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Hitching Post Hill image, Touch for more information
By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
Hitching Post Hill
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — “Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill”
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 . . . — Map (db m3622) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Christian A Fleetwood
Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 4th US Colored Troops Civil War 1840 † 1914 — Map (db m74553) WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Elizabeth Keckly1818 - 1907 — Enslaved     Modiste   Confidante —
Born into slavery, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom using her exceptional skills as a seamstress. After establishing her own business, she was employed as a modiste (dressmaker) by Mary Lincoln, becoming her trusted friend and confidante. Mrs. . . . — Map (db m73161) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Osborne Perry Anderson
In Memory of Osborne Perry Anderson July 17, 1830   December 11, 1872 This dedicated and brave Christian traveled from Chatham, Canada to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, to fight beside John Brown in quest to abolish slavery. He later . . . — Map (db m90964) HM WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Route One, Our Hometown Main StreetCity of Hyattsville
Records from the early 1700's indicate that a riverfront settlement named Beale Town was once located on the site that later became Hyattstown. The little outpost never achieved town status. In 1742, the residents petitioned to have a new town laid . . . — Map (db m14608) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Suffrage Motorcade
On July 31, 1913, "Couriers to Congress" from across the nation converged at the nearby Hyattsville baseball park. Carrying 75,000 signatures demanding immediate action on a constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Hyattsville residents warmly . . . — Map (db m137926) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The City of Hyattsville
Welcome to the City of Hyattsville Christopher Clark Hyatt purchased a land parcel in 1845 and soon after the surrounding farmland was subdivided into housing lots. By 1859, the tract officially began to be recognized as Hyattsville. . . . — Map (db m13753) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Hyattsville National Historic DistrictCity of Hyattsville
Established in 1982 and expanded in 2004, over 1,000 structures encircling the Victorian core of Hyattsville were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homes built in the late 1800s located near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and . . . — Map (db m68102) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — This Memorial Honors Philip Reed
The slave who built the statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol, died a free man on Feb. 6, 1892, and is buried here at National Harmony Memorial Park. — Map (db m73095) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Thomas R Hawkins
In Memory of Thomas R Hawkins Medal of Honor Sergeant Major 6th US Colored Infantry Civil War 1840 † 1870 — Map (db m74789) HM

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