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

Claggett’s Millrace Bridge

 
 
Claggett's Millrace Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 23, 2008
1. Claggett's Millrace Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Although it vaults only a millrace deflected from Antietam Creek proper, this small but well-designed one-arch bridge is typical of many others that have not survived at mill sites in the county. It is not certain that John Weaver built this 53' bridge, which would not have been considered necessary by the county government. Conjecture is that the Claggetts contracted to have it built in 1841 after the completion of the three-archer nearby.
 
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 1841.
 
Location. 39° 35.703′ N, 77° 42.612′ 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
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the crow flies. Claggett's Mill Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose's Mill Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Funkstown (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 . . .  Journey Through Maryland History: Washington County Bridges. Preservation Maryland website entry (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Claggett's Millrace Bridge, looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 23, 2008
2. Claggett's Millrace Bridge, looking west
Claggett's Millrace Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 23, 2008
3. Claggett's Millrace Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,916 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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