Bel Alton in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fugitives Seek Shelter
—John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin —
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 28.225′ N, 76° 57.984′ W. Marker is in Bel Alton, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Bel Alton Newtown Road, on the right when traveling west. 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 Rich Hill ( here, next to this marker); John Wilkes Booth and David Herold ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Pine Thicket ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Courthouse at Moore's Lodge ( approx. 2.5 miles away); Chandler's Hope ( approx. 2.6 miles away); Mulberry Grove ( approx. 3 miles away); John Hanson ( approx. 3 miles away); Saint Thomas Manor ( approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Alton.
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a portrait of Samuel Cox. In the upper center is a photograph of Rich Hill. On the right is a map of the Booth escape route, with red stars indicating Civil War Trails sites along the route.
Also see . . .
1. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route. National Park Service article. (Submitted on January 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Rich Hill National Register Listing. Details the history and significance of the house. (Submitted on January 2, 2008.)
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,821 times since then and 160 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2008. Photos: 1. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Alvin Brockway of Burke, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.