Battleground to Community
— Brightwood Heritage Trail —Elizabeth Proctor Thomas (1821-1917), a free Black woman whose image appears on each Brightwood Heritage Trail sign, once owned 11 acres in this area. Known, respectfully in her old age as "Aunt Betty," Thomas and her husband James farmed and kept cows here. When the Civil War came in 1861, her hilltop attracted Union soldiers defending Washington.
|Series||This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324153 N 4314688|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96353333, -77.02961667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.812', W 77° 1.777'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 48.72" N, 77° 1' 46.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6001-6099 13th St NW, Washington DC 20011, US|
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