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Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The City of Hyattsville

 
 
The City of Hyattsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
1. The City of Hyattsville Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the City of Hyattsville

Christopher Clark Hyatt purchased a land parcel in 1845 and soon after the surrounding farmland was subdivided into housing lots. By 1859, the tract officially began to be recognized as Hyattsville.

According to G. M. Hopkin's 1878 Atlas of Prince George's County, "Hyattsville ... has gradually increased in beauty and prosperity until it stands as one of the foremost villages between Washington and Baltimore."

In 2004, Hyattsville's National Historic District was extended to include over 1,000 primary resources. The District also includes two sites separately designated as Historic Sites - the U. S. Post Office on Gallatin Street, built in the 1930's and the Armory, built in 1918.

Enjoy your visit to our thriving community and enjoy our "small town" again.
 
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
 
Location. 38° 57.148′ N, 76° 56.416′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and Gallatin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyattsville MD 20781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Welcome to ATHA image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
2. Welcome to ATHA
Anacostia Trails Heritage Area

Welcome to ATHA, 84 square miles of historic, cultural, recreational and environmental sites in Prince George's County. We offer something for everyone.

ATHA, Inc. is dedicated to using cultural heritage tourism to build local economies while preserving and promoting natural, historical and cultural resources of ATHA, a State of Maryland Certified Heritage Area in Prince George's County.

Spend an afternoon. Spend a week. Whatever you and your family like to do, you'll find it here.
of this marker. Route One, Our Hometown Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hyattsville National Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmonston Veterans Park (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Remarkable Plummer Family (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Adam F. Plummer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Riversdale (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Demiculverin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Riversdale (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hyattsville.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PlacesPolitical Subdivisions
 
Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Mural image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
3. Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Mural
Hyattsville Armory image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
4. Hyattsville Armory
County Judicial Center image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
5. County Judicial Center
County Services Building image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 15, 2008
6. County Services Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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