Blair House

Blair House (HM1FLP)

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20910 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.357', W 77° 1.755'

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In 1842, Francis Preston Blair built a country house very near this park and divided his time between his 300 acre farm and his city residence "Blair House", which is now the President's official guest house in Washington, D.C. Blair was a powerful newspaper publisher and a friend of President Andrew Jackson.



Blair called his estate "Silver Spring", after a beautiful natural spring on the property which bubbled up through mica rock, giving it the appearance of being lined with silver. The town that grew up near Blair's farm became known as Silver Spring.
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324249 N 4317545
Decimal Degrees38.98928333, -77.02925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.357', W 77° 1.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 21.42" N, 77° 1' 45.3" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8053-8077 Newell St, Silver Spring MD 20910, US
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