General Braddock's 6th camp on the march to Fort Duquesne Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st, 1755. Washington was forced to remain behind with a guard on account of "violent fevers" until cured by "Dr. James's Powders (one of the most excellent . . . — — Map (db m135626) HM
Originally built and situated a few miles south of Jennings, Maryland in 1913, the structure served as a school until 1952. After that date it served various church related functions.
In 1994, the current owners, Robert and Shirley Hay, donated . . . — — Map (db m135672) HM
The Casselman is a mid 19th-century hostelry, probably built in the early 1800's by Soloman Sterner, to serve travelers on the National Road. The stylistic features of the building show strong early 1800s Federal influence, but many of the specific . . . — — Map (db m104844) HM
When built in 1873, this structure was the largest single-span stone bridge in America. The high arch was designed to facilitate riverboat traffic on the proposed C&O Canal. However, due to the emerging railroad industry in the nineteenth century, . . . — — Map (db m84795) HM
Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . — — Map (db m135697) HM
Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . — — Map (db m135702) HM
This monument is dedicated to the citizens of this area who gave their time and their energy and their skill, for more than five days in sub zero weather and deep snow, to assist the air and ground rescue teams in recovering the victims of a crash . . . — — Map (db m71195) HM
When the National Road came through here in 1815, this settlement was a half mile away along the old Braddock Road. This “New Grantsville” developed just west of the Casselman Bridge, completed a few years earlier. About a dozen . . . — — Map (db m477) HM
“I saw the wind blow so hard on Keysers Ridge, that it took six men to hold the hair on one mans head.”
In the early days of the National Road, this stretch was often “snowed up” with drifts up to twenty feet . . . — — Map (db m514) HM
“My camera lens does not lie. It took just what it saw, no more, no less.” –Leo Beachy
Leo J. Beachy (1874–1927) left us a special legacy. One of seven children raised on a farm named Mt. Nebo, he lived in these . . . — — Map (db m431) HM
General Braddock's 4th camp on the march to Fort Duquesne June 17, 1755. Washington arrived here after Braddock's defeat July 15th, 1755. Washington also stopped here May 9th, 1754, July 7th or 8th, 1754, October 1st, 1770, November 26th, 1770 and . . . — — Map (db m361) HM
Gateway to the West
The overarching theme in the Heritage Area is Garrett County's relationship to the opening and development of America's western frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In fact Garrett County is . . . — — Map (db m98584) HM
You have reached the highest point on the National Road. Here, in the far western mountains of Maryland is the backbone of eastern America. In 1817, the National Road construction crew took on the challenge of crossing this tough terrain by laying a . . . — — Map (db m5409) HM
Long before 1930, thirteen acres of low-lying land in the village of New Germany was flooded and dammed. An earthen dam was constructed, largely through the efforts of John Swauger, to hold back the waters of Poplar Lick Run for the operation of his . . . — — Map (db m61167) HM
In 1797, Thomas Stanton conveyed water rights to Jesse Tomlinson, and Tomlinson built the first grist mill on the site of Col. Dunbar's 1755 hospital encampment.
The mill was prime reason for settlement in this area. In addition to being an . . . — — Map (db m438) HM
In 1850, this land was the site of a three-story gristmill, which processed wheat, buckwheat and cornmeal for the people who lived in the village of New Germany. John Swauger built the gristmill piece by piece, using hardwood from his own property, . . . — — Map (db m61169) HM
This humble log cabin is a rare survivor of a common dwelling built by early settlers on the Allegheny frontier. Built after 1813 as a two-story log building, its large size has led some to believe it was once used as a tavern, giving respite to . . . — — Map (db m4921) HM
In 1806 Congress authorized and funded the construction of a National Road from Cumberland, MD to the Ohio River at Wheeling, WV. This National Road, also known as the National Pike or Cumberland Road, was our nation's first highway and truly the . . . — — Map (db m84794) HM
"...so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance."
Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840
Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — — Map (db m134374) HM
Granstville's Main Street, designated today as Alt. Route 40, was once part of the National Road, the country's first federally funded highway. Visit our Town Park to learn more about the history of the National Road.
Traffic on the National Road . . . — — Map (db m359) HM
The Yoder House is being built to preserve and share the Yoder story. The House of Yoder, nonprofit, tax exempt corporation was formed and construction followed ground breaking on October 21, 1995. Work progressed as donated funds and labor became . . . — — Map (db m98537) HM