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National Road Maryland

Maryland

The National Road (US Route 40) was the first highway built with federal funding. Construction began in Cumberland, Maryland in 1811 and the road would eventually stretch across the county. The National Road was the gateway to the west in the colonial period and opened up the Ohio River Valley for settlement. The course of the National Road closely parallels the route taken by Gen. Braddock and George Washington during Braddock's expedition to the Forks of the Ohio.

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