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

McCoy's Ferry

 
 
McCoy's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. McCoy's Ferry Marker
Inscription. On May 23, 1861 Confederates attempting to capture the ferry boat at McCoy's Landing were driven off by the Clear Spring Guard. Here on October 10, 1862, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart crossed the Potomac on his second ride around McClellan's army.
 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 36.536′ N, 77° 58.204′ W. Marker is near Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on McCoys Ferry Road one mile south of Big Pool Road (Maryland Route 56), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the C&O Canal towpath that McCoys Ferry Road tunnels under. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lancelot Jacques (approx. one mile away); Mule Power (approx. 1.2 miles away); Four Locks (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Four Locks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Frederick Officers’ Quarters (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nathan Williams (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McCoys Ferry Road Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
2. McCoys Ferry Road Tunnel
Road tunnels under the C&O Canal towpath where the historic marker is located.
Potomac River image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
3. Potomac River
View from McCoy's Ferry.
C&O Canal National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, January 10, 2009
4. C&O Canal National Historical Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 13, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
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