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

The Civil War Defenses of Washington

Fort Reno

 
 
The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
1. The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker
Inscription. The site of this fort was selected in August, 1861. First called Fort Pennsylvania, the fort was located at an elevation of 430 feet, commanding three important roads which entered the city from the northwest in the vicinity of what is now Wisconsin and Nebraska avenues, N.W.
 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.047′ N, 77° 4.652′ W. Marker is in Tenleytown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Chesapeake Street 0.1 miles west of Nebraska Avenue 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. Fort Reno (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three R's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suburban Style (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Touch with the World
The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
2. The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker
Looking north into Fort Reno Park, under renovations at the time of this photo.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); A Country Road (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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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