Bel Alton in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 38° 27.777′ N, 76° 59.139′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Bel Alton Newton Road and Wills Road, on the right when traveling north on Bel Alton Newton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Alton MD 20611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Thicket (a few steps from this marker); John Wilkes Booth (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rich Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rich Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Hill Through the YearsRich Hill Farm in the 19th Century: Samuel Cox and his Award-Winning Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Archaeology Provides a Key to the History of Rich Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Hill Farm in the 20th Century (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 13,875 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2011. Photos: 1. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia.