A Review of Beltsville History – Part 4 of 4

By Ted Ladd – www.jwdc.com/ladd (originally published in The Beltsville News – June 2016) Beltsville and the Civil War Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States on November 6, 1860. In all of Prince George’s County, Lincoln received just one vote. Even before he moved into the White House, his election prompted seven […]

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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 2 of 4

By Jay Williams Here is the 2nd part provided by Mr. Ted Ladd – www.jwdc.com/ladd, Beltsville resident since 1962. (originally published in The Beltsville News – April 2016) Muirkirk Iron Works The Muirkirk Iron Works was established in 1847 when Andrew and Elias Ellicott purchased property next to the B&O Railroad tracks in Beltsville from […]

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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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