Six Mile House (site)15001 National Highway
LaVale, MD 21502
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, an old and wealthy family of Allegany county, Maryland, and many years ago was destroyed by fire. A new building was erected on the old site, and remains to this day in the occupancy of a nephew of the old tavern keeper, Aden Clary. This house is near the junction of the old and new locations above referred to, and near the stone bridge over Braddock's run. The sixth mile post from Cumberland stands on the north wall of this bridge, firm and unshaken. The bridge is well preserved, and a polished stone thereof bears this inscription '1835-Built by Thomas Fealy, Lieut. Jno. Pickell, U. S. Engineer, H. M, Petitt, Ass't Supt'd.'
From the Cumberland Times (1915):
George W. Carnell died Dec. 25, 1914 in Dorrance KS. He was born in Cumberland in 1835, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Carnell, who kept a tavern at the 6 mile house on the National Pike during 1835-1840.
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