Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
WW II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated this 11th day of November, 2004.
Historical Note: Located adjacent to the Appalachian Trail 4.5 miles southwest of this site, the original Washington County World War II veterans memorial is a 40-acre hemlock "memorial forest" dedicated April 21, 1945.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 39° 42.417′ N, 77° 29.641′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Castle Drive, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of the old post headquarters on Fort Ritchie. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade MD 21719, 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. D-Day Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Military Intelligence Training Center (about 300 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Returns to South Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Monterey Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ritchie.
More about this memorial. The fort is no longer an active military installation, and was turned over for private development.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.