Devil's Backbone Dam - Boonsboro, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 32.328 W 077° 42.626
18S E 267072 N 4380079
Quick Description: Stone and masonry dam across Antietam Creek at Devil's Backbone County Park near Boonsboro, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 8:53:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMKGE2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
Views: 3

Long Description:
The original stone Devil's Backbone dam was built in the early 1800s and used by a flour mill located at the site. In the early 20th century power companies used the dam to generate electricity. In the 1960s the site was turned over to Washington County and became a park. My the early 20th century it was found the dam was in a deteriorating condition and had become unstable. After a several year study it was decided to rehabilitate the dam. The rehabilitation was completed in 2011.
Waterway where the dam is located: Antietam Creek

Main use of the Water Dam: Other

Material used in the structure: Masonry/Concrete

Height of Dam: 9 feet

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Date built: Not listed

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