In 1846, he organized Captain Carrington’s Company, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers (known as the Richmond Rangers), which was the first company to offer its services to the federal government during the Mexican War. During the Civil War, he formed Company A, 2nd Battalion, District of Columbia Military Infantry. General Carrington was later appointed by President Lincoln as U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia.
When surveyors platted the streets for the projected residential community of Charlton Heights (now Berwyn Heights) in 1888, in honor of the General, the northern boundary of Carrington’s property became Carrington Avenue.
The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission renamed the street Osage Street by 1941.
Erected 2007 by Berwyn Heights Historical Committee.
Location. 38° 59.368′ N, 76° 54.45′ W. Marker is in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Osage Street and Edmonston Road, on the left when traveling west on Osage Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
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More about this marker. This is one in a series of markers erected by the Berwyn Heights Historical Committee. The markers commemorate the historic street names of the Town of Berwyn Heights, which were frequently named after notable people.
Regarding Carrington Avenue. The home in which General Carrington lived, located at 5933 Natasha Drive, is also the oldest house in Berwyn Heights, dating back to circa 1790.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. This page has been viewed 408 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Kerstin Harper of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.