The Silver Spring

The Silver Spring (HMB)

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20910 Montgomery County
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N 38° 59.377', W 77° 1.744'

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The community of Silver Spring derives its name from a mica flecked sparkling spring which existed in the immediate area and is now commemorated in this park. Francis Preston Blair, who came to Maryland from Kentucky to publish a newspaper in support of President Andrew Jackson, found the spring while horseback riding in 1842. Enchanted with the spot, Blair built his summer home, also called "Silver Spring", near this site. The rustic acorn-shaped gazebo is typical of lawn structures dating from early to mid-nineteenth century and is believed to have been on Blair's estate. Restored in 1997, through a public/private partnership, the park will continue to provide beauty in the community of Silver Spring.
HM NumberHMB
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeOther
Placed ByMontgomery County Department of Park and Planning
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324266 N 4317582
Decimal Degrees38.98961667, -77.02906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.377', W 77° 1.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 22.6200" N, 77° 1' 44.6400" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8060 Newell St, Silver Spring MD 20910, US
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