Hyattstown, Maryland

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Hyattstown is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.[1]

Established in 1798 by founder Jesse Hyatt, Hyattstown is located on Maryland Route 355 in upper Montgomery County. In this full-service town, there was the Hyattstown Inn, a one-room school-house, a butcher, a blacksmith, and other commercial venues. These historical commercial buildings are now private homes.

Quarries nearby supplied slate for roofing the old United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.[2]

Hyattstown was the location of a Civil War artillery battle between General Nathaniel Prentice Banks' troops and General Stonewall Jackson's troops in 1862.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hyattstown, Maryland
  2. ^ a b Maryland Writer's Project, Works Project Administration. Maryland: A Guide to the Old Line State. Oxford University Press. August 1940. p. 511.

Coordinates: 39°16′58″N 77°18′53″W / 39.28278°N 77.31472°W / 39.28278; -77.31472