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 land 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.