American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by National Park Service: Rock Creek Park.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 57.38′ N, 77° 5.475′ W. Marker is in American University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Western Avenue, N.W., on the right when traveling south on River Road. Touch for map. Western Avenue is the western border of the District of Columbia with Maryland. River Road is State Route 190 in Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Touch with the World (approx. ¾ mile away); A Spirit of Community (approx. ¾ mile away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Reno (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 7 (approx. 0.8 miles away in Maryland).
More about this marker.
Regarding Fort Bayard. A great place to have an afternoon picnic in the spring or fall.
Also see . . .
1. Rock Creek Park: Fort Bayard. Fort Circle pages of the National Park Service site. This page has a drawing of the fort and a link to a map of all of Washington's Civil War fortifications. (Submitted on February 26, 2006.)
2. George Dashiell Bayard. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,544 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 7, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.