The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg

The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (HMFC5)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.287', W 77° 47.799'

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(West Facing Side):
The James Rumsey Bridge

Named in honor of the inventor James Rumsey, who made successful public demonstrations of his steamboat on the Potomac River on December 3 and 11, 1787. Opened and dedicated on July 15, 1939..

(East Facing Side):
The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg

Three miles northeast of this point lies Sharpsburg, Maryland, the scene of the bloodiest conflict of the War Between the States, occurring September 17, 1862.
HM NumberHMFC5
Placed ByWashington County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 259315 N 4369129
Decimal Degrees39.43811667, -77.79665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.287', W 77° 47.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 17.22" N, 77° 47' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16474-16498 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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