Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical (HM1U68)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.244', W 77° 3.415'

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One of the best preserved and least altered of old American canals, the Chesapeake and Ohio grew from Washington's vision of linking the valleys of the early west with the east by "ties of communication," The Potomac Company fostered by Washington to improve navigation of the Potomac transferred its rights in 1828 to the Chesapeake and Ohio Company organized to connect the Ohio at Pittsburgh with Georgetown by a continuous canal. In October 1850 after 185 miles were built the construction ceased at Cumberland until 1924 trade continued on the old canal. Today, it is a memorial to national progress and the canal era.

Erected 1942 By
District of Columbia

National Park Service
United States Department of The Interior
HM NumberHM1U68
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series.
Year Placed1942
Placed ByThe District of Columbia Daughter's of the American Revolution and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321639 N 4308141
Decimal Degrees38.90406667, -77.05691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.244', W 77° 3.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 14.64" N, 77° 3' 24.9" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Washington DC 20007, US
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