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Lockkeeper at Four Locks 1889-1924 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Sam Taylor, Lockkeeper at Four Locks, 1889-1924

Three generations shared the house with him. Fonrose Taylor, Jr. was the last family member to live in the lockhouse until 1971. This was the only lockhouse for the four locks, 47-50.

Previous lockkeepers were Daniel Brewer July 1839-Dec. 1848; John S. Moore Dec 1850; and Thomas Mouse, Andrew Hammond, and Jacob Mills were all listed in the 1860 census as lockkeepers in the area (Mastrangelo).


Public domain

108.8 Mile
NPS File 1351


Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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