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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Five Points, Historic Crossroads

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
1. Five Points, Historic Crossroads Marker
Inscription. This commemorative site known as "Five Points," has been used as a commercial crossroads for almost 300 years. Its name was derived from the old Indian trails which are now merged and identified as Edgemoor Lane, Wisconsin Avenue, East West Highway and Old Georgetown Road. The Bethesda Metro Center, now located at this historic site, continues as a focal point and hub for travel, lodging and business. Dedicated to the Citizens of Montgomery County by Rozansky & Kay Construction Company, Bethesda, Maryland. 1685–1985
 
Erected 1985 by Rozansky & Kay Construction Company.
 
Location. 38° 59.088′ N, 77° 5.667′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road (Maryland Route 187) and Wisconsin Avenue and East West Highway (Maryland Route 355), on the right when traveling north on Old Georgetown Road. Touch for map. Route 355 goes through this intersection north-south. Routes 187 and 410 originate at this intersection. 187 goes north, 410 goes west. Marker is in this post office area: Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert W. Leibling (a few steps from this marker); Madonna of the Trail
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By Tom Fuchs, January 21, 2006
2. Five Points, Historic Crossroads Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Complex of Buildings and Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. mile away); Old Georgetown Road (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Regarding Five Points, Historic Crossroads. Edgemoor Lane no longer reaches this intersection. The Bethesda Metro Center is sitting on top of it.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,149 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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