Point of Rocks
A small village grew here in the early 1830’s which eventually took the name of the nearby geologic landmark. Considerable trade was done with neighbors from across the river in Virginia, desirous to send goods east via the transport lines.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series list.
Location. 39° 16.398′ N, 77° 32.382′ W. Marker is in Point of Rocks, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Canal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point of Rocks MD 21777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle at Point of Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.