A History of Wheaton
Wheaton is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County that started out as a crossroads in the 1700s. It became known as Mitchell's Crossroads when Richard (Robert) T. Mitchell owned the tavern located at the northeast corner of Brookeville Turnpike (now Georgia Ave.) and Old Bladensburg Road (now University Blvd.) in the mid-1800s. The tavern was used as a residence by the 1930's and was destroyed by fire in 1940. Read more...
Home to more than 400 businesses and a growing residential population, Downtown Wheaton is transforming from a residential suburb to an urban environment. Current initiatives include:
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