Somerset in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One Hundred Years a Town
The Town of Somerset
Incorporated in 1906
Somerset's first mayor, Charles A. Crampton, planted two beech trees on this site. When the trees died in 1988 they were soon replaced by the tree that stands here today. This tree is dedicated to John W. Stohlman, who lived in the house opposite at what is now 4728 Dorset Avenue and who served as the Town's fifth mayor from 1919 to 1938.
This plaque was placed by the residents of Somerset to commemorate the centennial of incorporation on April 30, 2006.
Erected 2006 by The Town of Somerset.
Topics. This Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1906.
Location. 38° 58.087′ N, 77° 5.733′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dorset Avenue west of Surrey Street, on the right when traveling west. Somerset is located completely within the ZIP code 20815, for which the U.S. Postal Services uses Chevy Chase for the town name. There are several municipalities and unincorporated areas within the ZIP code. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5800 Surrey Street, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neal Potter Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Neal Potter Plaza (approx. half a mile away); The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad (approx. half a mile away); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. half a mile away); The Georgetown Branch Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Meleney Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 0.8 miles away in District of Columbia).
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