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

Round Top Sand Company

Western Maryland Rail Trail

 
 
Round Top Sand Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
1. Round Top Sand Company Marker
Inscription. The Round Top Sand Company and the Maryland Glass Company mined sand in this area during the early 1900's. On the ridge overlooking this area lies a thick bed of Oriskany Sandstone. This sedimentary rock formation yielded a fine, white sand that was suitable for glass manufacture. A unique structure was designed and built in 1919 to move sand that was mined on the ridge to the Western Maryland Railway, 60 feet below. This structure, including two 6" diameter pipes, was supported by a cable system. A slurry of sand and water was pumped through the pipes into a large storage tank. The sand was then transferred from the storage tank onto railroad cars located on a siding track.
 
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
 
Location. 39° 40.6′ N, 78° 13.799′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Locker Road and Berm Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Round Top Heritage Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Round Top Cement Mill
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Round Top Cement Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Round Top Geology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lovers' Leap (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); “Old Mr. Flintís” Home (approx. 2 miles away); National Pike Toll House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tonoloway Fort (approx. 2.1 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 & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Round Top Sand Company Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
3. Round Top Sand Company Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016.
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