Crossroads of History

Crossroads of History (HMLH)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.584', W 77° 43.36'

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Route 40 & 11 Cross At This Point

In the court house that stood on this site Confederate Gen. John McCausland was given $20,000 in cash and all of the suits, hats, shoes, boots, shirts and socks that could be found as ransom upon his threat to burn Hagerstown in July of 1864.

Over the old National Trail in front of this court house passed thousands of settlers on the way west by wagon, horse and foot in the first half of the 19th century before the building of railroads across the mountains.

The street to the west was once an Indian trail. The armies of the Union and Confederacy used it as the tide of the Civil War ebbed back and forth across the Potomac.
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266371 N 4391685
Decimal Degrees39.64306667, -77.72266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.584', W 77° 43.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 35.04" N, 77° 43' 21.60" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 W Washington St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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