Poolesville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
At the Junction of War and Peace:
Lockhouse 25 and Edwards Ferry
— Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park —
A store was established, warehouses were built, and trade with southern neighbors thrived. It was not destined to last...Virginia seceded from the Union in April 1861. The north bank of the Potomac transformed into a militarized border. Neighbors became enemies with homes occupied and innocents arrested. Farms and warehouses plundered. Crops trampled upon and destroyed. The little community at Edwards Ferry was converted into an armed camp. Life along the canal was disrupted for the next four bloody years.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
Location. 39° 6.223′ N, 77° 28.35′ W. Marker is in Poolesville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Edwards Ferry Road 0.1 miles west of River Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is just south of the Lock 25 Lockhouse on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14800 Edwards Ferry Road, Poolesville MD 20837, 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. Edwards Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Edward’s Ferry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park (approx. 1.1 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); Ice House (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Carriage House (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Well House (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poolesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.