Near Whiteford in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Peach Bottom Slate Region
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 42.821′ N, 76° 20.868′ W. Marker is near Whiteford, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pylesville Road (Maryland Route 165) 0.2 miles north of Whiteford Road (Maryland Route 136), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whiteford MD 21160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason - Dixon Line (approx. 0.6 miles King and Queen Seat (approx. 6.4 miles away); Joesting - Gorsuch House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lock No. 12 (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Survivor of the Past (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); St. Patrick's Chapel (approx. 7.8 miles away); Capt. Angus Greme (approx. 8.2 miles away); Berkley Crossroads (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Regarding Peach Bottom Slate Region. “The slate region of this State is a continuation of the York County slate belt. The Maryland quarries are all in the northern part of Harford County, near the State line. The quarries of these two counties constitute what is known as the Peach Bottom slate region.” — from The Sixteenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1894. “Stone” chapter by William C. Day.
1. Slate Quarries
By clicking on the map link, switching to satellite and moving in closer, you will see 4 dark areas to the southeast of the marker. These are the quarries
— Submitted June 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,513 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.