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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Hyattsville.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Hyattsville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Hyattsville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Hyattsville to:

  • Upper Marlboro [Map], which is the Seat of Prince George's County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hyattsville to Upper Marlboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,473 miles [7,198.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hyattsville ...

While the name Hyattsville is unique within Maryland, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Maryland

Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Hyattsville, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hyattsville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

College Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Hyattsville   [Map]
Cottage City   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Ducat Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Green Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Highland   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lewisdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Michigan Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Queenstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rogers Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
University Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
University Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Hyattsville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Bethesda [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<7>
 
Mignon Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Thursday March 31, 1892 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday February 25, 1983 at an age of 90. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mignon Anderson
 
Eubie Blake     (Born as James Hubert Blake)
  Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 7, 1883 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday February 12, 1983 at an age of 100. He was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
Orlando 'Zeus' Brown     (Orlando Claude Brown)
  Professional football. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Saturday December 12, 1970 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday September 23, 2011 at an age of 40.

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orlando 'Zeus' Brown
 
Chet Bulger     (Born as Chester Noyes Bulger)
  Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at an age of 91.

Fairfax [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger
 
Sandra Bullock     (Sandra Annette Bullock)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964

Arlington [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Hyattsville
 
James William 'Bill' Byers
  Professional baseball. He was born in Bridgeton (Indiana) on Wednesday October 3, 1877 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday September 8, 1948 at an age of 70. He was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Bill' Byers
 
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
 
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
 
Johnny Eck     (Born as John Eckhardt, Jr.)
  Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday August 27, 1911 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday January 5, 1991 at an age of 79.

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Eck
 
William David Elliot, Jr.
  Actor. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday June 4, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 29, 1983 at an age of 49. He was buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William David Elliot, Jr.
 
Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)
  Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Reston [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Hyattsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford

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About Prince George's County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hyattsville: www.hyattsville.org/

The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Hyattsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hyattsville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hyattsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hyattsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hyattsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9611, Longitude: -76.9548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hyattsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Hyattsville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.837 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.389 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.655 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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