Poolesville was named after its first settler, John Poole, who settled there in 1783.  Located near the Potomac River, this tightly-knit community has retained much of its historic charm.

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C&O Canal, Edwards Ferry

A well-used crossing point on the Potomac between Montgomery and Loundon Counties, in 1863 75,000 southern troops crossed on pontoon…

C&O Canal, Seneca Aqueduct/Riley’s Lockhouse

A scenic aqueduct and lockhouse along the C&O Canal.

John Poole House

The John Poole House (19923 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, Maryland) is the oldest building in Poolesville. The log structure was built…

Poolesville Golf Course

With two scenic lakes and almost 7000 yards of championship golf, this course offers world-class practice facilities, 2-acre practice area…

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum

The Schoolhouse was built in 1865 of Seneca sandstone and operated as a one-room schoolhouse until 1910. A carefully researched…

St. Paul Community Church

The heart of a freed slave community dating to the late 1800s.

White’s Ferry

In operation since 1786, this unique cable ferry crosses the Potomac River every 20 minutes. A popular crossing point for…

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