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Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. (In Aramaic, beth hesda means "house of mercy".) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (812x525, 11 KB) Summary Bethesda, Maryland. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Mayor Uri Lupolianski Web Address www. ... Bethesda was originally the name of a pool in Jerusalem. ... Aramaic is a Semitic language with a four-thousand year history. ...


As an unincorporated area, Bethesda has no official boundaries. The United States Census Bureau defines a Census-Designated Place named Bethesda whose center is located at 38°59' North, 77°7' West. The United States Geological Survey has defined Bethesda as an area whose center is at 38°58′50″N, 77°6′2″W, slightly different from the Census Bureau's definition. Other definitions are used by the Bethesda Urban Planning District, the United States Postal Service, and other organizations. As of 2000, the Census-defined community had a total population of 55,277. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ...

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Panorama of downtown Bethesda (taken from the Air Rights Building at 7315 Wisconsin Avenue.)
Panorama of downtown Bethesda (taken from the Air Rights Building at 7315 Wisconsin Avenue.)

Download high resolution version (2116x427, 118 KB)Panorama of Downtown Bethesda, Maryland, in February 2005. ... Download high resolution version (2116x427, 118 KB)Panorama of Downtown Bethesda, Maryland, in February 2005. ...

Geography

Location of Bethesda, Maryland
Boundaries of Bethesda CDP as of 2003
Boundaries of Bethesda CDP as of 2003

Bethesda is located at 38°59′5″N, 77°6′47″W (38.984660, -77.113135)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias MD county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Image File history File links Boundaries of the Bethesda, Maryland, CDP as of 2003 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Boundaries of the Bethesda, Maryland, CDP as of 2003 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.2 km² (13.2 mi²). 34.0 km² (13.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.38%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The main commercial corridor that runs through Bethesda is Maryland Route 355, which, to the north, connects Bethesda with the communities of North Bethesda and Rockville, ending, after changing its name a few times, in Frederick, Maryland. Toward the South, Rockville Pike becomes Wisconsin Avenue near the NIH Campus and continues beyond Bethesda through Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Maryland and into Washington, DC, ending in Georgetown. Wisconsin Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Washington, D.C., and its Maryland suburbs. ... North Bethesda is a census-designated place and an uncorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated Census-Designated Place in Montgomery County, Maryland (see Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland). ... Friendship Village is an unincorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


The area commonly known as "downtown Bethesda" is centered at the intersection of Wisconsin with Maryland Route 187, Old Georgetown Road, and Maryland Route 410, East-West Highway. Much of the dense construction in that area followed the opening of the Bethesda station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro, also located at this intersection and the centerpiece of the Bethesda Metro Center development. The "downtown," which includes the restaurant districts of Bethesda Row and Woodmont Triangle, lies about 0.7 miles south of Bethesda's other Red Line stop, Medical Center, which serves the NIH Campus and Bethesda Naval Hospital. Bethesda Row and Woodmont Triangle are under heavy development, including several luxury condominiums, restaurants, and businesses. Bethesda Metro station entrance pylon. ... The Red Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Shady Grove to Glenmont. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... Medical Center station. ...


The outer rim of Bethesda is known for older houses that still hold a strong value in today’s residential market. Even with the great “bubble burst” this in 2006, Bethesda real estate seems to be holding strong. As of November 2, homes are for sale in Bethesda alone for an average price of $994,900, a price change up from October +7.6%.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 55,277 people, 23,659 households, and 14,455 families residing in the defined area. The population density was 1,624.2/km² (4,205.8/mi²). There were 24,368 housing units at an average density of 716.0/km² (1,854.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the community was 85.86% White, 2.67% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 23,659 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the community the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.


Bethesda is a wealthy and well-educated area. According to the 2000 Census, Bethesda is the best-educated city in the nation with a population of 50,000 or more. 79% of residents 25 or older have bachelor's degrees and 49% have graduate or professional degrees. The median income for a household is $99,102, and the median income for a family was $130,160. Males had a median income of $84,797 versus $57,569 for females. The per capita income for the area was $58,479. About 1.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. Many commute to Washington D.C. for work. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Bethesda is often associated with its neighboring communities, Potomac, MD, and Chevy Chase Village, MD, for their similar demographics. These three towns together make up the wealthy picturesque Maryland suburban communities for Washington, DC. Potomac is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Chevy Chase Village is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Bethesda's Population History

1960 56,527
1970 71,621
1980 62,736
1990 62,936
2000 55,277

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


History

Bethesda is situated along a major thoroughfare that was originally the route of an ancient Native American trail. Between 1805 and 1820, it was developed into a toll road to carry tobacco and other products between Georgetown and Frederick. Starting around 1920, various sections of the road were paved and widened. The route is now known as Wisconsin Avenue, becoming Rockville Pike just north of the Bethesda town center. Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... A toll road, tollway, turnpike, pike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a toll (i. ... Wisconsin Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Washington, D.C., and its Maryland suburbs. ...


The community of Bethesda took its name from the Bethesda Meeting House, a Presbyterian church built in 1820 on the present site of the Cemetery of the Bethesda Meeting House, located now at 9400 Rockville Pike. The church burnt in 1850 and was rebuilt the same year about 100 yards south at its present site. In 1871, the local post office adopted the name "Bethesda" from the church and in due course the surrounding area generally took on the name. Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


Landmarks

Building 50 at NIH.
Building 50 at NIH.

Important institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. Bethesda is also home to the National Naval Medical Center, commonly referred to as Bethesda Naval Hospital, where many famous Americans such as Senator Joseph McCarthy died, and the John F. Kennedy autopsy was performed. Adjoining the hospital to the east is the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for medical research. ... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for medical research. ... The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government created in 1972 through the Consumer Safety Act to protect “against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products”. As of 2006 its acting chairman is Nancy Nord, a Republican. ... The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a federal agency of the United States Government whose primary function is collection, analysis, and distribution of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. ... The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, also known as the Bethesda Naval Hospital, is considered the flagship of the United States Navys system of medical centers. ... Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin between 1947 and 1957. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th president of the United States. ... The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), established by the United States Congress in 1972 and graduating its first class in 1980, is a center for military medical education and research. ...


The headquarters of defense conglomerate Lockheed Martin, managed health care company Coventry Health Care and hotel and resort chains Marriott International and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. are located in Bethesda. Software company Bethesda Softworks was originally located in Bethesda, but moved to Rockville, Maryland in 1990. The Discovery Channel also had its headquarters in Bethesda before relocating to Silver Spring in 2004. Bethesda is renowned for its extensive collection of restaurants—180 were listed at the end of 2004—offering cuisine ranging from Afghan to Vietnamese. Bethesda is also home to two vibrant farmers markets, the Montgomery Farm Woman's Cooperative Market and the Bethesda Farmer's Market, as well as numerous cinemas and art galleries. Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Coventry Health Care, Inc. ... Marriott International, Inc. ... Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media Company, is a developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel distributed by Discovery Communications that provides non-fiction programming focused on science, history and nature. ... Silver Spring is the name of several places in the United States of America: Silver Spring, Maryland Silver Spring, Pennsylvania These are distinguished from places named Silver Springs. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ...


Also located in downtown Bethesda is one of just 12 Madonna of the Trail monuments, erected by the National Old Trails Association working in concert with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Judge Harry S. Truman, later 33rd President of the United States, presided over the dedication of the Bethesda monument, on April 19, 1929. Eleven others were erected as well, and they stretch from Upland, California to Bethesda, the easternmost of these monuments, which commemorate the spirit of pioneer women during the westward expansion of the U.S.A. Nearby is the Bethesda Post Office, probably the oldest standing building in the downtown area. Also starting in the heart of downtown Bethesda, is the Capital Crescent Trail Capital Crescent Trail which follows the old tracks of the B&O Railroad stretching from Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Silver Spring, MD. Madonna of the Trail monument at Bethesda, Maryland Madonna of the Trail is a series of monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. ... The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage membership organization[1] dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. ... President Truman announces that Germany had surrendered (May 8 1945) Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... Upland is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is an 11 mile long shared-use trail from Georgetown, Washington, DC to Silver Spring, Maryland suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. ... The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad or B&O was a 19th century railroad which operated in the east coast of the United States and was the first railroad to offer commercial transportation of both people and freight. ... The familiar golden dome of Washingtons once venerable Riggs Bank, now amalgamated into PNC Bank, at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street Georgetown is a neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River waterfront. ... Silver Spring is an urbanized, but unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Bethesda is also home to the Burning Tree Club and the Bethesda Country Club. Many prestigious private college preparatory schools find their homes in Bethesda including; the Landon School, the Holton-Arms School, Georgetown Preparatory School, and Stone Ridge School. Burning Tree Club is a private, all-men golf club in Bethesda, Maryland. ... // Landon School is an independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school for boys in grades 3-12. ... Holton-Arms is an independent college-preparatory school for girls in grades 3–12 dedicated to the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, independent school for girls located in Bethesda, Maryland, offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum within a dynamic and diverse community. ...


In addition, Bethesda's primary public high schools were ranked by Newsweek Magazine in 2006 as among the best in the country. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was ranked 34th nationally, Walter Johnson High School ranked 101st and Walt Whitman High School was ranked 116th. Newsweek Logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. ... Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is a Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, public school named for two of the towns it serves along with Kensington and Silver Spring, Maryland. ... Aerial photograph of WJHS. Walter Johnson High School, (WJHS) is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... This article is about the public secondary school in Bethesda, MD. For information about the South Huntington, NY school, please see Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington Walt Whitman High School located in Bethesda, Maryland, is a public secondary institution serving roughly the western part of Bethesda--an unincorporated suburban...


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Bethesda, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (953 words)
Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820, which in turn was named from a passage in the New Testament.
Bethesda is also home to the National Naval Medical Center, commonly referred to as Bethesda Naval Hospital, where many famous Americans such as Senator Joseph McCarthy died and the John F. Kennedy autopsy was performed.
The main commercial corridor is Maryland Route 355, which in its northern reaches connects Bethesda with the communities of North Bethesda and Rockville and is known as Rockville Pike.
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