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Cumberland, MD

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Cumberland is a city located in Allegany County, Maryland. It is situated on the Potomac River and serves as a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,859, and the metropolitan area had a population of 103,2991. Cumberland has many popular attractions such as Gordon-Roberts House, Great Allegheny Passage, George Washington's Headquarters, Tri-State Zoological Park, Allegany Museum, F. Brooke Whiting House & Museum, Allegany County Fairgrounds and Bell Tower Building.

Cumberland, Maryland is named after the son of King George II, Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland. It is built on the site of the old Fort Cumberland, a launching site for British General Edward Braddock's ill-fated attack on the stronghold of Fort Duquesne (located on the site of present-day Pittsburgh) during the French and Indian War. Cumberland was a key road, railroad and canal junction during the 19th century and at one time the second largest city in Maryland (second to the port city of Baltimore--hence its nickname "The Queen City"). The surrounding hillsides provided coal, iron ore, and timber that helped supply the industrial revolution.

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City of Cumberland
P.O. Box 1702
Cumberland MD 21501