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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Little Pool

Western Maryland Rail Trail

 
 
Little Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
1. Little Pool Marker
Inscription. Little Pool was part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal which connected Cumberland to Georgetown and ran parallel to the Potomac River. The principal cargo hauled on the canal heading east was coal. Westbound boats hauled various cargoes such as furniture, produce and fertilizer. The canal operated until the flood of 1924 forced its abandonment.

Little Pool is nearly one mile long and was formed by transferring the towpath from the mainland to an island in the Potomac River. A stop gate was located at the end of Little Pool so that it did not have to be drained during the winter.
 
Location. 39° 41.028′ N, 78° 6.202′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Hollow Road south of Millstone Road (Maryland Route 615). Click for map. Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millstone & Moffet Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Historic Bowles House (approx. 2.8 miles away); A Work of Art (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Mills (approx. 3.7 miles away); Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Western Maryland Rail Trail. Hancock Maryland Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 

2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016.
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