Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic ParkAcross the canal bed are the remains of the once prosperous Round Top Cement Mill. The abundance of high calcium limestone drew cement manufacturers to this area in 1838. A useful material, limestone can be cut into building blocks or burned and ground for use in fertilizer or natural cement. The eight kilns across from you could produce 48 tons of burnt lime per day. The Round Top Cement Company provided cement for the construction of the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol building, and much of the masonry along the western end of the canal.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||39.67715000, -78.22804033|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 40.629', W 78° 13.68242'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 40' 37.74" N, 78° 13' 40.9452" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US|
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