Clarysville General Hospital

intersection of Clarysville Road SW and Vale Summit Road (Maryland Route 55), Frostburg, MD 21532

Clarysville General Hospital

History: The Clarysville Inn, which once stood on this site, was formerly used as a Civil War hospital. The United States federal government constructed a complex of buildings here to establish a general hospital during the Civil War. This hospital complex provided medical care to thousands of Union soldiers and some Confederates as well. Patients who died here and were not transported home for burial were interred in a nearby cemetery. The old inn burned 134 years later on March 10, 1999.

More to Explore: Shop, dine or catch a movie at The Country Club Mall in nearby LaVale. Travel up the hill from Clarysville to the quaint town of Frostburg. National Highway (Route 40) bisects the town and becomes Frostburg's scenic Main Street, which provides shopping, dining, arts and a variety of cultural attractions like the Frostburg Museum, Frostburg State University Performing Arts Center, Palace Theatre, Mountain City Traditional Arts, and the Thrasher Carriage Museum. Frostburg State University is also walking distance from Main Street, where campus tours are given regularly.

Frostburg neighbors the Great Allegheny Passage, a 141-mile rail trail that connects Cumberland, MD to Homestead, PA near Pittsburgh. Guests can hike and bike along winding rivers, shaded valleys and through small towns. The trail also connects to Washington, D.C. via the C&O Canal Towpath Trail.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Clarysville Inn-c. 1890." Photo courtesy of the Mayor and the City of Cumberland, MD.
  2. "Clarysville Inn (B. 1807) Old National Bridge." Photo courtesy of the Mayor and the City of Cumberland, MD.