Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A New Beginning
Western Maryland Rail Trail
Formerly this area consisted of several businesses and rental housing units. A disastrous New Year's Eve fire on December 31, 1991 destroyed this lot and the adjacent property to the east. The private sector could not feasibly restore the burned out properties, so the Town of Hancock along with the CDBG and ARC programs purchased the property and designed a park to eliminate the blight on the community.
Spangler Hotel, West Main Street, Hancock, Maryland
Erected by State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1998.
Location. 39° 41.92′ N, 78° 10.747′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (Maryland Route 144) east of Taney Street South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover the Trail (a few steps from this marker); Major James Breathed (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Discover the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The C&O Canal: Serving the Potomac Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock in the Canal Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hancock (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Hancock (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
Also see . . .
1. Western Maryland Rail Trail. Hancock Maryland Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 25, 2016.)
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 25, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.