Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks (HM14KV)

Location: Point of Rocks, MD 21777 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.398', W 77° 32.382'

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In 1832, Point of Rocks served as the western terminus for the C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad. This was not deliberate, but the result of competition as the transportation pioneers wrangled in court for rights to the narrow passage between the Potomac River and Catoctin Mountains.

A small village grew here in the early 1830's which eventually took the name of the nearby geologic landmark. Considerable trade was done with neighbors from across the river in Virginia, desirous to send goods east via the transport lines.

HM NumberHM14KV
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280917 N 4350180
Decimal Degrees39.27330000, -77.53970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.398', W 77° 32.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 23.88" N, 77° 32' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17379-17399 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Point of Rocks MD 21777, US
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