This Weekend: Fairmount Heights 110th Anniversary

Fairmount Heights is Cheverly’s neighbor to the south. For those who might not be familiar with this very lively and active community:

From the Fairmount Heights page on the Maryland Municipal League‘s website:

Fairmount Heights has the distinction of being the largest and oldest black community in Prince George’s County. The south side of its 450 acres borders Washington, D.C. The earliest settlers were black families who purchased small plots of land between Addison and Sheriff Roads in 1903, acting on their desire for affordable, low cost, single-family houses in a community that would be governed by themselves. The residents established a Citizen’s Association and worked diligently to improve the town. The first attempt to incorporate was in 1922, but it was not until 1935 that the process was completed. Fairmount Heights is now a thriving residential community.

 

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