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

Keleher Avenue

Historic Berwyn Heights

 

Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
1. Keleher Avenue Marker
Inscription.  In 1888, Edward Graves, a real estate developer, hired Newby & Howell, Engineers and Surveyors of Washington, D.C. to survey his 393 acres, then known as the "Graves Sub-Division", for a new suburban residential development that was called Charlton Heights before its incorporation as the Town of Berwyn Heights in 1896. Fifty-foot wide streets were laid out, much as they remain today in Berwyn Heights.

Newby & Howell's plat identified streets named for notable people of the time, including associates of Graves, James Waugh and other developers of Charlton Heights. Ruatan Street was called Keleher Avenue, after Timothy D. Keleher, a U.S. Army Paymaster who, with Waugh, served as a Trustee for the Charlton Heights Investment and Building Association that was incorporated in 1890.
 
Erected 2006 by The Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
 
Location. 38° 59.601′ N, 76° 55.119′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Ruatan Street east of Berwyn Road, on the right when traveling
Keleher Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
2. Keleher Avenue Marker
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5603 Ruatan Street, College Park MD 20740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Berwyn Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Waugh Avenue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berwyn Heights Armed Forces Memorial (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Town of Berwyn Heights (about 600 feet away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. mile away); Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail (approx. mile away); Origins of Lake Artemesia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dervey Augusta Lomax (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berwyn Heights.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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