The Community of Silver Spring

The Community of Silver Spring (HM1F35)

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20910 Montgomery County
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N 38° 59.386', W 77° 1.736'

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The Community of Silver Spring, Maryland, derives its name from this spring, discovered in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair and his daughter, Elizabeth. While riding on horseback in the woods beyond Washington, rays of sun on mica sand particles in the water caused Mr. Blair to name it "The Silver Spring." This also identified his estate and summer home built in 1842.

This park was acquired in 1942 by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It was restored and dedicated on May 28, 1955 by the following organizations "as an ever-flowing tribute to the men and women responsible for the greatness of Silver Spring, Maryland, and its bright future through civic a community service."

The Allied Civic Group, Inc,
The Silver Spring inter-club council
The American Institute of Architects (Potomac Valley Chapter)
The Silver Spring Board of Trade
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
HM NumberHM1F35
Year Placed1955
Placed ByMaryland National Capital Park and Planning
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324278 N 4317599
Decimal Degrees38.98976667, -77.02893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.386', W 77° 1.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 23.16" N, 77° 1' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1140-1198 MD-410, Silver Spring MD 20910, US
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