Emmitsburg Longrifles

Emmitsburg Longrifles (HMBO)

Location: Emmitsburg, MD 21727 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.507', W 77° 18.824'

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The longrifle was a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance. Produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, it became known as the "Kentucky" rifle after a popular song commemorated its use by a regiment of Kentucky marksmen in the 1814 Battle of New Orleans. Emmitsburg gunsmiths crafted some of the finest longrifles of the 18th and 19th centuries. The work of master gunsmith John Armstrong (1772-c.1842) is especially noted for superior mechanical quality and decorative artistry.
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust / Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301653 N 4397958
Decimal Degrees39.70845000, -77.31373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.507', W 77° 18.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 30.42" N, 77° 18' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6802 US-15, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US
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