Flintstone in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Naming of the Lake
In 1970, this dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to impound Rocky Gap Run and create Lake Habeeb. The 243-acre lake is named in honor of Edward Habeeb who inspired the establishment of Rocky Gap State Park.
This lake is typical of all Maryland's lakes in that it requires a dam. There are no natural lakes in Maryland. The average depth of Lake Habeeb is 30 feet with some areas as deep as 90 feet.
The park was formally opened on July 17, 1974. The lake was later dedicated on September 18, 1976.
[text with left photo] Edward Habeeb
[text with right photo] Mr. Habeeb joins State and local officials for the ground-breaking ceremonies at Rocky Gap
Funded by Recreational Trails Grant Program
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1974.
Location. 39° 42.043′ N, 78° 39.713′ W. Marker is in Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Old Hancock Road. Marker is within Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flintstone MD 21530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Indian Rockshelter Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life in Pleasant Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evart's Homesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martins Mountain (approx. ¾ mile away); Union Grove School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Washington’s Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Camp Mason & Dixon (approx. 3.4 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flintstone.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.