Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mr. Heyser moved to Florida in 1882 and soon died there. In 1884, his estate sold the property to William H. Armstrong, who lived in the house. In 1890, the West End Improvement Company formed and Armstrong transferred his holdings to the company. In 1915 the City of Hagerstown purchased this land from the West End Improvement Company for $40,000 to be used as a public park. Samuel Detrow was appointed park superintendent, and nationally-known landscape architect. George Burnap was retained to create a master plan for the park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 39° 38.086′ N, 77° 43.915′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Avenue north of City Park Drive, on the right when traveling south. This marker is near the concession stand in Hagerstown City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Band Shell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Titcomb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hager House and Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hager’s Fancy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hagerstown Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Aetna Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonathan Hager House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.