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Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

 
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
1. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker
Inscription. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Commenced at Georgetown. July 4th 1828. Chief Engineer Benjamin Wright.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company, 1850. President James M. Coale. Directors William A. Bradley, Henry Daingerfield, Wm. Cost Johnson, John Pickell, George Schley, Samuel P. Smith. Clerk Walter S. Bringgold. Treasurer Lawrence J. Brengle.

Maryland State Agents. Samuel Sprigg, Allen B. Davis, Wm. T. Goldsborough, Tench Tilghman, John Van Lear.
 
Erected 1850 by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company.
 
Location. 38° 54.262′ N, 77° 3.776′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and the C&O Canal Towpath, N.W., on the right when traveling south on Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herman Hollerith (about 500 feet away); Creating a National Park (about 700 feet away); At All Hours (about 800 feet away); From Seaport to National Park (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
2. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker

1. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. (Submitted on February 22, 2006.)
2. C & O Canal Virtual Tour. (Submitted on February 22, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. C&O Canal, C & O Canal, C and O Canal
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
3. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
4. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Marker
The Eastern Terminus of the C&O Canal image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
5. The Eastern Terminus of the C&O Canal
The Canal empties into Rock Creek. Lower bridge carries the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway over Rock Creek. Upper bridge is the Potomac River Freeway northbound, curving around to terminate at westbound K Street, N.W.
Looking West From the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
6. Looking West From the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Looking East at the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
7. Looking East at the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
A winter view. The canal has been drained. Marker is at bridge level, off camera on the left.
Looking West at the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 20, 2006
8. Looking West at the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
View of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge from the 31st Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
9. View of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge from the 31st Street Bridge
Notice the stairs to the townhouses facing the canal on the right. They have C&O Canal Towpath, N.W., addresses.
Remains of Aqueduct Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
10. Remains of Aqueduct Bridge
The Aqueduct Bridge carried a waterway that connected The C&O Canal to the Alexandria Canal across the river. The C&O Canal's towpath is in the foreground. Key Bridge crossing the Potomac is in the distance.
<i>The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Washington News Company, circa 1910
11. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The back of the postcard reads, "This canal runs from Washington to Columbia, Md., and is used to transport coal and other products, and also shows the canal passing through historic Georgetown." Although difficult to confirm, this would seem to be the same perspective as Photo 6 on this page, looking west from the bridge on Wisconsin Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,321 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5. submitted on February 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on February 22, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   8. submitted on February 24, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   9. submitted on February 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   10. submitted on February 22, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   11. submitted on January 7, 2015. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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