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McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mather Gorge

 
 
Mather Gorge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 4, 2017
1. Mather Gorge Marker
Inscription.
This mighty chasm, carved by the
Potomac River, below Great Falls
is dedicated and named
in memory of
Stephen T. Mather
July 4, 1867 - January 22, 1930

With untiring enthusiasm for the National Park Idea, he served as first director of the National Park Service, 1917-1929, helping shape America's National Park system, a philosophy of conservation which has spread throughout the world.
April 17, 1969

 
Erected 1969.
 
Location. 38° 59.545′ N, 77° 14.929′ W. Marker is in McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Old Dominion Drive (Virginia Route 738) one mile north of Georgetown Pike (Route 193), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along the River Trail in Great Falls Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Mc Lean VA 22102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Falls Canal and Locks (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Floods (approx. 0.2 miles away in Maryland); The Patowmack Canal (approx. mile away); People and the Potomac
Mather Gorge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 4, 2017
2. Mather Gorge Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); River of Change (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Globally Rare Environment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olmsted Island (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named The Patowmack Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mather Gorge. at American Whitewater. (Submitted on March 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Great Falls Park. National Park Service (Submitted on March 15, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Mather Gorge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 4, 2017
3. Mather Gorge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 319 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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