Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Blair called his estate "Silver Spring", after a beautiful natural spring on the property which bubbled up through mica rock, giving it the appearance of being lined with silver. The town that grew up near Blair's farm became known as Silver Spring.
Location. 38° 59.357′ N, 77° 1.755′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Newell Street near Kennett Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Acorn Park. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early's Raid on Washington (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (a few steps from this marker); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (within shouting distance of Silver Spring Shopping Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Community of Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada Dry Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 316 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.