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Town of Grantsville MD
Grantsville Maryland is located in central Garrett County and is 3 hours from Baltimore and Washington DC. The town is about 30 miles northeast of Oakland, 20 miles west of Cumberland. Grantsville Maryland has all four seasons as well as all four seasons of outdoor activities to go with it.
Grantsville Maryland has exciting activities such as travelling the National Road, seeing the scenic beauty of surrounding state forests and parks, driving our country scenic byways to see Amish family farms, shopping our specialty shops on main street, relaxing in our town park, enjoying a good meal in one of our restaurants, getting a good night’s rest in one of our hotels, motels or bed & breakfasts, and experiencing our outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain-biking, tennis and cross-country skiing.
History of Grantsville MD
Grantsville also known as “Little Crossings”, was acquired in 1785 by Daniel Grant of Baltimore. This 1100 acre tract of land called “Cornucopia” became Grantsville Maryland. Prior to Mr. Grant’s arrival on the scene, this area was mostly wilderness but saw traffic from such famous men as George Washington and General Braddock. They passed through here in 1755 on their way to Pittsburgh as part of the ill-fated campaign against Fort Duquesne and the French. Once the National Road was constructed, the route brought traffic through Grantsville as settlers moved westward.
As part of the National Road project, the Casselman Bridge was built in 1813 that crosses into Grantsville. A beautifully constructed stone arch, was the largest single span bridge of its day and was used until the early 1950’s. You can now enjoy its beauty from the state park at its feet.
Highlights of Grantsville Maryland
- The National Road
- Casselman Bridge
- Wisp Resort