Monocacy River Valley Viewpoint
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 39° 20.973 W 077° 23.383
18S E 294080 N 4358291
Quick Description: The scenic Monocacy River Valley Viewpoint is dedicated to Congressman Goodloe Edgar Byron (1929-1978) who was responsible for legislation that created Monocacy Battlefield National Park, visible to the north of the viewpoint.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 8:48:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3PQP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 41

Long Description:
The scenic Monocacy River Valley Viewpoint is dedicated to Congressman Goodloe Edgar Byron (1929-1978), a native of Williamsport, Maryland. Congressman Byron was responsible for legislation that created the Monocacy Battlefield National Park, visible to the north of the viewpoint. The Battle of Monocacy (also known as Monocacy Junction) took place on July 9, 1864. It pitted the North against the South, and Washington, D.C. was the prize. The South eventually pushed through the Northern lines but the North had delayed the South by one day so reinforcements could arrive. Thus the Battle of Monocacy saved Washington, D.C.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required of you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and the place.
Describe - Highway or Road number: 270

Closest town or city: Frederick

Number of parking spots available: 12

Name if a website describes this location.: [Web Link]

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

Winter View: Not Listed

Comfort station on site: Not Listed

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