Potomac River

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The Potomac River is found within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.wikipedia
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Potomac Highlands

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The Potomac River is found within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.
The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia (or just the Potomac Highlands) centers on five West Virginian counties (Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Pendleton) in the upper Potomac River watershed in the western portion of the state's Eastern Panhandle, bordering Maryland and Virginia.

Washington, D.C.

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The river forms part of the borders between Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the left descending bank and West Virginia and Virginia on the river's right descending bank.
The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.

Chesapeake Bay

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The Potomac River is found within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.
It is 2.8 mi wide at its narrowest (between Kent County's Plum Point near Newtown and the Harford County shore near Romney Creek) and 30 mi at its widest (just south of the mouth of the Potomac River).

Virginia

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The river forms part of the borders between Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the left descending bank and West Virginia and Virginia on the river's right descending bank.
Virginia's boundary with Maryland and Washington, D.C. extends to the low-water mark of the south shore of the Potomac River.

Maryland

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The river forms part of the borders between Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the left descending bank and West Virginia and Virginia on the river's right descending bank.
Maryland is bounded on its north by Pennsylvania, on its west by West Virginia, on its east by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, and on its south, across the Potomac River, by West Virginia and Virginia.

Little Falls (Potomac River)

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The highest average daily flow ever recorded on the Potomac at Little Falls, Maryland (near Washington, D.C.), was in March 1936 when it reached 426,000 cuft /s.
Little Falls is an area of rapids located where the Potomac River crosses the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, descending from the harder and older rocks of the Piedmont Plateau to the softer sediments of the Atlantic coastal plain.

Point Lookout State Park

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The Potomac River runs 405 mi from Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park in West Virginia on the Allegheny Plateau to Point Lookout, Maryland, and drains 14679 sqmi.
Point Lookout State Park is a Maryland state park occupying Point Lookout, the southernmost tip of a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

West Virginia

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The river forms part of the borders between Maryland and Washington, D.C., on the left descending bank and West Virginia and Virginia on the river's right descending bank. The source of the North Branch is at the Fairfax Stone located at the junction of Grant, Tucker, and Preston counties in West Virginia.
Trading posts were established by European traders along the Potomac and James rivers.

Hampshire County, West Virginia

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The river's two branches converge just east of Green Spring in Hampshire County, West Virginia, to form the Potomac.
He was told that they were from the South Branch Potomac River Valley (now Hampshire County).

Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park

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The Potomac River runs 405 mi from Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park in West Virginia on the Allegheny Plateau to Point Lookout, Maryland, and drains 14679 sqmi.
Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park is a West Virginia state park commemorating the Fairfax Stone, a surveyor's marker and boundary stone at the source of the North Branch of the Potomac River.

Patawomeck

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"Potomac" is a European spelling of Patawomeck, the Algonquian name of a Native American village on its southern bank.
Patawomeck is a Native American tribe based in Stafford County, Virginia, along the Potomac River (Patawomeck is another spelling of Potomac).

Shenandoah River

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The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, 55.6 mi long with two forks approximately 100 mi long each, in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia.

George Washington

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Washington's great-grandfather John Washington immigrated in 1656 from Sulgrave, England to the British Colony of Virginia where he accumulated 5000 acres of land, including Little Hunting Creek on the Potomac River.

Grant County, West Virginia

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The source of the North Branch is at the Fairfax Stone located at the junction of Grant, Tucker, and Preston counties in West Virginia.
At Franklin, the Pendleton County seat, the South Branch of the Potomac River crested at 22.6 feet during the incident.

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, where the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet.

Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)

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The Patowmack Canal was intended by George Washington to connect the Tidewater region near Georgetown with Cumberland, Maryland.
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal operated along the banks of the Potomac in Maryland from 1831 to 1924 and also connected Cumberland to Washington, D.C. This allowed freight to be transported around the rapids known as the Great Falls of the Potomac River, as well as many other, smaller rapids.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.

Cumberland, Maryland

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The Patowmack Canal was intended by George Washington to connect the Tidewater region near Georgetown with Cumberland, Maryland.
Located on the Potomac River, Cumberland is a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.

Battle of Antietam

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In spite of crippling casualties, Lee continued to skirmish with McClellan throughout September 18, while removing his battered army south of the Potomac River.

Battle of Ball's Bluff

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The operation was planned as a minor reconnaissance across the Potomac to establish whether the Confederates were occupying the strategically important position of Leesburg.

Highland County, Virginia

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The source of the South Branch is located near Hightown in northern Highland County, Virginia.
The majority of the county and all the southern portions of the county form part of the James River watershed, while northern sections drain into the Potomac River.

Army of the Potomac

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The Army of the Potomac was created in 1861 but was then only the size of a corps (relative to the size of Union armies later in the war).

Patowmack Canal

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The Patowmack Canal was intended by George Washington to connect the Tidewater region near Georgetown with Cumberland, Maryland.
The Patowmack Canal is a series of five inoperative canals located in Maryland and Virginia, United States, that was designed to bypass rapids in the Potomac River upstream of the present Washington, D.C. area.

Great Falls (Potomac River)

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal operated along the banks of the Potomac in Maryland from 1831 to 1924 and also connected Cumberland to Washington, D.C. This allowed freight to be transported around the rapids known as the Great Falls of the Potomac River, as well as many other, smaller rapids. Native Americans had different names for different parts of the river, calling the river above Great Falls Cohongarooton, meaning "honking geese" and "Patawomke" below the Falls, meaning "river of swans".
Great Falls is a series of rapids and waterfalls on the Potomac River, 14 mi upstream from Washington, D.C., on the border of Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia.

Conococheague Creek

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Conococheague Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is a free-flowing stream that originates in Pennsylvania and empties into the Potomac River near Williamsport, Maryland.