Bethesda Historical Society

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Battery Park

After World War I, four military officers formed a real estate development company and in 1923 purchased a 53.59 acre farm wedged between Wilson’s Lane and Georgetown Road for the construction of new homes. The developers intended to create a restricted community reserved only for military personnel. Tradition holds that the name “Battery Park” derives from early residents who were World War I veterans from the same artillery battery.

Read more at “Battery Park History” on the Battery Park website