A Review of Beltsville History – Part 3 of 4

By Ted Ladd – www.jwdc.com/ladd This 4-part series was suggested and supported by Jay Williams (originally published in The Beltsville News – May 2016) The Taverns of Beltsville The main route between Baltimore and Washington starting about 1730 was the Post Road, later to become Route 1. In the early days, the 40-mile route was […]

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A Review of Beltsville History – Part 1 of 4

By Ted Ladd – www.jwdc.com/ladd (originally published in The Beltsville News – March 2016) Beltsville’s Beginnings Beltsville’s beginnings can be traced to 1649 when Cecil Calvert, the 2nd Baron of Baltimore, also known as Lord Baltimore, granted to planter Richard Snowden 80,000 acres of land that encompassed the area now known as Beltsville. That area […]

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Beltsville History

Ammendale Normal Institute in Beltsville, Maryland

Article from WikiPedia on the History of Beltsville. Beltsville’s history dates back to 1649, when the land was part of an 80,000-acre (324 km2) land grant given to Richard Snowden I by Lord Baltimore of England. Snowden and his family were planters who established large plantations on which they built comfortable manor homes. Soon after, […]

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