Battleground to Community
— Brightwood Heritage Trail —English, Irish and German settlers, as well as enslaved and free African Americans, were the first non-natives to claim Brightwood. Farmers dominated until the Civil War. Then in the 1890s electric streetcars allowed government workers to live here and ride to jobs downtown. By the 1940s, sons and daughters of Jewish, Greek, and Italian immigrants had arrived, often leaving crowded conditions in older neighborhoods.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324266 N 4314310|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96015000, -77.02821667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.609', W 77° 1.693'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 36.54" N, 77° 1' 41.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5766 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC 20011, US|
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