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

John Wilkes Booth and David Herold

 
 
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker image. Click for full size.
March 10, 2007
1. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker
Inscription. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold remained hidden from April 16 to 21, 1865 in a nearby pine thicket, while Union troops searched for them. Thomas A. Jones brought them food and the newspapers.
 
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 27.777′ N, 76° 59.139′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Bel Alton Newton Road and Wills Road, on the right when traveling north on Bel Alton Newton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Alton MD 20611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Thicket (a few steps from this marker); John Wilkes Booth (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rich Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rich Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Hill Through the Years (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Hill Historic Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint Thomas Manor (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rise from the Ashes (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship,
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, July 14, 2010
2. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker
study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Booth's Escape Byway. (Submitted on January 16, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, July 14, 2010
3. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold Marker
A Tavern Booth and Herold may have frequented image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, May 6, 2008
4. A Tavern Booth and Herold may have frequented
Adjacent to the Pine Thicket Booth and Herold hid in is a tavern they MAY have frequented. Because it's not known for sure if they did, it's not considered a historical landmark, and is currently up for sale.
Sign on Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, May 6, 2008
5. Sign on Tavern
A mostly unreadable sign on the tavern, believed to read:
"John Wilkes Booth, David Herold, along with Thomas A. Jones, may have stopped in this once tavern for a brew and friendly hand of cards before fleeing into nearby woods."
What's that in the window? image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, May 6, 2008
6. What's that in the window?
Yes, those are mannequin legs placed in the window by some prankster.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 13,258 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2011. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia.
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