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Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland

 
 
The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
1. The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland Marker
Inscription.  
The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland
On the Occasion of its 100th Anniversary
1890 - 1990
Rededicates this Circle and Restores this Fountain
in Memory of its Founder
Senator Francis G. Newlands

 
Erected 1990 by The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 58.051′ N, 77° 4.629′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Chevy Chase Circle and Chevy Chase Parkway Northwest, in the median on Chevy Chase Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3307 Western Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Griffith Newlands (here, next to this marker); Colonel Joseph Belt (within shouting distance of this marker in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. ¼ mile away in Maryland);
Newlands Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
2. Newlands Memorial Fountain
The marker is set into the sidewalk directly in front of the original dedication plaque.
A Man's Recollection (approx. 0.3 miles away); Broad Branch Market (approx. half a mile away); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 8 (approx. ¾ mile away in Maryland); W.K. Kellogg Hall (approx. one mile away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
More about this marker. While the Maryland-DC border passes through the fountain, the plaque is on the DC side of the border.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Griffith Newlands Memorial Fountain. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Francis Griffith Newlands. Biographical Directory of the United Stated Congress 1774 - Present entry (Submitted on August 5, 2020.) 

3. House bill would remove white supremacist’s name from Chevy Chase fountain. Article from August 4, 2020 about the efforts to rename the fountain and remove the plaques from the fountain. (Submitted on August 5, 2020.) 

4. Coming Together To Build A More Inclusive Community. Statement on the Chevy Chase Land Company's site supporting the renaming of the fountain. (Submitted on August 5, 2020.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About the Fountain
This fountain is named for Senator Newlands, a self-avowed white
Francis Griffith Newlands (1846-1917) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
3. Francis Griffith Newlands (1846-1917)
supremacist, and there are ongoing efforts to rename the fountain. In fact the Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland has gone on record supporting renaming the fountain.
    — Submitted August 5, 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2020.   3. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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