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Potomac, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2017
Boats Passing by Marker
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Boats Passing By Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Park
In days past, while standing on the edge of the canal one would see a variety of boats float by. During the peak operating years of the C&O canal in the 1870's, as many as 550 freight boats were in use on the canal carrying tons of coal from . . . — Map (db m103042) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Creating a National Park [Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park]
“It is a refuge, a place of retreat, a long stretch of quiet and peace at the Capital ”William O. Douglas. Look around you. The park you stand in exists because people cared. In January 1954, Justice William O. . . . — Map (db m49848) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Gold Mining in Maryland
Most gold found in Maryland came from the Potomac area. Mining operations began shortly after gold was discovered near Great Falls during the Civil War and continued until 1940; incidental prospecting continued until 1951. From 1884–1940 the . . . — Map (db m1121) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Great Falls of the Potomac
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." — Map (db m70177) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Great Falls Tavern Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Panel 1 - plaque on the C&O tow path: Life was very different around the Great Falls Tavern during the canal era. The building before you began as a small lockhouse and was added onto twice until it became what you see today. The area . . . — Map (db m71604) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Lockhouse 22
If walls could talk then Lockhouse 22 could tell some tales. One might hear about President Grover Cleveland who sought refuge from the pressures of the White HOuse by coming here on fishing trips. Or perhaps the lockhouse would tell of one . . . — Map (db m28302) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Olmsted Island [Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park]
Named in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 1870 - 1957 Illustrious landscape architect and advocate of the preservation of natural scenery who, as an original member of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission from 1926 . . . — Map (db m49829) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds
1717 Captain John Presbyterian Meeting House 1793 Graves of Rev. James Hunt and Wife Ruth 1854 Methodists begin & Build Potomac Chapel 1865 Potomac Chapel School erected — One of first free public schools in Montgomery County. 1969 . . . — Map (db m106440) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Potomac River — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park —
Human habitation in the Potomac River Basin has existed for 9,000 years, according to archeological evidence. The name "Potomac" derives from the Algonquian word "patawomeke," which means "trading place." The first English settlement, St. Mary's . . . — Map (db m61574) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — The Edgar Perry House Built in 1902
When Edgar was born on May 3, 1871, his father Thomas was a partner with Winfield Offutt in a mercantile operation at the intersection of River and Falls Road, then known as “Offutt's Crossroads.“ By the year 1880, when “Potomac . . . — Map (db m106484) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — The Floods
Structures such as this stop-lock were designed to divert flood waters from the canal. Wooden planks were dropped in to slots, forming a dam which diverted rushing waters along a stone levee and back into the Potomac. Although this stop-lock . . . — Map (db m68287) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — The Maryland Mine Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Park
The building in front of you was a processing mill, where gold was extracted from quartz. The quartz was dug in the Maryland Mine, one of over 30 mines that once dotted the landscape here. During the Civil War a Union soldier assigned to guard . . . — Map (db m103296) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Potomac — Washington Aqueduct
. . . — Map (db m54961) HM

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