Greenbelt in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Greenbelt
Unlike most towns that develop gradually over a long period of time, Greenbelt was the first "green town" built in 1936 from scratch as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. The entire community was completely mapped on paper before any construction work ever began. Although many more green towns were ever planned, only two others were ever built.
Greenbelt is a unique and special community with many wonderful sights to see. A detailed walking tour brochure is available at the Municipal Building. Wayside panels at many of the sites provide interesting and educational information.
Enjoy our parks, playgrounds and green spaces. Walk freely on our many pathways. We welcome you to our community and hope to see you again.
Erected by ATHA - Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenbelt MD 20770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swimming Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gas Station (about 800 feet away); Greenbelt Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenbelt Homes Inc. (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenbelt Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenbelt.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.