Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,859, and the metropolitan area had a population of 103,299. Cumberland is a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Historically Cumberland was known as the "Queen City," as it was once the second largest in the state. Because of its strategic location on what became known as the Cumberland Road through the Appalachians, after the American Revolution it served as a historical outfitting and staging point for westward emigrant trail migrations throughout the first half of the 1800s. In this role, it supported the settlement of the Ohio Country and the lands in that latitude of the Louisiana Purchase. It also became an industrial center, served by major roads, a canal connecting to Washington, DC, and railroads. Industry declined after World War II. Much of the later urban, business and technological development in the state has been concentrated in eastern coastal cities. Today the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the poorest in the United States, ranking 305th out of 318 metropolitan areas in per capita income. Wikipedia
Cumberland, officially known as the City of Cumberland, is a city located on the state of Maryland. Attractions in Cumberland include: Allegany Museum, a museum that houses the rare Ice Age fauna; C&O Canal Cumberland National Historical Park, a museum dedicated to telling the story of oat building, coal industry and Cumberland; F. Brooke Whiting House Museum, a historic early 20th century bungalow that showcases American, European and British decorative arts; Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a church built on the remains of British Colonial Forest with its large Tiffany windows has some beautiful cellars; Charis Winery, learn the process of local wine making and some enjoy wine tasting sessions; and Great Allegheny Passage, go biking on this famous trail that will take you from Pittsburgh, PA Washington, D.C.
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