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Bel Alton in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rich Hill

 
 
Rich Hill historical marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvin Brockway, November 4, 2006
1. Rich Hill historical marker
Inscription. Mid-18th century farm house (with alterations after 1800) was home of Col. Samuel Cox. This southern sympathizer fed and sheltered fugitives John Wilkes Booth and David E. Herold before dawn on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865 following Booth's assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Booth and Herold hid in woods until night of April 21, when Cox's foster brother, Thomas A. Jones, helped them escape across the Potomac to Virginia.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 28.225′ N, 76° 57.984′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Bel Alton Newtown Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Alton MD 20611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rich Hill (here, next to this marker); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pine Thicket (approx. 1.2 miles away); Courthouse at Moore's Lodge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Chandler's Hope (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mulberry Grove
house belonging to Samuel Cox image. Click for full size.
By Alvin Brockway, November 4, 2006
2. house belonging to Samuel Cox
(approx. 3 miles away); John Hanson (approx. 3 miles away); Saint Thomas Manor (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bel Alton.
 
Also see . . .  Rich Hill National Register Listing. Details the history and significance of the house. (Submitted on January 2, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. Booth, Lincoln, manhunt, assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,417 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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