Chesapeake and Ohio Canal commemorative obelisk
C&O Canal monument in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal commemorative obelisk
Location in the District of Columbia
LocationWashington, D.C.
TypeObelisk
MaterialMarble
Height8 foot
Opening date1850
Restored date2005
Dedicated toCompletion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to Cumberland, Maryland

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal commemorative obelisk is an 8-foot (2.4 m) marble obelisk erected in 1850 in Washington, D.C., to mark the completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to Cumberland, Maryland.[1] It stands on the northwest corner of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over the canal in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood.[1]

Description

The monument is inscribed on all four sides:[1]

History

The obelisk was restored in 2005.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Commemorative Obelisk". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2014.

Coordinates: 38°54′16″N 77°03′46″W / 38.90435°N 77.06290°W / 38.90435; -77.06290