Edmonston Road

Edmonston Road (HM2GV5)

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N 38° 59.491', W 76° 54.33'

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Historic Berwyn Heights

—Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —

Archibald Edmonston (c. 1668-1734), born in Scotland, immigrated to Maryland in 1683, and afterward married Jane Beall. He would later become Colonel of the Prince George's County militia.

In Maryland, the Edmonstons accumulated great wealth. James (1689-1753) the Edmonston's eldest son, paid five schillings for 60 acres of land in 1742, which eventually became the town of Edmonston. Other large land tracks owned by the family would later become parts of what is now known as Berwyn Heights.

Devout Presbyterians, the Edmonston family attended two churches, one in Beltsville, the other in Seat Pleasant. The road they traveled was later named Edmonston Road in their honor.

Edmonston Road is one of the oldest streets in Prince George's County. Today, it runs from north to south through many communities including Berwyn Heights.
HM NumberHM2GV5
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Berwyn Heights Historical Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334973 N 4317562
Decimal Degrees38.99151667, -76.90550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.491', W 76° 54.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 29.46" N, 76° 54' 19.8" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
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