Written by Jody Trammel


Glenmont MDYou can find Wheaton-Glenmont in Montgomery County, Maryland. Until the 20th century, it was a quiet village with only a few houses and small farms along Georgia Avenue straight north of Washington, DC. It was only developed after the Second World War with the construction of suburban residential subdivisions. If your travel plans bring you to the DC area, 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.

About Wheaton-Glenmont

Three major thoroughfares in Wheaton-Glenmont were Brookeville Pike, Veirs Mill Road and Old Bladensburg Road. The first road was also called “Washington-Brookeville Pike” and “Union Turnpike.” It is now Georgia Ave, (MD Route 97), a north to south roadway that ran from Washington to Brookeville and onto Baltimore.

Veirs Mill Road or New Cut Road (MD Route 586) was named after the grain sawmill on Rock Creek. It was built by Samuel Clark Veirs in 1838.  It went westward to Rockville, traversed the Potomac and Virginia through the ferry crossing. Old Bladensburg Road (now University Boulevard) connects Georgetown, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Bladensburg.

The business district used to be called Mitchell’s Crossroads. In the 1860s, it referred to Mitchell’s Tavern at the intersection of Union Turnpike and Old Bladensburg Road. Mitchell’s Tavern was a permanent fixture for more than 100 years. But, sadly, it was razed to the ground by a fire in 1940. Later, The Union Army General Frank Wheaton became a hero in 1864 when he repelled the attack of Confederate forces on Washington and Fort Stevens. And so began his namesake.

Wheaton-Glenmont Today

Wheaton is home to the Wheaton Regional Park with its nature center that includes a miniature train and carousel, a picnic area, riding stables, a dog park, athletic complex with tennis bubble, ice rink, ball fields, and the sprawling 50-acre public display garden. The famous shopping center, Westfield Mall (formerly Wheaton Plaza), is the biggest in Maryland. It is also home to the Wheaton Regional Public Library. The neighborhood’s diversity is mirrored by the concentration of numerous ethnic restaurants in Wheaton. It was the honored by the State of Maryland as an Arts and Entertainment District along with Bethesda and Silver Spring. These districts are exempt from paying admissions and amusement taxes by the State government.

Take pleasure in your stay at Wheaton-Glenmont. And for a ride to or from the airport, call Affinity Airport Service. Affinity is the premier transportation shuttle service in the DC Metro area. We will be happy to give you a lift!