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Cherry Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cherry Hill

 
 
Cherry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Cherry Hill Marker
Inscription.  Part of the city but green as a suburb, Cherry Hill is a distinctive African American planned community. Cherry Hill was established to provide housing for blacks who moved to Baltimore to work in industries during World War II. Originally it consisted of 541 rowhouses, 600 apartments, and a community building. Residents added 14 churches and many organizations. As the community grew, residents campaigned for schools, parks, recreation centers, and other facilities. This neighborhood, now older and more urban, has been home to its share of civic leaders and retained its sense of pride.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail series list.
 
Location. 39° 14.931′ N, 76° 36.756′ W. Marker is in Cherry Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on
Cherry Hill marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Cherry Hill marker location
South Hanover Street (Maryland Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Easiest access to this marker is through the Harbor Hospital parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn MD 21225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. On Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); John Smith Explores Patapsco (approx. half a mile away); Gwynns Falls Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reviving the Waterfront (approx. 0.6 miles away); Senator Harry McGuirk (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Auburn Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Strategic Post (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,359 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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