Near Whiteford in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Peach Bottom Slate Region
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 42.821′ N, 76° 20.868′ W. Marker is near Whiteford, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pylesville Road 0.2 miles north of Whiteford Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whiteford MD 21160, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason - Dixon Line (approx. 0.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); King and Queen Seat (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lock No. 12 (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Survivor of the Past (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Capt. Angus Greme (approx. 8.2 miles away); Berkley Crossroads (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House (approx. 8.5 miles away but has been reported missing); “Indian Spring” (approx. 8.5 miles away).
Regarding Peach Bottom Slate Region. “The slate region of this State is a continuation of the York County slate belt. The Maryland quarries are all in the northern part of Harford County, near the State line. The quarries of these two counties constitute what is known as the Peach Bottom slate region.” — from The Sixteenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1894. “Stone” chapter by William C. Day.
1. Slate Quarries
By clicking on the map link, switching to satellite and moving in closer, you will see 4 dark areas to the southeast of the marker. These are the quarries that are now filled with water.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,267 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.