Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Route One, Our Hometown Main Street
City of Hyattsville
In March 1845, Christopher Clarke Hyatt purchased his first parcel in the same area. The presence of the railroad and telegraph made the location ideal for settlement, and the surrounding farmland began to be sub-divided into housing lots. By 1859, the area had officially become known as Hyattsville by the U. S. Post Office and cartographers, and in 1886, the City of Hyattsville was incorporated.
The city grew quickly as both a year round community and as a summer residence for Washingtonians beleagured by the city's hot, humid weather. During the mid- 20th century, Hyattsville was the center of commercial and political activities in Prince George's County. In 2004, a large portion of the city was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, doubling the number of properties within the original district established in 1982.
Today, Hyattsville is a thriving suburb, enjoying the advantages of a small town. Homes cover the spectrum from Victorian
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Victorian Railroad Station, B & O Railroad Station, Hyattsville, circa 1905
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Map of Hyattsville, 1972, by E. R. McKean
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Christopher Clarke Hyatt, for whom Hyattsville was named, was born on September 19, 1799. He died in 1884 before the town was incorporated.
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Downtown Hyattsville after Hurricane Connie ripped through the area in 1955. Connie's torrential rain saturated the Northeastern U. S., setting it up for massive flooding when, just five days later, Hurricane Diane spun up the East Coast and drenched the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
Erected 2008 by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
Location. 38° 57.163′ N, 76° 56.426′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) and Gallatin Street, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyattsville MD 20781, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Hyattsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hyattsville National Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmonston Veterans Park (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Adam F. Plummer (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Remarkable Plummer Family (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Riversdale (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Demiculverin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Riversdale (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
Also see . . .
1. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad in Maryland. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
3. Royal Blue Line. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Royal Blue Line: The Classic B & O Train Between Washington and New York. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
5. Otto Mears Goes East: The Chesapeake Beach Railway, 3rd Edition. (Submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on December 22, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 15, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.