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Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dam No. 5

 
 
Dam No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
1. Dam No. 5 Marker
Inscription. From December 17 to 20, 1861, Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson attempted to halt traffic on the canal by diverting the river around the Virginia abutment of Dam No. 5. Damage was slight and repairs were effected within two days.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 36.47′ N, 77° 55.302′ W. Marker is in Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dam Number 5 Road 2.9 miles south of Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Protecting Cultural Resources (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stonewall Jackson at Dam 5 (about 300 feet away); Mule Power (approx. 1 miles away); Four Locks (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Four Locks (approx. 1 miles away); McCoy's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lancelot Jacques (approx. 3 miles away); Clear Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Spring.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Dam No. 5 Marker, looking South image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
2. Dam No. 5 Marker, looking South
View of the marker from the power station across the road, and looking in the direction of the Potomac River and Dam Number 5, both out of view because of the trees along the road.
Dam No. 5 Marker, looking East image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
3. Dam No. 5 Marker, looking East
View of the marker as approaching from the West
Dam No. 5 Marker, looking West image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
4. Dam No. 5 Marker, looking West
View of the marker as approaching from the East.
Dam Number 5 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
5. Dam Number 5
The dam can be seen at a distance (very center of this picture) from the road near the marker by moving about 50 feet to the East (left if you are facing the Potomac River) where the roadside trees clear.
Dam Number 5 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 2, 2018
6. Dam Number 5
Closer view of the dam from the C&O Canal park for Lock 45, whose entrance is about 350 feet East of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2018, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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