Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1963 by the Montgomery County Historical Society and Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 57.379′ N, 77° 7.32′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Sangamore Road and Westpath Way, on the left when traveling north on Sangamore Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battery Bailey (approx. ĺ mile away); A Canal Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glen Echoís Art Deco Arcade (approx. 1.1 miles away); c. 1926 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trolley Parks In America (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glen Echo Civil Rights Protest (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1921 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Edwin Vose Sumner, U.S. Army. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. "The Fort"
When I was a boy my friends and I played on the vine-covered sides and gun emplacements of Ft. Sumner. It was known to all as, simply, "The Fort". I lived barely 100 yards from it on Wehawken Road. Sangamore Road was then a country lane and Westpath Way didn't exist. My sister, who now lives in Montgomery Hills, found a cannonbal on "The Fort". It was hollow and had holes opposite each other so my father put a rope through it, used it for an anchor, and lost it in the Potomac. I have four foot section of roughsawn floor joist from one of the barracks in my garage here in Oregon. Yes, I graduated from "BCC High School" in 1955 and turned 72 last December. There was a little
— Submitted May 14, 2010, by Joseph F. Ward of Shady Cove, Oregon.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,392 times since then and 193 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on December 22, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.