Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Military Intelligence Training Center
A tight wall of security was drawn around the post and little was known of these intelligence activities until the war ended.
German and Japanese uniforms, weapons and equipment were common sights on the post. The center was closed in 1945 and Camp Ritchie was returned to the Maryland National Guard.
You are standing in front of a German 37 mm PAK anti-tank gun. It is typical of the German and Japanese equipment used for training here during World War II.
Location. 39° 42.369′ N, 77° 29.644′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Boyd Street and Barrick Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Boyd Street. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of old Fort Ritchie. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade MD 21719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library (a few steps from this marker); WW II Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured D-Day Anniversary (about 400 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. ¼ mile away); War Returns to South Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Monterey Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ritchie.
More about this marker. On the marker are photos of captured equipment used at Fort Richie.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 792 times since then. Last updated on April 25, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.