October 24, 2017

Casselman's Inn and Bridge

Casselman, sometimes spelled Castleman, is the name of a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. The historic Casselman Inn is near the river in Grantsville, Maryland.

Originally built in 1842, the Inn was once a stagecoach stop along the National Road, now US 40. The present-day building was rebuilt of brick on the site of the older more modest building, which catered to livestock drovers and farmers.

We stopped there for lunch on the recommendation of Frank's brother. Our meal was okay but we missed out on the specialties of the house because of my food allergies and Frank's diabetes. No dessert for us that day!

A Half-Mile East of Greantsville is the Old Stone Bridge.
Erected 1813 by David Shriver, Jr., Sup't of the "Cumberland Road" (The National Road). This 80 foot span was the largest stone arch in America at the time. It was continuously used from 1813 to 1933.
The stone bridge is now closed to motor vehicles, although you can walk over it. It is enclosed by Casselman River Bridge State Park, a small park that basically preserves the bridge and provides a picnic area.

Most travelers miss seeing this old bridge because nearby I-68 has replaced the old National Road as the main route through the area. While I-68 is fast and scenic, the National Road is rich in history to explore.

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  1. It's a lovely area. I'm sorry you couldn't enjoy the specialities of the house due to health issues but hopefully the scenery made up for it.

  2. Nice historic place to stay & visit

  3. ...a nice historic marker.

  4. Hello, lovely place and images. I think hubby and I have visited there and the restaurant. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  5. A beautiful place to visit. Too bad about dessert!

  6. That view of the bridge is particularly appealing.

  7. Looks like a quaint spot to visit! Lovely pics...

  8. That does look a very nice place.
    I love the welcome cart, it's so pretty.

    All the best Jan

  9. I would definitely vote to travel on the National Road in that area!

  10. Beautiful place to stop especially in this colorful season. Desserts are out for Bill too for the same reason -- and it doesn't hurt me to go without either (except I cheat sometimes when i'm out with the 'girls'.)


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