Bethesda, Maryland

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Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.wikipedia
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Montgomery County, Maryland

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Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.
Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, of which the most built up are Silver Spring and Bethesda, although the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers, as are many smaller but significant places.

Maryland Route 355

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Between 1805 and 1821, Bethesda became a rural way station after development of the Washington and Rockville Turnpike, which carried tobacco and other products between Georgetown and Rockville, and north to Frederick.
The southern terminus of the route, Wisconsin Avenue, is located in the Bethesda CDP, at the Washington, D.C. border.

Rockville, Maryland

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Between 1805 and 1821, Bethesda became a rural way station after development of the Washington and Rockville Turnpike, which carried tobacco and other products between Georgetown and Rockville, and north to Frederick. The main commercial corridor that passes through Bethesda is Maryland Route 355 (known as Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda and as Rockville Pike and Hungerford Drive in more northern communities), which, to the north, connects Bethesda with the communities of North Bethesda and Rockville, ending, after several name changes, in Frederick. Software company Bethesda Softworks was originally located in Bethesda, but moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1990.
Rockville, along with neighboring Gaithersburg and Bethesda, is at the core of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor which is home to numerous software and biotechnology companies as well as several federal government institutions.

Bethesda Meeting House

Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.
The Bethesda Meeting House (BMH) is a historic Presbyterian church complex located at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.

National Institutes of Health

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The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions.
The majority of NIH facilities are located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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The Medical Center Metro stop lies approximately 0.7 mile north of the Bethesda stop, Medical Center, which serves the NIH Campus, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions.
The university's main campus is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bethesda station

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Much of the dense construction in that area followed the opening of the Bethesda station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro rapid transit system, also located at this intersection and the centerpiece of the Bethesda Metro Center development.
Bethesda is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro system in Bethesda, Maryland.

Medical Center station (Washington Metro)

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The Medical Center Metro stop lies approximately 0.7 mile north of the Bethesda stop, Medical Center, which serves the NIH Campus, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Medical Center is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

Marriott International

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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.
It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

2011 U.S. Open (golf)

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Congressional has hosted four major golf championships, including the 2011 U.S. Open, won by Rory McIlroy.
The 2011 United States Open Championship was the 111th U.S. Open, played June 16–19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Rory McIlroy won his first major title, eight strokes ahead of Jason Day.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Other federal institutions include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.
The CPSC is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

Congressional Country Club

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Bethesda is the home of Congressional Country Club, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the world.
Congressional Country Club is a country club and golf course in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Wisconsin Avenue

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The main commercial corridor that passes through Bethesda is Maryland Route 355 (known as Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda and as Rockville Pike and Hungerford Drive in more northern communities), which, to the north, connects Bethesda with the communities of North Bethesda and Rockville, ending, after several name changes, in Frederick.
As Wisconsin Avenue passes through Bethesda it forms one of the main streets of the downtown area.

National Institutes of Health campus

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Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bethesda Big Train

Bethesda is also home of the exclusive Burning Tree Club, Bethesda Country Club, and the Bethesda Big Train, a summer collegiate baseball team.
The Bethesda Big Train is a collegiate summer baseball team based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Burning Tree Club

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Bethesda is also home of the exclusive Burning Tree Club, Bethesda Country Club, and the Bethesda Big Train, a summer collegiate baseball team.
Burning Tree Club is a private, all-male golf club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bethesda Softworks

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Software company Bethesda Softworks was originally located in Bethesda, but moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1990.
Bethesda Softworks was founded by Weaver in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1986 as a division of Media Technology Limited, an engineering research and development firm of which Weaver was the founder and chief executive officer.

Capital Crescent Trail

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Also starting in the heart of downtown Bethesda, is the Capital Crescent Trail which follows the old tracks of the B&O Railroad stretching from Georgetown, Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring, MD.
The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is a 7.04 mi long, shared-use rail trail that runs from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Bethesda, Maryland.

The National (golf)

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The AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, has been played at Congressional four times.
The first edition in 2007 was held July 5–8 at the Blue Course of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, northwest of Washington.

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Also starting in the heart of downtown Bethesda, is the Capital Crescent Trail which follows the old tracks of the B&O Railroad stretching from Georgetown, Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring, MD. This included becoming a key stopping point for the B & O railroad on their Georgetown Branch line completed around 1910 that ran from Silver Spring to Georgetown, passing through Bethesda on the way.
In 2003, Discovery Communications completed the construction of its headquarters and relocated to downtown Silver Spring from nearby Bethesda.

Thomas Friedman

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As of 2009, eight Pulitzer Prize winners live in Bethesda, as do several well-known political commentators (including George Will, David Brooks, and Thomas Friedman).
They were married in London on Thanksgiving Day 1978 and live in Bethesda, Maryland.

Poet Lore

The Writer's Center in Bethesda publishes Poet Lore, the longest continuously running poetry journal in the United States.
Poet Lore is an English-language literary magazine based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Walt Whitman High School (Maryland)

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Walt Whitman High School is a public secondary institution serving roughly the western part of Bethesda—an unincorporated suburban area of Washington, D.C., in Montgomery County, in Maryland.

Writer's Center

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The Writer's Center in Bethesda publishes Poet Lore, the longest continuously running poetry journal in the United States.
independent literary center that is housed in a 12,200-square-foot (1,130 m2) facility in the arts and entertainment district of Bethesda, Maryland.