Written by Jody Trammel


Cross_Creek_ MontgomeryCalverton is a distinct neighborhood, with a park owned by Montgomery County right at the center of the community. In addition to Galway Park, you can find Cross Creek Golf Club, Calverton Elementary School, Calverton Swimming Club, Academy Child Development Center, two more schools, and a conservation area inside this large community. Calverton was developed in the sixties and the big houses have been maintained properly.

If your travel plans bring you to Washington D.C., remember Affinity Airport Sedan. Our friendly, personal shuttle service can get you to and from the airport trouble-free. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

How Calverton Was Developed

Calverton is described as an unincorporated development in the areas of Silver Spring and Beltsville. Albert W. Turner constructed the first 1100 residential units on what used to be sand and gravel pit.  He named the neighborhood after Sir George Calvert, who was the first Lord of Baltimore. Other developers constructed more unattached family homes, apartments, and townhouses.  Initially, there were two elementary schools, a shopping center, an office complex, and the Baptist Church.  This property development was carried out between 1961 and 1967.

The early Citizens’ Association organized a Recreation Council Committee, one of the unifying forces in the community. It was staffed by volunteers. The council formulated comprehensive sports and recreation programs, including baseball, football, softball, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.  The same group organized the Calverton Pool and Swim Club, which sourced out funds for pool construction on land donated by the developer.  The club is still owned and managed by its members today.

Bicentennial Celebration

In 1976, Calverton participated in the US year-long Bicentennial celebration. A total of 14 events were planned for the year ranging from women’s rights activities to art shows.  School kids crafted the red, white, and blue design for fire hydrants and participated in essay contests.  There were also dances, a concert of local artists, a photo contest, and an ethnic day.

The Fourth of July picnic that year featured a large parade with colorful floats, marching bands, and the Uncle Sam version of Calverton. This well-acclaimed event was attended by state and county public figures. Trophies were awarded to contest winners of games, while everybody was given the chance to ring the mock-up of the American Liberty Bell.

Take pleasure in your stay in D.C. and visit Calverton. And for a ride to or from the airport, call Affinity Airport Service. We will be happy to give you a lift!