Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cannon of Revolutionary War
forged Mount Aetna, Maryland
Dedicated July 4, 1906
Rededicated July 5, 1992
Charles F. Kauffman, Jr.
Mayor, Town of Boonsboro
Robert J. Shifler, Assistant Mayor • Kevin M. Chambers, Councilman • Robert W. Gross, Councilman • Raymond D. Grove, Councilman • Howard W. Long, Councilman • Richard E. Hawkins, Councilman • Sheila A. Wren, President Park Board • Robert L. Phillips, Secretary • Gerald F. Metz, Member • William R. Henneberger, Member • John L. Herr, Member • Robert J. Shifler, Liaison Member
Location. 39° 30.463′ N, 77° 39.26′ W. Marker is in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Inside Shafer Park, about a block west of Old National Road/Main Street (Alt US 40). Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boys from Boonsboro District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Road (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 700 feet away); Boonsboro (about 700 feet Washington Monument (approx. half a mile away); Town of Boonsboro (approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Way (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boonsboro.
Also see . . . Another Mt. Aetna Cannon. An unfinished cannon on display at the Hager House in Hagerstown. (Submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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