Abner Cloud House

Abner Cloud House (HM4F6)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.151', W 77° 6.064'

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This house witnessed the building of the C&O Canal. Abner Cloud, a miller who had come here from Pennsylvania, built the house in 1801. Cloud's mill was about 200 yards upstream. The basement of the house was used by Cloud to store grain and flour, and the family lived in the upper floors. Restoration was completed in 1976, with much assistance from the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter III. The top two floors are now their headquarters.

(sidebar) George Washington's Patowmack Canal, completed in 1802, provided Cloud access to Georgetown markets. Long, narrow boats, called sharpers, transported his flour, entering the Potomac River just upstream from here, near Little Falls.
HM NumberHM4F6
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Placed ByChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317849 N 4309906
Decimal Degrees38.91918333, -77.10106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.151', W 77° 6.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 9.06" N, 77° 6' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington DC 20007, US
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