The Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was a major development in Washington transportation history. It ran right through the farm of Colonel Brooks, who was not pleased.
Street names often underwent a number of changes as the city expanded. Developer street-naming could give the Post Office big problems.
Robert Brent was the first mayor of Washington, appointed by Thomas Jefferson. His home, Brentwood, was one of the most impressive structures in Washington County.
Queen’s Chapel wasn’t named for royalty, but the Queen family, who built it in the early 18th century.
A number of roads that run through northeast Washington date from colonial days. Bunker Hill Road is one of them.