Burleith in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Origins of Burleith
The name Burleith was first associated with this area in 1849, when Richard Smith Cox (1825-1889) inherited 55 acres of land north of New Cut Road (now Reservoir Road) and built a two-story brick house, Burleith. The first husband of Cox's great-grandmother emigrated from Kilmarnock, Scotland, so the name Burleith likely derives from a nearby hamlet identified as Barlyth on a 1654 map, and later as Barleith on an 1849 map of Ayrshire.
The boundaries of Cox's property were similar to those of the current neighborhood. By 1886, the title had been transferred to Frederic Huidekoper, who later subdivided the land. Huidekoper's "Burleith Addition to West Washington" set the stage for more intensive development in subsequent decades.
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This fire call box restored in 2015 with generous donations from the residents and friends of Burleith.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 54.867′ N, 77° 4.269′ W. Marker is in Burleith in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 36th Street Northwest and S Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 36th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3544 S Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriotism and Espionage (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Famous Burleith Residents (about 600 feet away); Temple of Learning and Talent (about 600 feet away); The Evolution of Burleith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Introduction to Burleith (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Rolling Tobacco Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hilleary's Smiling Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burleith.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2. submitted on December 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.