Witness to History

Witness to History (HM1OCQ)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.033', W 77° 43.883'

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As a young tree, the Burnside Sycamore witnessed the battle of Antietam. It still stands more than one hundred fifty years later and remains a favorite landmark for park visitors. You can help preserve and protect this living relic by appreciating it from afar. The fence is here to keep foot traffic from the base of the tree. This will help reduce soil compaction and stream bank erosion that threatens the health of the Burnside Sycamore. Let's do our part to preserve this tree for future generations.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264974 N 4370337
Decimal Degrees39.45055000, -77.73138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.033', W 77° 43.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 1.98" N, 77° 43' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Union Advance Trail, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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