Cumberland Road Law and Legal Definition

Cumberland road refers to a national highway in the U.S. Cumberland road is one of the first improved highways that was built by the U.S. federal government. The road was built in response to a demand for a road to tie together the east with the early west. The first route selected ran from Cumberland, Maryland, through southwestern Pennsylvania to Wheeling and, West Virginia. Cumberland road is governed by the Cumberland Road Bill which aims to protect and repair the Cumberland road.