This website has been created to share information about the history of the Potomac River Valley
on the Maryland side of the river between the DC/Maryland line and Great Falls on the Potomac.
The largest populated areas along this stretch are Glen Echo and Cabin John; there are several
smaller communities including Brookemont, the Anglers Inn area and Great Falls. The ancient history
of the area is adequately covered in many scholarly sources and will only be mentioned in passing
here. Thus the bulk of material presented will be from around the beginning of the 19th
century to the present.