Lockhouse 10

Lockhouse 10 (HM1ZSB)

Location: Cabin John, MD 20818 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.335', W 77° 10.086'

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

After being neglected for nearly a decade, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal received new life with the New Deal programs in the late 1930s. Two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps were setup at nearby Cabin John and Carderock to restore the first 22 miles of the canal. With help from Public Works Administration workers and Historic American Building Survey architects, they rehabilitated this lock and lockhouse in one of the first federal historic preservation efforts.

The new deal programs largely ended in 1942, with the onset of World War II, However, their work set a precedent of preserving canal resources while developing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone. Without their hard work, this park would not be what it is today. Experience this legacy of stewardship by visiting Lockhouse 10.
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series, and the series.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312177 N 4315932
Decimal Degrees38.97225000, -77.16810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.335', W 77° 10.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 20.1" N, 77° 10' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Cabin John MD 20818, US
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