“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Berwyn Heights in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Carrington Avenue

Carrington Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kerstin Harper, October 10, 2011
1. Carrington Avenue Marker
Inscription. General Edward C. Carrington (1825-1892) purchased the Yarrow land tract consisting of 150 acres and the home called Sportland for $59,000 on 9 September 1869.

In 1846, he organized Captain Carrington’s Company, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers (known as the Richmond Rangers), which was the first company to offer its services to the federal government during the Mexican War. During the Civil War, he formed Company A, 2nd Battalion, District of Columbia Military Infantry. General Carrington was later appointed by President Lincoln as U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia.

When surveyors platted the streets for the projected residential community of Charlton Heights (now Berwyn Heights) in 1888, in honor of the General, the northern boundary of Carrington’s property became Carrington Avenue.

The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission renamed the street Osage Street by 1941.
Erected 2007 by Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
Location. 38° 59.368′ N, 76° 54.45′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Osage Street and Edmonston Road, on the left when traveling west on Osage Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.

Carrington Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kerstin Harper, October 10, 2011
2. Carrington Avenue Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlton Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Greenbelt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Greenbelt Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Time of Horror (approx. ¾ mile away); Greenbelt: A Bold Experiment (approx. ¾ mile away); Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Toaping Castle (approx. 0.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This is one in a series of markers erected by the Berwyn Heights Historical Committee. The markers commemorate the historic street names of the Town of Berwyn Heights, which were frequently named after notable people.
Regarding Carrington Avenue. The home in which General Carrington lived, located at 5933 Natasha Drive, is also the oldest house in Berwyn Heights, dating back to circa 1790.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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