Sideling Hill Cut South Bench

Sideling Hill Cut South Bench (HM571)

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

N 39° 43.14', W 78° 16.886'

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Across the highway, you have a clue to the past. The slanting tan sandstone was the bed of a river which scoured out the curved place you see. The river meandered away and left a marshy area or lake which was filled with dark gray mud or claystone. This cut-off is called an oxbow or buried stream channel.

The Monocacy River south of Frederick is about the size of the river which made this channel.
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HM NumberHM571
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:17am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 733020 N 4400103
Decimal Degrees39.71900000, -78.28143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 43.14', W 78° 16.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 43' 8.40" N, 78° 16' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2016-2024 US-40, Hancock MD 21750, US
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