Ashburton, Baltimore

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neighborhood statistical area
Ashburton is located in Baltimore
Coordinates: 39°19′37″N 76°40′28″W / 39.32694°N 76.67444°W / 39.32694; -76.67444Coordinates: 39°19′37″N 76°40′28″W / 39.32694°N 76.67444°W / 39.32694; -76.67444
CountryUnited States
 • Total.450 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land.450 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Total2,446
 • Density5,400/sq mi (2,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code410, 443, and 667

Ashburton is a wealthy, predominantly African-American neighborhood in the Forest Park region of northwestern Baltimore City, Maryland. It is located near Liberty Heights Avenue and Hilton Street, and is characterized by a few large Victorian mansions interspersed among row houses.[2]

It has been home to many prominent African Americans, including former Baltimore mayors Catherine E. Pugh,[3] Kurt L. Schmoke, State Senator Lisa Gladden, and State Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant. Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president and chief executive officer, traveled as a child from northern California to spend his summers here with his maternal grandparents. Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Clerk of the Court Frank Conaway_Sr, Attorney Dwight Pettit grew up in this neighborhood as children.

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  1. ^ a b "Ashburton neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland". Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "In past and present, Ashburton is special". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  3. ^ "The Lady in Waiting". Baltimore magazine. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-10.

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