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

A Work of Art

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 30, 2011
1. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Marker
Inscription. Looking at the remaining iron railings and graceful arch of the Tonoloway Aqueduct, it is easy to see why canal company officials referred to the eleven aqueducts along the canal as “works of art.” Built between 1835 and 1839, Aqueduct 7 carried the canal across Tonoloway Creek. Time and floods have not been kind to the Tonoloway Aqueduct. Years of carrying water and canal boats took a toll on the sides of the aqueduct, eventually causing it to collapse. Debris carried by flood waters damaged and washed away iron railings. To protect the aqueduct the National Park Service built steel braces to support the arch and remaining walls.

Even in 1863 the Tonoloway Aqueduct suffered from maintenance problems; leaking water washed away mortar and weakened the masonry.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.635′ N, 78° 9.403′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street and Ford Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the C&O Canal Towpath. Marker

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 30, 2011
2. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Marker
is at or near this postal address: 326 E Main St, Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Bowles House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Thomas Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hancock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hancock Station (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .  Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. National Park Service (Submitted on July 25, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 30, 2011
3. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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