The Interactive Atlas of Western Maryland: Panorama Page
|Please enjoy these panorama shots of The Cumberland
Boonsboro, Maryland and Harper's Ferry, West
Virginia. The long rectangular shots
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Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
||This image is a composite of five images taken
from the cliffs of Maryland Heights, overlooking Harper's Ferry, West
Virginia. The confluence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers can be
seen as well as the territory of three states.
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||This image is taken at the very eastern tip of
West Virginia's panhandle in the Harper's Ferry National Historical Park.
The confluence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac can be seen
from this point looking east.
||This image looks back toward Harper's Ferry
from the Maryland side. The footbridge parallels a rail bridge used by The
Chessie System (CSX), Amtrak, and the Maryland Light Rail system (MARC).
||The image shows the Route 340 bridge that
crosses from Maryland into Virginia over the Potomac. The bridge's
northern side begins in the small town of Knoxville, Maryland, linking it
to Loudoun, County Virginia.
||Here we see the Potomac River from the
C & O Canal Towpath that runs along the river at Harper's Ferry. The
view looks into Virginia.
The Canal Towpath runs from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC and is
a favorite of bikers and hikers in the area.
||This image reveals the Virginia side of the
Potomac from the Maryland side.
||Standing at Jefferson Rock near the top of
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, this view reveals Short Hill, the Rt. 340
Bridge, and the Potomac River. The steeple belongs to St. Paul's Catholic
Church, which dates from the 1890s.
Cumberland Valley, Washington County, Maryland
||Also from the top of the "Milk
Bottle," this view looks in a slightly more northeasterly
direction towards the city of Frederick.
||Also from the top of the "Milk
Bottle," this view looks in a slightly more northerly direction
||Also from the top of the monument to
Washington, which dates back to 1835, this view looks southwest towards
Washington, DC. These last two views could be linked together to create a
180 degree view.
Photographs © George
Use only with permission.
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