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

Edmonston Road

Historic Berwyn Heights

 

Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
1. Edmonston Road Marker
Inscription.  Archibald Edmonston (c. 1668-1734), born in Scotland, immigrated to Maryland in 1683, and afterward married Jane Beall. He would later become Colonel of the Prince George's County militia.

In Maryland, the Edmonstons accumulated great wealth. James (1689-1753) the Edmonston's eldest son, paid five schillings for 60 acres of land in 1742, which eventually became the town of Edmonston. Other large land tracks owned by the family would later become parts of what is now known as Berwyn Heights.

Devout Presbyterians, the Edmonston family attended two churches, one in Beltsville, the other in Seat Pleasant. The road they traveled was later named Edmonston Road in their honor.

Edmonston Road is one of the oldest streets in Prince George's County. Today, it runs from north to south through many communities including Berwyn Heights.
 
Erected 2008 by The Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
 
Location. 38° 59.491′ N, 76° 54.33′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County.
Edmonston Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
2. Edmonston Road Marker
Marker is on Edmonston Road north of Pontiac Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8712 Edmonston Road, 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 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carrington Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlton Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duncanson Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbelt Park (approx. half a mile away); Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Greenbelt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Time of Horror (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berwyn Heights.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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