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Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

“Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill”

"Hitching Post Hill" or "Ash Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
1. "Hitching Post Hill" or "Ash Hill" Marker
Inscription.  George Calvert sold this land, 1836, to Robert Clark, builder of the house, 1840. General Edward F. Beale, early surveyor and government agent in the southwest, bought the estate, 1875. Presidents Grant and Cleveland were frequent visitors as was Buffalo Bill Cody. Grant’s Arabian horses were kept on the land.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 38° 58.688′ N, 76° 57.522′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Rosemary Lane, 0.2 miles west of Claymore Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the end of Rosemary Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyattsville MD 20782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gettysburg Address / The Emancipation Proclamation (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lewis & Clark Expedition / The 15th Amendment
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Louisiana Purchase / Edison's Light Bulb Patent (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bill of Rights / The Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Nation of Immigrants / The Original 13 States (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Constitution / The 19th Amendment (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Treaty at Fort McIntosh / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Address (approx. 0.7 miles away); To Serve and Defend / Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
Additional commentary.
1. Hitching Post Hill memories
I grew up on Calverton Drive, a block away from Hitching Post or Ash Hill. We called it "the Burch Mansion" due to it's size and occupants. From 1974-1977, I delivered the Washington Post newspaper to Mr. Burch. Mr. Burch was a caretaker of considerable skills, hand carving the two pillars to the right of the front door. The house was a wonderful place to frighten us on Halloween, given it's lack of street lighting and relative isolation
Hitching Post Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
2. Hitching Post Hill
from the rest of the neighborhood. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 24, 2009, by Bruce Allan Templeman of Cheltenham, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,002 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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