Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg
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Erected by Washington County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1900.
Location. 39° 26.287′ N, 77° 47.799′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Shepherdstown Pike (Maryland Route 34) and Canal Road, on the right when traveling south on Shepherdstown Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blackford’s Ford (a few steps from this marker); Swearingen’s Ferry and Pack Horse FordFerry Hill Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Hill (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Ferry Hill Place (about 500 feet away); A View into the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Blackford's Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shepherdstown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . . James Rumsey Birthplace Marker. (Submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,053 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on October 11, 2009. Photos: 1. submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 11, 2009. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on July 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.