The Potomac River, known as “The Nation’s River”, is 383 miles long and forms a natural boundary along the borders of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia.
Passing through or near such historic places as Cumberland Maryland, Martinsburg, Harper’s Ferry, and Washington D.C. It is rich in history and heritage.
Much of our early nations history took place along it’s banks. Our first president, George Washington was not only born in the Potomac basin, but spent most of his life here as well.
Many of the battles of the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, as well as the civil war were fought in the watershed of this beautiful river. It provided a valuable route to lands to the west when they were opened for settlement, in the early days it was the only passage into the interior of our nation.
It not only provided a route into the unknown land west of where civilization had advanced , it’s waters and surrounding area provide food, shelter and clothing to the early settlers.The land was full of wild game and the river supplied fish.
Stretching from the hills of West Virginia where it links with the Shenandoah River it meanders to the Atlantic Ocean, it links coal miners in the mountains to the urban residents of Washington D.C.
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