Historical Marker Series

The Historic National Road

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Erected 1813 by David Shriver, Jr., Sup't of the "Cumberland Road" (The National Road). This 80 foot span was the largest stone arch in America at the time. It was continuously used from 1813 to 1933.
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The National Road from Baltimore to Cumberland was comprised of a series of privately funded turnpikes. By 1822, the road was complete except for the ten miles between Boonsboro and Hagerstown. In August of the year, under pressure from the state legislatur…
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This marker stands on a part of the right of way of the historic and fabled National, or Cumberland Road. Commencing in 1806 it was built in segments by city, state, federal, and private means and was the first great commercial and travel link from Baltimor…
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As early as 1750, Robert Turner bought land here on the top of South Mountain. The date of construction is unknown, but by 1790 a full-fledged inn was in operation at "Turner's Gap." Since then, the building has been in almost continuous use as an inn, tave…
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". . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance." —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. Frompast to present, they have used feet, horses,wagons, stagecoaches, canals, railroads,bicycles, automobiles, tru…
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When the National Road was completed through Funkstown in 1823, a rush of "stagecoaches and wagon teams, droves of cattle, teamsters and travelers" flooded through the town. Although Baltimore was seventy miles to the east, the Funkstown city founders named…
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"The turnpike bridge at Funkstown is the only one...which seems to belong to a town" —Helen Ashe Hays, The Antietam and its Bridges This bridge, finished in 1823, is perhaps the oldest one over Antietam Creek. Irish immigrant laborers made up the c…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMRP_the-national-road_McHenry-MD.html
". . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance." —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. Frompast to present, they have used feet, horses,wagons, stagecoaches, canals, railroads,bicycles, automobiles, tru…
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The National Road has borne witness to many notorious comings and goings. The quiet atmosphere you'll find at Hagan's Tavern today is quite different from the raucous bawdiness of yesteryear. This tavern was a "place where the old bloats of the neighborhood…
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In 1800, travelers expected to ford rivers or use ferries that were slow and often risky in bad weather. The Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike Company, building the first leg of the National Road in 1805, set out to revolutionize American roads. One of …
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