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Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Falls Tavern

 
 
Great Falls Tavern Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2011
1. Great Falls Tavern Marker Panel 2
Inscription.  
Built between 1826 and 1831
by the
C & O Canal Company.
The tavern provided meals
and lodging for
canal travelers and boatmen
for nearly a century.

 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list.
 
Location. 39° 0.019′ N, 77° 14.891′ W. Marker is in Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Macarthur Boulevard 1.3 miles west of Falls Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac MD 20854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Great Falls Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Great Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating a National Park
Great Falls Tavern Marker visible, right side of doorway image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2011
2. Great Falls Tavern Marker visible, right side of doorway
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Geologic Barrier (about 700 feet away); Fighting Floods (about 800 feet away); Olmsted Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); People and the Potomac (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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