National Historical MarkerOne of the best preserved and least altered of old American canals, the Chesapeake and Ohio grew from Washington's vision of linking the valleys of the early west with the east by "ties of communication," The Potomac Company fostered by Washington to improve navigation of the Potomac transferred its rights in 1828 to the Chesapeake and Ohio Company organized to connect the Ohio at Pittsburgh with Georgetown by a continuous canal. In October 1850 after 185 miles were built the construction ceased at Cumberland until 1924 trade continued on the old canal. Today, it is a memorial to national progress and the canal era.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series.|
|Placed By||The District of Columbia Daughter's of the American Revolution and the National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321639 N 4308141|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90406667, -77.05691667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.244', W 77° 3.415'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 14.64" N, 77° 3' 24.9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near , Washington DC 20007, US|
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