Crampton's Gap

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Crampton's Gap
Crampton's Gap looking from the south side (Gathland State Park) to the north
Elevation928 feet (283 m)[1]
Traversed byGapland Road
LocationFrederick County and Washington County, Maryland, United States
RangeSouth Mountain
Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates39°25′N 77°38′W / 39.41°N 77.64°W / 39.41; -77.64Coordinates: 39°25′N 77°38′W / 39.41°N 77.64°W / 39.41; -77.64[2]
Crampton's Gap is located in Maryland
Crampton's Gap
Location of the gap in Maryland

Crampton's Gap, also known as Crampton Gap, is a wind gap on South Mountain in Maryland.

The 928 feet (283 m) gap connects Burkittsville in the Middletown Valley to the east with Gapland and Rohrersville in the Pleasant Valley to the west.

The gap is the location of Gathland State Park and was the site of the Battle of Crampton's Gap on September 14, 1862, during the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.


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