Big Pool, Maryland

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Fort Frederick State Park is located just south of Big Pool.

Big Pool is an unincorporated community in western Washington County, Maryland, USA. It is between Clear Spring, Maryland and Hancock, Maryland along U.S. Route 40 and is officially a part of the Hagerstown Metropolitan Area.

To the south of Big Pool lies Fort Frederick State Park, a restored fort used during the French and Indian War. Also nearby is the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, which lies near Ft. Frederick alongside the Potomac River.

Big Pool, the body of water formed when the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was made, which of course, gave the name to the area.

Big Pool is also the name of a large body of water which is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. This pool occurs roughly at the 113 mile mark, and it is on what the canallers called the 14 mile level.

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Coordinates: 39°38′28″N 78°00′06″W / 39.641124°N 78.001556°W / 39.641124; -78.001556