The C&O Canal: Serving the Potomac Valley Historical

The C&O Canal: Serving the Potomac Valley Historical (HM1T8Y)

Location: Hancock, MD 21750 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.878', W 78° 10.752'

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was a crucial strand in an economic web stretching from the mountain town of Cumberland to the tidewater ports of Georgetown and Alexandria.

The canal depended on the prosperity of the nearby towns, businesses and industries for its own financial security. A poor crop in the Potomac Valley or a miner's strike in the Cumberland coal fields meant a loss of revenue from the transportation of flour or coal.

At the same time, people in towns along the canal route like Hancock, Maryland looked to the canal for employment and supplemental income. Regular purchases of food, supplies, and feed by the canallers boosted the town's economy.

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Hancock, Maryland circa 1900
Taney Warehouse, Hancock, Maryland
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HM NumberHM1T8Y
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 741858 N 4398039
Decimal Degrees39.69796667, -78.17920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.878', W 78° 10.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 52.68" N, 78° 10' 45.12" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-31 N Church St, Hancock MD 21750, US
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