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Myersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

C&O Canal

 
 
C&O Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 15, 2018
1. C&O Canal Marker
Inscription.  The 184-mile C&O Canal, where mule-drawn barges once lumbered alongside the Potomac River, provides a serene waterway for paddling and a towpath for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series list.
 
Location. 39° 31.69′ N, 77° 36.296′ W. Marker is in Myersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (Interstate 70), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myersville MD 21773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Explore Maryland In Search of Adventure (here, next to this marker); Washington County (here, next to this marker); Explore Maryland as the Crucible of the Nation (here, next to this marker); The Historic National Road (here, next to this marker); Underground Railroad (here, next to this
C&O Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 15, 2018
2. C&O Canal Marker
marker); Explore Maryland at the Crossroads of Conflict (here, next to this marker); Camp David (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Antietam (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myersville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk at the South Mountain Eastbound Welcome Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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