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

Mercersville

 
 
Mercersville Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
1. Mercersville Marker
Inscription. Mercersville was named for Charles Fenton Mercer, who served as the first president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company from June 1828 through June 1833. Mr. Mercer, from Loudoun County, Virginia, also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from his home state. This area is better known as Taylor's Landing after John William (Jack) Taylor, who operated a general store at this location for over 50 years.
 
Location. 39° 29.944′ N, 77° 46.043′ W. Marker is in Mercersville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Taylor's Landing Road 1.2 miles west of Sharpsburg Pike (Maryland Route 65), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is along the C&O Canal Towpath. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, 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 7th Indiana Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Line of Battle (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Army Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); Patrick's Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different
Mercersville Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
2. Mercersville Marker
Looking across the canal bed up Taylor's Landing Road.
marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Army Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away); 7th Regiment Pennsylvania (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
C&O Canal image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
3. C&O Canal
Looking north up the C&O Canal Towpath. The small bridge here allows vehicle access to the Taylor's Landing boat ramp on the Potomac River.
Taylor's Landing Sign image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
4. Taylor's Landing Sign
National Park Service information sign for Taylor's Landing.
Potomac River image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 29, 2016
5. Potomac River
View north/west up the Potomac River from the Taylor's Landing boat ramp.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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