Western Maryland Rail TrailA small community originally called Millstone Point, but later changed to just Millstone, grew up along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Andrew Jackson (General and later U.S. President) met a committee from Hancock here. Harpers Monthly relates the following incident: "Some excavations were being made in the neighborhood and several blasts were fired in honor of the occasion as 'Old Hickory' approached. 'Didn't the detonations alarm your horse, general?' inquired a solicitous committeeman. 'No sir,' said Jackson emphatically; 'My horse and I have heard a similar sort of music before'."
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|Placed By||Western Maryland Rail Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 749624 N 4395947|
|Decimal Degrees||39.67690000, -78.08951667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 40.614', W 78° 5.371'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 40' 36.84" N, 78° 5' 22.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US|
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