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To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr.

November 20, 1911 - July 20, 2001

 
 
To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 20, 2008
1. To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. Marker
Inscription. In 1946 Mr. George A. (Jay) Chadwick, Jr. bought the Gold Mine Farm which now makes up a large part of Black Hill Regional Park. He cleared the property of brush and Fieldstone for a dairy farm which was operated for many years. This beautiful stone was saved and use to build the house that now serves as the Park Office. His early interest in land conservation and preservation led to the construction of ponds on the farm and placement of rocks in ditches to stop erosion. His generosity made it possible for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to purchase the land for construction and recreation.

Mr. Chadwick's untiring involvement in the Boyds community included serving as President of the Parent Teachers Association of Taylor Elementary School during the early years of integration. During his tenure as President , he saw the creation of a clothing bank at the school, whereby clothing was donated and given to needy children and a nutritious breakfast was served before classes each morning. His concern for the underprivileged families in the community led to the establishment of the Boyds Federal Credit Union, when he went door-to-door urging residents to join. The credit union became very successful, enabling citizens to obtain loans. He assisted in establishing Boyds Inc, (a daycare at Boyds Presbyterian
To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
2. To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. Marker
Church), an organization for youth development for underprivileged children. He actively supported the Boyds Civic Association by donating numerous hours of legal expertise for many battles to preserve the Boyds environment and community. When Boyds needed a larger post office in 1974, he constructed one on his property on Barnesville Road that is still serving Boyds. He was an outstanding and dedicated member of the Boyds community.

Born in the Old Town section of Alexandria , Virginia on November 20, 1911, Mr. Chadwick showed his early zest for life by graduating from Gaithersburg High School at age 14 and The St. Albans School at age 16. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an LLB from Georgetown University. He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1936 and the Maryland Bar in 1944. He enlisted and served in the US army from 1943 to 1946, earning the rank of Captain. For most of his career in the practice of law, he was affiliated with the Washington DC firm of Frost and Towers.
The Maryland-National Capital
Park and Planning Commission
Montgomery County

 
Location. 39° 11.785′ N, 77° 17.493′ W. Marker is in Boyds, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Lake Ridge Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds MD 20841, United States of America.
 
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George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
3. George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr.
Close-up of photo on marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hill Gold Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Waters' Mill (approx. half a mile away); Reflections of Old Germantown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Liberty Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dowden's Ordinary: The Elephant Comes to Clarksburg (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dowdens Ordinary (approx. 2.9 miles away); Archaeology at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tavern Life at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Environment
 
Chadwick House<br>Park Office image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
4. Chadwick House
Park Office
Park Office Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
5. Park Office Entrance
The Chadwick Family Home image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
6. The Chadwick Family Home
This house was the residence of the George A. Chadwick, Jr. family from 1956 to 1965. It is in the heart of more than 710 acres originally acquired by Mr. Chadwick in 1947 and sold to the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission in 1965 for Black Hill Regional Park. Mr. Chadwick sold this property to the Commission at less than full market value as an incentive for the Commission to acquire this property and preserve its open space for the benefit of Montgomery County Citizens
The Maryland National Capital Park
And Planning Commission
Montgomery County Park Commission
Department of Parks
1991
Black Hill Gold Mine image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
7. Black Hill Gold Mine
Mr. Chadwick used the old gold mine pit near his house as a bomb-shelter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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