Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Military Intelligence Training Center
A tight wall of security was drawn around the post and little was known of these intelligence activities until the war ended.
German and Japanese uniforms, weapons and equipment were common sights on the post. The center was closed in 1945 and Camp Ritchie was returned to the Maryland National Guard.
You are standing in front of a German 37 mm PAK anti-tank gun. It is typical of the German and Japanese equipment used for training here during World War II.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 39° 42.369′ N, 77° 29.644′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Boyd Street and Barrick Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Boyd Street. Located on the grounds of old 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 Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library (a few steps from this marker); WW II Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); D-Day Anniversary (about 400 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. ¼ mile 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 marker. On the marker are photos of captured equipment used at Fort Richie.
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 868 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.