Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gold Mining in Maryland
Erected by the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 1.217′ N, 77° 12.75′ W. Marker is in Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on River Road (Maryland Route 190) west of Falls Road (Maryland Route 189). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Indians of the Potomac River (approx. 1.8 miles away in Virginia); Great Falls of the Potomac (approx. 2 miles away); Washington Aqueduct (approx. 2.3 miles away); Great Falls Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Creating a National Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Floods (approx. 2.6 miles away); Potomac River (approx. 2.6 miles away); Olmsted Island (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Potomac.
Also see . . .
1. A Hike Thatís Pure Gold. This 2001 article by Jeff Bagato originally appeared in The Washington Post.
2. USGS History of Gold Mining in the Area Around Great Falls.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
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