A Town on the Edge of History
— Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park —William's Port lay on the edge of the Maryland frontier in 1787 when founded by Revolutionary War hero General Otho Holland Williams. In 1790 this river town nearly became capital of the United States when President George Washington personally visited Williamsport before selecting the current site of Washington, DC, 100 miles east.
|Placed By||Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 257227 N 4387271|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60080000, -77.82750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.048', W 77° 49.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 2.88" N, 77° 49' 39.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1206 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Williamsport MD 21795, US|
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