[Great Falls Park]The shallow ditch behind this sign marks the bed of the Great Falls portion of the Patowmack Canal. A system of by-passes to provide riverboats easy passage around waterfalls in the Potomac River; it was promoted by George Washington, and built between 1785 and 1802.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 304913 N 4318531|
|Decimal Degrees||38.99406667, -77.25263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.644', W 77° 15.158'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 38.64" N, 77° 15' 9.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703, 571, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 205 Old Carriage Rd, McLean VA 22102, US|
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