Cheverly History

Source materials for the history of Cheverly, Maryland, presented by the Cheverly History Club,

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The Latest News of the Old

The Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission voted to nominate a section of Cheverly as an Historic District. The district comprises the original seven sections of the Cheverly Subdivision platted by Robert Marshall.

Read the nomination document here.

This is the first in a series of steps hoped to culminate in the district's inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The designation is honorific.

Only Yesterday

This section of Cheverly History will include links to materials for recent history.

First up, a set of slides showing street trees in Cheverly in 1961, some of which were planted under the auspices of the Garden Club. Can you find your house?

Cheverly in 1940

The 1940 census is here! See Cheverly as it was 72 years ago.

Cheverly's Streams, Springs, and Wetlands

Water resources have histories, too.

 "Cheverly's Streams, Springs, and Wetlands: Past, Present, Future," a Cheverly History Club exhibit, was presented November 6, 2010, at "Cheverly -- Our Bay Starts Here!", 
a community event showcasing our water resources.

View the web version of the exhibit on the Cheverly Green Plan web site.

View the exhibit brochure.

Cheverly History Club


To encourage research on the history of Cheverly; and to help disseminate the findings of such research.


Any and all topics bearing on the history of Cheverly. These may include Cheverly as a town, Cheverly as a subdivision, people connected with Cheverly, Cheverly’s social and cultural institutions. The geographical coverage is all lands now or formerly in Cheverly, and lands now part of Cheverly before they were so. Political, economic, social and other historical approaches are welcome.

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