Lockhouse 28 Historical

Lockhouse 28 Historical (HM1WH0)

Location: Jefferson, MD 21755 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.901', W 77° 32.861'

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Completed in 1837, Lockhouse 28 stands where fierce competition between the C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad brought both to a standstill. Both sides fought long and hard in the race to reach the Ohio River valley and control mid-Atlantic western trade. The area at Point of Rocks caused bitter conflicts because of the narrow right-of-way here. Ownership of this land was crucial to winning the race.

Both sides refused o give up ground. The canal company won the legal battle, but a compromise was reached, the right-of-way would be shared. The C&O would build next to the river, and the B&O would carve its way through the mountain above the canal. The race to the Ohio and western trade continued for the next 90 years. The abandoned canal and the busy railroad tracks show who lost and who won.
HM NumberHM1WH0
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280254 N 4351130
Decimal Degrees39.28168333, -77.54768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.901', W 77° 32.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 54.06" N, 77° 32' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Jefferson MD 21755, US
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