Fort Lincoln (Washington, D.C.)
Fort Lincoln within the District of Columbia
|• Councilmember||Kenyan McDuffie|
|• 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.
This northeast Washington neighborhood is home to the Fort Lincoln "New Town" development constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. This neighborhood is currently the home of Cathy Lanier, former Chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police. In 2011 another 42 acres of the wetland forest park was sold to make a shopping center.
War of 1812 battlefield site
- Ellen Hoffman (26 September 1969). "New Towners The Voiceless Marylanders, Columbia Citizens Seeking More Say". The Washington Post.
- "Hope Stirs In Fort Lincoln Growth, New Neighbor Inspire Pocket of D.C. to Believe in Change," By Clarence Williams, The Washington Post, Apr 30, 2007, p. B01.
- Kelly (December 13, 2011). "Shops at Dakota Crossing and Costco to Start Now, Open Next Year". DCmud. DCRE, INC. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "Fort Lincoln Wetlands". Anacostia Riverkeeper. Waterkeeper Alliance. 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
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