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Tenleytown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Reno

Tenleytown, D.C.

 

—Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
Fort Reno Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
1. Fort Reno Marker
Inscription. At an elevation of 410 feet, Fort Reno is located at the highest point in DC. The fort, originally named Fort Pennsylvania, was well situated to provide defense of the Nation's Capital during the Civil War as one of the Circle of Forts (pictured here) around DC. The commanding view is recognized as a historic element of the fort. Fort Reno was renamed in honor of Union Major General Jesse Lee Reno in 1865. A street leading to Fort Reno from the south is called Fort Drive and was originally envisioned as part of a ring road to connect all of the Circle of Forts locations around DC.

Call box drawing by Lena Frumin.
This call box is part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC, funded in part by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, the District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Neighborhood sponsors are the Tenleytown Neighbors Association and Tenleytown Historical Society. A list of call box locations can be found at www.tenleytownhistoricalsociety.org and www.tenleytowndc.org.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
 
Location.
Reverse Side of Fort Reno Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
2. Reverse Side of Fort Reno Marker
38° 57.04′ N, 77° 4.626′ W. Marker is in Tenleytown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Chesapeake Street 0.1 miles west of Nebraska Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three R's (about 700 feet away); Suburban Style (about 800 feet away); A Country Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Touch with the World (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Spirit of Community (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tenleytown.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Reno Park Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
3. Fort Reno Park
Across the street is Fort Reno Park, where Fort Reno was located.
Point Reno Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby
4. Point Reno
As described on the Fort Reno marker, about 1/10th mile up the hill is this marker in the ground indicating the highest natural elevation in Washington, D.C.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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