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Statystyka skrzynki
The Remains of the Town - OU00FD

 Sometimes towns don't last

Hidden by  rob3k

N 38° 59.509' W 77° 15.090' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 09 October 2010
 Date Created: 09 October 2010
 Last Modified: 09 October 2010
 Waypoint: OU00FD


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3173 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Access Fee Required Available in Winter In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

At the coordinates you will find what remains of a town that was built to capatilize on the Potomac canal.  The canal failed nearly two centuries ago and this town folded shortly after.

In order to claim a find on this cache, e-mail the answers to the following questions:

1. When was the town founded?

2. In addition to a forge, gristmill, and storage buildings; of what did this town once boast?

In addition, in order to log a find, you need to have physically visited this cache's location. In other words, please no armchair logging.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 22 August 2015 psycoCavr Found it

Taking a Saturday visit with my wife & the dogs.

Really annoying long wait to get into the park on nice days liek this.


Come here often.. cool sights to see.



1 12 October 2014 sfcchaz Found it

#4 of 8 caches in four different listing services. I came down to this park because there were several different caches in three different listing services. It was also International EarthCache Day and I wanted to get my Groundspeak milestone of #8,000 at the earthcache here as well.

Very interesting location that I bet most people don't take the time to see. Thanks for showing it to me. TFTC

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at The Remains of the Town
sfcchaz at The Remains of the Town

1 22 January 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2500.  Woot!  My 2500th cache find!  And and FTF!  Figure everyone has hand more than enough time to get out and find this one.  I'm glad to have been able to make this my milestone, today.

I'd been through this area before, but just figured they were ruins from the canal, but hadn't noticed / read the sign about an actual town.  Thanks for helping to rectify that oversight.

I called the milestone in to Podcacher and will call it into the Geocaching Podcast.

Happy Trails!

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2500 Caches Found
2500 Caches Found
Potomac Heritage
Potomac Heritage