Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Joseph Belt
1680 Maryland 1761
Trustee of first free schools in Maryland
One of the founders of Rock Creek Parish
Member of the House of Burgesses
Colonel of Prince George's County militia during the French and Indian War.
Erected 1911 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia.
Location. 38° 58.082′ N, 77° 4.599′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Avenue and Chevy Chase Circle, on the right when traveling west on Western Avenue. It is on the northeast corner of Western and the circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5201 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Man's Recollection (approx. 0.4 miles away in District of Columbia); Broad Branch Market (approx. half a mile away in District of Columbia); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" W.K. Kellogg Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); The 4-H Club Pledge (approx. one mile away); One Hundred Years a Town (approx. one mile away); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (approx. 1.1 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
More about this marker. Chevy Chase is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Across Western Avenue from the marker is the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The Maryland-District of Columbia line runs down the middle of Western Avenue and bisects Chevy Chase Circle. Colonel Belt's land holdings were on both sides of the state line. The section of Washington DC here is also known as Chevy Chase.
Also see . . . Dedication Service 1911. Internet Archive. (Submitted on March 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. The Dedication Ceremony, Nov. 12 1911
When the boulder was unveiled by by Thomas Truxton Houston, Jr., great-great-great-great-grandson of Col. Joseph Belt, the chaplain Reverend Roland Cotton Smith, Doctor of Divinity said:
"On behalf of the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia, I do dedicate this boulder, erected by the said Society, to the memory of Joseph Belt.
"We yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hast pleased Thee to place among men Thy servant of strong arm and Christian voice whose works helped to make possible the building of our nation
and the spread
— Submitted December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,300 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2013, by Brian Steinbach of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.