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Five Points, historic crossroads

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
1. Five Points, Historic Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  This commemorative site known as "Five Points," has been used as a commercial crossroads for almost 300 years. Its name was derived from the old Indian trails which are now merged and identified as Edgemoor Lane, Wisconsin Avenue, East West Highway and Old Georgetown Road. The Bethesda Metro Center, now located at this historic site, continues as a focal point and hub for travel, lodging and business. Dedicated to the Citizens of Montgomery County by Rozansky & Kay Construction Company, Bethesda, Maryland. 1685–1985
 
Erected 1985 by Rozansky & Kay Construction Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
 
Location. 38° 59.088′ N, 77° 5.667′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187) and Wisconsin Avenue (Maryland Route 355), on the right when traveling north on Old Georgetown Road. Route 355 goes through
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By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
2. Five Points, Historic Crossroads Marker
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this intersection north-south. Routes 187 and 410 originate at this intersection. 187 leads northwestward, 410 leads eastward. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4093 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Loving Memory of Robert W. Lebling (a few steps from this marker); Madonna of the Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank of Bethesda Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Looking North up Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road in 1940 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Georgetown Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Regarding Five Points, historic crossroads. Edgemoor Lane no longer reaches this intersection. The Bethesda Metro Center sits on top of it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,326 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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