Glen Echo is a small town in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, along the Potomac River. In circa 1888, the advertising booklet for the town was titled ñGlen Echo on the Potomac: The Washington Rhineî. The town, chartered in 1904, is famous for its Chautauqua cultural events and its historic amusement park, the famous Glen Echo Park, now a U.S. National Park. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, lived in Glen Echo the last 15 years of her life.
Glen Echo is a step-back in time with its slow pace life-style, community center and Post Office, summer-style bungalows, and easy access to the Potomac for kayakers and cyclists. The neighborhood is served by Montgomery County Public Schools including Bannockburn Elementary School, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, and Walt Whitman High School. The zip code for the neighborhood is 20812.
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