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

Trolley Trail

City of College Park

 
 
Trolley Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
1. Trolley Trail Marker
Inscription.
Electric trolleys or streetcars arrived in College Park along the Rhode Island Avenue right-of-way at the turn of the 20th century. The Old Town neighborhood developed as a streetcar suburb and trolley service continued until 1962, when the DC transit system switched to buses and commuters began to rely on automobiles. Today, the City of College Park has constructed a hiker-biker facility (trolley trail) within the right-of-way that runs the entire length of the city.

[Aside:]
The Maryland streetcar line provided service from the U.S. Capitol Building to the thriving community of Branchville at the end of the line. Branchville was incorporated as part of the City of College Park in 1945.
 
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
 
Location. 38° 58.747′ N, 76° 55.944′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Rhode Island Avenue north of Calvert Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7307 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Parish House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDonnell House
Trolley Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
2. Trolley Trail Marker
(about 500 feet away); Harrison Store/Trolley Stop Sweet Shop (about 600 feet away); Holbrook House (about 700 feet away); Cory House (about 700 feet away); Taliaferro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of College Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graham Cracker (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars
 
DC Transit Trackage as of August 1958 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 28, 2018
3. DC Transit Trackage as of August 1958
Drawn by Charles Wagner for the Washington Electric Railway Historical Society.
Close-up of map on marker
Maryland Streetcar Line image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Herbert H. Harwood Jr.
4. Maryland Streetcar Line
Close-up of photo on marker.
Old Town Sign Nearby image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
5. Old Town Sign Nearby
Old Town
National Register and
Local Historic District

City of
College Park
Trolley Trail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 28, 2018
6. Trolley Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Last updated on March 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   6. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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