Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Women.
Location. 38° 59.208′ N, 77° 5.876′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187) just east of Fairmont Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the retaining wall just east of Mrs. Withers House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7740 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Complex of Buildings and Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Old Georgetown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad Old Georgetown Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank of Bethesda Building (about 400 feet away); Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 (about 500 feet away); The First Building for the Bethesda Fire Department (about 500 feet away); Bethesda - Chevy Chase Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
More about this marker. This marker is miles away from the house it describes. It is in front of the Withers House, the home of Virginia Lee Beall Withers who stood in the way of Bethesda development by refusing to sell her property and eventually struck a deal that allowed development to envelope her house buffered by a small urban park.
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Lee Beall Withers. Obituary, 2002. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Home of Samuel Wade Magruder Marker #7252 HMdb. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Locust Grove, An Old Magruder Home, And Some Who Lived There. By The Rambler, extract from the Sunday Star, June 3, 1917. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 556 times since then. Last updated on April 12, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.