Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park (HM29D6)

Location: Washington, DC 20008
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.815', W 77° 3.882'

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Rock Creek Park was created by Congress in 1890 through the lobbying efforts of local philanthropist Charles C. Glover. Its original 1,754 acres taken mainly by eminent domain constitutes the largest urban park in America - twice the size of New York's Central Park. It is home to a vast array of wild life and vegetation, which thrive in and along Rock Creek. Pierce Mill, at the intersection of Tilden Street and Beach Drive, is now operated as a museum and is the last of five nineteenth century flour mills that operated on Rock Creek. The creation of Rock Creek Park saved it and much of the future Cleveland Park from becoming a large inland reservoir in the 1880s by the Army Corps of Engineers. In the 1930s Congress expanded the park into Maryland by an additional 4,000 acres.
HM NumberHM29D6
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Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321072 N 4312912
Decimal Degrees38.94691667, -77.06470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.815', W 77° 3.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 48.9" N, 77° 3' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4445 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008, US
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