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Garrett Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Garrett Park, Md.

Incorporated 1898

 
 
Garrett Park, MD. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
1. Garrett Park, MD. Marker
Inscription. In 1887, the Metropolitan Investment and Building Company laid out the town, named after Robert W. Garrett, President of the B. & O. Railroad. It was to be primarily residential, a short commuter train ride to Washington, D.C. Now, over one hundred years later, it remains residential with several small commercial firms located in the town-owned, Penn Place, a Post Office to which residents still come to pick up their mail, and a Town Hall, built in 1897 as a chapel. In 1975, the town was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 2.301′ N, 77° 5.598′ W. Marker is in Garrett Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Waverly Avenue and Rokeby Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Waverly Avenue. Touch for map. Waverly Avenue crosses Strathmore Avenue (Maryland Route 547). Marker is in this post office area: Garrett Park MD 20896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrett Park Waiting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett Park, MD (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Linden Oak
Garrett Park, MD. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
2. Garrett Park, MD. Marker
The Garrett Park Post Office can be seen in the distance.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Montrose School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garrett Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Azaleas of Garrett Park, MD. Photos! Click on each photo to see it full size. (Submitted on April 2, 2006.) 

2. Town of Garrett Park (pdf file). National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on May 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. History of the Town, Garrett Park in 1898, and now by by Paul Edlund, Former Mayor. (Submitted on May 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Garrett Park Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 8, 2017
3. Garrett Park Town Hall
Close-up of image on marker
Penn Place<br>Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 8, 2017
4. Penn Place
Post Office
William Marynard Penn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 8, 2017
5. William Marynard Penn

In Memory of
William Maynard Penn
Who Settled Garrett Park in 1916
And bought the country store which became known as
“Mr. Penn's Store”
In 1917 he married Lina Wells Watts
Who as Mrs. Penn served 30 Years
As Garrett Park Postmaster
1930-1960
Plaque in the Garrett Park Post Office
Penn Place, 1880's image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 8, 2017
6. Penn Place, 1880's
Needlepoint seat cushion in the Garrett Park Post Office.
Post Office, 2004 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 8, 2017
7. Post Office, 2004
Needlepoint seat cushion in the Garrett Park Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,778 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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