Bel Alton in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fugitives Seek Shelter
— John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin —
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 28.267′ N, 76° 57.933′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland Touch for map. As of 01/22/2019, the marker is near the house. It previously was at the intersection of Bel Alton Newtown Road and Rich Hill Farm Road. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Alton MD 20611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rich Hill Through the Years (here, next to this marker); Rich Hill Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rich Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pine Thicket (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 1.3 miles away); Courthouse at Moore's Lodge (approx. 2½ miles away); Chandler's Hope (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a portrait of Samuel Cox. In the upper center is a photograph of Rich Hill. On the right is a map of the Booth escape route, with red stars indicating Civil War Trails sites along the route.
Also see . . .
1. Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
2. Thomas Stone National Historic Site, National Park Service. Rich Hill is the birthplace of Margaret Brown Stone. Her husband, Thomas Stone, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
3. Rich Hill: Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,079 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2019. Photos: 1. submitted on January 16, 2019. 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2008. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.