Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gold Mining in Maryland
Erected by the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 1.217′ N, 77° 12.75′ W. Marker is in Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on River Road (Maryland Route 190) west of Falls Road (Maryland Route 189). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Indians of the Potomac River (approx. 1.8 miles away in Virginia); River Crossing at Conn's Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away in Virginia); Great Falls of the Potomac (approx. 2 miles away); The Maryland Mine Washington Aqueduct (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Lift Lock (approx. 2.4 miles away); Great Falls Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Boats Passing By (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac.
Also see . . .
1. A Hike Thatís Pure Gold. This 2001 article by Jeff Bagato originally appeared in The Washington Post. (Submitted on June 10, 2007.)
2. USGS History of Gold Mining in the Area Around Great Falls. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,780 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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