Washington Monument

Washington Monument (HMKU)

Location: Middletown, MD 21769 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.026', W 77° 37.395'

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Volunteer villagers of nearby Boonesboro celebrated their Independence Day July 4, 1827, by building and dedicating this first monument to the memory of George Washington.

Repaired and altered many times over a hundred years by patriotic citizens, it was finally restored to its original design in 1934-36 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

This monument, used by the Union army during the Civil War as a signal station, and its surrounding land, was bought by the Washington County Historical Society in 1922 and presented to the State of Maryland for park development in 1934.

This massive structure was certified a "Maryland Historical Monument" in March, 1972; and a "National Historical Monument" in November, 1972.
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 274441 N 4375598
Decimal Degrees39.50043333, -77.62325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.026', W 77° 37.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 1.56" N, 77° 37' 23.70" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2401 Washington Monument Trail, Middletown MD 21769, US
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