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'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 75 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
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.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM1WH0
Tags
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Jefferson MD 21755, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?