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Tenleytown, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, March 19, 2011
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District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 2 — A Country RoadTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
Step back into the 19th century with a walk down Grant Road, ahead and to your left. This winding byway recalls Tenleytown’s farming past. In fact Grant Road’s undisturbed quality earned it National Historic District and DC Historic District . . . — Map (db m130920) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Fort RenoTenleytown, D.C. — Country Village to City Neighborhood
At an elevation of 410 feet, Fort Reno is located at the highest point in DC. The fort, originally named Fort Pennsylvania, was well situated to provide defense of the Nation's Capital during the Civil War as one of the Circle of Forts (pictured . . . — Map (db m20628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Fort RenoCivil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865
No visible evidence remains of Fort Reno, which stood at the top of this hill, the highest elevation in Washington, D.C. [drawing of Fort Reno] Fort Reno from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing. Cannon mounted at Fort Reno helped repulse a . . . — Map (db m20629) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 5 — Fort RenoTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
To your right is "Point Reno," the highest point in Washington -- 409 feet above sea level, to be exact. This unsurpassed vantage brought the Civil War (1861-1865) to Tenleytown. After the Union defeat at Bull Run in July 1861, northern . . . — Map (db m130923) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Fort RenoRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
At 409 feet above sea level, this site is the highest point in Washington, D.C. It is no coincidence that in 1861, the Union army designed one the largest and most heavily armed Civil War fortifications at this location. Originally named . . . — Map (db m133962) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 6 — Reno CityTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
Before the Civil War (1861-65), the land behind you was part of the 72-acre farm of Giles Dyer. As a Southerner, Dyer depended on enslaved people to work his fields. Because of its elevation, Dyers land was taken by the Union Army in 1861 . . . — Map (db m130924) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Reservoir/Reno CityTenleytown, DC — Country Village to City Neighborhood
Fort Reno is located at the highest elevation in D.C. A city water reservoir was constructed in the 1890s to serve the city's growing population. The red brick water tower (pictured here) was built in 1903 to provide water pressure to the immediate . . . — Map (db m112184) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — The Civil War Defenses of WashingtonFort Reno
The site of this fort was selected in August, 1861. First called Fort Pennsylvania, the fort was located at an elevation of 430 feet, commanding three important roads which entered the city from the northwest in the vicinity of what is now Wisconsin . . . — Map (db m20630) HM

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