Lift Lock 33

Lift Lock 33 (HM2R3)

Location: Knoxville, MD 21758 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.436', W 77° 43.564'

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Here, the forces of nature created a natural corridor for commerce. The Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers carved a notch in the mountains, providing passage west. Communities grew up on both sides of the river and later a turnpike, railroad, and canal came through this notch. The railroad and canal competed constantly until the railroad gained dominance. Because of the devastation of the Civil War and decreasing dependence on waterpower the area declined in importance.
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HM NumberHM2R3
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
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Placed ByCheasapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265007 N 4356268
Decimal Degrees39.32393333, -77.72606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.436', W 77° 43.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 26.16" N, 77° 43' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2426 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Knoxville MD 21758, US
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