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

Old Forge Bridge

 
 
Old Forge Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
1. Old Forge Bridge Marker
Inscription. This three-arch bridge was erected at a cost $2,800 by W. H. Eirely in 1863 over a ford in Antietam Creek. The east arch of this bridge spans a path once used for cattle. A forge, part of a large ironworks operation owned by the Hughes brothers, was in operation on the north side of the bridge during the late 18th century; and the two stone buildings on the south cliff date from this era. Daniel Hughes house to the north is dated 1763. Later grist and sawmills operated at this site.
 
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° 39.962′ N, 77° 39.083′ W. Marker is near Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Forge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Forge Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erected in Honor of the Boys (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 (approx.
Marker on bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
2. Marker on bridge
2.5 miles away); The Long Meadow (approx. 2.8 miles away); Retreat into Maryland (approx. 2.9 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.9 miles away); John D. Zentmyer (approx. 2.9 miles away); In Memory Of (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Marker on bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
3. Marker on bridge
Rebuilt 1893
County Commissioners
C.C. Snyder, President
Jacob Friend
Wilfred R. Stouffer
R.F. Stuttlemyer
Alex W. Davis

Josiah Hill Builder
Old Forge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
4. Old Forge Bridge
South side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
5. South side of bridge
Old Forge Bridge, as seen from in front of Old Forge Farm image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
6. Old Forge Bridge, as seen from in front of Old Forge Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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