The Interactive Atlas of Western Maryland: Panorama Page

Please enjoy these panorama shots of The Cumberland Valley near Boonsboro, Maryland and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The long rectangular shots are images that are about 944 pixels wide. If your display is set for 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high, you may have to scroll from side to side to see the entire image. You can set your monitor to display 1024 pixels wide by changing the display settings in Control Panel of Windows 95, 98, and 2000. 

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Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Maryland Heights Panorama 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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Harper's Ferry Panorama #1 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.

 

Harper's Ferry Panorama #2 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).

 

Harper's Ferry Panorama #3 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.

 

Harper's Ferry Panorama #4 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.

 

Harper's Ferry Panorama #5 This image reveals the Virginia side of the Potomac from the Maryland side.

 

Harper's Ferry Panorama #6 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.

 

The Cumberland Valley, Washington County, Maryland

 

Cumberland Valley Panorama #1 From the top of the first Washington Monument,
the Cumberland valley can be seen. the mountain ridge in the distance is the Allegany Mountains of Western Maryland in Allegany County. 

 

Cumberland Valley Panorama #2 Also from the top of the "Milk Bottle," this view looks in a slightly more northeasterly direction towards the city of Frederick. 

 

Cumberland Valley Panorama #3 Also from the top of the "Milk Bottle," this view looks in a slightly more northerly direction towards Pennsylvania. 

 

Cumberland Valley Panorama #4 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.

 

 


 


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Photographs George Cassutto, 2001
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