Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 57.131′ N, 77° 6.568′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Elliot Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Elliott Road ends at the entrance to Westmoreland Hills Community Park, and the marker is at the north edge of the parking
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sumner (approx. ¾ mile away); A Canal Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. one mile away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 4 (approx. 1.1 miles away in District of Columbia); John Wesley (approx. 1.3 miles away in District of Columbia); Auxiliary Battery (approx. 1.5 miles away in Virginia); A Spirit of Community (approx. 1.5 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
1. Battery Bailey
From "Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II:
Battery Bailey linked with Battery Benson to cover the Powder Mill Branch valley, and the rear
— Submitted April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.