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Near Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sideling Hill Cut North Bench

 
 
Sideling Hill Cut North Bench Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
1. Sideling Hill Cut North Bench Marker
Inscription. The sweep of geologic time exposed by this 380 foot slice into Sideling Hill spans about 20 million years. From the dark gray marine rocks at the far end of the north slope which are about 36 million years old, to the white continental sandstones at the top of the cut which are about 340 million years old, seas, rivers and marshes have left behind sediments in a layered story of the earth’s formation and reformation.
 
Location. 39° 43.118′ N, 78° 16.86′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on the westbound Sideling Hill Visitors Center (Interstate 68 at milepost 75) near Exit 77 (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker can also be reached from the eastbound Rest Area by crossing the footbridge. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Challenge of Sideling Hill (within shouting distance of
Sideling Hill Cut North Bench Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
2. Sideling Hill Cut North Bench Marker
this marker); The National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Sideling Hill Cut South Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Sideling Hill and Town Hill Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .  Geology of the Sideling Hill Road Cut. 1989 pamphlet by David K. Brezinski for the Maryland Geological Survey. (Submitted on January 21, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sideling Hill Cut North Bench image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
3. Sideling Hill Cut North Bench
The North Bench trail (a series of stairs), which can be used to study the south face, can be seen in this photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,255 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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