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Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Joseph Belt

1680 Maryland 1761

 
 
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Photographed By Tom Fuchs, May 21, 2006
1. Colonel Joseph Belt Marker
Inscription.  
Patentee of "Cheivy Chace"
Trustee of first free schools in Maryland
One of the founders of Rock Creek Parish
Member of the House of Burgesses
Colonel of Prince George's County militia during the French and Indian War.

 
Erected 1911 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
 
Location. 38° 58.082′ N, 77° 4.599′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Avenue and Chevy Chase Circle, on the right when traveling west on Western Avenue. It is on the northeast corner of Western and the circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5201 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 20815, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker in District of Columbia); The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland
Colonel Joseph Belt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, May 21, 2006
2. Colonel Joseph Belt Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Man's Recollection (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); Broad Branch Market (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 8 (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.K. Kellogg Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
More about this marker. Chevy Chase is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Across Western Avenue from the marker is the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The Maryland-District of Columbia line runs down the middle of Western Avenue and bisects Chevy Chase Circle. Colonel Belt's land holdings were on both sides of the state line. The section of Washington DC here is also known as Chevy Chase.
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Dedication Ceremony, Nov. 12 1911
When the boulder was unveiled by by Thomas Truxton Houston, Jr., great-great-great-great-grandson of Col. Joseph Belt, the chaplain Reverend Roland Cotton Smith, Doctor of Divinity said:

"On behalf of the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia, I do dedicate this boulder, erected by the said Society, to the memory of Joseph Belt.

"We yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hast pleased Thee to place among men Thy servant
Colonel Joseph Belt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2008
3. Colonel Joseph Belt Marker
of strong arm and Christian voice whose works helped to make possible the building of our nation
and the spread of Thy teachings. We thank Thee also for those of his children who have followed in his pathway of Christian religion and civic virtue. And humbly we beseech Thee to grant, that by Thy grace, all his worthy qualities may be born again in each succeeding generation to the glory of Thy Holy Name and the perpetuation of our country, through Jesus Christ our Lord."
    — Submitted December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
Colonel Joseph Belt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2008
4. Colonel Joseph Belt Marker
In front of All Saints Episcopal Church on Chevy Chase Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,161 times since then and 103 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2013, by Brian Steinbach of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022