Both sides refused to give up ground. The canal company won the legal battle, but a compromise was reached, the right-of-way would be shared. The C&O would build next to the river, and the B&O would carve its way through the mountain above the canal. The race to the Ohio and western trade continued for the next 90 years. The abandoned canal and the busy railroad tracks show who lost and who won.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 16.901′ N, 77° 32.861′ W. Marker is near Point of Rocks, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from C&O Canal Towpath. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point of Rocks MD 21777, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Canal Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle at Point of Rocks
Also see . . . C&O Canal Trust: Canal Quarters. Lockhouse 28 is one of six lockhouses that are available to reserve for overnight stays. (Submitted on January 9, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.