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Bethesda is an unincorprated city in Montgomery County in the state of Maryland. It is located only 1.5 miles from the border of Washington, D.C., inside the Beltway.

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  1. Bethesda was known as "Darcy's Store" after the owner of a local establishment, William E. Darcy, and was renamed in 1871 by the new postmaster, Robert Franck, after the Bethesda Meeting House, a Presbyterian church built in 1820.
  2. Bethesda was given the not-so-honorable distinction of being the "2nd Snobbiest Town in America".
  3. Bethesda was featured in several popular movies such as Dave, Bourne Legacy, and Shattered Glass.
  4. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. In 2014, it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns, and first on Time's list of top earning towns.
  5. Bethesda is the home of Congressional Country Club, recognized as one of the most prestigious country clubs in the world.

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