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Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Aqueduct

 
 
Washington Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2011
1. Washington Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.
Washington Aqueduct
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1974
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1974 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.035′ N, 77° 14.873′ W. Marker is in Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from MacArthur Blvd/Great Falls Road Climb east of the C&O Canal Towpath when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the west face of the Washington Aqueduct Pump House, inside the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, off the walkway to the Great Falls Tavern [the park visitors center and museum] and the C&O Canal - all of which are south of the visitors parking lot and east of the C&O canal ditch, its towpath and the adjacent aqueduct diversion dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Washington Aqueduct Pump Station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2011
2. Washington Aqueduct Pump Station
- marker visible between the white panel and the center access door.
marker. A Lift Lock (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Falls Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Boats Passing By (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating a National Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olmsted Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); People and the Potomac (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); River of Change (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); A Globally Rare Environment (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington Aqueduct System. (Submitted on November 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The McMillan Sand Filtration Site. (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park; Great Falls Tavern; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Washington City Tunnel.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
Washington Aqueduct facility, left, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 25, 2011
3. Washington Aqueduct facility, left, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
- National Park Service Visitors Center in background, right.
The original Washington Aqueduct reservoir, over-flowing across its diversion dam (left middle) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 1, 2012
4. The original Washington Aqueduct reservoir, over-flowing across its diversion dam (left middle)
into the Potomac River above the Great Falls Gorge - viewed from the overlook off the C&O Canal tow path.
The landmark Washington Aqueduct gate house (pump station) and the Great Falls Tavern museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 1, 2012
5. The landmark Washington Aqueduct gate house (pump station) and the Great Falls Tavern museum
viewed from the reservoir overlook. Note the C&O Canal ditch and tow path in the upper foreground.
Washington Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
6. Washington Aqueduct Marker
Dc10 M image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
7. Dc10 M
Aqueduct Milestone at Great Falls marking 10 Miles to DC.
Aqueduct Milestone at the pumping station, Great Falls image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
8. Aqueduct Milestone at the pumping station, Great Falls
Washington Aqueduct: the Union Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2009
9. Washington Aqueduct: the Union Arch Bridge
erected over Cabin John Creek,1864.
Washington Aqueduct: U.S Army Corps of Engineers Delacarlia Water Treatment image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 8, 2012
10. Washington Aqueduct: U.S Army Corps of Engineers Delacarlia Water Treatment
Plant and Pumping Station
at reservoir on the Maryland/DC border.
Washington Aqueduct: "Castle Gatehouse" / Georgetown Reservoir Pumping Station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 31, 2012
11. Washington Aqueduct: "Castle Gatehouse" / Georgetown Reservoir Pumping Station
Designed to represent the insignia of the U.S. Corps of Engineers ... the gatehouse was constructed at the Georgetown Reservoir to pump water into the four-mile long Washington City Tunnel that led to McMillan Reservoir
Washington Aqueduct: McMillan Resevoir (formerly, the "Howard" Reservoir")</b> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 28, 2012
12. Washington Aqueduct: McMillan Resevoir (formerly, the "Howard" Reservoir")
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 29, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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