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Near Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Falls of the Potomac

 
 
Great Falls of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, November 10, 2013
1. Great Falls of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. One of the most picturesque spots in Maryland. George Washington came here many times and built canal locks on the Virginia side to make the river navigable for his "Potomac Company."
 
Erected 2013 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.752′ N, 77° 13.866′ W. Marker is near Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Falls Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Floods (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington Aqueduct (approx. one mile away); Creating a National Park (approx. one mile away); A Lift Lock (approx. one mile away); Great Falls Tavern (approx. one mile away); Great Falls Canal and Locks (approx. 1.1 miles away in Virginia); Olmsted Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Patowmack Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Potomac.
 
Regarding Great Falls of the Potomac.
Great Falls of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, November 10, 2013
2. Great Falls of the Potomac Marker
This marker is near the entrance to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Here one can hike along the canal towpath and take the trail to Olmstead Island to see the spectacular view of the Great Falls of the Potomac.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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