Garrett County

Murder on the old National Pike

Growing up outside of Baltimore, we knew US Route 40 well and just referred to it as "Route 40" or "Forty West". Years earlier though, it was better known as the "National Road" or "Old National Pike". Along the side of the major highway that covers most of the original territory of the National Pike, the orignal road still appears from time to time, running next to its modern replacement. That old road was the scene of more than a few wild moments on the history of the area.