Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Historical Markers

I also work as an editor over on the Historical Marker Database. It seemed that it might be an interesting idea to not just map historical markers related to the National Road, which we've done, in this series, but also markers merely in the vicinity of the National Road. The following are the historical markers on or near the National Road, in Maryland, for Garrett County and Allegany County.

Look for additional counties in future posts.

13 comments:

RoadDog said...

Just came across your blog. I'm an old roads nut myself, and this past April drove part of the old National Road in Ohio. Great Drive.

Loved the chicken and pies at Clark's in Jacksontown.

hoosier reborn said...

Wow-what a great site....and service you provide.

Thanks-great pics too.

Al said...

In Allegany County Maryland, GPS settings; N39.7033585 and W78.6191205, where Wilson Road runs along side of the new National Road, Wilson Road does not make contact with the new National Road until the top of the curve. I have a map if you would like to see it. I'm not being critical, I thought you might want to have the information. I can e-mail it to you if you like.

Al said...

I have been exploring the National road, and had been looking for, and finding parts of the old route. I am very happy that I found you website. I did some exploring today using your information. I did find one thing that is not quite right. In Allegany County Maryland, GPS settings: N39.7033585 and W78.6191205, where the old Wilson Road connects with the new National road. Wilson Road does not make contact with the new National Rd. It curved to the southwest and parallels the new road, and does so until it reaches the top of the curve of the new road. I can fax, or e-mail you a map of what I found, if you like. I don't mean to be critical, I thought you might want this information.

Steve Colby said...

Christopher,
Just a note about a new project to document the history of the Cumberland Road / National Road and the people and towns that flourished alongside. (www.CumberlandRoadProject.com) The year, 2011, is the 200th anniversary of the start of construction on the Road in Cumberland, MD.
Contributions are encouraged!
Regards,
Steve Colby

Bob (W-Md) said...

Steve,
I have a few pictures of the Narrows area that I would like to contribute on behalf of my family.Can you email me a contact number so that I might speak with you. Bob

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Travis said...

I just drove the National Road from Baltimore to Cumberland. As I drove I referenced your site as a guide to which roadside markers were worth taking pictures of. You made my time more worthwhile and enjoyable. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Excellent site--thank you!

Jan Greiving said...

Were there many wagons on the pike from 1860s era? My ancestor was a teamster driving a wagon from Columbus area to Illinois, getting off at Toledo to marry the one he drove the wagon for.
I'm trying to find a journal or history of anyone who recorded their experience from Ohio to Illinois in the 1860s.

Jan Greiving said...

This is a good, helpful site.
I'm seeking info on just what conditions existed in the 1869 time period for a teamster to lead wagons from Logan County, Ohio area then getting off at Toledo, IL. Where would I get that late date info?
jeannet45@gmail.com

Tiffany - MD Natl Road Assoc said...

What an awesome site and generosity on your part to document, shoot and share this history. I am the new byway manage for the Maryland National Road Association. We are getting ready to update (& correct) our entire series of markers located from Baltimore to the MD/PA line in Garrett County. I have shared your site with many of our board members and friends. We are getting ready to develop displays to take to events and are in search of a great, high resolution image of a mile marker, preferably in Maryland. You would think have this but no. Would you have one or two images we could use in this one-time project? Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you. Tiffany@marylandnationalroad.org