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Cumberland - Braddock Road

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Braddock Rd. - West of Greene St.

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New photos by Steve Colby unless otherwise noted.
Braddock Road (MD Rt. 49) meets Greene St. at the intersection of Greene (East to Cumberland, West to Cresaptown Rd.) and Fayette St. On maps circa 1921 and earlier, Braddock Rd. goes by another name... Old National Pike or the Old Turnpike. The road climbs Haystack Mountain, reaches it's summit just past Seton Rd. and then descends through Sandy Gap to Campground Rd. At one time, before I-68 was built, the road continued to the intersection of Alternate Route 40 and Winchester Rd. near the former site of the Six-Mile House. The path of the original road was realigned at various points west of the summit. Parts of the old road are still visible and are shown below. For more information on the Cumberland Road / Braddock Road section, go to The Forgotten Road.

The Steel House on the Old Cumberland Road

Mt. Nebo - On the N. side on the old Cumberland Rd. 90 ft. from old Mt. Nebo School / Steel House

Revised Mt. Nebo with road colored brown

Revised Mt. Nebo with road colored brown. The Steel Farm plat map of 1906 shows the Steel House sat right on the Old National Pike.

Original stone culvert west of Highland St. - On the old National Road

Original stone culvert west of Highland St. - On the old National Road

Original stone culvert west of Highland St

Original stone culvert west of Highland St. - On the old National Road


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    Last Update: Feb. 22, 2010