Sideling Hill and Town Hill Mountains

Sideling Hill and Town Hill Mountains (HM367)

Location: Hancock, MD 21750 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 43.148', W 78° 16.9'

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Rainwater enters the outcropping sandstones of Sideling Hill and collects in what is termed an aquifer. In this highway cut, the water runs out at the bottom of the fractured sandstone layers because it cannot go through the dense claystone below. There are often continual water seeps or ice falls during winter in a cut like this.

The ridge to the west is Town Hill, a syncline like Sideling Hill. What looks like an end to the hill is a cut, eroded by a river which might have been bigger than today's Potomac River. Town Hill extends tens of miles into Pennsylvania.
HM NumberHM367
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 733000 N 4400118
Decimal Degrees39.71913333, -78.28166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 43.148', W 78° 16.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 43' 8.88" N, 78° 16' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 393-409 US-40, Hancock MD 21750, US
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