Ferry Hill Place

Ferry Hill Place (HMMH)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 26.29', W 77° 47.886'

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John Blackford, in 1810, built the Ferry Hill Plantation House standing before you. Blackford owned 25 slaves and managed the farm by himself. The slaves and hired laborers worked with minimum direction. Two slaves, Ned and Jupe, ran the river ferry for which Ferry Hill was named.

Blackford owned stock in the C&O Canal Company. When the canal came through in 1834 he had easy shipping access for his farm products to market.
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HM NumberHMMH
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
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Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 259190 N 4369139
Decimal Degrees39.43816667, -77.79810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.29', W 77° 47.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 17.40" N, 77° 47' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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