Turner's and Fox's Gaps Historic District

Turner's and Fox's Gaps Historic District
Reno Monument at Fox Gap
Location Reno Monument Road, Middletown, Maryland, Boonsboro, Maryland
Coordinates 39°29′04.8″N 77°37′12.75″W / 39.484667°N 77.6202083°W / 39.484667; -77.6202083Coordinates: 39°29′04.8″N 77°37′12.75″W / 39.484667°N 77.6202083°W / 39.484667; -77.6202083
Area 2,397 acres (970 ha)
MPS South Mountain Battlefields MPS
NRHP reference # 10000575[1]
Added to NRHP January 12, 2011

The Turner's and Fox's Gaps Historic District comprises the Civil War-era battlefield involved in the Battle of South Mountain, which took place on September 14, 1862. The district extends on the west to the slopes of South Mountain in the area of Zittlestown, and to the east beyond the foot of the mountain to the small community of Bolivar. The district is characterized by steep mountain terrain in the west and open farmland in the east, with Turner's Gap to the north and Fox's Gap to the south. The district includes 115 contributing buildings and structures. The most significant contributing buildings are the Mountain House Inn (now the Old South Mountain Inn) and the White House Inn, or Beachley House. Also included in the list is the Reno Monument at Fox's Gap, shown at right. The Old National Pike, now known as U.S. 40 Alternate, passes over South Mountain at Turner's Gap.[2]

The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 12, 2011.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/18/11 through 1/21/11. National Park Service. 2011-01-21.
  2. Phifer, Paige; Wallace, Edie; Reed, Paula (March 14, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Crampton's Gap Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011.

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