Introduction to Hyattsville, Maryland
Located in Prince Georges county, Hyattsville, Maryland, is 5 miles SE of Silver Spring, Maryland (center to center) and 6 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia. The city contains a population of approximately 14,733 residents.
Christopher Clark Hyatt received an area of 273 acres in Prince George county in 1807. This led to the foundation of the present-day territory of Hyattsville. In 1859, Hyatt was named the postmaster and the area came to be known as Hyattsville. The city was officially incorporated on April 7, 1886. The historic district of Hyattsville is home to several Victorian-style houses.
Hyattsville and nearby Attractions
- Airmen Memorial Museum
- Cady-Lee Mansion
- United States National Arboretum
- National Zoological Park
- Anacostia Park
Things To Do In Hyattsville
The city of Hyattsville is filled with many parks such as the Anacostia Park, Black Hills Regional Park, and Burke Lake County Park. There are also a wide variety of sports and other recreational activities here. The Airmen Memorial Museum displays artifacts, photographs, diaries, and letters of enlisted airmen. In addition, the city is home to the Cady-Lee Mansion that was built in 1887; designed by Leon Dessez, the mansion was restored in 2001. The United States National Arboretum and Lincoln Memorial are also in the area. The National Zoological Park is nearby.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport is the nearest major airport to the city.
Hyattsville Higher Education
Higher education is available at the University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University.