— 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.
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|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, District Department of Transportation, and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 320007 N 4313353|
|Decimal Degrees||38.95066667, -77.07710000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.04', W 77° 4.626'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 2.40" N, 77° 4' 37.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3814-3902 Chesapeake St NW, Washington DC 20016, US|
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