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Cheverly, Maryland
—  Town  —

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Location of Cheverly, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°55′28.12″N 76°54′48.56″W / 38.9244778°N 76.9134889°W / 38.9244778; -76.9134889Coordinates: 38°55′28.12″N 76°54′48.56″W / 38.9244778°N 76.9134889°W / 38.9244778; -76.9134889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Incorporated April 18, 1931
Government
 - Mayor Julia Mosley
Area
 - Total 27.6 sq mi (71.4 km2)
 - Land 69.4 sq mi (26.8 km2)
 - Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,433
 Density 4,769.9/sq mi (1,841.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20781, 20784, 20785
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-16550
GNIS feature ID 0597234
Website http://www.cheverly-md.gov/Pages/index

Cheverly is a town in central Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., United States.[1] The town was founded in 1918 and it was incorporated in 1931. Cheverly had 6,433 residents as of the 2000 Census.

There is a Washington Metro station in the southern part of Cheverly, on Columbia Park Road. This station is on the Orange Line.

It is home to the Prince George's Hospital Center and the Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts.[2] A noted resident today is Prince George's County state's attorney Glenn F. Ivey and his family. Noted former residents include U.S. Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman and former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry.

Cheverly's ZIP codes are 20784 and 20785.

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Bordering areas

Geography

Cheverly is located at 38°55′28″N 76°54′49″W / 38.92444°N 76.91361°W / 38.92444; -76.91361 (38.924478, -76.913488)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,433 people, 2,258 households, and 1,637 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,769.9 people per square mile (1,839.8/km²). There were 2,348 housing units at an average density of 1,741.0/sq mi (671.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 33.86% White, 56.79% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.22% from other races, and 3.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.76% of the population.

There were 2,258 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,431, and the median income for a family was $67,540. Males had a median income of $39,237 versus $36,757 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,096. About 4.9% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

History

On April 29, 2006 the community held a 75th anniversary celebration at the town community center. The historic home Mount Hope has been the Town’s official symbol since 1931.

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Historic sites

The following is a list of historic sites in Cheverly identified by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission:[5]

Site Name Image Location M-NCPPC Inventory Number Comment
1 Raymond W. Bellamy House (Belmar) 2819 Cheverly Avenue 69-024-22
2 Crawford’s Adventure Spring In Cheverly Nature Park, West of Belleview Avenue 69-024-14
3 The Magruder Spring East of Cheverly Avenue and South of Arbor Street 69-024-13
4 Mount Hope Mount Hope Cheverly Dec 08.JPG 1 Cheverly Circle 69-024-11 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1978-11-29

Education

Cheverly is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Schools include:

Parks and Recreation

  • Bellamy Park: a memorial to Mr. Raymond Bellamy, Sr. (@Forest Road & Cheverly Avenue)
  • Boyd Park: playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis courts, barbecue grills, a three acre nature/fitness trail with exercise equipment stations, and (pavilion - available for reservation by residents only at the Town office.) (@State Street and 64th Avenue)
  • Cheverly-East Neighborhood Park: playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis court. (@ 6600 Block of Oak Street)
  • Cheverly-Euclid Neighborhood Park (informally known as Pool Park: playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis courts. (@ Euclid Street & Crest Avenue)
  • Cheverly Swim and Racquet Club: private club with swimming pool and tennis courts, both clay and har-tru. (@ Euclid Street & Crest Avenue)
  • Cheverly-Tuxedo Park: playground, basketball courts, soccer field,softball field and picnic tables. (@ Belleview Avenue & Arbor Street)
  • Gast Park (Tot Lot): playground. (@ Parkway & Inwood Street) NO DOGS ALLOWED.
  • Legion Park: memorial to those who died in military service. (@ Forest Road and Cheverly Avenue)
  • Magruder Spring Park: location of Magruder Spring, also known as Cheverly Spring.*
  • These springs were used by the British in 1814 as they marched on Washington. Both were designated in 1980, as Prince George's County Historic Resources. (@ Cheverly Avenue & Arbor Street)
  • Nature Park: woodland area containing Crawford's Adventure Spring. These springs were used by the British in 1814 as they marched on Washington. Both were designated in 1980, as Prince George's County Historic Resources. (@ Crest Avenue & Lockwood Road)
  • Town Park: playground, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, barbecue grills, and (pavilion - available for reservation by residents only at the Town office.) (@ 6401 Forest Road)
  • Woodworth Park: playground, nature trail. (@ Wayne Place & Cheverly Park Drive)

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Cheverly, Maryland
  2. ^ "Publick Playhouse". Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. http://www.pgparks.com/places/artsfac/publick.html. ]
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ M-NCPPC Illustrated Inventory of Historic Sites (Prince George's County, Maryland), 2006.

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