Farm, Ferry and FreedomThe brick home in front of you (Picture included) once stood at the heart of a Western Maryland plantation called "Ferry Hill." Built between 1812 and 1820, the plantation consisted of nearly 700 acres of land, a tavern, and a ferry. An enslaved workforce of 18 people ensured the farm's success. Ferry Hill's builder, John Blackford, was an advocate of building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal which crosses the lower part of the property along the Potomac River.
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|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 259188 N 4369137|
|Decimal Degrees||39.43815000, -77.79811667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 26.289', W 77° 47.887'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 26' 17.34" N, 77° 47' 53.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US|
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