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Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

National Historical Marker

 
 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 3, 2016
1. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker
Inscription. One of the best preserved and least altered of old American canals, the Chesapeake and Ohio grew from Washington's vision of linking the valleys of the early west with the east by “ties of communication,” The Potomac Company fostered by Washington to improve navigation of the Potomac transferred its rights in 1828 to the Chesapeake and Ohio Company organized to connect the Ohio at Pittsburgh with Georgetown by a continuous canal. In October 1850 after 185 miles were built the construction ceased at Cumberland until 1924 trade continued on the old canal. Today, it is a memorial to national progress and the canal era.

Erected 1942 By District of Columbia D.A.R.

National Park Service United States Department of The Interior
 
Erected 1942 by The District of Columbia Daughter's of the American Revolution and the National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.244′ N, 77° 3.415′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Touch for map. The Marker is behind the Four Seasons Hotel along the C&O towpath where it intersects the Rock Creek
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 3, 2016
2. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker
Park Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); M Street - A Road Well Traveled (about 800 feet away); Thomas Sim Lee Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgetown and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ross and Getty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Preserved and Adapted (approx. 0.2 miles away); At All Hours (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creating a National Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 15, 2016
3. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Marker
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, at Georgetown Aqueduct Bridge image. Click for full size.
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4. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, at Georgetown Aqueduct Bridge
This illustration appeared in Picturesque Washington by Joseph Moore West, 1884.
C&O Canal Milestone 0<br>Georgetown image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 2, 2006
5. C&O Canal Milestone 0
Georgetown
C&O Canal Milestone 184.5<br>Cumberland image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2009
6. C&O Canal Milestone 184.5
Cumberland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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