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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Blackford’s Ford
 
Blackford's Ford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. Blackford's Ford Marker
 
Inscription. Also known as Boteler’s Pack Horse and Shepherdstown Ford. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command crossed here en route from Harper’s Ferry to Sharpsburg. Here the entire Army of Northern Virginia withdrew into Virginia, Sept. 18–19, 1862, following the Battle of Antietam.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 26.278′ N, 77° 47.802′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Shephardstown Pike (Maryland Route 34) and Canal Road, on the left when traveling south on Shephardstown Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferry Hill Place (a few steps from this marker); Swearingen’s Ferry and Pack Horse Ford (a few steps from this marker); The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ferry Hill Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Hill (about 400 feet away); A View into the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shepherdstown (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of James Rumsey (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Markers Clustered at the Intersection of Shepherdstown Pike and Canal Road Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. Markers Clustered at the Intersection of Shepherdstown Pike and Canal Road
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Blackford's Ford Today from the Virginia Shore Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
3. Blackford's Ford Today from the Virginia Shore
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then. Last updated on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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