“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Berwyn Heights in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Carrington Avenue

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By Kerstin Harper, October 10, 2011
1. Carrington Avenue Marker
Inscription.  General Edward C. Carrington (1825-1892) purchased the Yarrow land tract consisting of 150 acres and the home called Sportland for $59,000 on 9 September 1869.

In 1846, he organized Captain Carrington’s Company, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers (known as the Richmond Rangers), which was the first company to offer its services to the federal government during the Mexican War. During the Civil War, he formed Company A, 2nd Battalion, District of Columbia Military Infantry. General Carrington was later appointed by President Lincoln as U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia.

When surveyors platted the streets for the projected residential community of Charlton Heights (now Berwyn Heights) in 1888, in honor of the General, the northern boundary of Carrington’s property became Carrington Avenue.

The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission renamed the street Osage Street by 1941.
Erected 2007 by Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers

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By Kerstin Harper, October 10, 2011
2. Carrington Avenue Marker
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War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1869.
Location. 38° 59.368′ N, 76° 54.45′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Osage Street and Edmonston Road, on the left when traveling west on Osage Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Berwyn Heights (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edmonston Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlton Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Duncanson Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Waugh Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenbelt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berwyn Heights.
More about this marker. This is one in a series of markers erected by the Berwyn Heights Historical Committee. The markers commemorate the historic street names of the Town of Berwyn Heights, which were frequently named after notable people.
Regarding Carrington Avenue. The home in which General Carrington lived, located at 5933 Natasha Drive, is also the oldest house in Berwyn Heights, dating back to circa 1790.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 10, 2021