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

Jones’ Crossroads

 
 
Jones' Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Jones' Crossroads Marker
Inscription. This crossing served during July 10-15, 1863, as an anchor for the flanks of such gathering Federal forces as the Reserve Artillery and the Second, Third, and Twelfth Corps. Minor skirmishes with elements of Lee's besieged Army of Northern Virginia occurred here.
 
Erected by Maryland State Historical Trust / Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 33.218′ N, 77° 44.204′ W. Marker is in Lappans, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Lappans Road (Maryland Route 68) and Sharpsburg Pike (Maryland Route 65), on the right when traveling west on Lappans Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones’s Crossroads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Council of War (approx. 1.8 miles away); Booth’s Mill Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Roxbury Mills Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rose's Mill Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Claggett’s Millrace Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Claggett's Mill Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Funkstown (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker with Jones Crossroads in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. Marker with Jones Crossroads in the Background
The crossroads was the intersection of the historical Lappans Road running from Williamsport, MD to Both's Mill and beyond to Boonsboro, with the Sharpsburg Pike running between Hagerstown and Sharpsburg. Road repairs and widening in the area may force the relocation of this marker.
Jones’ Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 8, 2008
3. Jones’ Crossroads Marker
Jones’ Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 8, 2008
4. Jones’ Crossroads Marker
Marker, as seen from the opposite direction image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 8, 2008
5. Marker, as seen from the opposite direction
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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