DescriptionWheaton took its name from Union general Frank Wheaton, who helped defend Washington, D.C., from his post at Fort Stevens; the fort still stands on Georgia Avenue. Wheaton also was home to Charles Francis Jenkins, owner of more than 400 patents and perfector of the home television set; Jenkins delivered the nation's first television broadcast in 1923.
Visitor InfoWheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce 2401 Blueridge Ave. WHEATON, MD 20902. Phone:(301)949-0080
Things to SeeBrookside Gardens