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Tenleytown in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Civil War Defenses of Washington

Fort Reno

 
 
The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
1. The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker
Inscription.  The site of this fort was selected in August, 1861. First called Fort Pennsylvania, the fort was located at an elevation of 430 feet, commanding three important roads which entered the city from the northwest in the vicinity of what is now Wisconsin and Nebraska Avenues, N.W.
 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 57.047′ N, 77° 4.652′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Tenleytown. Marker is on Chesapeake Street, 0.1 miles west of Nebraska Avenue when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Reno (here, next to this marker); Reservoir / Reno City (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno City
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away); Schools (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, July 7, 2009
2. The Civil War Defenses of Washington Marker
Looking north into Fort Reno Park, under renovations at the time of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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