The Race to the Ohio

The Race to the Ohio (HM7S8)

Location: Rexford, MD 12148 Saratoga County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.377', W 77° 43.718'

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Rail transportation in the United States began in Baltimore, Maryland on July 4, 1828, when Charles Carroll, the only living signer of the Declaration of Independence, laid the cornerstone of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
On the same day President John Quincy Adams turned the first spade of earth along the Potomac River for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
The race was underway as the progressive railroad and the traditional canal struggled to become the first to connect the Ohio Valley with the east coast. Harpers Ferry was one of the first milestones of that race.
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HM NumberHM7S8
Series This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264783 N 4356166
Decimal Degrees39.32295000, -77.72863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.377', W 77° 43.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.62" N, 77° 43' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151-187 Appalachian Trail, Rexford MD 12148, US
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