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Fort Lincoln (Washington, D.C.)

Fort Lincoln
Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Fort Lincoln within the District of Columbia
Fort Lincoln within the District of Columbia
Coordinates:
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.
Ward Ward 5
Government
 • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)

Fort Lincoln is a neighborhood located in northeastern Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Bladensburg Road to the northwest, Eastern Avenue to the northeast, New York Avenue NE to the south, and South Dakota Avenue NE to the southwest. The town of Colmar Manor, Maryland, is across Eastern Avenue from the Fort Lincoln neighborhood, as is the Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

The name Fort Lincoln was originally used for a Civil War Fort in adjacent D.C. line from the Washington neighborhood bearing its name.

Civil war site and cemetery

The Fort Lincoln area includes a Civil War-era fort, Fort Lincoln, constructed in 1861 for the defense of Washington. The fort is now part of Fort Lincoln Cemetery, and can be visited.[1][2]

Neighborhood

This northeast Washington neighborhood is home to the Fort Lincoln "New Town" development constructed in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] This neighborhood is currently the home of Cathy Lanier, Chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police.[4] In 2011 another 42 acres of the wetland forest park was sold to make a shopping center.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ ""Battery Jameson, Fort Lincoln"" Waymark
  2. ^ Maryland Historical Trust, Inventory Form for State Historic Sites Inventory - Battery Jameson (PG-68-15a)
  3. ^ Ellen Hoffman (26 September 1969). "New Towners The Voiceless Marylanders, Columbia Citizens Seeking More Say". The Washington Post. 
  4. ^ , Apr 30, 2007, p. B01.The Washington Post"Hope Stirs In Fort Lincoln Growth, New Neighbor Inspire Pocket of D.C. to Believe in Change," By Clarence Williams,
  5. ^ Kelly (December 13, 2011). "Shops at Dakota Crossing and Costco to Start Now, Open Next Year". DCmud. DCRE, INC. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fort Lincoln Wetlands". Anacostia Riverkeeper. Waterkeeper Alliance. 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 

External links

  • , July 18, 1992The Washington Post"Fort Lincoln: Finding a Leafy Enclave," By Linda Wheeler,
  • Fort Lincoln Historical Marker, The Maryland Historical Marker Database
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