The Patowmack Canal

The Patowmack Canal (HMXC3)

Location: McLean, VA 22102 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.644', W 77° 15.158'

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[Great Falls Park]

The shallow ditch behind this sign marks the bed of the Great Falls portion of the Patowmack Canal. A system of by-passes to provide riverboats easy passage around waterfalls in the Potomac River; it was promoted by George Washington, and built between 1785 and 1802.
HM NumberHMXC3
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304913 N 4318531
Decimal Degrees38.99406667, -77.25263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.644', W 77° 15.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 38.64" N, 77° 15' 9.48" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 571, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Old Carriage Rd, McLean VA 22102, US
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