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Near Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Claggett's Mill Bridge

 
 
Claggett's Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, October 5, 2007
1. Claggett's Mill Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
This three-arch bridge over Antietam Creek was completed by John Weaver in 1840 for $2,800. It was near the mill operated for generations by the Claggett family. The house, barn, and outbuildings of the Claggett estate, "Valentia," stand nearby. This bridge is 173' long and has spans of 34', 38' and 34'.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 39° 35.703′ N, 77° 42.592′ W. Marker is near Funkstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Poffenberger Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Claggett’s Millrace Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose's Mill Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Funkstown
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(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Funkstown (approx. 0.8 miles away); This Plot is Dedicated to Public Use (approx. one mile away); Baltimore Street (approx. one mile away); Keller Home (approx. one mile away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funkstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Journey Through Maryland History: Washington County Bridges. Preservation Maryland website entry (Submitted on March 1, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. "Valentia". Maryland Historical Trust website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 
 
Claggett's Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Claggett's Mill Bridge
Valentia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, October 5, 2007
3. Valentia
Barn, Valentia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. Barn, Valentia
Claggett's Mill Bridge, as seen from downstream image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 23, 2008
5. Claggett's Mill Bridge, as seen from downstream
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,364 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   5. submitted on February 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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