This article is presented by the personal injury lawyers of Somerset from the Maryland Injury Guys. We are thrilled to provide you with informative content detailing the history of local communities like Somerset.
Somerset is an incorporated town in the county of Montgomery, Maryland. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Kenwood, Westwood, Westgate, Friendship Village, Chevy Chase and Chevy Chase Terrance. Located at geographical coordinates of 38.967110 degrees north latitude and 77.094824 degrees west longitude, it is within a short distance of the Maryland and Washington, D.C., borderline.
The history of the town dates back to 1890 when five government scientists decided to purchase 50 acres parcel of tobacco farmland of the Friendship Tract – a 3,000 acres gift to several early Maryland colonists in 1713 – from the government to set up a residential community. The first five streets that were developed in the area were Dorset, Warwick, Cumberland, Essex, and Surrey. These streets still serve the residents of Somerset to this day. In 1893, Dr. Charles A. Crampton occupied the first home in the town. By 1905, 35 residences had settled in the area.
However, the town of Somerset suffered from a makeshift sewage system, inadequate water drainage, and a lack of local fire protection and schools. This led the residents to petition the State of Maryland for incorporation of the area into a township so taxes could be collected to provide these basic services. In 1906. the charter was issued and the community of Somerset Heights and the Town of Somerset was formed. Today, the town is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools District. Residents living in Somerset are zoned to Somerset Elementary School, Westland Middle School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
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Somerset Elementary School is the 33rd best public elementary school in Maryland, according to Niche. It offers classes from Kindergarten through fifth grade and has a population of 587 students. Situated on Warwick Pl., there is a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Based on state test scores, 72% of its students are proficient in reading in 63% in math. The elementary school has a Niche overall grade of an A and a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10.
The Salmon-Stohlman House is a 2 and 1/2 story historic home built around 1893. It is also known as Clover Crest and can be found on Dorset Ave. Designed in a transitional manner with late Victorian architectural style, it was one of the first homes built in Somerset by Dr. Daniel Salmon, one of the developers of the area. In 2002, Salmon-Stohlman House was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Capello Park is a neighborhood park on Wisconsin Ave., between Cumberland Ave. and Dorset Ave. It offers visitors an open space for recreational activities, shaded areas, an outdoor basketball court, and picnic tables for social gatherings.
Vinton Park is another park in the town of Somerset. Located on the corner of Warwick Pl. and Falstone Ave., the 18-acre natural area lies along the Little Falls Branch's upper main stem. It features an outdoor basketball court, shaded open space, an excellent hiking trail, and the Somerset Pool – an outdoor community pool that's open daily for residents in the town who have made prior reservations.
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