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Old 01 November 2017, 01:26 PM
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Well Silver Spring MD was named for the small body of water that one of Robert E. Lee's ancestors/descendants (I forget which) saw when he visited the area. The supposed spot is actually marked with a flowing water sculpture. The part of Silver Spring I live in, Wheaton, was named for its founder.

In another part of the county, there is the City of Gaithersburg. It has a section called Washington Grove that features fine old houses on tree lined streets. My mother told me that the section got its name from the Washingtonians who would spend summers up there, a trip from DC to Gaithersburg being a major road trip/vacation way back when. These days a trip from DC to Gaithersburg is just a traffic filled slog on MD355.

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