Near Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Millstone & Moffet Station
Western Maryland Rail Trail
During the Civil War several companies of the First Regiment Maryland Infantry were stationed at Millstone Point to protect the C&O Canal from Confederates. In 1909 Millstone was reported to have a population of 100 and a general store and post office, a harnessmaker, distiller, mason, several carpenters, a teacher and a blacksmith. There are also numerous farmers in the area.
The Moffet Station was constructed nearby when the Cumberland Extension of the Western Maryland Railway came through this location.
Moffet Station, Photo courtesy of the Western Maryland Historical Society, Inc.
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 40.614′ N, 78° 5.371′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Hollow Road south of Millstone Road (Maryland Route 615). Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Pool (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Mills (approx. 2.8 miles away); Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Historic Bowles House (approx. 3.7 miles away); A Work of Art (approx. 3.8 miles away); Comm. Bruce Clipp (approx. 4.1 miles away); Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hancock Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.9 miles 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 26, 2016.)
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.