Fort Reno

Fort Reno (HMDL6)

Location: Washington, DC 20016
Country: United States of America

N 38° 57.04', W 77° 4.626'

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Tenleytown, 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 here) around DC. The commanding view is recognized as a historic element of the fort. Fort Reno was renamed in honor of Union Major General Jesse Lee Reno in 1865. A street leading to Fort Reno from the south is called Fort Drive and was originally envisioned as part of a ring road to connect all of the Circle of Forts locations around DC.

Call box drawing by Lena Frumin.
This call box is part of Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC, funded in part by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, the District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Neighborhood sponsors are the Tenleytown Neighbors Association and Tenleytown Historical Society. A list of call box locations can be found at and
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HM NumberHMDL6
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:23pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320007 N 4313353
Decimal Degrees38.95066667, -77.07710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.04', W 77° 4.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 2.40" N, 77° 4' 37.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3814-3902 Chesapeake St NW, Washington DC 20016, US
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