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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Antietam Iron Works Bridge

 
 
Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker
Inscription. This four-arch stone bridge spanning the Antietam Creek was built in 1832 by John Weaver. It is located at the site of a large ironworks complex, first known as the Frederick Forge and later as the Antietam Iron Works which operated intermittently from 1763 until 1886, when the facility was sold at a bankruptcy sale. This bridge was one of the first two contracted by the county government after the Levy Court had been renamed the Board of County Commissioners in 1830.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 25.034′ N, 77° 44.532′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Limekiln Road, on the right when traveling east on Harpers Ferry Road. Touch for map. Located at the west end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Indian Deed (within shouting distance of this marker); Snavely's Ford (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Antietam Iron Works Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
2. Antietam Iron Works Bridge
A.P. Hillís March (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Pegramís (Purcell), Virginia Battery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 2 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Arch Bridges of Washington County Maryland. (Submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Remains of the Antietam Furnace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Remains of the Antietam Furnace
Iron smelted at this furnace found use in many notable projects of nineteenth century America, to include the early railroads. The furnace is located just to the north of the Bridge, past the Antietam Iron Works Inn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,798 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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