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American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Inhabitants

Tenleytown, DC

 

— Country Village to City Neighborhood —

 
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
1. Early Inhabitants Marker
Inscription.  As an early country village, Tenleytown inhabitants held occupations such as farmers, millers, tavern owners and shopkeepers. Since horses provided the primary method of transportation until the early 1900s, blacksmithing was a popular occupation in Tenleytown's crossroads location. One such blacksmith shop (pictured here) was located at the present day intersection of Wisconsin Avenue, Brandywine Street and 41st Street. Tenleytown was named after John Tennally who settled here in 1735. His tavern was located at the current 4539 Wisconsin Avenue site.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 56.978′ N, 77° 5.096′ W. Marker is in American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Brandywine Street
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
2. Early Inhabitants Marker
Northwest and 43rd Place Northwest on Brandywine Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4308 Brandywine Street Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Early Commerce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Set in Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Spirit of Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Touch with the World (approx. ¼ mile away); Luis Alves De Lima E Silva (approx. ¼ mile away); Churches and Cemeteries (approx. ¼ mile away); Beer, Popcorn, and Penny Candy (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Rescue (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American University Park.
 
More about this marker. Image side of marker has graffiti damage
 
Early Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 1, 2018
3. Early Inhabitants Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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