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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Locust Grove

 
 
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
1. Locust Grove Marker
Inscription. Locust Grove, the home of Lucy Beall, Daughter of George, and of Her Husband Samuel Wade Magruder, a local leader in the Revolutionary War, was built around 1770. Located near Montgomery Mall Shopping Plaza (at the intersection of Westlake Terrace and Westlake Drive), The Magruder House has been restored and renovated by Chevy Chase Savings & Loan.
 
Location. 38° 59.208′ N, 77° 5.876′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the retaining wall just east of Mrs. Withers House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7740 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Complex of Buildings and Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Old Georgetown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Points, Historic Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert W. Leibling (approx. ¼ mile away); Madonna of the Trail
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
2. Locust Grove Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); From Trolley to Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Georgetown Branch Railroad (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethesda.
 
More about this marker. This marker is miles away from the house it describes. It is in front of the Withers House, the home of Virginia Lee Beall Withers who stood in the way of Bethesda development by refusing to sell her property and eventually struck a deal that allowed development to envelope her house buffered by a small urban park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Lee Beall Withers. Obituary, 2002. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Home of Samuel Wade Magruder Marker #7252 HMdb. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Locust Grove, An Old Magruder Home, And Some Who Lived There. By The Rambler, extract from the Sunday Star, June 3, 1917. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Locust Grove, Samuel Wade Magruder House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
3. Locust Grove, Samuel Wade Magruder House
Mrs. Withers' House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
4. Mrs. Withers' House
"Leslie W. Beall, one of the first grocers in the Bethesda area, built this two-and-a-half story frame, American Four Square house with Colonial Revival features and a tile roof in 1925. Mrs. Withers is Leslie Beall’s daughter." -- Bethesda Briefing Book, 2014.
Mrs. Withers' House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
5. Mrs. Withers' House
Now, Artworks Fine Art Studio.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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