Point of Rocks During the WarThe rail line immediately before you served as an important means of supply and communication during the Civil War (the station, and tracks to Washington, D.C., on the southern or right side of the station were built later). Here at Point of Rocks, formerly Trammelstown, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad reached the banks of the Potomac River from Baltimore. This narrow strip of bottomland, which allowed passage beyond the Blue Ridge's Catoctin and South Mountain ranges, had been the subject of a court fight decades earlier when the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the railroad sought to use it.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281438 N 4350232|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27390000, -77.53368333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.434', W 77° 32.021'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 26.04" N, 77° 32' 1.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3901-3907 MD-28, Point of Rocks MD 21777, US|
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