Frostburg

Frostburg (HM1RJ)

Location: Frostburg, MD 21532 Allegany County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 39.415', W 78° 55.649'

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The Frost Family Legacy

Years before St. Michael's Church was built,Meshach Frost and his wife Catherine purchasedthis property in 1812. When the Frosts bought theproperty, construction of the National Road wasalready underway. They soon found they werefeeding and housing laborers working on theroad.

Once the National Road was completed throughwestern Maryland, the Frosts' Highland Hallbecame a popular stop where travelers changedhorses and relayed the mail and freight.

Originally called Mount Pleasant, the namechanged to Frost Town and then Frostburg inhonor of Meshach Frost, who was also thepostmaster. Soon after, coal was foundnearby, and the town's population exploded.Mine workers, goods and supplies arrived byway of the National Road. Main Street, theNational Road through Frostburg, soondeveloped into a busy commercial district.
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HM NumberHM1RJ
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:57am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 677798 N 4391732
Decimal Degrees39.65691667, -78.92748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.415', W 78° 55.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 24.90" N, 78° 55' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32-62 US-40 ALT, Frostburg MD 21532, US
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