This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Maryland. For pool of water in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, Israel, see Pool of Bethesda. Not to be confused with Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda, Maryland — Census-designated place — Motto: File:Intersection in Bethesda, Maryland. jpg The intersection of Maryland Route 187 (Old Georgetown Road), Maryland Route 355, and Maryland Route 410 (East West Highway), near the Bethesda Metro station entrance, in downtown Bethesda.