IMPORTANT ADJOINING ROADS - MARYLAND 
The Winchester, VA to Fort Cumberland Road
Starting on Aug. 11, 1790, Mr. William Brown traveled from Hanover, VA to Wheeling, WV. The following is the itinerary of his journey from Winchester, VA to Gwynn's Tavern (Now in LaVale, MD) as recorded in his Memo Book:
 Casper Rinker, born in 1727 and died on Feb. 11, 1804, according to a tombstone inscription in the Quaker Graveyard (Back Creek Meeting) atGainesboro (Pughtown), Va.(Historical Records Of Old Frederick County, Va., Page 321) ~ Fromwww.rjhenry.com
 Slanesville (Cross Roads), WV ?
 Frankfort is now called Fort Ashby.
 The routes crosses the North Branch of the Potomac River
 Gwynn's Tavern (later known as the Six-Mile House) in LaVale, MD
-NPS.gov: Route of Meriwether Lewis from Harpers Ferry, Va. to Pittsburgh, Pa.
October 6: “Rinkers, 9 miles” [Gainesboro, Va.]
October 7: “a little beyond Copsyes,” at the “Black horse of John Coxey”, “17 miles”
October 8: “Springfield, 17 miles from Crock’s” [Springfield, W.Va.]
October 9: “Frankfort, 7 miles, where we had a most comfortable breakfast at McMeekins Tavern” [Fort Ashby, W.Va.]; “FortCumberland, 14 miles, making a journey of Sixty nine miles from Winchester.” [Cumberland, Md.]
- From Wikipedia: The Old Springfield Grade Road was a West Virginia Secondary Route (or County Route) that ran from Springfield on West Virginia Route 28 to Capon Bridge on the Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. Route 50) in Hampshire County.
- A 1873 map of Virginia & West Virginia shows two additional towns between Pughtown (Gainesboro) and Springfield, Back Creek Village and Sherrard's Store. (See map)
Back Creek: RootsWeb/Quarter Monthly Meetingslists the Back Creek - Frederick County (VA) meeting as originating in 1777.
Sherrard's Store is now the town of Bloomery, WV. According to Wikipedia: "Originally known as Sherrard's Store in the late 18th century, the community was renamed Bloomery reflecting its importance as a center for iron smelting. The first of Bloomery's iron furnaces was constructed in 1770. In 1814, a post office was established here." WVCulture.org notes Sherrard's Store was first settled in 1737 and became Bloomery in 1833.
-A 1873 Map of Hampshire and Mineral Counties (WV) with additional towns between Gainesboro and Springfield. (Capon or Cacapon Bridge, Coldstream, North River Mills, Crossroads, Slanesville and Lovells Roads.)
- Jamesburg, WV is now Ganotown, WV.
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