Westmoreland Circle

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Westmoreland Circle
1 Westmoreland Circle
Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD
Roads at
MD 396
Massachusetts Avenue NW
Western Avenue
Dalecaria Parkway NW
Various other local roads
Type: Traffic circle
Maintained by: DDOT, MDSHA

Westmoreland Circle is a traffic circle straddling the border between the U.S. state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. The circle lies at the intersection of Western Avenue, Butterworth Place, Massachusetts Avenue, Dalecarlia Parkway, Wetherill Road, and Dalecarlia Drive. The grass area and trees within the interior of the circle are maintained by and under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

There are only two buildings directly on Westmoreland Circle:

  • The Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ is located at the circle's northern edge with its address as 1 Westmoreland Circle.
  • A Pepco substation is between Massachusetts Avenue and Western Avenue, disguised as a house.[1]

Westmoreland Circle also contains a set of entrance markers erected by the Garden Club of America to denote the Maryland/DC border and a AAA sign directing motorists to Kenwood Golf and County Club.


  1. ^ Mason, Katrina (29 July 2000). "The Power of Deception: The house on your block that nobody ever seems to enter or exit may just hold a high-voltage secret inside—an electric-power substation for Pepco. es". The Washington Post. p. G1. 

Coordinates: 38°56′56″N 77°06′03″W / 38.94892°N 77.10091°W / 38.94892; -77.10091