ever-increasing flow . . . — — Map (db m138987) HM|
|To the Men and Women of Garrett County who fought honorably in Southeast Asia, and to the following who made the supreme sacrifice for their country
Frank Wilson, Kenneth Tasker, Ellwood Bowers, Norman McRobie, Danny Nicklow, Ross Fike, Charles . . . — — Map (db m135583) WM|
|The flat land beside the little Youghiogheny River on the western edge of Oakland has two items of historic interest. First, it contains a spring, and according to tradition, George Washington stopped at the spring on the morning of September 26, . . . — — Map (db m68806) HM|
|Dailey’s Park. The Garrett County Historical Society welcomes you to Dailey’s Park. This park is named in honor of John and Ann Rebecca Dailey, who owned and operated the Glades Hotel in Oakland from 1859 to 1881. Historian Thomas Scharf noted . . . — — Map (db m466) HM|
|This 37 acre area of virgin hemlock and white pine has trees estimated to be 300+ years old and is the last stand of its kind in Maryland. Designated as a sensitive management area, cutting and development are restricted to a minimum. — — Map (db m61186) HM|