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Norbeck, Maryland

Norbeck is the area of Montgomery County, Maryland around Norbeck Road (Maryland Route 28) east of Georgia Avenue to Layhill Road.

A museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland provides the information that Norbeck is the:
Southwestern outpost of the greater Sandy Spring neighborhood [and] put down roots as a church, school, and meeting hall, along with a store run by whites. White families, too, settled along the area's intersecting roads. Unlike most Sandy Spring crossroads, Norbeck was slow to sprout the usual general store and blacksmith/wheelwright shops. Not until the 1880s did a store and post office open, and another decade elapsed before a smith set up shop. By 1900 A.E. Stonestreet was operating his large store and the postal service, Walter H. White owned the blacksmith shop—and Norbeck's commercial course was set.[1]
The Norbeck Citizens Association, established by the African American community that existed along Norbeck Road in the mid 1970s, described in 2002:
This area of Montgomery County is one of small streets with a [2][3]

Geology

The Norbeck Intrusive Suite, an Ordovician granitic pluton, is the local bedrock.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Norbeck/Oakdale". Sandy Spring Museum. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Information". Norbeck Citizens Association. 2002-12-24. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Life in the Heart of Montgomery County, Maryland". Norbeck Citizens Association. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ Drake, A.A., Jr., 1998, Geologic map of the Kensington quadrangle, Montgomery County, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1774, scale 1:24,000

See also

  • Norbeck Citizens Association website


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