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Historic Sites - Maryland

Here are links to some notable historc sites found along Route 40.

Brick house in ElktonBrick House (Elkton, MD)
"Private residence......."

House on East Main StreetHouse (Elkton, MD)

House on East Main StreetHouse (Elkton, MD)

Partridge HillPartidge Hill (Elkton, MD)
"Built ca. 1760. Now an American Legion Post......."

Fountain InnFountain Inn (site) (Elkton, MD)
"This taverns appears to be gone......."

Brick house in ElktonBrick House (Elkton, MD)

Hollingsworth TavernHollingsworth Tavern (Elkton, MD)

Stone House at Elkton LandingStone House at Elkton Landing (ruins) (Elkton, MD)
"On private property......."

Old InnOld Inn (site?) (North East, MD)

Old slave quarters on Green Hill Farm, 1936Slave Quarters (North East, MD)
"Green Hill Farm was built around 1780 by Thomas Russell. A number of slave houses once stood on the property - one of which remains. A vivid reminde......"

Principio FurnacePrincipio Furnace (Perryville, MD)
"Built in 1837. This blast furnace was use to make iron......."

Principio Iron WorksPrincipio Iron Works (Perryville, MD)

Rodgers TavernRodgers Tavern (Stevenson's Tavern) (Perryville, MD)
"Now a community museum. From the Maryland Historical Trust: Rodgers Tavern is a mid-18th century, two-story stone structure. The south facade is lai......"

Old OrdinaryOld Ordinary (Havre de Grace, MD)
"Many old courthouses were called "ordinaries."......"

Frame HousesFrame Houses (site) (Havre de Grace, MD)
"These houses appear to be gone......."

Sophia's DairySophia's Dairy (Belcamp, MD)
"Built in 1768. Now a private residence......."

IconFort McHenry National Monument (Baltimore, MD)

IconUnion Coffee House (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by Willard Post......."

IconCross Keys Tavern and Philadelphia Stage Office (site) (Habbersett's Tavern) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by a H. Habbersett......."

IconFlag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum (Baltimore, MD)

IconRising Sun Tavern (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by a D. Bryarly......."

IconBulls Head Tavern (site) (Baltimore, MD)

IconOld Hays Scales Tavern (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by Jacob Brookhart......."

IconFranklin Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by a Samuel B. Hugo......."

IconNew England Coffee House and Commercial Reading Room (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by a R. Post......."

IconEagle Coffee House (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by Edward Wright......."

IconBarnum's Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)

Washington MonumentWashington Monument (Baltimore, MD)
"Designed by Robert Mills and completed in 1829. It is 178 feet tall and made of marble from north of Baltimore. The monument can be seen throughout ......"

Johns Hopkins HouseJohns Hopkins House (Baltimore, MD)
"Now the home of Preservation Maryland......."

IconGlobe Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by J.R. Thomas and later by J.W. Owings......."

IconBlack Bear Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)

IconGolden Horse Tavern (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by a Mr. Porter......."

IconWhite Swan Tavern (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The Hand in Hand tavern on Paca, between Lexington and Saratoga streets, and the White Swan on Howard street, we......"

Eutaw House InnEutaw House Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"The Hippodrome Theatre is now at this location......."

IconThree Turns Tavern (site) (Three Tons Tavern, Three Tuns Tavern) (Baltimore, MD)
"In Robert Bruce's The National Road (1916), he says the tavern existed, but had been greatly altered. Today, the site is an office building. From Se......"

IconMay Pole Tavern (site) (Maypole Tavern) (Baltimore, MD)
"Perhaps the most famous of Baltimore's 19th century taverns. In Robert Bruce's The National Road (1916), he say the tavern was no longer in existence......"

IconFranklin Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"Run by J.R. Kemp......."

IconGolden Lamb Inn (closed) (Baltimore, MD)
"Now a nail salon......."

IconHand Tavern (site) (Hand in Hand Tavern) (Baltimore, MD)
"In Robert Bruce's The National Road (1916), he say the tavern was still standing. Today, it is a city plaza next to a downtown Post Office. From Sea......"

IconBlack Horse Inn (site) (Baltimore, MD)

IconB&O Railroad Museum (Baltimore, MD)

Tollgate 1Tollgate 1 on the Baltimore-Frederick-Town Turnpike (site) (Baltimore, MD)
"This tollhouse was situated on the north side of the road in a shack that abutted the stone wall of Mount Olivet Cemetery......."

William Hollifield at the three mile milestone.Baltimore-Frederick-Town Turnpike Milestone 3 (Baltimore, MD)
"This is the easternmost surviving milestone on the Baltimore-Frederick-Town Turnpike. It is made of local granite and has the instription 3 M to B [3......"

Fairview InnFairview Inn (site) (Three Mile House) (Baltimore, MD)
"This tavern was a popular stopping place just outside of the hubbub of central Baltimore. The three mile milestone stood about 100 feet to the east o......"

IconHawes Tavern (closed) (Catonsville, MD)
"Now a private residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The first wagon stand west of Baltimore, fifty years ago, was kept by a man whose name......"

Tollgate 2Tollgate 2 on the Baltimore-Frederick-Town Turnpike (site) (Catonsville, MD)
"This tollhouse was a two-story wooden houseon the north side of the road near Oella. Today, a smaller house sits at this location - which is on a dec......"

B & O Ellicott City Railroad Station MuseumB & O Ellicott City Railroad Station Museum (Ellicott City, MD)

IconEarlocker Wagon Stand (site) (Ellicott City, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of Ellicott's, Frank Earlocker kept a wagon stand, that was largely patronized. He was rather of a......"

IconPine Orchard Travern (site) (Pine Orchard, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): A short distance west of Earlocker's is Pine Orchard, where a tavern was kept by one Goslin. He was a goslin onl......"

Pine Orchard HotelPine Orchard Hotel (closed) (Brosenne's Stone House) (Pine Orchard, MD)
"Behind the building is a small graveyard. This building may be the same as Dehoff's Tavern......."

Burleigh Manor, 1936Burleigh Manor (Ellicott City, MD)
"Now a private residence......."

IconDehoff's Tavern (site) (Pine Orchard, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): James Dehoff kept a tavern at Pine Orchard as early as 1835. His house was a wagoners' resort, and stood on the ......"

Doughoregan ManorDoughoregan Manor (Ellicott City, MD)
"Home of Charles Caroll of Carollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Private residence and closed to the public......."

IconBrown's Stand (site) (West Friendship, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): An old tavern, known as the Brown Stand, four miles west of Pine Orchard, was a popular stopping place for wagon......"

IconWhalen's Wagon Stand (site) (Cooksville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Four miles west of the [Levi Chambers' Brown Stand], John Whalen kept a wagon stand, and one of the best on the......"

IconWarfield's Tavern (site) (Cooksville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One Warfield kept a tavern a short distance west of Whalen's as early as 1835, and had a good wagon custom. Old ......"

IconDorsie's Tavern (site) (Poplar Springs, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At Poplar Springs, one mile west of New Lisbon, there was a wagon stand kept by Allen Dorsie. Near the old taver......"

IconMcPherson's Tavern (site) (Mount Airy, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Seven miles west of Poplar Springs Van McPherson kept a tavern, which did an extensive business. The proprietor ......"

Smith TavernSmith Tavern (closed) (New Market, MD)

IconShell's Wagon Stand (site) (New Market, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): New Market is a village west of McPherson's old tavern, and in Frederic county, Maryland. Here the stages stoppe......"

IconWharton's Tavern (site) (Bartonsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Three miles west of New Market, Frank Wharton kept a tavern, and a good one. He was rough in manner, and could s......"

IconDean's Tavern (site) (Bartonsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of Wharton's [Tavern] the widow Dean kept a tavern. Her house was a brick structure on the south s......"

Jug Bridge Toll HouseJug Bridge Toll House (Frederick, MD)
"Now a private residence......."

IconGreager's Tavern (site) (Frederick, MD)
"Greager's Tavern was the site of the first Frederick County Fair - on East Patrick Street just west of the Jug Bridge......."

IconArm of the Unknown Soldier (Frederick, MD)
"Yes, arm. It was clearly the most popular relic at this small private civil war museum. It's wasn't buried as you might think, rather it was out for ......"

IconDehoff's Tavern (site) (Dehoof's Tavern) (Frederick, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): James Dehoof and John Lambert kept old wagon stands in Frederic [sic] City. Lambert died about 1840, and was suc......"

IconLambert's Tavern (site) (Frederick, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): James Dehoof and John Lambert kept old wagon stands in Frederic [sic] City......."

Site of Henry Brothers TavernHenry Brothers Tavern (site) (Frederick, MD)

Barbara Fritchire House (on the right)Barbara Fritchie House (Frederick, MD)

Gatzendanner's TavernJacob Smith Tavern (closed) (Getzendanner's Tavern) (Frederick, MD)
"Built ca. 1810. Now a private residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Four miles west of Frederic [sic] City the old wagoners encountered C......"

Toll HouseToll House (closed) (Frederick, MD)
"Built ca. 1810. Now a private residence. From the Maryland Historical Trust: The two-story dwelling is identified on the 1858 and 1873 maps and by ......"

IconHagan's Tavern (site) (Braddock Heighs, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Peter Hagan played the part of host at an old tavern, one mile west of Getzendanner's. His house was a log build......"

IconGetzendanner's Tavern (site) (Braddock Heights, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Four miles west of Frederic [sic] City the old wagoners encountered Cotockton [sic] mountain, and here was a fin......"

IconTitlow's Tavern (site) (Middletown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One of the stage houses at this point was kept by ------- Titlow, a relative of F. B. Titlow, of Uniontown......."

IconRiddlemoser's Tavern (site) (Middletown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Here also there was a wagon stand, kept by Samuel Riddlemoser. This was in 1840. In the spring of 1841 Riddlemos......"

IconMcGruder's Tavern (site) (Middletown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In the spring of 1841 Riddlemoser moved to the Widow McGruder house, one mile west of Middletown. The McGruder h......"

IconJesse Reno Monument (Middletown, MD)
"A monument honoring Jesse Reno, a Union general who died here during the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862. Two communities along Route ......"

IconMiller's Tavern (site) (Boonsboro, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): South Mountain comes next, and here a tavern was kept by one Miller. It was a wagon stand, a stone building, on ......"

Old South Mountain InnOld South Mountain Inn (Boonsboro, MD)

IconWashington Monument (Middletown, MD)

IconZettle's Tavern (site) (Zittle's Tavern) (Boonsboro, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of South Mountain, Petter Zettle, a German, kept a tavern. It was a wagon stand, and a popular one......"

IconFowler's Wagon Stand (site) (Boonsboro, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of Zettle's, Robert Fowler kept a wagon stand. Fowler quit in 1839, and was succeeded by Emanuel H......"

Slifer's TavernSlifer's Tavern (closed) (U.S. Hotel) (Boonsboro, MD)
"Built ca. 1811 by Ezra Slifer. Believed to be the first brick building in Boonsboro. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The Slifer Brothers kept ......"

IconGalwix Tavern (site) (Boonsboro, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the west end of Boonsboro the widow Galwix kept a wagon stand and did a large business. She was the widow of ......"

IconFosnock's Tavern (site) (Funkstown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Three and a half miles west of Boonsboro Henry and Jacob Fosnock, Germans, kept a wagon stand, which was well pa......"

IconChesapeake & Ohio Canal - Headquarters (Hagerstown, MD)
"Since the canal is 184 miles long, it is impossible to pinpoint one location. Here are some suggested locations for those of you traveling on Route 4......"

IconWatts' Tavern and Wagon Stand (site) (Funkstown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the east end of Funkstown, Joseph Watts kept a wagon stand, and competed for the custom of the wagoners with ......"

IconAshton's Wagon Stand (site) (Funkstown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the east end of Funkstown, Joseph Watts kept a wagon stand, and competed for the custom of the wagoners with ......"

IconWrench's Wagon Stand (site) (Hagerstown, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The only old wagon stand in Hagerstown was that of John B. Wrench. But Hagerstown was rather too stylish a place......"

Site of Mount Prospect today.Mount Prospect (site) (Hagerstown, MD)
"The historic Rochester House was razed in 1951. The site is now a parking lot. In a face saving move, there is a painting of the Rochester House on t......"

IconAntietam Battlefield Museum (Sharpsburg, MD)
"Former home of the Arm of the Unknown Soldier......."

IconAntietam Battlefield Museum (closed) (Sharpsburg, MD)
"This museum once housed the small, privately run Antietam Battlefield Museum. The most popular relic was the arm of a Civil War soldier. It's wasn't......"

Newcomers TavernNewcomer's Tavern (closed) (Stage Coach Inn, White Swan Inn) (Hagerstown, MD)
"Now a private residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Four and a half miles west of Hagerstown, an old wagon stand was kept by David Newcome......"

IconChesapeake & Ohio Canal - Williamsport (Williamsort, MD)

Miller's TavernMiller's Tavern (closed) (Bloyer House) (Clear Spring, MD)
"Now a privtae residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Three miles westward from Newcomer's was the imposing and well-remembered tavern kept ......"

Shady BowerShady Bower Tavern (closed) (Wolsey's Tavern) (Clear Spring, MD)
"Now a privtae residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of Miller's [Tavern] is Shady Bower. There a tavern was kept by Conrod W......"

IconPotomac House (Clear Spring, MD)

IconKershaw's Wagon Stand (site) (Clear Spring, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): An old wagon stand was kept at Clear Spring by Andrew Kershaw, who died the proprietor of the house, and was suc......"

IconKensel's Tavern (site) (Clear Spring, MD)
"From Seright's The Old Pike (1894): The next old tavern was on the top of North Mountain, two miles west of Clear Spring, kept by Joseph blockquoteKe......"

IconMiller's Tavern (site) (Indian Springs, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Indian Spring comes next, four and a half miles west from Clear Spring. Here a wagon stand was kept by David Mil......"

IconFort Frederick (Big Pool, MD)

IconChesapeake & Ohio Canal - Big Pool (Big Pool, MD)

IconSnider's Tavern (site) (Big Pool, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Three miles west from David Miller's, Anthony Snider, a distant relative of John Snider of happy momory, kept a ......"

IconBevans' Tavern (site) (Millstone, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Four miles west of Snider's [Tavern], on the north side of the road, stood the old frame tavern of Widow Bevans......."

IconBarnett's Tavern (site) (Millstone, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles further on to the westward, and before the once familiar tavern of Widow Bevans [Travern] entirely rec......"

IconChesapeake & Ohio Canal - Hancock (Hancock, MD)

IconShane's Wagon Stand (site) (Hancock, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Westward, two miles from Barnett's [Travern], is the historic town of Hancock, named in honor of the man who wro......"

Hancock Toll House, 1936Hancock Toll House (Hancock, MD)

Old Mr. Flint's House, 1934Old Mr. Flint's House - Cohill Manor B&B (Hancock, MD)
"George Washington stayed at this house in August of 1769......."

IconNicodemus's Tavern (site) (Hancock, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of Hancock, one Nicodemus kept an old wagon stand. His first name has not been preserved, owing p......"

IconBrosius's Wagon Stand (site) (Hancock, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of the house of Nicodemus is Sideling Hill, so called from the sloping character of the ground up......"

IconMann's Tavern (site) (Sideling Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles from the foot of Sideling Hill, and on the north side of the road, John H. Mann kept a wagon stand. Hi......"

IconNorris's Tavern (site) (Sideling Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): On the western slope of Sideling Hill, about midway between the summit and the foot, Thomas Norris kept a tavern......"

IconAshkettle's Taven (site) (Flintstone, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west of Sideling Hill creek, a wagon stand was kept by the widow Ashkettle, another widow, and she no e......"

IconTurnbull Tavern (site) (Town Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of Mrs. Ashkettle's [Tavern] the wayfarer struck the point bearing the homely name of 'Snib Hollo......"

IconAlder's Wagon Stand (site) (Town Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Later, an old wagon stand was kept there by John Alder, who had a large run of customers. His house was a log bu......"

IconHoblitzell's Tavern (site) (Town Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Town Hill comes next, a half a mile west of Snib Hollow, at the foot of which Dennis Hoblitzell kept a tavern as......"

IconBevans's Tavern (site) (Town Hill, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the foot of Town Hill, on the west side, Henry Bevans kept a tavern. It was a wagon stand, and likewise a sta......"

IconCollins' Wagon Stand (site) (Green Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west from the Bevans house is Green Ridge, where an old wagon stand was kept by Elisha Collins. His ho......"

IconHamilton's Tavern (site) (Pratt's Hollow, McGruder's Tavern) (Green Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Trudging onward, two miles further to the westward, the old wagoner, and many a weary traveler, fou......"

IconMiller's Tavern (site) (Polish Mountain, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west from Pratt's Hollow, John S. Miller conducted an old tavern, and a good one. His house was a fram......"

IconFlethcher's Tavern (site) (Polish Mountain, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): 'Polish Mountain' is reached next, one mile west of the old Miller stand. On the summit of this little, but pict......"

IconRoboson's Tavern (closed) (Robinson's Tavern) (Gilpin, MD)
"Built by Elijah Roboson in the late 1700s. Now a private residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): And next comes Flintstone, four miles west......"

IconHuddleston's Tavern (site) (Gilpin, MD)
"This may be the same tavern as Roboson's Tavern. From Searight'sThe Old Pike (1894): As early as 1835 Jonathan Huddleson kept a tavern in Flintstone......"

Flintstone HotelFlintstone Hotel (closed) (Piper's Tavern, Piper Hotel) (Flintstone, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): John Piper was an old tavern keeper at Flintstone. His house was a favorite summer resort, and also enjoyed the ......"

Robosson Log HouseRobosson Log House (closed) (Flintstone, MD)
"Now a private residence. From the Maryland Historical Trust (1986): The Robosson Log House was constructed in the late 18th century when Elijah Robo......"

Willison HouseStreets Tavern (site) (Willison Stone House, Wilison Stone House, Wilson Stone House) (Pleasant Valley, MD)
"Razed ca. 1992. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of Flintstone, Martin's Mountain is encountered, at the foot of which, on the ea......"

IconOsford's Tavern (site) (Hosford's Tavern) (Martin's Mountain, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles further on the westward tramp the widow Osford [real name Ann Sterling Hunter Hosford, widow of Joseph......"

IconMiller's Tavern (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west from widow Osford's [Tavern], Henry Miller kept an old tavern. It was a brick house, on the south......"

IconSix Mile House (closed) (Slifer's Tavern, Habeeb House, Plummer House) (Cumberland, MD)
"On the old Dan Sullivan farm. Now part of Rocky Gap State Park. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of Henry Miller's [Tavern] an ol......"

IconUnknown Tavern (closed) (Cumberland, MD)
"From the Maryland Historical Trust (1976): Located on the north side of U.S. Route 40 near Mount Pleasant Road to the east of Cumberland, an early fr......"

IconMountain City House (site) (Adams's Tavern) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In 1844 and later, the widow Adams kept a wagon stand in Cumberland, on the site of the present rolling mill. Ge......"

IconBlack's Tavern (site) (Black's House) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In 1835 James Black kept the leading tavern in Cumberland. It was a stage house. In 1836 John and Emory Edwards,......"

IconPlumer's Wagon Stand (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the date last mentioned there were two wagon stands in Cumberland. One of them was kept by Thomas Plumer. Plu......"

IconMattingly's Wagon Stand (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At the date last mentioned there were two wagon stands in Cumberland. One of them was... kept by George Mattingl......"

IconBell Tower Building (Cumberland, MD)

IconShipley's Tavern (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Frederic [sic] Shipley also kept a tavern on Mechanics street, after he left the American......."

IconPennsylvania House (site) (Barcus's Tavern) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Otho Barcus, another old wagoner, kept the 'Pennsylvania House' on Mechanics street in 1843, and for a period of......"

IconBlue Springs House (site) (Smith's Tavern) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Lewis Smith kept 'The Blue Springs House' on Mechanics street, and was largely patronized by old wagoners......."

John KelsoKelso's Tavern (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): John Kelso, the old wagoner, kept a tavern for a short time on Mechanics street, and was well patronized......."

IconChesapeake & Ohio Canal - Cumberland (Cumberland, MD)

IconWestern Maryland Railway Station (Cumberland, MD)

IconThe American (site) (Shipley's Tavern, Gump's Tavern, Mahaney's Tavern, Kaig's Tavern) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Frederic Shipley kept a tavern in Cumberland previous to the year 1840. It was located on Baltimore street, near......"

IconWashington's Headquarters (Cumberland, MD)

IconStart of the Cumberland Road (Cumberland, MD)

Fort CumberlandFort Cumberland (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"The fort no longer stands, however, outlines of its location are in the streets where it once stood......."

IconCanada Hose Company (Cumberland, MD)

Entrance to The DingleThe Dingle (Cumberland, MD)
"In 1913 a private community was established west of Cumberland, Maryland. Located immediately south of Braddock's Road, The Dingle possesses a dubous......"

IconFour Mile House (closed) (Eckles Mansion) (LaVale, MD)
"Now a private residence. From the Maryland Histrorical Trust (1976): Located to the west of Braddock Run, the four Mile House at 520 National Highwa......"

IconEvans's Tavern (site) (Cumberland, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The road when first laid out, as seen in a previous chapter, passed over Wills Mountain. In 1834 this location w......"

John Kennedy Lacock Cumberland Road Postcard #A & #8: Five Mile HouseFive Mile House (LaVale, MD)
"Now a private residence. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Five miles west of Cumberland; on the new location, a wagon stand was kept by Joseph E......"

LaVale Toll HouseLaVale Toll House (Cumberland, MD)

John Kennedy Lacock Braddock Road Postcard #9: Braddock's Spring, near the Six Mile House, east of Clarysville, Md.Six Mile House (site) (LaVale, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Six miles west from Cumberland there was an old tavern known as the 'Six Mile House.' It belonged to the Bruces,......"

John Kennedy Lacock Photograph from Robert Bruce's <i>The National Road</i>: Close view of the Clarysville Hotel, as it stands today on the Old Pike, about nine miles west of Cumberland.Clarysville Hotel (site) (Clarysville Inn) (Clarysville, MD)
"This historic inn served as an army hospital during the Civil War. The inn burned to the ground March 10, 1999. From the Maryland Historical Trust (......"

IconFranklin House (site) (Frostburg, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The leading taverns of Frostburg in the palmy days of the road were the 'Franklin House' and the 'Highland Hall ......"

IconHighland Hall House (site) (Frostburg, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): The leading taverns of Frostburg in the palmy days of the road were the 'Franklin House' and the 'Highland Hall ......"

1917 ad for the Gladstone HotelFailinger's Gunter Hotel (Gladstone Hotel) (Frostburg, MD)

Dr. James Marshall Price HouseDr. James Marshall Price House (site) (Frostburg, MD)
"Built ca. 1890. This location is now a parking lot......."

Charles R. Krause HouseCharles R. Krause House (site) (Frostburg, MD)
"Built ca. 1920. This location is now a parking lot......."

Long, steady grade on the eastern slope of Big Savage Mountain and original gate posts.Frostburg Toll House (site) (Frostburg, MD)

IconWard's Wagon Stand (site) (Frostburg, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): About one mile west of Frostburg, and at the foot of Big Savage mountain, is Sand Springs, so called from the gu......"

IconCheney's Wagon Stand (site) (Big Savage Mountain, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): A short distance west of Sand Springs, on the side of Big Savage mountain, an old wagon stand was kept by one Ch......"

IconBeall's Tavern (site) (Little Savage Mountain, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west from Cheney's, and at the foot of Little Savage mountain, Thomas Beall kept a tavern as early as ......"

IconRecknor's Wagon Stand (site) (Piney Grove, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Three miles further westward, and at the eastern approach to the Shades of Death, John Recknor kept an old wagon......"

IconShades of Death (Piney Grove, MD)
"This area was once a stand of trees so thick that daylight rarely penetrated. Despite the beauty and grandeur of the forest, highwaymen found this po......"

Old Tavern Stand on Two Mile Run, 5 miles east of Grantsville, Md.Old Tavern Stand (Avilton, MD)
"Now a private residence......."

IconFairall's Tavern (site) (Cade's Tavern, Cross's Tavern, Wrench's Tavern, Mahaney's Tavern) (Piney Grove, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): At Piney Grove there was an old tavern, kept at different times by Truman Fairall, Mortimer Cade, Lemuel Cross, ......"

IconWagoner's Tavern (site) (Bell's Tavern, Cade's Tavern) (Piney Grove, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): West of Piney Grove about one-fourth of a mile, an old wagon stand was kept by a man whose name was Wagoner, and......"

Jesse Tomlinson house at Little Meadows.Tomlinson's Inn (closed) (Tomlinson's Tavern) (Grantsville, MD)
"Historical marker text: Tomlinson's Stone House Inn was built in 1816 at Little Meadows. Owner Jesse Tomlinson was a veteran of the Revolutionary War......"

IconWooding's Tavern (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One mile west from Tomlinson's the widow Wooding kept a tavern as early as 1842, and for some time thereafter. H......"

IconStanton's Mill (Grantsville, MD)
"Historical marker text: Built by Jesse Tomlinson in 1797, the gristmill is still standing today. Known 'Stanton's Mill,' it continued operation for ......"

IconGillis's Tavern (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In 1833 Samuel Gillis kept a tavern in the east end of Grantsville, on the south side of the road, the same hous......"

David MahanyShultz's Tavern (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"Historical marker text: In 1845 Adam Schultz built an imposing brick inn behind you, directly across the street from the Casselman Inn. The business ......"

IconLehman's Tavern (site) (Fuller's Tavern) (Grantsville, MD)
"Torn down prior to 1842. The National Hotel was built on this site after the Lehman House was razed. This location is now a gas station. Historical......"

IconThistle's Tavern (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): As early as 1836 Thomas Thistle kept a tavern at the foot of Negro Mountain, two miles west of Grantsville. With......"

IconHalderman House (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): One and a half miles west from the old Thistle house, and on the eastern slope of Negro Mountain, the widow Hald......"

IconHoblitzell's Tavern (site) (Grantsville, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In the year 1836 Dennis Hoblitzell kept a tavern near the summit of Negro Mountain, on the eastern slope. He was......"

IconMcCambridge's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Francis McCambridge kept a tavern here as early as 1820, and was succeeded by Robert Hunter, and he by James Sto......"

IconFairall's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): In 1840 Truman Fairall built a house on Keyser's Ridge, and conducted it as a tavern down to the year 1853, and ......"

IconWood's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): About half a mile west of Keyser's Ridge, and in the year 1850, John Woods built a house and conducted it as a t......"

IconConnor's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Sandy Connor, the old blacksmith of Keyser's Ridge, and occasionally a stage driver, retired to an humble dwelli......"

IconFear's Tavern (site) (Bane House, Bane's Tavern, Carlisle's Tavern, Johnson's Tavern) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Two miles west of Keyser's Ridge an old wagon stand tavern was kept by Daniel Fear, before mentioned, who was th......"

IconReynolds's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): About three-fourths of a mile west from the old Fear House, in later years better known as the Bane House, James......"

IconAugustine House (site) (Augustine Tavern, Wood's Tavern, Fear's Tavern) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): [Daniel Fear] next moved to a wooden house about three hundred yards to the westward, and kept it as a tavern fo......"

Bear CampBear Camp (Grantsville, MD)
"This is the site of Braddock's 6th camp......."

IconWalters's Tavern (site) (Keyser Ridge, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Within a distance of one hundred yards westward from the old Reynolds House, and in the year 1845, Henry Walters......"

Route 40 at the Mason-Dixon Line (in the distance)Mason-Dixon Line (west) - Maryland-Pennsylvania State Line (Grantsville, MD)

House in ElktonHistoric Little Wedding Chapel (Elkton, MD)
"A carryover from when Elkton was the quickie marriage capitol of the east coast......."

IconElbon's Tavern (site) (Flintstone, MD)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Henry B. Elbon also kept a tavern in Flintstone for many years, but his career began after that of the old road ......"

IconPenn Alps (Grantsville, MD)
"Historical marker text: The building now known as Penn Alps Restaurant began life as a log tavern. Called Little Crossings Inn, it was built by Jesse......"


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