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

“Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill”

"Hitching Post Hill" or "Ash Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
1. "Hitching Post Hill" or "Ash Hill" Marker
Inscription. George Calvert sold this land, 1836, to Robert Clark, builder of the house, 1840. General Edward F. Beale, early surveyor and government agent in the southwest, bought the estate, 1875. Presidents Grant and Cleveland were frequent visitors as was Buffalo Bill Cody. Grant’s Arabian horses were kept on the land.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 58.688′ N, 76° 57.522′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Rosemary Lane 0.2 miles west of Claymore Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the end of Rosemary Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Hyattsville MD 20782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leo Van Munching (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morrill Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Millard E. Tydings (approx. 0.9 miles away); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Terrapin Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calvert Hall (approx. one mile away); Juan Ramón Jiménez (approx. one mile away); University of Maryland Vietnam War Memorial (approx. one mile away).
Additional comments.
Hitching Post Hill image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
2. Hitching Post Hill
1. Hitching Post Hill memories
I grew up on Calverton Drive, a block away from Hitching Post or Ash Hill. We called it "the Burch Mansion" due to it's size and occupants. From 1974-1977, I delivered the Washington Post newspaper to Mr. Burch. Mr. Burch was a caretaker of considerable skills, hand carving the two pillars to the right of the front door. The house was a wonderful place to frighten us on Halloween, given it's lack of street lighting and relative isolation from the rest of the neighborhood. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 24, 2009, by Bruce Allan Templeman of Cheltenham, Maryland.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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