Near Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sideling Hill and Town Hill Mountains
The ridge to the west is Town Hill, a syncline like Sideling Hill. What looks like an end to the hill is a cut, eroded by a river which might have been bigger than today’s Potomac River. Town Hill extends tens of miles into Pennsylvania.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 43.148′ N, 78° 16.9′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on the westbound Sideling Hill Visitors Center (Interstate 68 at milepost 75) west of Exit 77 (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker can also be reached from the eastbound Rest Area by crossing the footbridge. 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. Sideling Hill Cut South Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Sideling Hill Cut North Bench The National Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Challenge of Sideling Hill (about 300 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); Interstate 68 Maryland Vietnam Memorial (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); Round Top Sand Company (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
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