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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Riverdale Park, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George s County, MD (602) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Calvert County, MD (153) Charles County, MD (149) Howard County, MD (140) Montgomery County, MD (706) Washington, DC (2371) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (344) Fairfax County, VA (689)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  HowardCounty(140) Howard County (140)  MontgomeryCounty(706) Montgomery County (706)   D.C.(2371) Washington (2371)  (344) Alexandria (344)  FairfaxCounty(689) Fairfax County (689)
Upper Marlboro is the county seat for Prince George's County
Riverdale Park is in Prince George's County
      Prince George's County (602)  
ADJACENT TO PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Charles County (149)  
      Howard County (140)  
      Montgomery County (706)  
      Washington, D.C. (2371)  
      Alexandria, Virginia (344)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
 
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Betty's GardenA living tribute to the life of Elizabeth Graefe Gossett — Elizabeth Graefe Gossett: January 31, 1912 - July 14, 2000 —
Elizabeth "Betty" Gossett learned the joys of sharing the bounty of a garden while growing up in Riverdale Park. Betty lived her entire life just two blocks from Riversdale and, as a young girl, attended the Riverdale School on these grounds. She . . . Map (db m187364) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Calvert Family Cemetery
Burial place of George & Rosalie Calvert, four infant children and Charles Benedict Calvert and his infant son. The Calvert family, descendants of the Lords Baltimore, lived at "Riversdale" from 1803 to 1887. Charles Benedict Calvert was a major . . . Map (db m123) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Cherry Hill CemeteryAn African American Burial Ground
Cherry Hill Cemetery is an African American burial ground established in 1884 by Josiah Adams. Before emancipation, Adams lived and worked as a free man at the Calvert Family’s plantation, Riversdale. Census records between 1840 and 1870 list . . . Map (db m32854) HM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — ERCOThe History of the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) and the Ercoupe — 1937 - 1947 —
On this spot stood the sprawling campus of the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO), complete with numerous manufacturing buildings, lightweight prefabricated structures known as Quonset huts and an L-shaped runway. The main . . . Map (db m188101) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — ERCO and Calvert HomesTown of Riverdale Park
Aeronautical engineer Henry Berliner (1895-1970) founded the Engineering Research Corporation (ERCO) in 1930 and built its research and production facility just east of here in 1937. The company specialized in the design and production of a small, . . . Map (db m117918) HM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Eternal Tribute
The town of Riverdale Park offers eternal tribute to members of our armed forces who defend the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States of AmericaMap (db m76051) WM
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7Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — From Plantation to Suburb; a Community GrowsTown of Riverdale Park
A key factor in the initial development of Riverdale Park in 1887 was its proximity to Washington, D.C. By the end of the 19th century, transportation between Riverdale Park and Washington was extremely convenient by either the Baltimore . . . Map (db m984) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — MacAlpine FarmTown of Riverdale Park
Three years after the death of his father, Charles Baltimore Calvert married Eleanor Mackubin (November 11, 1867). On the 203-acre portion of Riversdale that Charles inherited, the young couple built a farm they called MacAlpine, after the Mackubin . . . Map (db m117975) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — MacAlpine IcehouseTown of Riverdale Park
You are standing near the remains of a 19th century icehouse. What is an icehouse? An icehouse is an underground facility designed to store ice during times of year when it is not easily available. Icehouses use the natural insulating qualities of . . . Map (db m117925) HM
10Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Native American HistoryTown of Riverdale Park — You are on Piscataway Land —
Native Americans numbering in the tens of thousands—if not hundreds of thousands—occupied North America above the Rio Grande when, in the 17th century, Lord Baltimore colonized what is now Maryland. Even in this small colony, many thousands of . . . Map (db m206607) HM
11Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Rhode Island Ave Trolley Trail
The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail is one of the last remnants of the streetcar line that ran from the Treasury Building in downtown Washington, D.C. all the way to Laurel. Riders can again experience the trip from Hyattsville to Branchville . . . Map (db m188103) HM
12Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Riverdale Park
Welcome to the Town of Riverdale Park Formally incorporated in 1920, the Town of Riverdale Park derives its name from historic Riversdale Plantation. Riversdale Mansion still stands today, surrounded by the community that grew up around it. . . . Map (db m13628) HM
13Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Riverdale School
A holiday crowd gathered on this spot July 4, 1895, to celebrate the dedication of the first Riverdale School built by the Riverdale Park Company, developers of the new suburb of Riverdale Park. The two-room building, measuring 28 by 60 feet, had . . . Map (db m191) HM
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14Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Riverdale School
A holiday crowd gathered on this spot July 4, 1895 to celebrate the dedication of the first Riverdale School built by the Riverdale Park Company, developers of a new streetcar suburb of Riverdale Park. The two-room building, measured 28 by 60 . . . Map (db m187363) HM
15Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Riversdale
Site of the gates at the original entrance to Riversdale, or the Calvert Mansion. Built 1800–1803 by Baron Henri Joseph Stier of Belgium, as a wedding gift for his daughter Rosalie Eugenie who married George Calvert, June 11, 1799.Map (db m975) HM
16Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Riversdale PlantationTown Of Riverdale Park
Much of the area around you — some 1500 acres — was part of Riversdale, a plantation founded in 1801 by an aristocratic Belgian family — the Stiers — who had escaped the terror of the French Revolution and subsequent . . . Map (db m117967) HM
17Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Signs of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"We have been in a state of continual alarm." - Rosalie Steir Calvert, 1814 From her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of . . . Map (db m75327) HM
18Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — The Harry Smith House
The Harry Smith House 1890 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m188102) HM
19Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — The Riversdale Dependency
Large estates, such as Riversdale, had a number of outbuildings. These support structures, or dependencies, were essential to the operation of a large property. Historians and archaeologists have documented that a kitchen, servant quarters, wash . . . Map (db m12117) HM
20Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — The Town of Riverdale Park
Welcome to the Town of Riverdale Park Formally incorporated in 1920, the town of Riverdale Park derives its name fom historic Riversdale plantation. Riversdale Mansion still stands today, surrounded by the community that grew up around . . . Map (db m2548) HM
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21Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — The Town of Riverdale ParkAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
Welcome to the Town of Riverdale Park Formally incorporated in 1920, the Town of Riverdale Park derives its name from historic Riversdale plantation. Riversdale mansion still stands today, surrounded by the community that grew up around it. . . . Map (db m187360) HM
22Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — This Clock
This clock was installed in 1995 to honor the town’s 75th anniversary.Map (db m2549) HM
23Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — This Demiculverin
Brought to Maryland in 1634 by the first colonists on the ships Ark and Dove, this demiculverin was presented to Charles Benedict Calvert of Riversdale in 1845. — Preservation and restoration was funded by the Maryland Heritage Committee of Prince . . . Map (db m187) HM
24Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — TrolleyTown of Riverdale Park
The Civil War (1861-1865) transformed Washington, DC, from a quiet southern town to a constantly expanding metropolis fueled by a growing federal bureaucracy and the many businesses that benefited from the wealth and markets that the nation's . . . Map (db m202680) HM
25Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Welcome to RiversdaleThe Stier-Calvert Mansion, 1801–1807
In the summer of 1794, as French Republican troops approached Antwerp, Flemish aristocrat Henri Joseph Stier (1743–1821) and his family fled to Philadelphia, taking with them their most valuable possessions, including the finest collection of Old . . . Map (db m188107) HM
26Maryland (Prince George's County), Riverdale Park — Welcome to the Riversdale Garden
Many details about the history of the garden are not known, but it is clear that it was always an essential part of the Riversdale estate. We do know that Henri Stier, the first owner of Riversdale, planted thousands of tulip and hyacinth bulbs . . . Map (db m187365) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022