This is a very quiet place to relax in the rural Appalachian mountains in Western Maryland beside the historic Braddock Trail. This is 1 acre of a grassy hill with a fixer upper house Read more...
This is a very quiet place to relax in the rural Appalachian mountains in Western Maryland beside the historic Braddock Trail. This is 1 acre of a grassy hill with a fixer upper house that is locked up (where I grew up). It is semi-private with pine trees between a flat area and the roadway. This is a great place to bike and walk in several directions and includes part of the Braddock Trail. It would require a camper with your own running water and bath. My relations live next door if there are any dire needs.
This location is in driving distance to many tourist attractions. Garrett County is a tri-state area with rich history in all directions. For example: Amish country is a 20 minute drive in Spring, PA, The Wisp Resort, Waterfall sites, The C&O Canal and train rides in Cumberland, MD and Hampshire County, WV where bald eagle watching is common to name just a few.
Additional historic information:
"In 1755, during the French & Indian War, British General Edward Braddock of the Coldstream Guards led a 2,100-man army from the Washington DC area to what was then Fort Cumberland. The troops intended to dislodge the French from Fort Dusquesne on the “Forks of the Ohio” (now Pittsburgh) roughly 100 miles away.
Braddock had received important assistance from Benjamin Franklin, who helped procure wagons and supplies for the expedition. Setting out from Fort Cumberland on May 29, 1755, the expedition faced an enormous logistical challenge: moving a large body of men with equipment, provisions, and (most importantly for the task ahead) heavy cannon, across the densely wooded Allegheny Mountains and into western Pennsylvania.
Braddock’s aide, Captain Robert Orme, duly recorded the army’s 30 wagons, 400 horses, siege artillery and tons of supplies. Braddock built a road over Wills Mountain, across the Cumberland Narrows, continuing over Haystack Mountain through (what was not yet) the Dingle, close to Nemacolin’s path, and ending ultimately in Great Meadow, near Union Town, PA.
By the time he was ready to leave his 4th camp, Braddock acknowledged the ongoing challenge posed by advancing such a massive retinue, and so took a young George Washington’s advice and created a flying column, “leaving the heavy artillery and baggage behind to follow by easy stages under Colonel Dunbar,” according to the General Braddock’s 5th Camp Maryland Historical Road Marker.
Among the wagoners, incidentally, were two young men who would later become legends of American history: Daniel Boone, and Daniel Morgan.
Braddock met defeat east of Fort Duquesne and was fatally wounded. He was buried in the middle of the road he built and his soldiers marched over the grave in hopes of concealing its location from the Indians.
More than 150 years after Braddock’s march to his disastrous fate, John Kennedy Lacock, a Harvard Professor hailing from Amity, PA, led an expedition to retrace the original route of Braddock’s Road. Lacock spent countless days scouring the countryside and was able to identify the exact path of Braddock’s march."