General Aviation

General Aviation (HM262W)

Location: College Park, MD 20740 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.857', W 76° 55.605'

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In 1910, civilian aviator and inventor Rex Smith came to the airfield. He started the Rex Smith Aeroplane Company and built a hangar on the field.

In 1911, they were joined by the National Aeroplane Company (NACO), which was formed to give instruction in Wright, Curtiss, and Bleriot machines and to provide repair. NACO was the sole agent for the Curtiss Aeroplanes in the Washington area..

In 1912, two other civilian aviation companies, the Christmas Aeroplane Company and the Washington Aeroplane Company (WAC), established themselves at the field. The WAC, sponsored by Emile Berliner, manufactured the well-known Columbia Bi-Plane.

[Caption on image at top of the marker:]
Aviator Rex Smith and employees
HM NumberHM262W
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Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 333107 N 4316428
Decimal Degrees38.98095000, -76.92675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.857', W 76° 55.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 51.42" N, 76° 55' 36.3" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 703, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4928 Campus Dr, College Park MD 20740, US
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