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

Francis Griffith Newlands

1878 - 1917

 
 
Francis Griffith Newlands Marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
1. Francis Griffith Newlands Marker
Inscription.  
Senator from Nevada
His statesmanship held true regard for the interests of all men
Founder of Chevy Chase
This fountain erected in 1933 authorized by Act of Congress

 
Erected 1933 by U.S. Congress.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 58.052′ N, 77° 4.628′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Chevy Chase Circle Northwest and Connecticut Avenue Northwest, in the median on Chevy Chase Circle Northwest. 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. The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland (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); A Man's Recollection (approx. 0.3
Newlands Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
2. Newlands Memorial Fountain
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 dedication is on the DC side of the border.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Coming Together To Build A More Inclusive Community. (Submitted on August 5, 2020.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase is a neighborhood in DC as well as multiple municipalities and Census Designated Places in Montgomery County, Maryland, most with Chevy Chase as part or all of their names.

The ZIP code on the DC side of the border is 20015. The ZIP code for all of the Maryland neighborhoods and municipalities is 20815.
    — Submitted August 5, 2020.

2. About
Maryland-DC border marker on the grounds of Chevy Chase Circle image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
3. Maryland-DC border marker on the grounds of Chevy Chase Circle
Side with emblem for Maryland
the Fountain

This fountain is named for Senator Newlands, a self-avowed white 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.
 
Maryland-DC border marker on the grounds of Chevy Chase Circle image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2020
4. Maryland-DC border marker on the grounds of Chevy Chase Circle
Side of the marker featuring the emblem for the District of Columbia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2020.
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