Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

A canal paralleling the Potomac River from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD.

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Lock 51

Near Hancock

Photo taken by Jim Allen in May 2014

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Description 

The canal runs through Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, & Allegany counties in Maryland.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000036
NR name
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Areas of significance
Economics; Conservation; Military; Engineering; Transportation; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1828; 1924
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 54
Contributing structures: 368
Contributing sites: 28
Contributing objects: 5
Non-contributing structures: 6

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 24, 2016: Updated by Jim Allen: added overview
  • July 7, 2016: Added by Jim Allen

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