The National Road

The National Road (HM2DG)

Location: La Vale, MD 21502 Allegany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.954', W 78° 49.039'

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(Called The Cumberland Road)

Was the first of the internal improvements undertaken by the U.S. Government. Surveys were authorized in 1806 over the route of "Braddock's Road," which followed "Nemacolin's Path," an Indian trail, over which George Washington traveled in 1754 to Fort LeBoeuf.
HM NumberHM2DG
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed ByThe State Roads Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 687271 N 4391103
Decimal Degrees39.64923333, -78.81731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.954', W 78° 49.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 57.24" N, 78° 49' 2.34" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 760-798 US-40 ALT, La Vale MD 21502, US
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