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

To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. (HM1P8I)

Location: Boyds, MD 20841 Montgomery County
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N 39° 11.785', W 77° 17.493'

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November 20, 1911 - July 20, 2001

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 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
HM NumberHM1P8I
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Date Added Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 302109 N 4341075
Decimal Degrees39.19641667, -77.29155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.785', W 77° 17.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 47.1" N, 77° 17' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20926 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds MD 20841, US
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