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Bel Alton in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Wilkes Booth

 
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
1. John Wilkes Booth Marker
Inscription.  John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice Harold hid in a thick woods on Samuel Cox's farm. (One mile north →) for several days before escaping to Virginia after Lincoln's assassination April 14, 1865.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 27.735′ N, 76° 59.239′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Bel Alton Newtown Road and Fairground Road, on the left when traveling east on Bel Alton Newtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is 400 feet north of the Bel Atlon Fire Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Rd, Bel Alton MD 20611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Thicket (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold (about 500 feet away); Rich Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Rich Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rich Hill Through the Years
John Wilkes Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
2. John Wilkes Booth Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Rich Hill Historic Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Thomas Manor (approx. 2 miles away); Rise from the Ashes (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
 
Regarding John Wilkes Booth. David Edgar Herold's name is misspelled in the marker as "Harold".
 
Also see . . .
1. Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 23, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
2. Bel Alton Historic District, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 23, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
3. Rich Hill, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 23, 2019.)
4. Rich Hill: Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 23, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
John Wilkes Booth Marker with intersection sign for Fairground Rd & Bel Alton Newtown Rd. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 22, 2019
3. John Wilkes Booth Marker with intersection sign for Fairground Rd & Bel Alton Newtown Rd.
Samuel Cox's home of Rich Hill, which is located 1.4 miles north on Bel Alton Newtown Rd. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, November 15, 2015
4. Samuel Cox's home of Rich Hill, which is located 1.4 miles north on Bel Alton Newtown Rd.
John Wilkes Booth image. Click for full size.
New York Public Library Digital Collection, circa 1860
5. John Wilkes Booth
David Herold, accomplice to John Wilkes Booth image. Click for full size.
New York Public Library Digital Collection, circa 1865
6. David Herold, accomplice to John Wilkes Booth
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2019. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2019.   2. submitted on January 23, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 23, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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