For Sale: 460 Acres of Land on Rock Creek

Here is an old classified advertisement from The Baltimore Sun, printed on November 12th, 1845.

Baltimore Sun - November 12th, 1845
Baltimore Sun – November 12th, 1845

In the ad, you’ll see some interesting property for sale, namely a large plot of lange on the Rockville and Washington Turnpike, near “Silver Spring” (why is it named Silver Spring?). How about the 460 acres of land for sale along Rock Creek? This is the part of the park up near the Maryland border.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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