Road sign in Hyattstown

Hyattstown is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.[1] It is located on Maryland Route 355 in upper Montgomery County, not far from the border with Frederick County.

Established in 1798 by founder Jesse Hyatt, the town featured the Hyattstown Inn, a one-room school-house, a butcher, a blacksmith, and other commercial venues. These historical commercial buildings are now private homes.

Quarries nearby supplied slate for roofing the old United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.[2]

Hyattstown was the location of an 1862 Civil War artillery battle between General Nathaniel Prentice Banks' troops and General Stonewall Jackson's troops.[2]

Hyattstown Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ congregation established in 1840, still operates today.[3]

The old station building (ca. 1895) for the Rock Creek Railway and Kensington Railway streetcar lines was moved to Hyattstown from Chevy Chase in 1980.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hyattstown, Maryland
  2. ^ a b Maryland Writer's Project, Works Project Administration. Maryland: A Guide to the Old Line State. Oxford University Press. August 1940. p. 511.
  3. ^ Hyattstown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - The Historic Church with the Big Heart & Open Mind.
  4. ^ David, Cranor (January 28, 2021). "The Chevy Chase Trolley station that moved to the country". Greater Greater Washington. Retrieved June 22, 2023.

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