Frostburg Historical

Frostburg Historical (HM1TFM)

Location: Frostburg, MD 21532 Allegany County
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N 39° 39.567', W 78° 55.307'

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Frostburg can trace its history back to the very early 1800s, when the community was known as Mt. Pleasant and consisted of only three homes. By the time the National Road opened through in 1812, an early settler named Josiah Frost had lain off the town along its route and was offering building lots for sale.

As the town grew, it became known as "Frost Town" after the 1812 founders, Meshach (Josiah's son) and Catherine Frost, who lived in a home built upon Lot 1.

Stagecoach service through town began in 1818, and after the first post office was established in 1820, with Meshach as the first postmaster, the current name of Frostburg came into being. This 1909 postcard view is of West Main Street.

[text with postcard image] From the collection of Albert and Angela Felstein.
Placed ByMountain Maryland Trails, Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 678281 N 4392024
Decimal Degrees39.65945000, -78.92178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.567', W 78° 55.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 34.02" N, 78° 55' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Great Allegheny Passage, Frostburg MD 21532, US
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