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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Community of Silver Spring

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
1. The Community of Silver Spring Marker
Inscription. The Community of Silver Spring, Maryland, derives its name from this spring, discovered in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair and his daughter, Elizabeth. While riding on horseback in the woods beyond Washington, rays of sun on mica sand particles in the water caused Mr. Blair to name it "The Silver Spring." This also identified his estate and summer home built in 1842.

This park was acquired in 1942 by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It was restored and dedicated on May 28, 1955 by the following organizations "as an ever-flowing tribute to the men and women responsible for the greatness of Silver Spring, Maryland, and its bright future through civic a community service."

The Allied Civic Group, Inc,
The Silver Spring inter-club council
The American Institute of Architects (Potomac Valley Chapter)
The Silver Spring Board of Trade
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

 
Erected 1955 by Maryland National Capital Park and Planning.
 
Location. 38° 59.386′ N, 77° 1.736′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East-West Highway and Newell Street. Click for map
The Community of Silver Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
2. The Community of Silver Spring Marker
. The Marker is in Acorn Park on East West Highway in Silver Spring. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Silver Spring (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Shopping Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Early's Raid on Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada Dry Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
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The Silver Spring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
3. The Silver Spring
The Silver Spring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 11, 2010
4. The Silver Spring
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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