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

Great Falls of the Potomac

 
 
Great Falls of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, November 10, 2013
1. Great Falls of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. One of the most picturesque spots in Maryland. George Washington came here many times and built canal locks on the Virginia side to make the river navigable for his "Potomac Company."
 
Erected 2013 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.752′ N, 77° 13.866′ W. Marker is near Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Falls Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maryland Mine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Floods (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington Aqueduct (approx. one mile away); Creating a National Park (approx. one mile away); Boats Passing By (approx. one mile away); A Lift Lock (approx. one mile away); Mather Gorge (approx. one mile away in Virginia); Great Falls Tavern (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac.
 
Regarding Great Falls of the Potomac.
Great Falls of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, November 10, 2013
2. Great Falls of the Potomac Marker
This marker is near the entrance to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Here one can hike along the canal towpath and take the trail to Olmstead Island to see the spectacular view of the Great Falls of the Potomac.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Great Falls of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
3. Great Falls of the Potomac Marker
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park<br>Great Falls Maryland image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
4. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Great Falls Maryland
National Park Service image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
5. National Park Service
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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