Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The C&O Canal: Serving the Potomac Valley
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The canal depended on the prosperity of the nearby towns, businesses and industries for its own financial security. A poor crop in the Potomac Valley or a miner's strike in the Cumberland coal fields meant a loss of revenue from the transportation of flour or coal.
At the same time, people in towns along the canal route like Hancock, Maryland looked to the canal for employment and supplemental income. Regular purchases of food, supplies, and feed by the canallers boosted the town's economy.
Hancock, Maryland circa 1900
Taney Warehouse, Hancock, Maryland
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 41.878′ N, 78° 10.752′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Canal Street and North Church Street. Click for map. Located on the C&O Canal Towpath. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hancock in the Canal Era (a few steps from this marker); Discover the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); A New Beginning (within shouting distance of this marker); Major James Breathed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hancock Station (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Discover the Trail (about 300 feet away); Hancock (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Hancock (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hancock.
Also see . . . Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on July 25, 2016.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016.