Named after a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, Bethesda Maryland is an unincorporated region in southern Montgomery County, Maryland. Because Bethesda is unincorporated, it has no official boundaries. According to the United States census of 2020, Bethesda has a population of a little over 68,000 people.
The area now known as Bethesda is located in a region that was originally populated by Piscataway and Nacotchtank tribes. In the early 1600s, fur trader Henry Fleet came to the region by sailing up the Potomac river. He was the first documented European to come to the area.
He later took ownership of a portion of the region.
Because most settlers were farmers who paid rent in tobacco, tobacco farming was the primary livelihood throughout the 1700s.
In recent years, the region of Bethesda has transformed into thriving urban center near the nation’s capital and has become home to many renowned restaurants, retailers and arts venues.
Near areas such as Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church, Bethesda is a wonderful place to work, live, or visit. With a rich history, proximity to all kinds of entertainment, and many cultural touchstones, this region is a diverse area with a strong economy and is filled with things to learn and experience. With cold weather in the winter and warm weather in the summer, this region experiences all four seasons throughout the year and draws visitors all year round.