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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. Touch for map. 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. A different marker also named Rich Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rich Hill Through the Years (about 300 feet away); Rich Hill Historic Site (about 500 feet away); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold
house belonging to Samuel Cox image. Click for full size.
By Alvin Brockway, November 4, 2006
2. house belonging to Samuel Cox
(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. 2 miles away); Chandler's Hope (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rich Hill National Register Listing. Details the history and significance of the house. (Submitted on January 2, 2008.) 

2. Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
3. Rich Hill: Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. Booth, Lincoln, manhunt, assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Rich Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher J Shelton, April 28, 2018
3. Rich Hill Marker
Rich Hill Marker & Rich Hill Farm Rd sign in background. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
4. Rich Hill Marker & Rich Hill Farm Rd sign in background.
Rich Hill House Exterior. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
5. Rich Hill House Exterior.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,622 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Christopher J Shelton of Indianapolis, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on January 23, 2019. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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